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    A Little Less Conversation, Please…

    Aug 15, 14 • 3656 Views • AmericanaComments Off on A Little Less Conversation, Please…

    I first met Elvis Presley in a dive bar in Fuertaventura. I didn’t know he was Elvis at first. We were just shooting the breeze at the bar, chatting about tourists and the musical fashions of 1999 or whatever it was.

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    Where Did Our Love Go?

    Aug 13, 14 • 3035 Views • Americana, Featured, The Rhythm The RebelComments Off on Where Did Our Love Go?

    As a child I was spoilt rotten by beautiful women. It’s true. The glamourpusses on TV – Shirley Bassey, Diana Ross, Martha Reeves – were just like my mum and her fabulous sisters, still teenage or thereabouts. All makeup and powder and

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    What do I know about… Southern Rock

    Jul 26, 14 • 1147 Views • Americana, RantComments Off on What do I know about… Southern Rock

    My the first encounter with Southern Rock fans was Knebworth in ’76. REO Speedwagon fans throwing bottles of piss at Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Now I know that these beery REO fans just looked like the scruffy bedenimed lazy-arses who listened to

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    Lonesome Jubilee

    Jul 26, 14 • 1330 Views • Americana, FeaturedComments Off on Lonesome Jubilee

    If I’m going to write this blog I have to start somewhere and it might as well be in the back of a beat up Thunderbird throwing up dust along some Indiana highway, the Fork White River down there somewhere.

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    Iggy’s Lust for Life

    May 2, 14 • 2237 Views • Americana, FeaturedComments Off on Iggy’s Lust for Life

    I fell for Iggy Pop not because of his music, but because of a photograph.  Let me explain. As a kid I loved the glam rock stylings of David Bowie and specifically a larger than life theatrical character Bowie created called Ziggy Stardust. 

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    Just Fearless

    Mar 2, 14 • 1307 Views • AmericanaComments Off on Just Fearless

    I first saw Taylor Swift on some You Tube video a buddy sent me. “You gotta see this young chick…”

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    The Cramps – Poison Ivy’s Rockin’ Sound.

    Feb 2, 14 • 2299 Views • AmericanaComments Off on The Cramps – Poison Ivy’s Rockin’ Sound.

    The first I heard of The Cramps was on late night radio. The DJ on some fading pirate station was playing a massive reverb filled swamp punk number called Under The Wire, a paean to dirty phone calls. It was simultaneously subversive and hilarious.

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    A New York Conversation

    Oct 2, 13 • 1827 Views • Americana, Featured, The Rhythm The RebelComments Off on A New York Conversation

    Written October 27th 2013 I learned, just now, that Lou died today. I never met him or even saw him perform. But in so many small ways he made my life bigger and brighter and sharper and more inspirational.