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July 19, 2018

Death

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I think this says it all. Thanks for sharing.

ADARSH SHARMA

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July 17, 2018

Birthday Gift

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For those who love a good mystery and a snappy read, please check out SC Richmond’s books and her blog, and hey, this one’s free!!

S C Richmond

As it’s my birthday I’m giving you all a gift of  ‘The Community’ Alex Price Book 1 absolutely free on Kindle just for today.

I hope you enjoy it xxx

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July 15, 2018

Leave Me A Link and I’ll Share Your Page!!

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Take a look at Dream Big’s blog. Always good stuff.

Dream Big, Dream Often

As most of my followers know I am big into helping other bloggers gain more exposure. My goal has been to grow a community of like-minded people and I am part way to my goal.  I am bringing back the open call to leave a link and I’ll share it for you!!

To get a reblog you must do the following:

  1. leave me a link to your page, and
  2. Share this post with your followers.

Each day I’ll randomly select 3 links to reblog.  I’m not sure it gets much simpler.  You can leave as many links as you want and I’ll cycle this post from day-to-day so more people can jump on board.

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June 28, 2018

Alex Price – Round Up.

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Anyone interested in a good mystery will almost certainly like this series. Check out SC Richmond’s blog as well.

S C Richmond

via Alex Price – Round Up.

Check these books out and get your summer reading sorted. Crime/mystery with a dash of love.

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June 12, 2018

Something for Nothing

Filed under: Folk tales and songs, Reminiscneces — Tags: , , — schingle @ 2:16 pm

So, I have been terrible about writing.  I call myself a writer and, sometimes, even when the brain is frozen, you just gotta write.  So, a quickie true story for you for no real reason–for what it’s worth.

I drive for Uber.  Now, no matter where you live in the world, I’m sure you’re familiar.  It’s like a taxi service without the price gouging.

When I’m driving, I keep the radio on a little known, independent radio station, here in Tucson.  I like them because they’ll play anything.  You’ll hear a song by the Ramones followed by a song by Louis Armstrong.  Odds are you won’t like everything they play, but odds are equally likely that, if you listen long enough, you’ll hear SOME thing that you’ll like.  I usually keep the volume down low if I have a customer.  Big lead up for a small story.

Anyway, so this guy gets in my car the other day.  He was noticeably younger than me—doubt if he was 30, yet.  As typical, when a new fare jumps in I turn down the volume.  So, a song comes on (“Ripple” by the Grateful Dead) and my fare says “turn it up.”  Well, the customer is always right, so…

After a couple notes, he starts singing along with Jerry Garcia.  Then, after a short while, he stops.  I tell him, “Dude, you’re free to sing Grateful Dead in my car,” and he resumes.  After a couple more notes I join him.  We end up singing the whole song and after it’s over we laugh and thank each other.   Hey, it helped kill the time and next thing we knew, I had him home from a long day’s work.  As he got out of my car, we shared a high five.

Moral of the story?  Probably isn’t one.  You just never know who you’re going to meet.  Thanks for reading/listening.

Peace to all.

May 13, 2018

Website Update

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If you haven’t read SC Richmond’s stuff, here’s another chance. Quality work.

S C Richmond

Please feel free to share this far and wide … Thank you in advance 🙂

http://scrichmondauthor.wixsite.com/mysite

There is now a shop front on the website if you want copies of my books sent directly to you, personally signed to you or your loved ones. There is also a silver pendant that’s available to match the design that runs through the books.

Check it out and treat yourself.

You can always get the ebooks from your Local Amazon site #Kindle and if you have Kindle unlimited ‘The Community’ is free for you.  P.S. I can’t sign them 😉

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April 23, 2018

why not? concluded

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So, over the last ten days or so I’ve posted album covers without explanations.  That was the rule as set forth by someone who started the whole thing in facebook.  However, this isn’t facebook and I haven’t been blogging much so i figured why not?

The ten covers posted were not necessarily my ten most favorite albums of all time though all ten probably fall somewhere in the top fifty.  But each of them represent some sort of first for me, so I’m going to do a quick blurb on each of the ten to explain their particular meaning to me.  Since blogs are supposed to stay short, I’ll do it over three days.

Yes, I know this is self serving, but I haven’t been writing and I had to think of something.  Apologies to all, but hopefully there will be some who find this of some interest.

8) Frank Zappa Overnight Sensation.  Now, this one is a bit of a cheat.  I suppose you’d put FZ and the Mothers of Invention into the avant garde, but with a humorous twist, category.  The cheat part is, this isn’t the FZ album that turned me on to him.  My first two were “Just Another band from LA,” and “Sheik Yerbouti,” both of which are live albums.  This was Frank’s first studio album that turned me on.

9) Rusted Root When I Woke.  Before we were lovers, my significant other had given me a couple of the songs from this (their debut) album.  Since then, I’ve played this disc countless times.  If you ever get a chance to see RR in concert, do so.  You’ll dance your ass off, even if you’re not a dancer.  (I have numerous times, and I’m not).

10) Richard Thompson— Across a crowded Room.  Some time in the middle ’90’s RT usurped Jethro Tull as my favorite musical artist.  This may not be his best album, but it was the one that turned me on to him.

And there you have it, for what it’s worth.  10 album covers by 10 artists that have influenced me and my reasons for choosing them.  Thanks for taking the time to read.  Peace to all.

April 22, 2018

why not? continued

Filed under: images, Reminiscneces — Tags: , , , — schingle @ 4:04 pm

So, over the last ten days or so I’ve posted album covers without explanations.  That was the rule as set forth by someone who started the whole thing in facebook.  However, this isn’t facebook and I haven’t been blogging much so i figured why not?

The ten covers posted were not necessarily my ten most favorite albums of all time though all ten probably fall somewhere in the top fifty.  But each of them represent some sort of first for me, so I’m going to do a quick blurb on each of the ten to explain their particular meaning to me.  Since blogs are supposed to stay short, I’ll do it over three days.

Yes, I know this is self serving, but I haven’t been writing and I had to think of something.  Apologies to all, but hopefully there will be some who find this of some interest.

4)     Johnny CashWhen the man comes Around.  I was never a fan of country music but this one changes everything.  The title song was written by Cash but the rest are all covers including Depeche Mode, Roberta Flack and the Beatles.  Gave me an even greater appreciation for Johnny Cash and country music in general.

5)     Joni MitchellLadies of the Canyon.  This was the first one to turn me on to Joni Mitchell, specifically and to folk stuff, in general.  People who know me now, and realize that three quarters of what I listen to now is acoustic would be surprised that it took Joni Mitchell to turn me on to the joys of acoustic music some thirty years ago.

6)     Jethro TullThick as a Brick.  Since i did an entire series on the band probably no one’s surprised to see this one.  It was a toss up between this and the Who’s Tommy as albums that showed me that rock music can be intelligent.  This one is an all time classic.

7)     John ColtraneA Love Supreme.  It was John Coltrane who turned me on to more traditional jazz but with his own off beat twist.  I once answered a survey asking if I was on a desert island and could only have one album what would it be.  This was my answer.  It just NEVER gets old.

Thanks for reading.   I’ll finish up tomorrow.

April 21, 2018

Meet and Greet: 4/21/18

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A blogger who likes to dream big. What’s not to like?

Dream Big, Dream Often

 

It’s time for the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

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why not?

Filed under: images, Reminiscneces — Tags: — schingle @ 4:13 pm

So, over the last ten days or so I’ve posted album covers without explanations.  That was the rule as set forth by someone who started the whole thing in facebook.  However, this isn’t facebook and I haven’t been blogging much so i figured why not?

The ten covers posted were not necessarily my ten most favorite albums of all time though all ten probably fall somewhere in the top fifty.  But each of them represent some sort of first for me, so I’m going to do a quick blurb on each of the ten to explain their particular meaning to me.  Since blogs are supposed to stay short, I’ll do it over three days.

Yes, I know this is self serving, but I haven’t been writing and I had to think of something.  Apologies to all, but hopefully there will be some who find this of some interest.

  1.  So Long Bannatyne by The Guess Who— The Guess Who were the first band I really got into that wasn’t the Beatles.  I think I was about 9, when my brother turned me onto this particular album.
  2. Uprising by Bob Marley and the Wailers— I’d listened to a little reggae before college but could never get into it—thought it all sounded the same.  I had a room mate in college who turned me on to Bob with this album.  Been digging reggae ever since.  Thanks, Bobbi, wherever you are (Park City, Utah last I heard).
  3. Big Red by Laurie Anderson— I’ve always tried to maintain eclectic tastes when it comes to music and wanted to try some avant garde stuff.  So, I gave Laurie Anderson a try in my mid 20’s.  No regrets.  And can I say, she and Lou Reed were a GREAT match.

Okay.  That’s plenty for today.  Thanks for humoring me.  Peace to all.

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