Category Archives: music

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 […]

SAY IT LOUD, I’M BAD AND I’M PROUD

Martin Luther King Jr. was a great orator. His speech I HAVE A DREAM is recognized as a masterpiece of the spoken word. I know parts of it by heart. Another voice for Civil Rights was the legendary James Brown. His songs united blacks and whites, but the Godfather of Soul sang about pride and […]

COLD TURKEY john lennon

I like nothing better than left-over turkey for a post-thanksgiving jolt of big bird coma, then John Lennon says it best in COLD TURKEY To view his holiday gem, please go to the following URL

WINTER IN AMERICA by Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron was born three years before me in 1949 The late Chicago-born poet/musician never had a hit, but his line ‘the revolution will not be televised’ survived in my memory and that of Keith Raywood who put WINTER IN AMERICA on his Facebook home page, proving that website is not 100% devoted to old […]

WALTZING MATILDA the Pogues

The Fleet in the Dardanelles. April 25, 1915. The British Empire versus The Ottoman Empire. Bloody disaster for Ireland. Only one Dubliner officer survived the landing, while of the 1,012 Dubliners who landed, just 11 survived the Gallipoli campaign unscathed. And the Anzac fared no better. Fucking tea bags. Peace. No more wars. Only fistfights. […]