From the Vaults

Musical ramblings from the manager

FTV: JB and the One – Part 2

      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 […]

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What could $5.28 Billion buy?

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 […]

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Puddles is back at PMJ

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 .

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FTV: JB and The One

 “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, […]

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FTV: The Detective

      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 […]

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From the Vaults: Rickey Medlocke

      There is no reason at all for readers to recognize the name Tom Dowdy.  Resplendent in his rhinestone encrusted shirt, he hosted an eponymously titled TV show in Jacksonville, Florida that featured a lot of the popular bluegrass and country artists of the day.  Roy Rogers even brought along his horse, Trigger.  Though his […]

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PMJ Rides again (still?) . . .

A Vintage ’50s Remake of “Sledgehammer,” featuring Noah Guthrie   We have an exciting PMJ debut this week – meet Noah Guthrie, an incredible young singer / songwriter that has already amassed a large follower, thanks to his musical gifts.  Check out what we did with Peter Gabriel’s 1986 hit, “Sledgehammer” – Watch on our […]

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S4SD – DbD II – The 2017 Campaign

We wrapped up our second Strive 4 a Safer Drive Campaign – DON’T be DISTRACTED public service campaign in mid-March of 2017.  S4SD-DbD II was funded with a $1000 grant from the State of Michigan.  We hope to post the PowerPoint slide show about the campaign in the near future. View our final campaign summary […]

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