I will continue this final Free Form Chapter with a longing for the days before the Pandemic Lockdowns.
Some of the Regulations make sense, many others are just damn silly.
The contradictory statements from the government and others just further…
Once again, I was going to go Free Form, just play Songs with no Theme!
I sat down and thought I'd ask How Do You Feel?
And right away the events of these past months came to mind, and I felt a Developing Situation, lol!…
Continuing with The Originals and Covers show, and in this 2nd Half I was still thinking in Threes!
During the break I thought of a 3rd version of the Song I closed the First Half with.
I’ll have an Original that Elvis desperately wanted to…
It’s been a long time since I did any of The Originals – this is Volume 3- Songs we know very well, Originally done by other solo artists or groups.
I'll begin with the Rolling Stones- it’s so well known by them it might be considered the Original.…
Let's talk about those of us who avail ourselves of the Time-Honored Tradition of playing the angles at Work!
Something learned over time at all Jobs- how to slack off and skate a little.
Be Lazy when the opportunity presents…
Labor Day has come and gone, but I still have songs to play.
Tightly wound Cranky Times call for Cranky Music.
So Music for people and their driven pursuit of Money.
Some people are defined by the Money…
The first song here may not be strenuous Work, but may be more difficult than that.
And that made me think of some Hard Jobs- Jobs Nobody Wants To Do, The Dirty Work!
I think laying track for the Railroad qualifies as Hard Work.…
September is upon us, and it will be noted in a famous yet very serious tune that is much more than about a month.
After that, Work...that necessary evil!
A lot of real GOOD songs remained unplayed, still sitting in their neat little pile, from…
This is it, the Grand Finale to what has been one of the longest Theme Series I've ever done.
I will start with a song I was holding back because the people populating it don't seem all that happy, it's Marriage by resignation.
But with a quick…
This is the most I have ever talked about Love & Marriage, and shockingly to me I still have a few more things to say...or at least the Music does!
Starting with a song that declares that Rock & Roll itself was the result of a Wedding!…
I am doing Jones, Songs about people named Jones, or have a Jones mentioned in them!
And I'll have a couple of tunes about Women named Jones- the first a sad case, living in a rat-infested apartment, her kid in trouble, needing a man and wondering where it's all going- a situation ripe…
Along Came Jones was the name of an old Coasters hit, and seemed perfect as a name for this Show.
And along will come Jones- using my No-Tell Motel Name, lol!
I'll be playing Songs about people named Jones, or have a Jones included in…
This Annual Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa concludes, celebrating those Free Spirits!
I'll have Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk and maybe something else in this concluding chapter.
Including the BEST song ever in my opinion, about the…
Hobos they are called, a word with as many possible origins as there are reasons to join the Fraternity.
The Latin words homo bonus mean "good man" and could have been coined to make the term hobo.
Some say that soldiers returning from the Civil…
To open this Love & Marriage Chapter, I have a few familiar characters we know from Rock & Roll Songs who get Married.
Then, as I was browsing through my Asian and Russian Bride Catalogue, it occurred to me I could play a song about that too, lol!…
This Episode will open with how I envisioned, if I envisioned it at all, the way I would have gotten married and how it would be different today.
Certainly today it would NOT be in June, July or August!
Then after those hallucinations, something…
This is a very different Episode.
Starting with a guy perfectly willing to marry the woman but making a case for at least a Practical Arrangement.
Then that moment of realization that comes sometimes, where I realize I can go anywhere in a Theme…
After time off for the Finger Snapping Series, I will continue with our Musical Exploration of Love and Marriage.
While June has always been the most popular month for Weddings, more and more people are getting hitched in July and August.
This is it, the Home Stretch for Finger Snapping, and as always there were songs left over!
Starting with a Classic, and containing other Classics I knew I'd get around to playing sooner or later.
As Fatigue sets in, even a Song for…