Hi, everyone. This week, I thought I would share something special with you. When I was a teen, I adored Andy Gibb. I cried when he passed away so very young. This is his performance of one of my favorite songs, “Words,” which was written by Andy’s older brother, Barry.
This song has been much on my mind given the news of late. Please enjoy Paul Simon’s 1972 tune that is now so timely.
I attended the 37th Annual Fountain Blues Festival on Saturday. Every act was great, from the opening Sons of the Soul Revivers to the headlining Fabulous Thunderbirds. I heard an act for the first time that I really liked:
New Orleanian Carolinian Nikki Hill. Please enjoy her version of this classic Little Richard rocker!
Thanks to fellow blogger Ray Laskowitz for the correction.
“End of the Road” was the b-side of Jerry Lee Lewis’ first Sun Records single (the a-side was “Crazy Arms”). It’s one of my favorites. Please enjoy this live performance by Jerry Lee and Sir Tom Jones.
Hi, everyone. My Facebook memories tell me that, on this day in 2009, I sent the manuscript for In The Eye of The Beholder to Turner Maxwell Publishing, in the UK, for their consideration. They had liked my proposal and asked to see the full manuscript. I didn’t expect to hear anything for a long while, so I was shocked to learn that my work had gone to the top of the “slush pile” and to be offered my first traditional contract only three days later.
Anyway, I thought I would share something appropriate to the occasion, to commemorate how I felt on that day. Please enjoy The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer.”