I thought I'd share some of my favorite songs by some extraordinary women. Enjoy! Nina Simone - Feeling Good Patsy Cline - Got a Lotta Rythm in My Soul Ella Fitzgerald - A Tisket a Tasket Liz Phair - Polyester Bride Fontella Bass - Rescue Me Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good April … Continue reading Hey Ladies – Music for a Snowy Day in April
January 31, 2015 interesting that I had never thought of this before, but the mobilization of American capital and industry to win the Civil War launched the USA into being the world's #1 economy. This global leadership was reinforced in 1919, and again so dramatically in 1945. The Civil War was the first modern war … Continue reading Work in Progress: Musings on US as World Economic Power, Starting in 1860s through WWII.
December 4, 2009 I can’t drink milk any more. The La Leche League might not like me for saying so, but after collecting the colostrum from my incapacitated wife, participating in 3 ½ years of nursing two children, cleaning the pumping equipment twice day, mixing home-made formula from goat milk and rice syrup, freezing and … Continue reading Dairy King
May 6, 2009 I’ve been going bald since I was seventeen. When I was about 23, I realized that the best fashion solution for thin hair was to clip it down to about an eighth of an inch. No comb over, no plugs, no wigs, no reliance on hats. Just accept the inevitable and save … Continue reading Jake and Elwood and Hitler
"If I had any ambition, it was to be as good as Arthur Crudup." - Elvis While the early days of recorded music (including blues, country, bluegrass, western swing, rockabilly, rhythm and blues) were known for the sharing of melodies, lyrics and entire songs, it is hard to ignore the fact that many of the … Continue reading Elvis – the Best Cover Man Ever
Jakie Mittoo & the Skatalites - El Bang Bang The Jamaicans - Baba Boom Big Dog - Raise the Alarm Alton Ellis - Cry Tough Stephen Marley - Iron Bars U-Roy - Natty Rebel
Latino Rockabilly War - Trash City Ray Charles - I Don't Need No Doctor Andres Landeros - Martha Cecilia Johnny Kidd & the Pirates - Shakin' All Over Elmore James - Rollin' & Tumblin'
I stumbled on this documentary on YouTube while looking for Wanda Jackson videos. Pretty Amazing! The Women of Rockabilly
This story appeared in issue 009 of GritCX Magazine in October, 2016 Photos by Racershots.com In the fall of 2015, the six-week Wednesday evening Back to Basics (B2B) Cyclo-cross Series in Golden, Colorado was in its fifth year. From its humble beginnings in 2011 with about 75 racers per night, in 2015 the series … Continue reading It Takes a Village to Raise Cyclo-cross Success: The Story of the Back to Basics Midweek Cross Series in Golden, Colorado
Bindi Baghee - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros Bang Bang - Janis Martin Birdman - Hipbone Slim & the Knee Tremblers Shuffle Your Feet - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Stand Up - Hindi Zahra