Solstice

At 12:24 this morning local time in NYC the sun reached it’s highest point over the north pole, and its lowest over the south pole, then stood still in the sky. It didn’t actually stand still but, according to Wikipedia, “the word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still),Continue reading “Solstice”

The Summer of Love Experience: Music

 This is the fifth in a six-part series on The Summer of Love, inspired by The Summer of Love Experience exhibit at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco.                                                                       Chuck Berry set off a time bomb in 1957 that took a decade to fully detonate. In the intervening years, Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs broughtContinue reading “The Summer of Love Experience: Music”

Demo: Within You and Without You

I was noodling around on guitar the other day and stumbled onto this melody. The Irish songs I’ve been working on rely more on notes than chords and this song does the same thing from a land 5,000 miles east of Ireland.George Harrison’s Within You And Without You kicks of side two of The Beatles’Continue reading “Demo: Within You and Without You”

Let It Down

George Harrison’s son Dhani (and friends) with a killer version of George’s “Let It Down” from All Things Must Pass on Conan O’Brien’s show last night.   https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/n8m7oYvY90Q&source=uds Though you sit in another chair, I can feel you hereLooking like I don’t care, but I do, I doHiding it all behind anything I seeShould someoneContinue reading “Let It Down”