Red Octopus

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There must be a probability and statistical explanation to why so many classic rockers are dropping. I think we are just now starting to move closer to the center of the bell curve for that age of musicians (boomers from the late 60’s and 70’s), the ones that shaped the sound of rock and roll for a generation. The sad thing is there is not a new crop of talent to back fill the void, and I’m not talking about the final season of American Idol either. The list of new musicians making really great innovative music today can be counted on one hand.

Farewell Paul Kanter…

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Who’s Next?

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Electric Warrior

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In Today’s Runner – Electric Warrior – T.Rex hits on all cylinders. This one is built like a car with a hubcap diamond star halo. Get it on.

Electric Warrior
Mambo Sun
Cosmic Dancer
Jeepster
Monolith
Lean Woman Blues
Bang a Gong (Get It On)
Planet Queen
Girl
Motivator
Life’s a Gas
Rip Off

Bonus Tracks
There Was a Time
Raw Ramp
Planet Queen (acoustic)
Hot Love
Woodland Rock
King of the Mountain Cometh

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One Of These Nights

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This Eagle has flown. Guitarist and co-founder Glenn Lewis Frey has succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. Frey had been suffering from intestinal issues, which caused the postponement of the band’s inclusion in the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors. He died earlier today in New York City.

“He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some.”  – Don Henley

 

One Of These Nights
One Of These Nights
Too Many Hands
Hollywood Waltz
Journey Of The Sorcerer
Take It To The Limit
Visions
After The Thrill Is Gone
I Wish You Peace

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The Long Run

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Hunky Dory

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Goodbye Thin White Duke.

Thank You for all the Glam…

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Don’t Look Back

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Kicking off the new year with the classic 1978 follow-up album to Boston’s juggernaut self-titled debut.

Twenty Fifteen was not only the warmest year in recorded history, thank you global climate change; we also saw more gun violence especially here in Chicago, ugly grotesque politicians who have made lying, racism and bigotry the standard bar for the upcoming presidential election along with continued racial unrest, income-inequality and of coarse terrorism. Some say the number one movie of the year, ‘and the Oscar goes to’, will be Spotlight, a film detailing the Boston Globe investigation of the Roman Catholic Church revealing how hundreds of priests for decades molested children while the church paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to hide the truth and cover it up.

With all that in mind, I say “Hello to Twenty Sixteen”! Let’s look forward to the upcoming year. Hopefully our current President will use his executive powers to get a few final things  done while our sloth of a congress rolls over and continues to scratch itself. Then when our first female president takes office, she can enact some of the bright ideas Bernie has brought to the table during their face off for the Democratic nomination.

Me? I’m just going to keep running. It helps me think. It enables me to clear my mind of all the noise and pollution that weighs me down, hinders and distracts my ability to see the future and the road ahead. No resolutions here, just a conscious effort to continue moving forward.

Don’t Look Back
Don’t Look Back
The Journey
It’s Easy
A Man I’ll Never Be
Feeling’ Satisfied
Party
Use To Bad News
Don’t Be Afraid

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