A Trio of Smooth, Genre Defining Rock Bands

Eagles, Can’t Buy a Thrill, Toulouse Street. The year 1972 was a prosperous one for great rock albums. Three in particular signaled a titanic shift in music for the rest of the decade. Let’s not use the term “yacht rock” because these groups could rock. The Eagles debut album was simply called Eagles. Country-rock is … More A Trio of Smooth, Genre Defining Rock Bands

Renewal

I was ready when you appeared The storm painted a double rainbow Waiting, wore my patience threadbare Just for awhile, I needed to fly solo — We looked at each other from afar I’d wait eons just for a chance And swam through the clouds To be partnered in this romance — Only some wines … More Renewal

I’m Not Afraid

Life rejects the intuitive map Unexpected turns, detours, construction The scenery, pretty but foreign Was I staring at my own destruction? — Rivers run deep, yet creeks creep Anxiety builds, awaiting time to arrive The quiet invites deep, cold thoughts When doubt and fear thrive — In the neurons of my mind The universe peeks … More I’m Not Afraid

Classic Band Lineups

What lineups were the best for bands? Membership changes happen for various reasons: death, substance abuse, ego, solo careers, etc. Here are some of my favorites: Beatles. The post Best and Sutcliffe days, obviously. Rolling Stones. The Mick Taylor years, after Brian Jones. The classic era. Fleetwood Mac. Obviously, the McVies, Fleetwood, Buckingham and Nicks. … More Classic Band Lineups

In Time

To realize, by a sliver of time Stumped, an unsolved crossword Overlapping events but no rhyme The fog of reality again slurred Orbital paths that do not climb Each life beats forever uninsured Two nickels might equal a dime The mentoring voices never heard Slinking along, just sublime Passing momentarily, but blurred You didn’t catch … More In Time

Ride of Your Life

Gobbled-up by the slipstream Good intentions are upside down How did you get into my dream Really, I’m not this inverted clown — A frightening loss of control And no secret ejection seat The tension consumes me whole The jangle of an irregular beat — Darkness is a blinding trance Pitched sound, deafens ringing ears … More Ride of Your Life