Another Old Song, Another Sorry Lament: St. James Infirmary

You’ll forgive me for singing another sad song. You can’t blame me. There I was in the beginning of the summer thinking that we were finally going to come out of this covid mess, and maybe finally get back to living normally and doing all those things we said we wanted to do. But no. It wasn’t in the cards. It seems a variant slipped … Continue reading Another Old Song, Another Sorry Lament: St. James Infirmary

Feeling Normal Again and a Sing Along

Since the Inauguration I feel almost happy, almost normal. It’s caught me unawares. I thought I’d never breathe easy again. But old Joe Biden is pulling it off. He’s actually competent. Trump and his allies are not gone by any means, but they have taken one on the nose. Maybe America can bounce back from Trump. The alt-right “revolutionaries” who crawled out from under their … Continue reading Feeling Normal Again and a Sing Along

I’m Worried Now…. But I Won’t Be Worried Long

I know I’ve posted this song before, but it should be no great secret that Bumba, the editor of this wanna-be magazine, is one lazy son of a you know what. The Bumbastories Magazine staff – all of them imaginary alter-egos for Bumba by the way – are also a sorry collection of empty coconuts. So what we’re trying to get to is that every … Continue reading I’m Worried Now…. But I Won’t Be Worried Long

More Blues

Got the covid 19 blues? Well, let’s try to sing our blues away. One thing that’s giving Bumba the blues these covid days is that he can’t meet with Maybank every week to play music – and record stuff for this blog. So apologies if the music isn’t as good today, but Bumba will do his best. And he was singing the blues yesterday. Being … Continue reading More Blues

Golden Thread

Here’s to Pete Seeger, who died in 2014, may he rest in peace. Pete Seeger was an inspiration to me and to millions of others all over the world. Now, I can’t say that I’ve been inspired by too many people in my life. I’m not an easy guy to inspire. But Pete did it for me. His example encouraged me to play guitar and … Continue reading Golden Thread