Category Archives: music

Florence Foster Jenkins – American Songboid

Some people are just plain lucky. According to Wikipedia Florence Foster Jenkins (July 19, 1868 – November 26, 1944) was an American socialite and amateur operatic soprano who was known and ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, pitch, and tone, her aberrant pronunciation, and her generally poor singing ability. Her audience came to see her […]

IMAGINE for # 1

Times are tough for Zeppelin. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN used to be # 1 for years. 1057 the hawk FM complied this 1-15 list of best rock songs of all time. i.e. since the debut of rock and roll in 1955. 15 LED ZEPPELIN Stairway To Heaven 14 ZZ TOP Sharp Dressed Man 13 BLUE OYSTER […]

HEAVY METAL ACCORDION by Peter Nolan Smith

Every boy has a best friend in his youth. In 1959 I was lucky enough to have two; my older brother Frunk and a neighbor. Chaney and I attended the same kindergarten class at Pinewood Elementary in Falmouth Maine and we did almost everything together boys were supposed to do that far north. In the […]

Pride of Man – Quicksilver Messenger Service

“Of God Pride of Man broken in the dust again.” How apropos for these troubled times. PRIDE OF MAN was written by Hamilton Camp. Quicksilver Messenger Service recorded it for their 1st album in 1968. On LSD John Cippolina’s guitar touched every cells in your soul with the chagrin of greatness. More proof I’m just […]

Dan Hicks RIP

In 1967 the songwriter/guitarist/vocalist DAN HICKS formed Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks with David LaFlamme later of It’s A Beautiful Day, two female back-up singers and another guitarist to steady the bassline. Sherry Snow and Christine Gancher doubled on percussion. I loved this band and especially their great classic SCARED MYSELF. Dan Hicks bailed […]