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Comment 28 May 2016

Me thinks Ole Miss is trying to avoid the NCAA hammer.

Navy, it'll probably work with today's NCAA. They seem to look for any reason NOT to do something. They don't even own a hammer anymore. All hat, and no cattle.

Comment 28 May 2016

The PBS series, American Masters, premiered "Friends Till The End" last night. It's the story of The Highwaymen: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Terrific watch and now streamable: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/

Comment 28 May 2016

The PBS series, American Masters, premiered "Friends Till The End" last night. It's the story of The Highwaymen: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Terrific watch and now streamable: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/

Comment 26 May 2016

Bowie had The Hype all dressed in superhero costumes. When he passed them out to the band, Ronno reportedly said "Aw, c'mon. I've got mates!" Meaning, "I can't let me mates catch me in this kit."

Eventually he got used to it, and once described his career as: "I go to the gig, put on my makeup, play my guitar, take off my makeup and go home." Not an egotistical bone in his body. Uniformly described as a kind and gentle soul, and great musician.
 

Comment 26 May 2016

Thanks Sparty. There is even a category called "Musical Excellence" formerly called "Sidemen"

Today is also the birthdate of Miles Dewey Davis III. IMO, no music collection is complete without a copy of Kind of Blue (1959), the best selling jazz album of all time, featuring Miles on trumpet, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderly on sax, Bill Evans on piano, Jimmy Cobb on drums, and Paul Chambers on double bass. Wynton Kelly played piano on "Freddie Freeloader".

Comment 25 May 2016

SL, it is called Today in Music History. So, there's always some connection between the featured artist and the date, e.g. birthdate, major event, album release, chart topping, death date. On days like yesterday, Dylan's birthday, the choice is a no brainer. Today was considerably more obscure, and that tells you there wasn't anything "better" to write about. If there are multiple choices, I like to vary the articles by genre, or time period. Oddly enough, it's topics like today's that turn out to be the most interesting and educational.

All the British blues rockers name Sonny Boy as a huge influence. What Sonny said about them was: "Those English boys wanna play the blues real bad. And, they do." At the same time, he was very appreciative of the support and interest, and sang a song about moving to London.