Hang On, Sloopy was a hit when I was in 7th grade. I was just becoming aware of the Vietnam War, but it wasn’t much on my mind; I had problems closer to home. Other songs I remember most from that year are Satisfaction… Read the rest, which played in heavy rotation in the little cafeteria where we waited to be picked
Happy Christmas to all my Christian friends and readers (all two of you!). This video cracks me up. It starts with Bettie Page pinup shots followed by vintage home videos of moms and kids in front of the Christmas tree, all with Brenda Lee belting out “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” What could possibly be more American?
Nothing, that’s what!… Read the rest
This is a fun addition to the annual ritual of listening to Alice’s Restaurant on Thanksgiving Day — illustrations of the story. Now you can watch the story (as you are listless after gorging yourself… Read the rest), and it’s much like hearing a childrens’ fairy tale read to you, since the song is so iconic now. You sort of hear and
And of course, few in OKC bother to support this talented progressive singer songwriter… Read the rest. Next time someone complains that OKC doesn’t get included in such tours, I’ll just ask, well, were you at David Rovics (or David Swanson, or Max Blumenthal and David Cobb — all outstanding local progressive events that were under-attended)? These people talk to each other,
Back on September 26, I joined the band MoonSue and friends as they filmed a music video on the steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol. My photos are here.… Read the rest Now the video has been released. The song has been playing on some of the Spanish language stations for a few weeks, and reportedly getting good response. I’m not into music,
I went to a Catholic High School, not because I had gone to Catholic grammar school (I didn’t) and not because I or my family was particularly religious (we weren’t), but because after attending public school the first year back in the continental U.S., I was afraid I wouldn’t live through another year of it, much less three more, so… Read the rest
New York City, April 12 – The Pulitzer Prize Board has awarded a posthumous Special Citation to country music icon Hank Williams for his lifetime achievement as a musician, Columbia University announced today.
The citation praises Williams for “his craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal … Read the rest
Seriously, who deserves that baby more than Pete Seeger, who has literally taught the world to sing, and created much harmony, tonal and otherwise.
The goal is to get the American Friends Service Committee… Read the rest, which is a rad outfit that won the prize in 1918 or so, to nominate him, because they are one of the few rad