Faces in the Crowd: D.A. Pennebaker

 

 

One Sunday back in 2019, I woke up to the news that D.A. Pennebaker had passed away at the age of 94.  While Pennebaker was a well known film maker to many folks, I thought it would be worthwhile to

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Alive As Yesterday: 1960 Rock Concerts

Greetings to one & all!

Today's blog post takes a look @

Concerts in 1960!

Brook Benton / The Platters / Del Shannon

Dee Clark / The Drifters / Gary U.S. Bonds

Phil Upchucrch / The Cleftones

The Forum

Montreal,

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Rock & Roll Library: My Winter Reading List

While my life suddenly got deconstructed due to a lack of gigs right after Christmas, I tried to ignore the madness of the outside world by finally finding the time to read a stack of rock & roll books that

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Alive As Yesterday: 1989 Concerts

 

The Who 

London Coliseum

London, UK

 

Grateful Dead

Alpine Valley Music Theatre

East Troy, MI

 

 

 

Jerry Garcia Band Electric

Wiltern Theatre

379 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

 

Lou Reed

Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle

Frankfurt, Germany

 

Nirvana

Grinch

Murphy's Pub

Cincinnati, OH

 

Neil

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Ash Wednesday: The Day After Mardi Gras

 

HEY DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? 

WHY ARE THERE BEADS & MASKS IN MY TOILET? 

WHY IS THERE GLITTER IN MY FRIDGE? 

UH OH, WHAT'S THAT ON THE FRONT LAWN? 

WHY DO I HAVE A TATTOO OF A MONKEY ON MY

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Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday 2024!

 

Today is one of my favorite days of the year! 

It's the culmination of the Mardi Gras season!

 

 

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's also called Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday, depending on where the

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It's Time For My 2004 Mardi Gras Playlist Part 2

I've always been a music collector whether it be Christmas music, songs by one hit wonders, Tom Waits rarities or various obscure tunes from a wide variety of genres.  

One of my favorite music genres to collect is New Orleans

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Mardi Gras Time Machine

 

 

The first formal parade on Mardi Gras day was held in 1838 when a newspaper report on that Ash Wednesday told of a procession of masqued figures through the public streets...with every variety of costumes...from Harlequin to the somber Turk

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The Legendary Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans

 

One of the most unique aspects of Mardi Gras in New Orleans is the existence of the Mardi Gras Indians.  From the neworleans.com site: “Mardi Gras is full of secrets, and the Mardi Gras Indians are as much a part

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The Legacy of Brass Bands in New Orleans

 

 

Happy Mardi Gras Week to one and all!  If any of you have ever been to New Orleans, I'm sure you would agree that there ain't nothin' like catching the sounds of a New Orleans brass band.  When these bands

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