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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What you've got means such allot to me.

My favorite Beatle:

Friday, August 9, 2013

Touch and Go

In you headlock on the floor.  Who could ever ask for more?

Indeed! Ric Ocasek a transplant to the........west side of Cleveland, Ohio.

I've always considered this genre' to be bubblegum music.  Simple tunes, easy to copy.

That said, I loved 'The Cars'.  I could keep up with them

I was a drummer back in the day.  Lacking the technical skill of Ginger Baker (Cream), (reputation of being a hose bag too), the frenetic energy of Gary Bruce (The Knack) but with the tiniest bit of coolness that was John Bonham (no reference necessary), I could follow David Robinson.

and this would be 'The Knack' playing a Buddy Holly tune, with the late Gary Bruce challenging the world to keep tempo. Uh hey, hey.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rosewood Bitters

I've been wondering what exactly comprised 'Rosewood Bitters'.  Well, I need wonder no more.  This from Wikipedia:

Bitters refers to an alcoholic beverage with herbal essences. While I could find no particular reference to a bitters made with rosewood, bitters is usually used to make cocktails, as it is very strong. Typically, they are flavored with citrus, bark or roots of various kinds. 

Rosewood Bitters refers to a Tea made from the seeds of the plant called Hawaiian Baby Wood Rose(Argyreia nervosa) The plant contains an alkaloid that can cause psychedelic effects. The alkaloid present is ergine (LSA) which is a precursor to LSD and is a Schedule III Illegal drug in the USA. 

Rosewood Bitters is a term referred to in the title song Rosewood Bitters by Joe Walsh and performed by the Michael Stanley Band. The lyrics say "And the rosewood bitters, wake me with a smile in the morning and help me through the night when I feel blue."

I do believe though that the credit here is wrong.  Michael Stanley, hailing from no place other than Cleveland, Ohio, wrote the tune.  Joe Walsh had a hit with it. Love this guy's guitar.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Lights Go Down

So.  I may have mentioned a TIME or two that I have music playing in my mind's eye all day long.  No telling what the triggers are.  This one came to me today on a rooftop as I was trying to avoid wasp stings.  Crafty little buggers they are.  I dislike stings more than just about anything.

I do love this song and the group that recorded it.  Must get out that turntable.