In 1978, Bob Dylan was fed up with his ex wife Sarah and decided to write at least an album's worth of material about it. This is just about one song on the album.
The name of the song is: "Is Your Love In Vain?" and contains some of the most directly spiteful lyrics Dylan ever wrote. He does not pull one punch in this song...and that is why it is my favorite song. Maybe as a fellow songwriter, I could relate to the pain Dylan was going through? And despite his pose for this album as…Continue
Posted on March 6, 2014 at 11:00am
Sometime in the late 1960's, Mickey wrote: "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" for Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. although based out of Nashville with publisher Acuff/Rose, Mickey had crossed over into pop. Then, in 1973, Mickey arranged and copyrighted "American Trillogy" for Elvis Presley which was beamed by sattelight from Hawaii all over the world live when Elvis performed there. There was also a double album that went with the concert and it…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2014 at 7:30pm — 31 Comments
To celebrate the 2013 release of: Townes Van Zandt, "Sunshine Boy", I thought I would tell you my personal story and experience with Townes Van Zandt instead of reviewing the new CD collection although it is very good and I do recommend it.
Back in 1982 or so in Seattle, Washington, my then girlfriend Britt and I set out from Bellevue, Washington to the "U District" in Seattle over the Evergreen Point bridge with high hopes! For you see this was a special night for both of…Continue
Posted on December 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments
Weezer is a band that cannot be fully appreciated in just one song or one album. Their clever and humorous titles combined with many magical heavy pop guitar riffs run deep throughout their catalog. I have personally heard about five albums but prefer the four I am still listening to.
Weezer's first album sometimes referred to as the "Blue Album" contains some real jewels and was produced by The Cars' Ric Ocasek who was definitely in his element with Weezer. Who can forget…Continue
Posted on July 11, 2013 at 3:00pm