Archive | November, 2013

Or Someplace Shining

I’m posting a different kind of Christmas story. I won’t claim it’s got sex, drugs, & rock & roll, but two out of three ain’t bad. I wrote “Or Someplace Shining” about year and a half ago, and it appeared originally in Downstate Story, 2012 . OR SOMEPLACE SHINING             In […]

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Jammin’ with Rudy

I’m posting video of Rudy Negrete sitting in with our band. The song we were playing is classic roots rock, but Rudy pretty much stole the show. Which is no real surprise, I guess. For my money Rudy Negrete is the most exciting roots rocker currently working out of Chicago’s south side. The real thing. […]

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Happy Veteran’s Day!

Originally posted on Street of Dreams:
Today is a day we celebrate Veterans, thus I’d dedicating this post to my literary hero, Kurt Vonnegut. I was a sophomore in high school when I first picked up Slaughterhouse Five. I’d never read anything from Vonnegut, but I was a sixteen year old pretentious English nerd and…

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“Stagger Lee”

I’m posting video of a live performance we did of “Stagger Lee,” one of the great songs in American roots music. I first heard the Lloyd Price version way back when, but the song’s been recorded by everyone from Ma Rainey to Sonny Terry, to The Clash to Dylan, and about a zillion others. I […]

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