Weird Al through the album covers. In the mid-70s, an accordionist by the name of Alfred Matthew Yankovic took a staple of FM radio, the humorous song parody, and turned it into a cottage industry that’s transformed him into a cultural icon known as Weird Al. Starting with song parodies for which he accompanied himself … Continue reading Weird Al Yankovic
The biggest problem with Southern Rock anthems.
This is a graphic representation of the coat of arms issued to Ambrose Lupo (posthumously) and his sons, Peter and Joseph. Numerous copies are floating around the Internet, mistakenly identified as the Lupo family coat of arms, many with no attribution and some with erroneous information about how it originated. Here's the actual story. The … Continue reading Coat of Arms, Ambrose Lupo and Sons
Vieux Farka Toure, the guitarist from Mali, in West Africa, played Terminal West in Atlanta on 22 April. I had the good fortune to see his father, Ali Farka Toure play at the Variety Playhouse in 1999 or 2000, so I was pleased to be able to see Vieux play this year. Like his father … Continue reading Vieux Farka Toure, Terminal West, Atlanta, GA, 22 April 2015
My friend, Alyse Black was in town Tuesday, 14 April and performed at the Academy Theatre in Hapeville, GA. I met Alyse in 2008 when she performed at the Five Spot in Little Five Points, and have been following her career ever since. She's a great singer and songwriter, and her live shows are always … Continue reading Alyse Black, Academy Theatre, Hapeville, GA, 14 April 2015
The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (ARTC) performed Continuance: Stories Not Yet Ended at the Academy Theatre in Hapeville, GA, March 28 & 29.The show was a benefit in memory of ARTC member Bill Kronick, and proceeds benefited the American Brain Tumor Association. I attended the Sunday performance. Special musical guest was local singer/songwriter Julie Gribble, … Continue reading ARTC, Academy Theatre, Hapeville, GA, 29 March 2015
Adapted, with new information, from files at http://www.lupo.org. Almost everyone named Lupo, and many with the common variant Luper, who lived in the Southern United States at the time of the Civil War, descended from one of the three sons of James Lupo, whose will was recorded in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in September … Continue reading James Lupo, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Died 1790
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