Labored Day

A Federal holiday since 1894, Labor Day celebrates the American Labor movement, which includes unions (trade unionists fought to get a day set aside for laborers). Really, it’s the end of summer celebration. Schools are starting back up, and it’s about the time that we see a change in weather (in the more northern climes, anyway.). So as the 4th of July is seen as the beginning of summer (school’s out), Labor Day ends it.

I hope everyone’s made it thorough the pandemic summer with their health intact, and we have to be sure that we continue to be vigilant. Sumer was supposed to be a weakening of the pandemic, but it’s kept up. Let’s hope flu season isn’t flu and COVID season.

Let’s get the party going with this week’s podcast, whcih starts out political and goes on from there, with David Bowie, Elvis Costello, the Smithereens, Crowded House, Sam Phillips, Shelby Lynne, the Bamboos, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, the Heavy, Gregg Allman, Wet Willie, and the North Mississippi All-Stars.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.