Wishing healthful birthday blessings to Joni Mitchell, who turned 74 yesterday but battling a rare and painful disease. I’ve been playing her Ladies of the Canyon album and thinking about how her music is ageless — still enjoyed by adults of all ages. Truly one of the most captivating songwriters in music history. Care to […]Read More Happy Born Day, Joni.
Losing music great BB King earlier this year is still a load on my mind, but I try to remain thankful for what he gave the earth—an inimitable style and a strong wave of influennce. I don’t know of any serious guitarist who didn’t admire him. Since King would have turned 90 today, I shared […]Read More BB KING – BORN ON THIS DAY
Instead of taking time out during Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to recognize his contributions to creating a just and more civil society, I find myself spending more time thinking about his assassination. And thinking about his death almost invariably surfaces the question: why did it happen? Thanks to a 1999 lawsuit filed and won […]Read More REMINDER: WHO KILLED MLK