Sheriff Andy Taylor was his best known character, followed by lawyer Ben Matlock. Country gents with wisdom and a compass heading of goodness. Each could be a bit quirky and capable of a misstep, but learned and made things right. In between Andy and Ben, and even before, Griffith played many characters, most of these … More The Two Andy Griffiths
Kindred spirits and co-conspirators Oblivious to our many gaffes and faults From our best to the depths of trouble Falling down drunk doing somersaults Joyously we sailed the river of youth Navigating jagged rocks and white water Hard miles, dead-ends and detours Separate trails far from the alma mater There were long periods of silence … More The Journey of Friendship
Do you dream in color? Most people do, or say they do. Color is all around us. Can we live without it? Today, the first thing I did after I woke up, I turned off the color pallet of my vision. You can do it, just go your internal settings menu and switch to grayscale. … More Shades of Life
The world will not wait while you ponder No one cares about your resume or stature The needle stands ready to move Go ahead, calculate the risk and temperature You were born naked and helpless You’ll likely pass the very same way Each day and moment define your life Every pause to examine adds … More The World is Waiting
Huey Lewis and the News released a new CD called Weather, consisting of seven songs. The story of Huey’s hearing loss is sad. Even with hearing aids, sound can come and go, and turn into just noise. Hoping to play shows to support the new music, plans were cancelled when his hearing took a turn for … More Huey Lewis: New Music
You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it’s evolution Well, you know We all want to change the world Lyrics by John Lennon How apropos since it is nearly Independence Day, since we are celebrating our own version of revolution. America is … More Revolution?
Each album was career defining for the bands. Is one better than the other? No. It is just personal choice. These two albums are among the biggest sellers of the 1970s and are near the top of the greatest albums of all-time. I’m just telling you this in case you were in a coma back … More Dark Side of the Moon or Led Zeppelin IV?
It is hard to think back 50 years, but I can. Following the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl IV, a wave of football interest washed over the area and that included me. In 1969, the NFL was celebrating 50 years, and the AFL celebrated 10 years. In 1969, players wore the respective patch … More Football at 50
There have been a number of anthologies and great hits collections released, during his career and after his death. Each one is hit and miss. With several versions on the market, I am not sure they can repackage another one, but I suspect the Tom Petty estate has plans for many releases from his vault … More Tom Petty Mixtape
In the past decade or so, Dylan and his record company have been harvesting the vault of his unreleased material, live tracks and alternate versions. Of course, Dylan was also on the road, so it has been awhile since any new music. This summer, he did release a new album. I wondered how it stacked … More Bob Dylan: Latest Recordings