Author Archives: profe

Monday Blues (9.1.14)

Lizzie Douglas (June 3, 1897 – August 3, 1973)–better known as “Memphis Minnie”–was raised in the South. Born in Louisiana, her family moved to Mississippi and then Shelby County, Tennessee, all before the young Lizzie had reached her teen years. At … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Leave a comment

What about Sid?

This year’s Emmy Awards show expectedly (and rightfully) commemorated the life and career Robin Williams. Williams’ passing was so unexpected–and his career still so fresh, so recent–that it’s no surprise his passing occupied the largest slice of the “In Memoriam” … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, History | Leave a comment

Monday Blues (8.18.14)

In the more than 40 years since they released their first album, a variety of line-ups have played as The Allman Brothers Band. Playing their classic “Whipping Post” at one of their 1970 shows at the Fillmore East (before the … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday Five: Elvis ’72

This weekend marks the 37th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Elvis was 37 years old in 1972, a year that falls within my favorite Elvis period (1968-72). His live shows in that period were as good as it … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mork and I go way back…

The death of Robin Williams has inspired an outpouring of love and sadness, not just by those who knew him personally but also by people like us, his fans. It’s an odd thing, celebrity. A man most of us have … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Monday Blues (8.11.14)

Paul McCartney (Liverpool, 1942- ) wrote “Oh Darling!” and recorded it in 1969 for what would become The Beatles last recorded studio album, Abbey Road. It’s a standard blues tune, reflective of the foundation of a lot of popular music … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Friday Five: Paul McCartney (sort of…)

I’m going to the Paul McCartney concert this weekend at Dodger Stadium. It’s my first time seeing him in concert, and my first time seeing any Beatle perform live. Paul McCartney is responsible for more than a few of my … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , | 1 Comment