Warren was a radiant original in a land of carbon paper. His hymns are a pledge of allegiance to the sanctity and sins of a world we are born into without request and forced to leave at random. Honor, debt and gratitude are all explored in a body of work unlike any in popular music. Enjoy.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 12/07/2013 04:18 PM
You can love him, you can hate him but it’s difficult to be indifferent toward this ego driven composite of a rock hard tiger and Woody Guthrie. When you go and name your kid ‘Hud’, you just know that the cat has a variety of cinemascopic issues. But within those 19 albums lives some glowing depth.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 11/28/2013 12:08 AM
This episode was written by Arnold Manoff, a fine storyteller who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He wrote five “Naked City”, three “Route 66” and one of “The Defenders” episodes under the alias Joel Carpenter. Director Robert Ellis Miller conducted “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.”
Posted by Rich Buckland, 11/26/2013 06:22 PM
Death Don’t Have No Mercy In This Land and that fuckin’ reaper often extracts beauty from the Earth before that which is grotesque. Steve was exiled to Leukemiaville at 36. October 5, 2007 was officially Steve Goodman Day in the State of Illinois. He deserved many more days to compose his gift.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 11/25/2013 09:12 PM
As Janis Joplin was receiving Flower Power props around ‘67, Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O´Brien was stirring the real feminine pot of blues and soul stew. From the moment I heard her 1966 perfect plea “Stay Awhile”, I was hooked. 47 years later, her work stands the test of truth.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 11/24/2013 07:01 PM
One reason Bruce has scaled monumental heights has to do with the way he talks. He might be singing, but all the while he’s telling you a story that can get under your skin even if you never saw “Atlantic City”, “Nebraska”, “The Promised Land” or “Sandy.” Emmylou can hear Bruce speak quite clearly.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 11/22/2013 01:16 AM
Pickett testified with a fierce raven passion during an extraordinary career that witnessed flaming cuts with The Falcons as well as a menu of Atlantic sides that are unequaled in heart and boldness. He stretched his exclamations to the edge to find feelings that cannot possibly be voiced.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 11/20/2013 06:57 PM