They were both down, but I wouldn’t do itRead more "The Failed Menage a Trois"
I’ve been wanting to write about my past psychedelic experiences for a long time. Last night I discovered a great resource for researching psychedelics & experiences that I will plug at the bottom of this post, along with a few other links. Before we get into my experiences, I gotta plug a few hilarious quotes […]Read more "My Psychedelic Experiences"
On a dark stage in 1967, the jazz-rock ensemble Jefferson Airplane perform the song “Crown of Creation” to an enthralled crowd. A large screen flashes a red sun behind the singers as they harmonize. Their voices shimmer and converge into one alchemy of sound as the rhythm guitar pulsates with the light show. The lead […]Read more "The Mule That Kicked down the Barn Door"
I’m doing two songs of the month! This is to make up for lost time. My blog, my rules. Tori Amos performing Precious Things live in 1998. If memory serves, I believe this is the song that launched her career. I love this particular live arrangement. It matches my current smoldering irritation. Just like her […]Read more "Song # 2 – Precious Things – Tori Amos"
Okay – nevermind the fact that my last “song of the month” post was in January of 2020, heh. Uh, yeahhhh, maybe I can make this more of a regular thing??? Like say – oh, geez…. I dunno…. monthly? Heh heh! Can’t stand myself, yo. But I refuse to change the series title! Introduction: Ani […]Read more "Song of The Month – Bubble by Ani DiFranco"
Republish from April 2019. Long ago, I sat in my living room listening to Amnesiac by Radiohead with a head full of LSD. I stared at the fireplace, slack-jawed and wide-eyed, watching the giant stones swirl in geometric patterns. Listening intently, I tried to understand the pops, clicks, and clanks of “Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin […]Read more "The Ghost Returns / How To Disappear Completely"
I can’t find an audio app that doesn’t pick up allll the string squeak on that last one. The last one I made up and it’s called “Billy Corgan and Ani Difranco had a Baby.” heh heh heh heh. You’ll see. -ZSRead more "Playin’"
Have you ever listened to a song for years only to realize one day that you’re wrong about the meaning behind the lyrics? For me, it can totally ruin the song. “Achilles Last Stand” by Led Zeppelin was my battle song. I thought it was about Vikings sailing into battle. I would really get into […]Read more "My Viking Fantasy (Ruined…)"
The 13th Floor Elevators are the best kept secret in the history of 1960’s rock music. My first encounter with The Elevators happened on a primitive version of streaming radio. This station also introduced me to The Who, Eric Burdon, The Stooges, Black Sabbath, King Crimson, and many other acts that I soon became obsessed with. […]Read more "Slip Inside This Dream"
“I think society is moving a little bit, but I think it isn’t moving near that fast. There’s always gonna be a large, huge bulk of straight people that aren’t going for it.” “Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, they are so subtle. They can milk you with two notes. They could go no further than from […]Read more "Magnificent Quotes (Inspiration)"
It’s early spring in the Pacific Northwest. Residents are riding a whirlpool between hope and confusion. We have more daylight and the temperature is rising, but the rain persists. We’re perched on the edge of the next phase; hovering between the soul’s potential and winter’s shadow. That’s exactly how it feels within the music of […]Read more "Love’s Magic"
Master the energiesRead more "Music Under the Moon (and other rushing thoughts)"
The Rise and Fall of The Smashing PumpkinsRead more "Nostaliga and Change"
Remembering Chris Cornell and SoundgardenRead more "Reach Down"
The Mystery Behind The LegendRead more "Jeff Buckley"