Here’s a song to get us started in the morning, or evening, or whatever time zone you happen to be in. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Maybank and myself played it last nite and it is indeed a wonderful song. Composed by Robbie Robertson and sung by the great Levon Helm back in 1969 or so, it’s a fine song to sing along … Continue reading More Songs?
What nobler goal than to get better at what you do: To get better at your work, to learn more in your studies, to be a better person, to be more artful at your art. Just to get better. Really, what else can you do anyway? Just try to be better. I picked up the phrase “just trying to get better” from the sports teams … Continue reading Getting Better
“Ten years ago on a cold dark night”… Bumba and Maybank give this song, Long Black Veil, – written in 1959 by Danny Dill and M.J. Wilkins expressly to sound like a traditional folk ballad and to become an instant folk classic, which it did – well we give it another go. Click to hear it and join in on the choruses. Continue reading Long Black Veil
I’ve wanted for a long time to send this one in to Dave’s Blog of Funny Names. Lefty Frizzell has won special recognition on Dave’s blog. And rightly so. What a name and what a singer! Arguably Lefty’s greatest hit was Long Black Veil, a song written by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin. I heard it first on a Johnny Cash album. The Band did … Continue reading Long Black Veil