Tag Archives: Wanda Jackson

Happy Birthday, Wanda Jackson, the Rockabilly Queen

A pioneer. One of the few women in that original “class”. Rockabilly was a boys’ game. She changed that game. She looked around in 1954/55, and thought, “Hey. All these songs are written by boys. Dear me. What should I … Continue reading

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“I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff, but then I found out they already had a Roy Acuff, so I started singin’ like myself.” — Hank Williams

It’s his birthday today. He came to Nashville and he just set this whole world on fire. He was the first one to go to Las Vegas as a country singer, he was the first one in a major hotel … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

These women inspire, entertain, challenge, comfort, provoke, or were “there” in my formative years as an inspiration. The list is huge. Below the jump.

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My New Life Music Shuffle

This has been going on for two months. It’s been a very busy and yet very strange time. Lots more driving than I normally did in my “old” life. Music has helped me stay grounded.

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Happy Birthday to Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly

Here’s a post I wrote awhile back after seeing the great and legendary Wanda Jackson play a show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken. She was 74 years old. She opened for Adele at the age of 73. LEGEND. The Queen of … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Covid Summer Shuffle

Strange times all around. I’m quarantining in Rhode Island with Hope. I’ve been here for a couple of weeks now. Everything in limbo. Here’s the music that’s accompanied me over these weeks. Shuffled up. Appropriate to the chaos of the … Continue reading

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The Sheltering-in-Place iPod Shuffle

By request: I play music as I clean. I also play music as I do my digital day job – which I am very VERY grateful for, since so many people just lost their jobs overnight. I mean, let’s be … Continue reading

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Autumnal iPod Shuffle

“Family Tradition” – Hank Williams, Jr. Bitter! It’s such a great “fuck you” to Nashville country-music prudes and a great wielding of his autobiography as a weapon: “If I get stoned and sing all night long, it’s a family tradition.” … Continue reading

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End of summer iPod shuffle

I’ve had a hectic summer, and have been job-hunting, with little-to-some success. I’m going on a trip in September, a trip I’ve wanted to take for … 20 years? … so job-hunting while I have this huge thing looming is … Continue reading

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Commute iPod Shuffle

Those buildings are reflecting the dying gleams of the sunset. With the moon soaring above. I just stood there staring for about 15 minutes. And it was freezing. Been a while since I’ve done one of these. My life, my … Continue reading

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