Thursday Music: Sweetheart Like You – Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan turned 80 years old this week. Happy Birthday Bob!

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Thursday Music: Cortez the Killer – Grace Potter with Joe Satriani

Neil Young wrote it. Grace Potter and Joe Satriani nailed it. Enjoy.

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Thursday Music: Winter – Tori Amos

Tori Amos belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With 15 studio albums during a career spanning 30 years she has consistently charted a singular path with a style and sound all her own. Here she is performing ” Winter “, live, from her debut album Little Earthquakes.

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Thursday Music: Biko – Peter Gabriel – Playing For Change

Stephen Biko was a anti-apartheid activist and leader of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa during the late 1960’s-1970’s. In September 1977 he was beaten by police during a 22 hour interrogation and died days later from his injuries while in detention. His death sparked an international outcry and…

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Thursday Music: Baby Boom Che – John Trudell

The late, great John Trudell came to national prominence as the spokesperson for the ” United Indians of All Tribes ” who occupied Alcatraz Island from November of 1969 to June of 1971. He became a leader of the American Indian Movement in the 1970’s and turned to writing and…

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Thursday Music: Evening Sun – Steve Carlson

I wrote this song 30 years ago, shortly after the Gulf War began in 1991. I didn’t know at the time that another invasion of Iraq by America would occur in 2003, or that by 2021 we would be involved in 20 years of war in Afghanistan with no end…

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Thursday Music: Woodstock – Eva Cassidy

Written by the incomparable Joni Mitchell, made popular by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and delivered here by the one and only Eva Cassidy. Great song. Great rendition. Enjoy.

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Thursday Music: If It Were Up To Me – Cheryl Wheeler

Cheryl Wheeler wrote this song after the Jonesboro Arkansas school shooting in 1998. The Columbine massacre would occur about a year later. Here we are, 23 years later, and occasional mass shootings are just a part of normal American life. Robin Vos says there’s nothing that can be done about…

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Thursday Music: ZZ Top – La Grange

For my money there are few guitarists better than Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top…here’s one of my favorites from Gibbons and his ZZ Top bandmates – it’s La Grange.

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Thursday Music: Once in a Lifetime by the Talking Heads

Happy Thursday! Here’s “Once in a Lifetime” by the Talking Heads.

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