Halloween

Going to send out a quick Halloween podcast, full of witches, ghosts, zombies, and monsters. Kate and I are headed to Cambridge this weekend to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Enjoy Halloween!

Elvis Presley, October Country, Donovan, Frank Sinatra, Fleetwood Mac, Psychedelic Furs, the Bamboos, Emmett Miller, the Fleshtones, the Jazz Butcher, Nilsson, Faith No More, Fred Schneider & the Shake Society, Sons & Daughters, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, and Bobby Boris Pickett.

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Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. When I was young my birthday was a big deal for me, but as I’ve gotten older the passing of time with markers has become less important to me. Still, it’s becoming an achievement to hit some of these markers (I am 21…times 3).

So I’d like to thank everyone who sent me well wishes for my birthday yesterday. I’m not on Facebook that often and will miss birthdays, but I should try to be more aware when friends are having birthdays – the little acknowledgments mean a lot to me.

Great music on today’s podcast, with Cold Blood, Janis Joplin, Sam Samudio, the Bees, the Call, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Lucinda Williams, Evie Sands, Samantha Fish, Geoff & Maria Muldaur, the Waterboys, Echo & the Bunnymen, and Big Audio Dynamite.

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Oktoberfest

October is one of my favorite months. I love the crisp fall days when the hot, humid days have passed and the leaves have fallen from the trees. It’s my kind of weather.

It’s also the month in which I was born (I’ll be 3 x 21), and the month I got married (it’ll be 40 years on the 30th). Big month for me and Kate.

Everyone’s doing well. I’ve still managed to avoid COVID, and have as many boosters as possible, as well as my flu shot. I feel invincible. Hope everyone out there is doing well, also.

Devil or Angel? Find out in this week’s podcast, with Jimi Hendrix, Jim Carroll, Eurythmics, David Bowie, the Beatles, the Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones, Angel Olsen, the Beths, Beth Orton, Elliott Smith, WIlco, the Blues Project, and Southern Culture on the Skids.

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Double Shot

Took last week off. We were babysitting, including a sick little boy who couldn’t go to daycare on Friday. He tested clean for COVID, but still had a slight fever and was pretty sluggish.

My wife and I got our flu shots and COVID booster on Thursday. One in each arm – I’m feeling pretty invincible right now (though still very cautious). Heard that there was no big flu outbreak in the last two years and that it could continue if everyone got the vaccine. Isolation and vaccines helped in 2020 and 2021, but hesitation to get shots and no more isolation could increase the incidence of the flu – let’s get shots in arms.

Today’s podcast is all about the give and take, with Santana, Rod Stewart, Man, Chairmen of the Board, J. Geils Band, the Lyres, the Sinceros, David Byrne, Chris Isaak, John Hiatt, Kim Weston, Evie sands, Lee Fields, and Al Green.

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Owen Day

Quick one today – we’re babysitting and will be heading out to pick apples and have fun at a local farm/orchard. Hope everyone’s had a good weekend.

Today’s podcast includes Little Feat, Jesse Ed Davis, Bob Dylan, the Byrds, the Delgados, Steve Wynn, the Primitives, La Sera, Murray Head, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, and Grin.

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Laborious Day

End of the Summer holiday. I don’t think this is what everyone had in mind when Labor Day became a national holiday, but to bookend Independence Day (US) and Labor Day as the beginning of and the end of summer worked out nicely. Let’s hope the weather cooperates and we start getting autumn-like weather now.

Of course, with temperatures climbing, the beginning of summer might be Memorial Day. Longer summer! The end of mankind as we know it!

Lots of Soul start out today’s podcast, which has Baby Huey, the Honey Cone, Ann Peebles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell, the Four Tops, the Marvelettes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, St. Vincent, the Dream Syndicate, Khruangbin, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, and Metronomy.

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Grandchildren

Kate and I were babysitting from Thursday through Saturday afternoon. It was exhausting but fun. We have two grandchildren – Owen, 2 years 8 months, and Antonia, aged 5 months. They are very fun but are very active.

The kids were very good and we had a blast looking after them (my son and his wife still have weddings to attend and had a wedding Friday night, so they went down Thursday night for the pre-wedding festivities and came back Saturday afternoon). We were happy to stay with the kids and had lots of fun, but we’re really tired now. One child was exhausting enough – how do they do it with two, even with one that’s not really mobile yet? And what happens once she starts moving about on her own? I guess we’ll just have to find out.

The podcast continues with a set from these artists: David Bowie, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Pretty Things, Elvis Costello, the Blasters, Elmore James, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, the Chordettes, the Association, the Everly Brothers, the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, Ibibio Sound Machine, Seratones, Nilfer Yanya, and the Weather Station.

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Back Again

Second straight week of posting. Must be some sort of record. I remember a time… seriously when I was in high school and college I was a very good letter writer. I had a lot of friends that I corresponded with on a regular basis. Sometimes it was just a card with a humorous sentiment, but sometimes it was pages and pages of what I’m sure was a lot of nonsense. I’ve gotten out of that habit, and the thought of sending something now freezes me up.

If I did regular correspondence now it’d have to be typed on the computer and printed out. My handwriting, never good to begin with, has gotten much worse over the years. I can barely make out what I wrote down sometimes when I take notes. I received a nice letter a couple of weeks ago and I know I should respond, but… I’ll have to find a way to get back into the habit.

In the meantime, my updated mix tapes that I used to mail to friends continue as my podcast. This week I have songs from 10,000 Maniacs, Kitchens of Distinction, Gorillaz, Psychedelic Furs, Johnny Horton, Dwight Yoakam, Buck Owens, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Townes Van Zandt, Nick Drake, Rickie Lee Jones, Pete Townshend, Bonnie Raitt, and Fruit Bats.

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A Brand New Me

I’m back. Am I back? I’ve been off since November 30, and truthfully, I haven’t really missed putting together a playlist for a new podcast. Every once in a while I’ll hear a song and say that it would be good on the pod, but it’s been fleeting.

So why now? Don’t know – I just felt like putting something together, and here we are. I did want to highlight my cousin Vicki, who put out an incredible album. Seriously – she’s an amazing singer and the way she handles the tunes on the new album are incredible. Please check her out. – she’s Vicki Burns. She’s on Bandcamp, and I believe that she’s on the streaming platforms as well (definitely on Tidal). Her new album is called Lotus Blossom Days.

So I don’t know how often I’ll do this, but I’ll do a couple of podcasts anyway (I have this one and am re-doing the one I quit on early this year), then we’ll see. haven’t missed the time off Facebook, either.

So please, listen to these great female vocalists, including Vicki Burns, Maria Muldaur, Ella Fitzgerald, Amanda Shires, Hollie Cook, Melody Gardot, Bonnie Raitt, Tami Neilson, Joni Mitchell, Fairport Convention, and Dusty Springfield.

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Sick of Turkey

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family on Thursday. Food was great, company fantastic, nothing (really) went amiss. The next morning at 1;30, I started to projectile vomit, and did so every ninety minutes until 6:00 AM. Thus I had the stomach flu that was going around.

It started with my grandson last weekend, then with my son and his wife on Monday. We picked up our grandson on Wednesday so the kids could sleep in and rest up, and all seemed fine on Thursday. Then I had the bug, and it was then passed on to the rest of the family on Saturday. Fun times for all! Actually, my wife didn’t get sick (although who knows what today might bring), and I think her sister didn’t get sick, either (I was quarantined on Friday – saw no one and stayed in bed). Still, a memorable Thanksgiving was had by all.

Today we have an illness-free edition of the podcast, with Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers Band, Chuck Prophet, Steve Wynn, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, the Fall, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell, and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals.

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