Glenn Cornick - Jethro Tull Original Bassist, Joins The Great Beyond

Glenn Cornick – Jethro Tull Original Bassist, Joins The Great Beyond

English: Glenn Cornick, bass player of Jethro ...

English: Glenn Cornick, bass player of Jethro Tull. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I awoke this morning to have the Mrs. tell me that Glenn Cornick, the original bass guitarist for Jethro Tull passed away yesterday. Glenn Cornick is the first member of the original Jethro Tull to join the Great Beyond. Sigh. Death comes to us all.

I reflect on what Glenn Cornick and the early Jethro Tull band means…

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In Memory of Brian Farmer

In Memory of Brian Farmer

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Brian Farmer. To me he will always be the heart and soul of Gov’t. Mule.

He was a vibrant character, dedicated to his craft as the road and equipment manager for The Mule. He was a focused guitar tech and incredible buddy with Warren Haynes.

I have two videos I want to share with about Brian.

The first is a video of Brian Farmer participating with…

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Don’t Push Me Cuz I’m Close To The Edje, Oh Yeah

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The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in 10 Songs - Greil Marcus

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in 10 Songs – Greil Marcus

Greil Marcus selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock ’n’ roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out—a new language, something new under the sun.

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in 10 Songsis available for purchase in stores and online. Disregard the September 2, 2014 availability date. I saw it on the shelf…

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Van Morrison - Lit Up Inside

Van Morrison – Lit Up Inside

Van Morrison has selected his best and most iconic lyrics which span 50 years of writing and representing his entire creative journey for a new lyrics book. Lit Up Inside will be the first literary work published with Morrison’s blessing.

Van Morrison himself sought out City Lightsto publish the U.S. edition of his selected lyrics.  Morrison chose City Lights to release the book because of the…

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Bob Seger - Ride Out, October 14, 2014

Bob Seger – Ride Out, October 14, 2014

The inimitable Bob Seger is readying his first new studio album in eight years, Ride Out. The album is scheduled to drop on October 14, 2014.

The first song to première from Ride Out is “Detroit Made”. Bob Seger released a cover of John Hiatt‘s “Detroit Made”, which served as the opening song on his Spring 2013 tour to radio stations, specifically timed to last weekend’s Woodward Dream Cruise,…

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Charles Lloyd Quartet – Caroline No

Couldn’t resist sharing this video of the Charles Lloyd Quartet performing Caroline No, :)

Symphony Live In Istanbul - Kitaro

Symphony Live In Istanbul – Kitaro

Symphonic Live

Symphonic Live (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been fortunate to experience rock music artists performing with a full symphony on stage with them. The collaboration of strings, brass, woodwinds and tympani set against rock has been extraordinary. The two concert moments that transfigured the music of our heart were Yes in 2001 (captured on DVD as Yes Symphonic Live) and Jeff Beckin 2010…

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Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto

Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto

The Music Of Our Heart Jukebox recalls noteworthy 45 r.p.m. hits. Today’s selection C5 on Throwback Thursday is “Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto.

The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100charts in the United States in June of 1963, and remains to date the only Japanese-language song ever to have done so. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over 13 million copies…

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May Peace Prevail On Earth - Gathering of the Vibes

May Peace Prevail On Earth – Gathering of the Vibes

This event is special and commences the Gathering of the Vibes on Sunday each year. It is led by the World Peace Sanctuary. I waved the flag of Peace for Palau.

The World Peace Prayer Ceremony is a global celebration of the oneness of life and the human family. With united hearts and minds, participants of the Ceremony are invited to invoke prayers for peace to prevail in the countries and…

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