Category Archives: Music

My Last Drink- 6/2/12

My last drink was a 12 year Van Winkle Special Reserve bourbon whiskey, enjoyed on my back porch, where my wife and I like to listen to music, unwind from the week, and discuss life.  The 12yr Special Reserve, which comes … Continue reading

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And His Name Is Levon

Levon Helm, the incomparable drummer and singer, best known for his work with The Band, passed away on Thursday at 71, after a long battle with throat cancer.  He was one of my favorite musicians, and my favorite part of one of … Continue reading

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Banjo Man: Earl Scruggs

Yesterday we lost a true American music legend in Earl Scruggs.  He died in Nashville, at the age of 88, and will forever be remembered as a trailblazer of the banjo, and one of the pioneers of bluegrass and country music.  … Continue reading

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Free Your Mind…And Your Ass Will Follow

I’ve been listening a lot to the first five or six albums from Funkadelic recently.  I’m of the opinion that they are highly underrated.  One half of George Clinton’s iconoclastic brain child Parliament/Funkadelic, later to evolve into a host of incarnations (most notably the P-Funk … Continue reading

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Etta James: Soul Queen

Just a quick nod to Etta James, the soulful and sultry vocalist, most famously known for her song “At Last”, who passed away today at 73.   Etta was one of the iconic soul singers, with a career that lasted decades, and was equally … Continue reading

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Hubert Sumlin: An American Musician

A few weeks ago, we lost one of the greatest unsung musicians in American music history.  Hubert Sumlin, a blues guitar maestro, passed away on December 4th, 2011, at the age of 80, and while he was well-known enough to … Continue reading

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The Dark Horse

I recently watched Martin Scorsese’s documentary on George Harrison called George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and I was struck with how much I resonate with Harrison the man.  If you haven’t seen that documentary and you’re a fan of Harrison, … Continue reading

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