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

“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!”

“I Will Not Die an Unlived Life” – Poetry by Dawna Markova

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk … Continue reading “I Will Not Die an Unlived Life” – Poetry by Dawna Markova

Bloodstone – “Natural High”

Let's keep the great music of the yesteryears alive! This song was played on the radio and on the record player of so many R & B music lovers back in the day.  From what I have heard in various conversations, many lovers chose this song to express their feelings for one another.   "Natural High" … Continue reading Bloodstone – “Natural High”

The Impressions – “Keep On Pushing”

This is another great hit written by the late Curtis Mayfield, who had to be one of the greatest lyricists of our day.  A song that was famous back in the day, but started a slang among young people. Growing up in a poor family, I can remember how sometimes our vehicle wouldn't start and … Continue reading The Impressions – “Keep On Pushing”