Saturday Night Originals: Country Cookout 1985
This is a companion picture to this. The ensuing meal introduced me to that culinary marvel which would sustain me for many summer nights in the thirty years that has passed between then and now: the Mountain Pie. The girl in the photo was my date for my senior prom.
Saturday Night Originals: Appalachian Sunburst 1985
So, it’s not Saturday. I know. I didn’t want to wait another week to get this series on track. I’m not a photographer, but I’ve taken a few dozen pictures over the years that I liked–some of them, like this one, are scans of ancient film shots. Enjoy the pretentious effects–I thought I was being…
Tunesday: Lydia Loveless
Lydia Loveless–what a voice. Classic, yet transcendent.
Tunesday: Lindi Ortega
Another great, slightly under-the-radar singer/songwriter: Lindi Ortega doing “All My Friends.” I picked this song in particular because not only is it a fantastic song by a talented artist with a mesmerizing voice, it would make the perfect opening song on a soundtrack of my nearly-finished novel, which opens with a whole lot of the…
The Maddox Brothers & Rose
It’s been rewarding to have hip people falling all over themselves, infatuated with American “roots music,” having put in my time as a kid in the back seat of cars without seatbelts, subjected to sonic brainwashing from the old country radio my dad would blare: all that Hank and Merle, Willie and Waylon–the long trips…
Friday Rock and Roll Heroes: Lone Justice
Lone Justice. If you don’t recognized the name of the band, you’re not alone–they burned bright and brilliant for a few short years in the mid-1980s, an edgy country-blues-pop band that defied the classifications of the time, too hard edged and rock and roll for Nashville, too country for pop, and eventually too commercially viable…
Random Internet Photo: Fiat Cowgirl
So, I owe you an extra poem–yesterday got busy, man–and a real live handwritten homespun entry–and both are on the way, I promise. But, in the meantime, I’ll hand over another interesting photo I stumbled by at some point and saved for just such an occasion. How about this one; I think it’s from Tumblr,…
Exhausting, But Damn Fine Weekend Part 2: Concert
We had yet another trip to Pittsburgh in store for us Saturday–my fourth in a row, as I’d been in the suburbs Wednesday to help my mom pick out and negotiate for a new car–a long but unexpectedly pleasant experience with Day Chevrolet in Murrysville, PA. We got her an almost new Chevy Cruze–a perfect…
Itunes This Morning
Does music tell much about the man?