Me and Bobby McGee, by Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin recorded the beautifully penned Kris Kirstofferson vagabond odyssey “Me and Bobby McGee” in September, 1970. She died just a few days later. “Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin’ for a trainWhen I’s feelin’ near as faded as my jeansBobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rainedAnd rode us all the way intoContinue reading “Me and Bobby McGee, by Janis Joplin”

Three Missing Ingredients of Digital Music

As a kid in the 1970’s, I could not get my hands on enough music. I enjoyed listening to current hits of the day, and I reveled in discovering great rock and roll music of the 1950’s and 1960’s. I risked life and limb to ride my bike down busy Lake Cook Road to getContinue reading “Three Missing Ingredients of Digital Music”

American Pie, by Don McLean

We tell stories, and we share remembrances. We get together with friends and we fondly recall times when we were all younger together. We share common experiences and recollections. We tell the same stories we have always told, maybe adding a layer of exaggeration and truth-bending with every retelling. The stories get bigger. They getContinue reading “American Pie, by Don McLean”