Memorial Day

Happy Decoration Day! That’s how Memorial Day started – people used to go to cemeteries and spruce up the graves of military veterans who died in combat. My wikipedia page says it started before the Civil War, but really it was the Civil War that popularized the practice, especially in the South. African-Americans claimed that they started the practice, and the North has also claimed that it started the idea. Whatever – it’s become a day to honor those brave people who died serving their country, and we shouldn’t forget that, even in the Memorial Day Sales hype, or all the barbecues that we’ll attend.

Let’s honor the dead with our podcast, which is more focused on the living, with Joni Mitchell, John Martyn, Bert Jansch, Luke WInslow-King, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Pinkshinyultrablast, the Searchers, the Bangles, Continental Drifters, Shocking Blue, Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, Argent, and Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express.

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.

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