Category Archives: Music

Sgt. Pepper’s Album changed my life

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. The first time I heard it was just a few days after its release. My best friend Melissa and I were in … Continue reading

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Hail, hail, rock n roll–RIP Chuck Berry

Over 43 years ago, I was pregnant and trying to decide on a name for my son. (If it was to be a boy, because there were no sonograms back then). Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley were two musicians who … Continue reading

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British Invasion Redux

Last night I went to a great music concert/fundraiser in Austin courtesy of my sister-in-law who works for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians or HAAM. The British Invasion of the 60’s was revisited by an eclectic procession of Austin/Texas/British musicians. … Continue reading

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Four Dead in Ohio

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the Kent State shootings. On May 4, 1970 as students were protesting the ‘Cambodian Incursion’ and the Vietnam war in general, National Guardsmen fired 67 rounds of ammunition over a period of 13 seconds, … Continue reading

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The night they drove old Dixie down

Tonight I watched a tribute to Levon Helm call “Love for Levon.” A whole slew of grey-haired musicians like Roger Waters, Greg Allman, Joe Walsh, and many more sang their hearts out for Levon and his music for a couple … Continue reading

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Surely, Duane Allman Sitteth at the Right Hand of Eric Clapton.

I remember the first time I heard “Blue Sky.” I was half-asleep in my boyfriend’s bamboo surrounded house. Young and free, content in love, I absorbed and indelibly imprinted on my heart what is probably the most beautiful electric guitar harmony I’ve ever heard. Continue reading

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