The Second Half
- February 22
- I qualify for AARP....now what?
Putting this here for the OS editor.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Words of My Mother Part 12:
Fire & Ice
May 12, 2013 03:43PM
- Psychedelic Saturday #10
November 17, 2012 09:16AM
- Psychedelic Saturday #8
November 03, 2012 12:10PM
- Psychedelic Saturday #7
October 27, 2012 11:39AM
- Psychedelic Saturday #6
October 20, 2012 11:02AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You are not forgotten
here. It's a rareity for me
too, to be
on Open these
- “Great post. Glad your
area was spared. While we
don't have a
porch to sit on,
- “So glad you wrote this.
Grateful I've seen him in
Time to pull out the
- “Love it! I pretty much
re-enact this with my mother
every time she
May 13, 2013 09:37PM
- “This is close to home
for me. My father was in a
most of my life. I
May 13, 2013 09:23PM
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- The Beatles
I think Martin Scorsese is one of our greatest rock documentarians. The Last Waltz filmed The Band at their last concert, Shine a Light followed The Rolling Stones, No Direction Home profiled Bob Dylan, and now I am eagerly anticipating the upcoming documentary called/… Read full post »
July 12, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones first ever live performance. I am reposting this Mick Jagger tribute I wrote last year. Many of the video links had been discontinued, so I redid them all. Hope you find some time in your day for a little bit… Read full post »
Alysa put out the Open Call for new favorites. Here are a few of mine.
My very first laptop after decades of using desk top computers. I love the freedom of moving around now that I have gone wireless.
When my friends and I are trying to schedule a time… Read full post »
Yet another musician joins the infamous Club 27: dead at the tender age of 27. So many talented performers leaving the earth at that same age. Be it drug overdoses or suicides, it is strange that this is the checkout age for so many. I wanted to remember a few. Rest… Read full post »
Do you remember Chad Allan & The Expressions? Probably not. But in a hype to build interest and curiosity with the 1965 single hit of Shakin' All Over, Quality Records attributed the track to Guess Who? Disc jockeys attached the song to The Guess Who? ( the question mark w… Read full post »
Friends + books + tea in a garden= A perfect Sunday afternoon
A book group can be many things: an exercise in literacy, a development of friendships, a sharing of ideas, and a conversation about plot, character development, and background. The fifteen years I've shared with my book grou… Read full post »
Broadway musical singer.
It's difficult to think of someone more versatile than Linda Ronstadt, once dubbed "Rock's Venus", " First Lady of Rock", and at one t… Read full post »
You don't always need to make it to number one on the hit charts to leave a lasting legacy of music. The Grass Roots had their heyday from 1966-1975, never reaching #1, but leaving some lasting songs that have continued to have their place in my life even today. They are… Read full post »
Legacy: noun. something that is handed down or remains from a previous generation or time
In my family I have become the keeper of the history. Family photographs, albums, journals, scrapbooks. I love them all. My father's family members were all fantastic documentarians. Thanks to the meticulous lab… Read full post »
ebony slicked beans
milky veiled whisper
*photo images from bing.com
I can not take any credit for the following list. While on Stumbleupon.com this morning, I came across it and since I've seen several posts this last week about what to do when you feel you have nothing to say, I thought it might be helpful. I'm copying it for myself. Some good… Read full post »
The super cat!
Able to leap states in a single bound!
I was driving to visit my mother in the Alzheimer's care facility where she lives in central California. I'm cruising along, listening to a Wilco CD when I coast to the stoplight and what do I… Read full post »
Born on the fourth of July: our nation and a few favorite musicians.
John Waite, born July 4, 1952, first hit the music scene as part of the British band The Babys. Their first hit in 1977, Isn't it Time, quickly charted.
Isn't It Time
Drifting through the wind
Wanting to start again
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in
Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under/… Read full post »
The ethereal singer. The gypsy dancer swirling in layers of chiffon and lace and platform boots. The muse of Lindsey Buckingham. Member of Fleetwood Mac. Solo artist. 63 year old Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks has been a presence on the rock music scene for over 40 years. Even as… Read full post »
This is only my second attempt at poetry on OS. Thanks for the challenge, Little Kate.
orbs of flavor
citrus sweet perfuming space
We all have our favorite songs of summer. And those we don't like. My go to summer song is 1969's Hot Fun in the Summertime by Sly & the Family Stone. It makes me want to get up and dance on the sand....which I did when I saw the band play… Read full post »
Happy Father's Day to all the great ones on OS and those no longer with us.
Dad Life -Had to start out with a laugh before the sentimental ones kick in.
Stay At Home Dad… Read full post »
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIR PAUL!
I actually made this cake on Paul's 64th birthday, just for fun.
Anyone who has read me for a bit on Open Salon knows of my love for The Beatles. 40-something years since their music hit the airwaves and I still listen to them regularly.… Read full post »