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One Way Out – – The Allman Brothers

image link Eat a Peach is another one of those 25c at a yard sale CDs that I didn't have a lot of investment going into it when I listened.  I bought it because I recognized the song title from a CD compilation of various hits of the 70's I used to listen to at… Continue reading One Way Out – – The Allman Brothers

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Renaissance — A Trip to the Fair

image link I had to take a work day trip to near Detroit yesterday.  While driving I passed through/near two big college towns, Lansing (Michigan State U) and Ann Arbor (U of Michigan), which means college radio stations.  Yes!  Somewhere along the way yesterday, while channel surfing, I heard familiar piano chords.  Despite it being… Continue reading Renaissance — A Trip to the Fair

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River Run Red — Midnight Oil

One of the best riffs of any song I've heard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Fi3lIMItM From 1999's Midnight Oil's, Blue Sky Mining.  One thing I love about this band is their acute caring for Mother Gaia.  The whole CD is a work of beauty and caring for precious things. the daily prompt -- riff

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The Daily Prompt — Black — Soil and PJ

image link The first thing that comes to mind with the word Black is Eddie Vedder mournfully wailing about his lost love.  More about that later. The next thing is soil.  Connected to yesterday’s prompt, neophyte, before I knew anything about gardening, my belief was that the blacker the soil was the better it was… Continue reading The Daily Prompt — Black — Soil and PJ

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Musician of the Day — Steve Earle

image link I first "met" Steve when I bought one of his CDs at a yard sale for 25c.  I'd never heard of him before but his name as well as the title had a twanginess to them that had me hoping it would be old school country.  The investment was a quarter.  The CD… Continue reading Musician of the Day — Steve Earle

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Day 31 — OctWriPoMo — Pearl Jam

image link Today is the final day of the 31 days 31 poems challenge of OctWriPoMo.  My choice of form is the acrostic, and the subject is one of my favorite musical groups, Pearl Jam.  The words used are all PJ song titles. Present tense, push me, pull me Even flow, Amongst the waves, animal,… Continue reading Day 31 — OctWriPoMo — Pearl Jam

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1952 Vincent Black Lightning

image linkimage link Years ago a friend of mine gave me a mix tape with this song on it.  It tells a burning love story that has no end.  The kind of love that usually crashes and burns. One day in 2006 I met my "young James".  'Tis true, my heart did thump at remembering… Continue reading 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

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Inhabit

photo credit link The photo is the CD cover for Pearl Jam's 1996' No Code.  When I saw the daily prompt was "Inhabit" my first thought was the cut on this CD called, "Habit".  You might say wait the word is INhabit, so what's the connection.  The way PJ uses habit here is similar to… Continue reading Inhabit

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Offa Rex

The following is a blog post I'm sharing from another person (please see link at the bottom of the post.) I was blessed enough to buy this LP (and MP3) and have been listening to it steadily ever since. The voices, the melodies, the instruments, the lyrics, every bit is exquisite. Go out to youtube… Continue reading Offa Rex

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Hold Your Head Up

For some reason this song popped into my head this morning.  I love the throbbing beat of it, the vocals, and the groovy keyboard work.  That said, I have no context for this hit, which compelled me to look further.  Here you go, this is what I found.  In case you don’t know the song… Continue reading Hold Your Head Up