James Brown lived by “The One”. He learned his rhythmic chops from drummers who learned them from the African traditions of their ancestors. The emphasis on what Brown referred to as “hitting the one” gave him his unique brand of music. Whether it was called “soul” or “funk”, it was a pulsing, drum propelled […]
neaToday (Spring 2017 – pages 24 – 25) reports that 1% of the Federal Budget is put toward education in the United States. Since 2001, the United States has spent a staggering $8.36 million per HOUR on war according to the National Priorities Project. In addition to this amount, $528.5 billion tax dollars per year […]
Our old buddy Puddles Pity Party has a new posting at Post Modern Jukebox. The site has many of the newer posts besides Puddles so enjoy! This link will take you directly to Puddles take on Blink 182 .
“The hardest working man in show business.” James Brown couldn’t even escape this title when he died in December of 2006. His family memorial service was squeezed between bookend engagements at The Apollo Theater in New York City and the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. In holding true with his life on the road, […]
Among the many hats my father wore during his 40 plus year tenure as an employee of the State of Michigan, one was that of a detective. If one ponders the skills that make a good detective, it doesn’t take too much imagination to understand why I never found it in my best interests […]
Contrary to an urban musical myth I am about to burst, not all rock drummers hailing from across the pond are named Mick. Listening to Jeff Beck’s Truth recently (with that relatively unknown vocalist named Rod Stewart out front), I noted the exceptional drumming done by Mick Waller. This got me to […]