We don't know who she is. We don't know where she is, or why. We don't know when, or if she's coming back, and we don't really know how the narrator truly feels about her. Thus, the enduring mystery of Josie, the title character of the final track of Steely Dan's iconic album Aja. The … Continue reading When Josie Comes Home
Michelle Malone performed with Drag the River at Eddie's Attic, New Year's Eve, 2009. It was a great show, as can be witnessed by these photos, taken with my Nikon D60 DSLR. For those who weren't there, here's what you missed. She'll be back this New Year's Eve!
If the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans are connected, why are they considered three different oceans? I think a better term for rush hour would be sitting in traffic wasting time and fuel hour. Giving GI Joe kung-fu grip probably wasn't as earth-shattering as it once seemed. I wonder what the six million dollar man … Continue reading Random Thoughts, 9 December 2014
Sidney Cox, playing his trumpet outside Rotagilla, a Cajun style restaurant, which used to be on Main Street in Tucker, GA, 27 September 2009. I met Sidney at the monthly brunch Rogagilla used to sponsor which featured my friend, Berne Poliakoff. Sidney frequently sat in with her and Dan Turner, along with other musicians. They … Continue reading Sidney Cox, Main Street, Tucker, GA, 27 September 2009
Confession time: I was in the Kiss Army. I was thirteen, the song "I Want to Rock and Roll All Nite and Party Every Day" was on the radio, and this sounded like a philosophy I was willing to lay down my life to defend. Granted, I'm not sure why Kiss felt they needed an … Continue reading Kiss This
I have a theory. Most rock anthems, regardless of how mediocre they are, become hits because the first time people hear them, they're stoned. It's the only explanation I have for Stairway to Heaven, which is musically very good, but lyrically lacking. Seriously, "if there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed"? If I … Continue reading Free Bird!
Lone on the road another year. Don't look back no time to cry. Tell the tales they wish to hear. Play the pleasing music once again. Tear your heart out make them smile. They own you now, you know. They put you in your gilded cage and they possess the key. Primp your feathers now's … Continue reading Songbird
I'm curious to know where other writers find their inspiration. I find I gain inspiration from a variety of sources. Sometimes writing inspires me, sometimes situations in life, sometimes just a snippet of dialogue from a play, TV show, or movie that gets stuck in my head. Where do you find your inspiration?
It was Saturday. I stopped off at the local coffee bar for a cup of my favorite brew. I wasn't looking to meet anybody. I didn't. Well, at least not at first. I was at my favorite table in the very back of the place, the one against the wall facing the front, a good … Continue reading Bing and Nuttiness