And I don’t mean the band Journey recently inducted into the supposed Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. God knows what those clowns think when they make their choices but when I look at the possible choices they could have made besides those guys… well, I won’t go there. Let me just say that I understand when people are upset when I make such statements because they have a soundtrack to their lives as well, but this isn’t their column, is it? I look at it this way— Journey had hits, yes, and made CBS one hell of a lot of money, but they didn’t have an original bone in all of their collective bodies and you will never change my mind. Hall of Fame? Not even close. Not while the hundreds more deserving are locked out. Change that to thousands.
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Frank Gutch Jr: A Journey and the Soundtrack to my Life; Angharad Drake’s New Album; The Big Bright In the Studio; Plus Notes…Posted in Opinion, Review with tags Alternate Root Magazine, Angharad Drake, Beth Ditto, Beth Garner, Blue Sky Boys, David Gogo, DBAWIS, Don & The Goodtimes, Don't Believe a Word I Say, fotheringay, Frank Gutch Jr., House of Records, Indie Artists, Indie Music, Jesse Ed Davis, John K. Samson, Journey, Larry Coryell, Leonard Bernstein, Mario Lanza, music, music videos, radio, Records, Red Foley, Road Runners, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Sandy Denny, segarini, Six Fat Dutchmen, Sweet Home Oregon, T. Texas Tyler, The Big Bright, The Live Five, The Moguls, The Record Company, Victory At Sea, Wes Swing on April 19, 2017 by segarini
Summers! What a trip! At least they were for me in my uber-enthusiastic youth. Cutting the gut in Albany, two towns over, Radio Station KRKT blasting Sean & The Brandywines‘ She Ain’t No Good while my buddies and I looked for ladies. Driving over the bridge into Corvallis, Radio KFLY doing the same with The Sonics‘ Louie Louie. Late Spring on a drive home, Eugene’s Radio KASH giving us The Five Americans‘ I See the Light. Driving with the windows down on a cold night listening to Fontella Bass (Rescue Me), Lou Christie (Lightning Strikes), Love (Little Red Book), and The Mojo Men (Dance With Me). Man, could life get any better?
Frank Gutch Jr: The Pac Northwest— Not Just The Raiders, Sonics, and Wailers; and Notes, Notes and More NotesPosted in Opinion with tags Alistaire Cooke, Brady Earnhart, Clara-Nova, DBAWIS, dixie bee-liners, Dominique Meyer, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Ed Daugherty, EJD Enterprises, Erin Lunsford & The Wildfire, Frank Gutch Jr., I Draw Slow, Indie Artists, Indie Music, Jerry Dennon, jim colegrove, Joseph Darbonne, Laurie Biagini, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Live Five, Lost Leaders, Melissa Payne, Morning Reign, Moses Lake, Munro Melano, music, music videos, Omnibus, Paige Anderson & the Fearless Kin, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Records, segarini, Seventh Fire Records, Sydney Wayser, The Bards, The Critters, The Flamethrowers, The Heirs, The Moguls, The Sonics, The Viceroys, The Wailers, Wes Race on June 24, 2014 by segarini
One thing about history. Given enough time, it is a shadow of its former self. No matter what happens, importance of virtually everything is either magnified or diminished depending upon a number of factors. By the time it has been filtered over the years, it is not even remotely what it started out to be. The Twenties obviously weren’t all Gatsby and The Thirties weren’t all dust bowl and depression. There was so much more than the War (that would be of the Second World variety, sports fans) and recovery from to the Forties and if the US had lived the Fifties like Hollywood said, we would have fought like hell to stay there. Of course, by the time it got to us, it was Cliff’s Notes all over again.