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

Bumbastories’ Middle of August Very Brief Political Supplement/Worried Man Blues

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song. It’s an old song….. but OK. OK. I was naive to think we would impeach him. I underestimated the depths to which the Republican Party would sink. I continue tobe amazed by the size of his “base”. And, yikes, 90% of Republican voters still support him. Yikes again. I thought (and still do) that there … Continue reading Bumbastories’ Middle of August Very Brief Political Supplement/Worried Man Blues

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

Hey, Democrats. Cheer up. We are going to beat Trump in his government shutdown/emergency powers maneuvers. His comfort in the mantle of the tyrant is indeed worrying. But reason will prevail this time and the government will re-open. Congress will eventually convene to investigate Russian interference in the elections, the president’s clear obstruction of justice, his possible collision with the Russians and the other various … Continue reading I’m Worried Now…. But I Won’t Be Worried Long

THE BUMBASTORIES WEEKEND MAGAZINE

Bumbastories News Updates…… Sanders Announces! Bernie Sanders, independent senator from the proud state of Vermont, a relentless progressive who seems to have some balls as well as brains, is going to seek the Democratic Party Nomination for the office of President of the United States. Bernie is running for president, taking on Hillary, who currently looks a bit shaky. Immediately we say that poor ol’ … Continue reading THE BUMBASTORIES WEEKEND MAGAZINE

Is it the Blues?

What defines a blues song? It’s hard to say, and generally these sorts of questions are best left alone. To define and categorize and “genre-ize” something which is by its very nature uncategorizable is clearly not a good time management practice. However a recent blog comment got me to thinking…… (Oh oh, here we go. Hang on to your hat!) The 12-bar blues and some … Continue reading Is it the Blues?

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

“It takes a worried man to sing a worried song”. Yes, it does. This traditional song dates back at least a hundred years. First recorded by the Carter Family in 1930, it was recorded by Woody Guthrie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Van Morrison, the Kingston Trio, the Stanley Brothers, etc etc. It takes a worried man to sing a worried song (three times) I’m worried now … Continue reading I’m Worried Now But I Won’t Be Worried Long