September 21: Leonard Cohen is 80 Happy Birthday

Like a Bird on a Wire Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free ~Leonard  Cohen, Bird On A Wire “The older I get, the surer I am that I’m not running the show.” ― Leonard Cohen “I don’t remember lighting this cigarette and I don’t remember if I’m here alone or …

September 19: Gram Parsons passed away in 1973

  “I think pure country music includes rock and roll. I’ve never been able to get into the further label of country-rock. How can you define something like that?” ~Gram Parsons “I just say this – it’s music. Either it’s good or it’s bad; either you like it or you don’t.” ~Gram Parsons In a way, it’s a matter of …

September 18: Jimi Hendrix passed away in 1970

“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.” ― Jimi Hendrix “Music is a safe kind of high.” ― Jimi Hendrix Oh, I loved… I loved Jimi Hendrix. ~Bob Dylan (Verona press conference, May 1984) Great Documentary: James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, …

September 16: The Waterboys released This is the sea in 1985

This is the The Waterboys’ third album and, In my humble opinion, their best of the so called “big sound” albums (the first three albums). I have heard the big music And I’ll never be the same Something so pure – Big Music (from the album, A Pagan Place)   It was the first Waterboys album to enter the United …

September 14: Arcade Fire released Funeral in 2004

Funeral is the debut full-length album by Arcade Fire, released on September 14, 2004 in North America. It was given its title because several band members had recently lost members of their families: Régine Chassagne’s grandmother died in June 2003, Win and William Butler’s grandfather (swing musician Alvino Rey) in February 2004, and Richard Reed Parry’s aunt in April 2004. “These are songs that pump blood back into …