Stevie Nicks: Way Back Before The Mac

Fleetwood Mac’s evolution from a blues band to a pop entity has been well documented. Most know the story of how Lyndsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks came to the attention of Mick Fleetwood. For those who want a refresher, Fleetwood, looking to fill a spot in his band, heard Frozen Love, a track from Stevie’sContinue reading “Stevie Nicks: Way Back Before The Mac”

Toni Brown’s Rabbit Hole Soul

Caterpillar: “Who are you?” Alice: “I-I hardly know, sir, just at present –at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.” “What you achieve through the journey of life is not as important as who you become.” – AnonContinue reading “Toni Brown’s Rabbit Hole Soul”

U2, A HOTEL ROOM, AND ME

When I head out on the highway I usually bring along my own mix of music. Depending on a particular radio station to play my favorite tunes is an exercise in futility. I didn’t always feel this way. Never worried about taking my eyes off the road to glare at the radio, hoping that I’dContinue reading “U2, A HOTEL ROOM, AND ME”

Lost at Watkins Glen

It was steaming hot that particular weekend in July of ’73, the time of The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen. A ticket to this one day jam, with The Allman Brothers, The Band, and The Grateful Dead, cost $10, half the price of admission charged for Woodstock, which covered three days. The Jam’s promoters andContinue reading “Lost at Watkins Glen”

Where It All Began

My story begins years back, one Sunday evening in February. Most of my mom’s side of the family are in the house. We bustle about, like 73 million other souls across the USA, waiting for the Beatles to do their thing on the Ed Sullivan show. It’s a very big deal. I was a coupleContinue reading “Where It All Began”