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"I'll be the rainbow after the tears are gone. Wrap you in my colors and keep you warm"

Eek, I’m slipping this one at the last minute! I’m always so inspired when I start these wild ideas like posting once a week and then I end up being terrible at it. 493 more words


Sitting Here Resting My Bones

It is one of these days where the iconic Otis Redding song Dock Of The Bay comes to mind. I’m feeling at loose ends, wasting time. 291 more words

Existential Despair

Cigarette and Coffee Duel, and a Resulting Hypothetical (June 11th, 2018, Columbia, Missouri)

Every morning for the past damn-near-decade, I’ve awakened and posted two songs on my Facebook wall. Sometimes they address current events; sometimes they are morning earworms; sometimes they are predictive of what I’ll be listening to later. 868 more words

Listening Diary


Two years ago, when we last spoke with singer/songwriter Meiko, she had just moved to Nashville from Los Angeles, was about to release her appropriately-titled record… 970 more words


June part II

40 years ago – June 1978

Box office high score trucker movie Convoy starring Kris Kristofferson & Ali MacGraw was released.

That was obviously hugely overshadowed by the release of Romantic musical-comedy Grease released the same month, with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. 284 more words


Triple shot of the day

Asked by Jerry Wexler, producer with Atlantic Records, to create songs for Otis Redding, Covay recorded a demo of “Chain of Fools”, a song he had written in his youth while singing gospel with his brothers and sisters. 29 more words