Archive for the ‘Music that doesn’t suck’ Category

Happy Mothers Day

May 13, 2018

Faces only a Mother could love.

This one goes out to all you mothers.

 

‘I’m not dead yet. …’

March 27, 2018

Sixty-four, Bog help us all. The lyric “When I get older, losing my hair / Many years from now” no longer applies.

I’m not that handy mending a fuse, and Herself doesn’t knit sweaters by the fireside. Still, just last Saturday we were doing the garden, digging the weeds. Who could ask for more?

The 64km birthday ride is going to have to wait, though. The weather appears to be taking a turn for the worse. If I’m lucky I may be able to manage 64 minutes of running before the rain comes.

Rowdy dow dow

March 17, 2018

A happy St. Patrick’s Day to yis from Arthur McBride, Paul Brady and meself. Paul still has this one nailed four decades later. And here’s a livelier version of the same tune, by Planxty circa 1973.

Someone who is not dancing a jig this morning is Andrew McCabe, who has gotten the heave-ho from the FBI. Quite the happy-birthday present from Il Douche.

I imagine McCabe would love to have a trusty shillelagh with which to come over someone’s head. And who knows? P’raps he does so.

Souvenir

March 12, 2018

John Prine backed by Jason Wilber, David Jacques and Kenneth Blevins.

Thanks to Pat for passing this along: John Prine performing an NPR Tiny Desk concert for us.

The 15-minute set includes a couple new tunes from “The Tree of Forgiveness,” which is due out next month, and a couple oldies, one of them from those long-gone days when I still had hair on my head and not much on my mind.

Your Friday Funk

February 23, 2018

Leave it to Atomic Dog George Clinton to bring the Friday Funk.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, asked what he thought of white artists performing black music, Clinton replied in part:

It’s all one world, one planet and one groove. You’re supposed to learn from each other, blend from each other, and it moves around like that. You see that rocket ship leave yesterday? We can maybe leave this planet. We gonna be dealing with aliens. You think black and white gonna be a problem? Wait till you start running into motherfuckers with three or four dicks! Bug-eyed motherfuckers! They could be ready to party, or they could be ready to eat us. We don’t know, but we’ve got to get over this shit of not getting along with each other.

Feliz Navidad

December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas from the family.

Extra Credit Music That Doesn’t Suck

“Christmas in Prison,” John Prine.

“Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis,” Tom Waits.

“Christmas in Washington,” Steve Earle.

“St. Stephen Day Murders,” Elvis Costello and The Chieftains.

“The Rebel Jesus,” Jackson Browne.

“Blue Christmas,” Porky Pig.

“Walkin’ Round in Women’s Underwear,” Bob Rivers.

Can’t make it all alone

December 24, 2017

I’ve got a feeling this year’s for me and you. So happy Christmas, all. I can see a better time when all our dreams come true.

Zomby Woof

December 9, 2017

“Never check your Twitter feed before breakfast,” advises the Zomby Woof.

Mister Boo IS the “Zomby Woof.” Especially before that first cup of coffee.

R.I.P., John Lennon

December 8, 2017

John Lennon was murdered 37 years ago today.

“I’d like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.”

You did, John; you did.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

December 7, 2017

OK, you knew I was gonna dig this one up, yeah? C’mon.