With deep gratitude for all the humanity he poured into his art, and his generosity in sharing it with the rest of us.
One of the fun parts of this challenge is finding new quotes to share. I'm not one of those people who remembers quotes precisely, so I have to look them up anyway. Then, thanks to that ol' Google magic, I find new ones I like even better. Here's one I found today, looking for something … Continue reading 3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day Two
While we're remembering B.B. King, who died two weeks ago at age 89, here's a beautiful rendition of The Thrill is Gone. Played with another tremendous bluesman, Gary Moore, who was gone too soon. https://youtu.be/iUaevnP1LLg
As a writer, and a human being, music forms a huge part of my soul. This week our world lost one of the most beautiful musical voices ever, one Riley B. "Blues Boy" King. And with his passing, the voice of his guitar Lucille goes silent. When I wrote the very first draft of An … Continue reading Blues Boy King, 1925-2015
Happy Xmas, War is Over. Enough said. http://youtu.be/N8Lfhldo6qg
If you are a wee bit weary of the usual holiday tunes, these are for you. Throughout the day today I'll post three of my favorite Christmas songs that do not involve holly, reindeer, or tinsel. Here's the first - recently discovered. A favorite of Neil Gaiman's, who shared this on his blog page. I must … Continue reading Counting Down Three Favorite Christmas Songs: Number 3
Riley B. King, better known as BB or Blues Boy King, turns 89 today. Still touring, still playing, still bringing us all the pure joy of his voice and Lucille's. Take a moment to appreciate.
I don't know why I chose that title, except that it made me giggle. I wanted to write and post this piece a few days ago, after a Friday night spent listening to my friends in Avolition play one of their best sets ever at a local wine shop, Gard Vintners. (It might have been … Continue reading When Life Hands You Lemons, Just Add More Cowbell
I found this song lyric I wrote some undefined time ago, inspired by a line spoken by a good friend at the right moment. Since it's about love, I'm posting it a couple days before Valentine's Day this year, an early Valentine for us all. Enough Time We’ve spent enough time in fear and painful … Continue reading An early Valentine