Archive for the ‘music’ Category

“just as good as Caruso” – props for Kim Wilson & Charlie McCoy

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

I didn’t use to pay much attention to Lee Oskar as a harmonica player, thinking of him as auxiliary to WAR and tunes such as Low Rider:

That was before early this year when a Facebook post from Led Kaapana extolled:


Glimpses from the Vulcan, 1969-70

Monday, February 14th, 2022


Not counting traveling through on a Greyhound Bus in 1966 on my way to/from San Antonio, my first memories of Austin are a visit in February 1969, seeing the Fugs and Shiva’s Head Band at the Vulcan Gas Company (VGC), being asked to sit in with the house band at the I.L. Club, and swimming in Hamilton Pool. Attracted to Austin and dis-satisfied with my situation in San Francisco, I came back that April for what I expected to be an extended visit. Except for a couple of stints in Ossining, NY 1975-77 and 1979-82, I’ve lived here ever since.


Making private 1960s and 70s recordings public

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Over the years, as I have digitized much of my collection of private music recordings made by me and others, I’ve given out Web access through obscure directories. Now that the Storm track is commercially available, and inquiries have increased about others, it seemed time to make some of the MP3s more readily available, and they are now at 60sN70s.

Jimmie Vaughan set w/ Storm track I recorded

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021


Celebrate Ramblin’ Jack Elliott’s 90th 91st birthday!

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

"Perhaps I should say many years ago"Daughter Aiyana's telling of his first 70 years

I don’t think I’ve spoken to Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (The Last Folksinger) since I met him in 1966 in Columbia, MO. But, it is hard to imagine how different my life would be if not for the encouragement he gave to Caroline seven years later.