The Moody Blues – “Question”

This band emerged from the "British Invasion," and has been an influence on music since making their debut in Birmingham in May of 1964, and were noticed and earned the services of manager Tony Secunda. Although they're best known today for their lush, lyrically, and musically profound (some would say bombastic) psychedelic-era albums, the Moody … Continue reading The Moody Blues – “Question”

Canned Heat – On the Road Again

"On the Road Again" is a song recorded by the American blues-rock group Canned Heat in 1967. A driving blues-rock boogie, it was adapted from earlier blues songs and includes mid-1960s psychedelic rock elements. Unlike most of Canned Heat's songs from the period which were sung by Bob Hite, second guitarist, and harmonica player Alan … Continue reading Canned Heat – On the Road Again

Zager and Evans – In the Year 2525

This bleak futuristic tale is a very unusual song, but 1969 was a very unusual year, with hippie anthems like "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" going to #1 along with bubblegum songs like "Sugar, Sugar." The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and The Temptations all had classic #1s, but "In the Year 2525" stayed at #1 for six … Continue reading Zager and Evans – In the Year 2525

Managing Depression During the Holidays

I am posting this again since we are in the Holiday season of 2020 and dealing with Covid19, things have changed big time. I first posted this in 2018, when things were as one may say "Normal," but now we look back and it's a memory of a time many of us took for granted … Continue reading Managing Depression During the Holidays

“Winter’s Artist” by Suzanne Bates. Poets Who Inspire

As someone who really loves and appreciates Winter, I can honestly say this is poem lays the writer's vision out perfectly. Imagine standing in a forest filled with trees, blanketed by snow, and bearing witness to the snowflakes as they fall. Beautiful! An awesome scene the artist paints, expert, and deft his hand. Brushstrokes swift, … Continue reading “Winter’s Artist” by Suzanne Bates. Poets Who Inspire

“Charley Pride, The Man, The Music, The Legend!”

credit:yahoo.com/images In the early 1960s, a young minor league baseball pitcher and aspiring country singer named Charley Pride had settled into a discouraging routine. His days were spent toiling in Helena, Mont., at a smelter operated by the Anaconda Copper Mining Co., and he spent his free time playing for its semipro baseball team, the … Continue reading “Charley Pride, The Man, The Music, The Legend!”