Tag Archives: Waylon Jennings

February 3, 1959: The Day the Music Died

Buddy Holly was #13 on Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Artists list, and John Mellencamp wrote a very touching couple of paragraphs about Buddy Holly as the ultimate hillbilly, and how important that was: I was just a little kid when … 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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“If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him ‘pop.’ Don’t tell him ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ or they won’t even let you in the hotel.” — Buddy Holly

Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly, Grand Central Station, 1959 It’s Buddy Holly’s birthday today. Buddy Holly on Arthur Murray Dance Party, December 29, 1957 Buddy Holly’s career was cut tragically short. Signed to Decca in 1956, he was killed in a … Continue reading

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Music Shuffle for a New Era

If you follow me elsewhere, you know there have been huge changes in my life in the last 4 or 5 months. Changes tragic and changes new. I have moved. I now live by the ocean in a house surrounded … Continue reading

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Stressful Autumn Shuffle

The past two months have been so stressful I’m not sure I even processed the stress. I’ve been up in Rhode Island, mostly, and then Allison and I went and stayed in a cottage in the woods of Connecticut for … 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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Summer iPod Shuffle

“From a Buick 6” – Bob Dylan. The SOUND of his BAND … it’s so VITAL, jangly and raucous, so PRESENT. So is his voice, and the lyrics, and everything coming from him … but listen to that band. It’s … Continue reading

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Holiday iPod Shuffle

“Mr. Harris” – Aimee Mann. Every time I hear women being judgmental about older men dating younger women – and I hear it all the time – I think of … well, my own life. My greatest love was 13 … Continue reading

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iPod Shuffle

It’s been a while. I’ve been driving a lot these days. Music is an escape. A gentle escape, though. Something alongside reality, something that helps me access emotions that aren’t really available to me normally. iPod Classic with the click-wheel … Continue reading

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Winter iPod Shuffle

Clearly it’s been slightly busy round these here parts. Lots of train commutes. Lots of driving. Here’s the rando music in my collection – eff Spotify – that follows me around. “Maids of Elfen-Mere” – Tori Amos. I’m hot/cold on … Continue reading

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