un-manic Monday 

Good morning! Just after eight on this dismal Monday. A very Monday Monday. Oh no, another song reference. The Mamas and the Papas. . A friend of my Dad's commented that Mama Cass's death was a case of Divine Retribution, since she was Jewish and eating a ham sandwich. Terrible...But it still makes me laugh. 

Music news. Just thinking about the fact that all the pop groups I know were from back in the 60s and 70s. As a kid, I liked the Lovin' Spoonful and The Animals and The Young Rascals, Jefferson Airplane and of course The Beatles. Then later, Hendrix, Cream, Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter and many others. We had bands with sillyass names like Strawberry Alarm Clock and Music Machine, which probably sound even sillier today. 

As far as the pop groups and singers  of today, I haven't the foggiest idea. With questions on Jeopardy I usually miss by a country mile. I did try to listen to Nirvana once, as my then-stepson was into them. Got through a couple tunes. Didn't make it to Nirvana. Still stuck in Samsara...

I do try and keep up with the emerging guitarists out there. Jostein Gulbrandsen from Norway, and Matteo Mancuso from Sicily, to name two. And Guthrie Govan, to name another. Govan plays in a band called The Aristocrats. . I share their stuff on my FB page.  So in this area, I'm relatively up to date. 

As far as my own musical news. not much is new since yesterday. I have a goodly number of things to listen to from yesterday's practice session, and might just have a winner for today. So it will go up on YouTube, and I'll share it from there. 

Skimpy as it may be, that's my news for today. Thanks as ever for stopping in and reading. Happy Monday to you, if that's possible! For now, I'm outa here. More later. Today's pic was taken at Lime St Cafe, year unknown. This picture was taken by James Isley, a childhood friend who passed away last year. Virgil Rhodes me, Kevin Ellis, Kevin Hart, Don Cochran. The glare definitely gives the picture a surrealistic touch..

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