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BEYOND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK: Bruce Springsteen

Not to start off on a tangent, but I find it almost impossible to talk about American songwriting from the latter half of the 20th century without mentioning a certain album not written by an American musician: Astral Weeks, Van Morrison’s 1968 masterwork and the first of several records that would elevate the mercurial Irishman to the status of an icon, a work that’s been variously described as “impressionistic” and “modernist” and a litany of other inscrutable terms that are meant only to connote inscrutability.  1,683 more words

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Things & Places

These are some pictures of some of my favorite things that I think make me, me!  Starting with the Buddha…I like to think I follow what the Buddhist religion portrays.   292 more words

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As A Musician, Stage Presence Is Crucial

Happiness is contagious. So is every other emotion. That’s why it’s so critical to have a good stage presence as an artist.

I got to see Josh Garrels and John Mark McMillan in concert recently. 237 more words

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In which I show you a bit of Maynooth, and make a small confession

It occurs to me that I haven’t taken you all on a trip around our tidy little town of Maynooth. That’s not just me calling it tidy, I’ll have you know, but all of Ireland, at least for 2016. 849 more words

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VAN MORRISON - " G.L.O.R.I.A " The Greatest Rock Cover Song Ever

The song “Gloria” is built on just three chords that any garage band can play and that almost every garage band has. Yet the list of artists who have covered this tune include many bands… 2,042 more words

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Lady You Shot Me: Storytime's look at Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke & Marvin Gaye

You’ll find all the artists in this Rock ‘n’ Roll Storytime at Tupac’s ‘Thug Mansion.’  In the song describing the coolest version of heaven ever, Tupac consecutively mentions all three artists: 2,057 more words

Aunt Agnes and the Accidental Invasion

It all started when Ilene Wilson showed up at Dominoes Club saying that her husband, Ralph, had been taken away by an Accidental Invasion.

“I have never heard tell of such!” exclaimed Aunt Agnes, giving me a sharp look over her dominos. 501 more words