Category Archives: Rock

Link by Link and Yard by Yard

It all started in 2009 as a screwball post about Tim McGraw. I had just heard his song It’s A Business Doing Pleasure With You and specifically the line “I spent fif-teen hundred dollars on your damn- dog’s -collar / … Continue reading

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Road Songs

Tonight on Roadsongs we’ll start things off by remembering Bill Morrissey who passed away just over a year ago with a short (thanks digital millennium copyright act), but sweet set of music. We’ll also play new music by Zoe Muth … Continue reading

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Unraveling Mystery Train

Elvis Presley recorded his last master session today at Sun Records in Memphis back in 1955. He recorded three songs with Bill Black, Scotty Moore and Johnny Bernero: I Forgot to Remember to Forget, Trying to Get to You, and … Continue reading

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If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out

So there I was, disheveled, a day past unshaven and holding on to the bear. My head hurt. My brain hurt. My damn left shoulder hurt. In my younger days all that would have been the tells of a fine … Continue reading

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Eli’s Victrola Favorites, Part Five: Ooby Dooby

Roy Orbison is the little match girl of rock ‘n’ roll; he’s neither here nor there. He’s perfect for 2 a.m., for lonely couples parked amongst trees and dark nights of the soul. He’s an everyman for the rest of … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury: Someone Wonderful That Way Goes

We lost the patron saint of tall tales weird and strange today. Though I would prefer to think Ray Bradbury abducted or time traveling or maybe just rocketing off into the blackness of space with a pile of books and … Continue reading

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Rawhide In A

In the great Venn diagram of American music Donald “Duck” Dunn is one of the overlaps. To me it seems he has always been. At some point in our distant past, someone hit a bone against a stretched animal skin … Continue reading

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