Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends, and Curses by R. Gary Patterson

I think Robert Johnson is haunting me.  At the very least, he's keen to look in on me from time to time.  Perhaps it's his way of saying "thank you" for playing his music.  It wasn't that long ago that I listened to an audiobook on his life, death, and afterlife.  From there, I started … Continue reading Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends, and Curses by R. Gary Patterson

Old School

Some evenings, I just want to unplug. No computers.  No smartphones.  No televisions.  No video games.  No streaming media of any kind.  Sometimes not even books.  I know, that seems harsh to me too.  Some nights, the old eyes need some rest. On an evening like this, the solution is music.  Just music. Nothing overproduced.  … Continue reading Old School

Crossroads: The Life and Afterlife of Blues Legend Robert Johnson by Tom Graves

The story is infamous.  According to legend, amateur guitar player Robert Johnson stood at the crossroads of US 61 and US 49 in Mississippi.  There he sold his soul in exchange for guitar playing prowess.  He emerges on the scene in short order to become the first truly modern bluesman, turning his back on stage … Continue reading Crossroads: The Life and Afterlife of Blues Legend Robert Johnson by Tom Graves

DSO – Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

A Note from the Composer: In creating the character Indiana Jones, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg introduced an enduring and much loved figure into the pantheon of fictional movie heroes.  Raiders of the Lost Ark was illuminated by the superb comedy-action performance of Harrison Ford and enlivened by the spirited direction of Steven Spielberg. Speaking … Continue reading DSO – Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert