The Allman Brothers Band – Melissa

Gregg Allman spoke at length about this song in an interview with the San Luis Obispo (California) Tribune on November 30, 2006: "I wrote that song in 1967 in a place called the Evergreen Hotel in Pensacola, Florida. By that time I got so sick of playing other people's material that I just sat down and … Continue reading The Allman Brothers Band – Melissa

Elizabeth Barrett Browning – How Do I Love Thee? – A Poem

We all need and deserve a little love right now. Enjoy! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of … Continue reading Elizabeth Barrett Browning – How Do I Love Thee? – A Poem

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

“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