Category Archives: music

Sly Stone At Franklin Park 1974

Sly and the Family Stone launched funky soul in the late 60s with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and Parliament-Funkadelic. The group hit mega-gold with their 4th LP, STAND and its # 1 hit EVERYDAY PEOPLE. Success was not a friend to Sly. His cocaine habit infected the other band members. He no-showed a […]

AX IN HAND by Peter Nolan Smith

My mother had spent her honeymoon on Bermuda. Every winter my parents had vacationed in the Caribbean and each July my father rented a Harwichport cottage for a week. My mother loved the ocean. On summer weekends they loaded his six children into the Ford Station wagon for a drive to the beach. Massachusetts had […]

REVOLUTION versus CALIFORNIA UBER ALLES

REVOLUTION by the Beatles versus CALIFORNIA UBER ALLES by the dead kennedys No contest.

WORKING CLASS HERO / John Lennon

I can’t stand the Beatles after BEATLES FOR SALE. Most of the McCarthy songs beyond that LP are minorpieces of mediocre insipiditude. REVOLUTION is a total cop-out. Post-Beatles John Lennon was another story and few song beat the power of WORKING CLASS HERO to inspire the struggle. The revolution was over only for those who […]

LOADED by Primal Scream.

We are family. I just grooved to LOAD by Primal Scream. The leaders of this planet have no ideas. We will protect ourselves to save the people against those to want to return to the old status quo. “We want to be free to do what we want to do. We want to get loaded. […]