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September 21, 2016

I was born in 1954 and was in elementary school through the early to mid 1960’s. I remember the Civil Rights movement in our country but admittedly, not well.  1,095 more words

My First (and only) Encounter with Bob Dylan

Richard Sahn

On a snowy evening in January 1965 four friends, including myself, drove across the Hudson River from Tivoli NY, where we were living at the time, to Woodstock. 513 more words

American Culture

"Captive on a Carousel of Time"

Last week’s post about cloud gazing was entitled “From the Other Side of a Cloud“. The title refers back to one of my favorite songs, “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell, a Canadian singer/songwriter/artist. 733 more words



I’ve never heard of Canadian folk singer David Francey before yesterday but apparently he has heard of my boyhood hometown of Ashtabula, as he sings about it in this lovely song of his. 27 more words


Blow Your Hair Off

When I get older losing my hair

Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?

If I’d been out till quarter to three… 586 more words

Tom Rush, Master

Occasionally a simple action sets a need in motion.

A couple years ago a college friend sent me a CD of folksinger Tom Rush.  This entertainer’s music first broke into our lives back in  1966, hung in there until graduation, and then evaporated as we moved on. 1,336 more words


Independent Spotlight: Gemma Griffiths

By: Yesenia Urena

Gemma Griffiths, the indie singer songwriter from Cape Town, South Africa, is defined by her folk-like sound and soulful vocals. In Zimbabwe, where she has spent most of her life, Gemma won the national Eisteddfod vocal cup, making it one of her musical achievements. 174 more words