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R.I.P Ben E. King
It is being reported that Ben E. King has died of natural causes. He was 76. Bestest cover of Stand by me ever.
BOHICA 05/01/2015 23 41 - -
I looked at the place where me legs used to be
100 years ago the Gallipoli Campaign started. The results was 500,000 casualties. Fuck you Winston Churchill.
BOHICA 04/25/2015 59 146 1 -
Sometimes the King isn't a fink
Earthday in the Kingdom of ...
BOHICA 04/22/2015 6 8 - -
3 people are idiots
Usually I don't look at the "likes" and "dislikes" of Youtube videos, however with the newest release on the Playing For Change channel, "Teach Your Children Well" from their Adelaide, Australia ...
BOHICA 02/08/2015 25 43 - -
I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Being a SNAG (Sensitive New Age Guy), I sometimes find myself tearing up when I see, hear about or read about some outrage that is making the news cycle. However, being a cynic, I most times shake ...
BOHICA 02/07/2015 60 70 1 -
It's all been done before, It's all been written in the book
But when there's too much of nothing, nobody should look. Morning ear worm time again. Too much of nothing seems to be a recurring theme these days when the 1% has it all and the rest are stuck ...
BOHICA 02/01/2015 10 13 - -
My Drill Sergeant was right after all
At least according to John McCain. Although technically I don't remember if he ever called us "Low-life scum", but we were lower than whale shit, which is at the bottom of the ocean. Me being ...
BOHICA 01/30/2015 41 37 - -
I am - You are - We are Australians
Thanks to Bill in Portland Maine for alerting us that today is Australia Day So why not some music by and about down under? Besides I love Judith Durham's voice.
BOHICA 01/26/2015 17 9 - -
Always a young finger to slap a trigger
Since the continuing discussion on the sniper movie will continue for a while, I might as well chime in with my 2 cents worth. I have not seen it or read the book so my view is just on the effects ...
BOHICA 01/25/2015 20 29 - -
Hate, a word I seldom if ever, use.
Many years ago when I was legally blind, I was babysitting a friend’s young daughter and to keep us both entertained, we decided to make some chocolate chip cookies. I think she was about 7 or 8 ...
BOHICA 01/20/2015 42 69 1 -
MLK Day music
Change one word and an anthem is born. "I changed it to 'We shall'... I think I liked a more open sound; 'We will' has alliteration to it, but 'We shall' opens the mouth wider; the 'i' in 'will' ...
BOHICA 01/19/2015 13 11 - -
The Problem With High Speed Rail
Will anybody be writing songs about it? From Elizabeth Cotten's "Freight train" to Curtis Mayfield's "People get ready" and Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans", there has been a long tradition of ...
BOHICA 01/15/2015 48 23 - -
She say, who gonna take away his license to kill?
Woke up with Jackson Browne's "Live in the balance" stuck in my head and there was a Richie Havens version in the search results so I gave a listen. Then in the sidebar was "License to kill", quite ...
BOHICA 01/12/2015 4 5 - -
How to retire early
Write a song that becomes the signature tune for a blockbuster movie. Wiki "Everybody's Talkin'" is a folk rock song written and originally released by Fred Neil in 1966. A version of the song ...
BOHICA 01/10/2015 9 14 - -
Well, ask me why I’m drunk alla time
It levels my head and eases my mind I just walk along and stroll and sing I see better days and I do better things (I catch dinosaurs I make love to Elizabeth Taylor . . . Catch hell from Richard ...
BOHICA 01/08/2015 17 14 - -
Whisky and smoke
Aspirin and hot chicken soup with plenty of garlic. Yes I have a bit of a cold. I've found the above four ingredients help alleviate the worst symptoms. And since there is a train diary on the ...
BOHICA 01/07/2015 18 14 1 -
Granny sold out cheap
Still working this out on the banjo. I truly love a good story told in song. Kathy Mattea does an excellent version too.
BOHICA 01/05/2015 6 13 - -
Love is a lesson to learn in our time
"I like that one!" From Transatlantic sessions 1, program 2 . John Martyn and Kathy Mattea, "May you never.
BOHICA 01/04/2015 3 10 - -
I can see all obstacles in my way
Nothing like a fresh new contact lens to start the day (and year).
BOHICA 01/01/2015 21 33 - -
Show me the hobo who sleeps out in the rain
Back in 1963, one could use the word hobo and not be politically incorrect. So Phil Ochs did in one of his most poignant songs, "There but for fortune". Joan recorded it in 1964 and it was a hit ...
BOHICA 12/31/2014 47 59 1 -
When the Sun turns traitor cold
It's time to put on the long johns. Tom Rush, a participant in the "Great folk scare" and mentor to musical legends Joni Mitchell, Jackson Brown and James Taylor (and others), was the first to ...
BOHICA 12/30/2014 16 25 - -
Angst makes good music
The dream versus reality. The Boss gives us a taste of it in the title track from his album "The River" Steve Earle on being stuck in the heartland in "Someday".
BOHICA 12/28/2014 18 16 - -
Back to our regularly scheduled DFH music program
Now that the Christmas carol ear worms have been banished for another year, lets get back to some real music! Ambled into the Boxing Day celebration at my local pub last night (an annual event) ...
BOHICA 12/27/2014 5 16 - -
The Bestest Christmas Carol Ever
An earworm from the Okefenokee Swamp Lyrics below the orange ...
BOHICA 12/24/2014 19 20 - -
Morning Hippie Dippy Feed Your Head Music
One of the best lines ever. You call it rain - But the human name - Doesn't mean shit to a tree.
BOHICA 12/23/2014 25 21 - -
Captain High At Your Service
As I flew at an altitude of 39,000 feet over to the time sucker that is YouTube, and since I had watched a Jefferson Airplane video of Volunteers, there on the suggested list was "Fat angel" off the "
BOHICA 12/21/2014 21 15 - -
Tired of the same old crap. Need a pick me up?
Only if you want to.
BOHICA 12/20/2014 33 16 1 -
Morning earworm - Mojito or Cuba Libre?
Drinks are on the house. Guantanamera | Playing For Change We invite you to watch and enjoy another Song Around The World from our new album: "Guantanamera". We started the song with Carlos ...
BOHICA 12/18/2014 9 11 - -
I learned how to cry
In my quote bag is one from Joe Galloway, war correspondent and co-author of "We were soldiers once and young." "Someone once asked me if I had learned anything from going to war so many times. ...
BOHICA 12/15/2014 15 42 2 -
I got the Trillion Dollar Budget Blues
Back in 1987 I wrote a little talking blues song called "Trillion Dollar Budget Blues". This is the only song I ever wrote. The Reagan budget for 1987 passed the trillion dollar mark in that year ...
BOHICA 12/13/2014 6 16 - -
Soggy morning earworm
With the rain hitting the roof, Annie was singing to me.
BOHICA 12/11/2014 22 10 - -
"Taxi To The Dark Side" 2007 documentary on torture
"Cause of death: Homicide". This was on the death certificate ... of an Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar, beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in extrajudicial detention at the ...
BOHICA 12/10/2014 6 13 1 -
I pledged allegiance to the wall
Since everything seems to bring up a song lyric, the line from Simon & Garfunkel's "My little town", popped out when I read the latest story on two University of Oregon basketball players holding ...
BOHICA 12/08/2014 20 18 - -
Morning earworm
Its true, I did wake up with this playing in my head. I hear them all, Old crow medicine show.
BOHICA 12/08/2014 9 7 - -
Morning earworm
What the hell is Heaven? Beyond the rules of religion The cloth of conviction Above all the competition Where fact and fiction meet There's no color lines cast or classes There's no fooling the ...
BOHICA 12/04/2014 11 4 - -
I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now
Yesterday over in OPOL's diary We had the music, they had the media and the guns , there was a nice little thread on music of past and present in the context of movement music. It starts with this ...
BOHICA 11/30/2014 17 28 1 -
Powers chatter in high places, stir up eddies in the dust of rage
There are so many great lines in his song its hard to pick one for the diary title. The last line of the second verse seems to fit with the times as there is lots of talk but no action on the many ...
BOHICA 11/29/2014 5 10 1 -
Morning earworm
Won't you help me sing these songs of freedom.
BOHICA 11/28/2014 7 8 - -
Morning earworm
When I woke up this morning, this was on my ...
BOHICA 11/27/2014 12 11 - -
No way to delay that trouble comin' every day
As relevant today as it was when it was released back in 1966.
BOHICA 11/26/2014 18 9 - -
Morning earworm
Damn hippie music, always popping into my head!
BOHICA 11/25/2014 6 3 - -
Morning earworm
Monday toe ...
BOHICA 11/24/2014 9 10 - -
Morning earworm
A child's smile can't be beat. Lots of them in this video.
BOHICA 11/21/2014 7 12 - -
Morning ear worm
Sometimes I do ...
BOHICA 11/19/2014 10 14 - -
Morning ear worm
Almost makes me like country ...
BOHICA 11/18/2014 5 6 - -
Morning ear worm
After Fairport Convention there was Fotheringay and it was good.
BOHICA 11/17/2014 13 10 - -
I once was blind, but now I see
Its true. After 8 years of being legally blind, a team of wizard doctors removed the black cataract in my left eye and did a vitrectomy on it as well. This was back in 1992. There's a new wizard in ...
BOHICA 11/14/2014 17 28 - -
54,896 names on a wall
No not "The Wall" in Washington D.C. I was listening to the BBC World service last night and there was a segment on Remembrance Day and how people remember. The last part was about the daily ...
BOHICA 11/13/2014 15 30 - -
Its Armistice Day damn it
The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words: ... Whereas it is fitting that the recurring ...
BOHICA 11/11/2014 72 144 - -
Morning ear worm and caption this
Heard this on the radio the other day and had to learn it. Sunset is an angel weeping Holding out a bloody sword No matter how I squint I cannot Make out what it's pointing toward Sometimes you ...
BOHICA 11/10/2014 7 6 - -
Morning ear worm and caption this
Only fitting since the Berlin wall fell 25 years ago. Fred Neil & Vince Martin-Tear Down the Walls Tear Down The Walls Tear down the walls Listen to freedom singin' out Tear down the walls Can'...
BOHICA 11/09/2014 11 12 - -
Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori
As we prepare for the onslaught of patriotic fervor this November 11th with all the flag waving, jets flying over, taps at the cemetery and discount sales, it is well that we remind ourselves that ...
BOHICA 11/08/2014 36 56 1 -
Morning ear worm and caption this
Really Rocking the ...
BOHICA 11/08/2014 13 6 - -
Morning ear worm and caption this picture
Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.
BOHICA 11/07/2014 7 5 - -
Morning ear worm and caption this picture
A seasonal musing.
BOHICA 11/06/2014 11 6 - -
Morning ear worm and "Caption This Picture"
The future as foreseen by our own OPOL.
BOHICA 11/05/2014 15 7 - -
Music to watch the election returns by
BOHICA 11/04/2014 14 9 - -
Morning ear worm and "Caption this picture"
Have you seen the light? ht The Marti from ...
BOHICA 11/04/2014 8 7 - -
Morning ear worm and "Caption this picture"
Companion to an earlier ear worm.
BOHICA 11/03/2014 7 3 - -
Morning ear worm and "Caption this picture"
The greatest group that never gets any air time, the Playing For Change Band.
BOHICA 11/02/2014 16 14 1 -
Morning ear worm and "Caption this picture"
Showing my ...
BOHICA 11/01/2014 11 6 - -
How many heath care workers entered the US before the Dallas case?
Since March of this year, when the WHO reported the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, MSF/Doctors without Borders has been providing assistants to the effected countries. March 25, 2014 Outbreak ...
BOHICA 10/30/2014 8 20 - -
Morning ear worm
Why they are there I have no idea, I just wake up and a song is playing. Last couple morning it was a repeat so I didn't post it.
BOHICA 10/29/2014 7 12 - -
Morning ear worm
Flipped over to AXS TV on Saturday night and a Booker T. concert was on and this was the finale. It was followed by the rockumentary Let the good times roll. Not a bad night of TV.
BOHICA 10/27/2014 1 5 - -
Morning ear worm
This one stuck in my head because yesterday I was looking to learn another hit by Gerry and the Pacemakers; Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying. My band has an oboe player (1st chair Oregon Symphony ...
BOHICA 10/23/2014 4 5 - -
Morning ear worm
Teenage ...
BOHICA 10/22/2014 7 10 - -
Morning ear worm
Just a little something the band's been doing lately.
BOHICA 10/21/2014 14 14 - -
Morning ear worm
For all you pickers and ...
BOHICA 10/20/2014 5 8 - -
Morning ear worm
And the hits keep on ...
BOHICA 10/19/2014 6 9 - -
Morning ear worm
Seems I always have one and this morning's was way better than most.
BOHICA 10/18/2014 17 21 - -
Tripping the light fantastic at the VA hospital
Two weeks ago my contact lens was bugging me a bit so I left it out the next day. Still felt an irritation and that afternoon asked my SO to take a look. Red and angry looking was the diagnosis. The ...
BOHICA 10/04/2014 10 24 - -
"This is for Woody"
On this day in 1967, Woody Guthrie passed away from complications of Huntington's disease. The impact of Woody on the "Great folk scare" is immeasurable.
BOHICA 10/03/2014 34 69 - -
A climate change question from 44 years ago
Its all inter-related to lifestyle. Well I think it's fine, building jumbo planes Or taking a ride on a cosmic train Switch on summer from a slot machine Yes, get what you want to if you want, '...
BOHICA 09/22/2014 7 24 - -
9/11/1973 - Justice for Victor Jara. His murderers indicted.
Three Chilean Ex-Army Officials Charged in the Murder Case of Legendary Folk Singer Victor Jara The decades-long call for justice in the murder case of legendary Chilean folk singer Víctor Jara ...
BOHICA 09/11/2014 14 41 1 -
The monsters of the deep are back
Checking the BBC News this morning, I came across this good news story; California blue whales bounce back to near historic numbers Researchers believe that California blue whales have recovered in ...
BOHICA 09/06/2014 26 77 - -
Waste even more time on the Internet - 2.6 Million historical pictures uploaded
Caught this on the BBC News site; Millions of historic images posted to Flickr An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images. Kalev Leetaru ...
BOHICA 08/30/2014 36 128 9 -
I met Jesus in the desert over the weekend
Come back to earth as a woman. Not only that, she drinks whiskey, smokes a little reefer, plays guitar and fiddle and drops the F bomb every once in a while. Did I mention she also has a voice that ...
BOHICA 08/19/2014 43 109 1 -
"His hands were in the air" - New song by a friend of mine
About David Rovics David Rovics grew up in a family of classical musicians in Wilton, Connecticut, and became a fan of populist regimes early on. By the early 90's he was a full-time busker in ...
BOHICA 08/14/2014 12 12 - -
8-10 Agent Orange Day - They killed me in Vietnam, and I didn't even know
On this date 53 years ago the US begin spraying Agent Orange over Viet Nam. Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign has the story. On August 10th, 1961, the U.S. armed forces began ...
BOHICA 08/10/2014 26 75 2 -
Fly Little Bird to Hiroshima - Sadako and 1,000 Cranes
As is my tradition on August 6th, here is "Hiroshima" (Fly little bird") by Rappers Against Racism. Based on the true story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, the video always causes me to ...
BOHICA 08/06/2014 50 59 - -
What a long strange trip it was - Jerry Garcia - August 1, 1942
Just keeping my DFH license validated. Jerry was born this day 72 years ago.
BOHICA 08/01/2014 95 95 1 -
After 10+ years here, all I've got left are funny pics, quotes and music vids
I joined here on Nov 9, 2003, coming here as a "Clarkie". Unfortunately the smartest guy in the room didn't make the cut. Over the years most of my diaries have drifted away from politics and ...
BOHICA 07/28/2014 68 112 2 -
75 Cubans
"Music has no language, so definitely there's a special power to reach the spiritual power, the divinity, music is the only way, no other way to reach there. M stands morality, U stands for ...
BOHICA 07/26/2014 9 20 - -
Rock and roll harp and Los Lobos
La Bamba, off the new Playing For Change CD/DVD "PFC 3 - Songs Around the World" If you are not familiar with Playing For Change, here's the short description from Wiki Playing for ...
BOHICA 07/19/2014 13 16 - -
Happy birthday Grandpa Elliott
An inspiration for all of us, Grandpa Elliott of Playing For Change turn 70 years old today. Grandpa has been a New Orleans street icon for decades. His music and comforting presence have touched ...
BOHICA 07/10/2014 7 16 - -
So Johnny got a gun, and every little thing looked cool
20 years ago Tom Paxton wrote a little ditty titled "Johnny got a gun". The chorus goes: Johnny was afraid of dying young; Everybody he knew had a gun. So Johnny got a gun, And every ...
BOHICA 06/12/2014 11 34 - -
It’s too bad more didn’t walk off
I wasn’t going to weigh in on the Bergdahl story but then as is often the case, my mind traveled back in time and dredged up a little know bit of history; the G.I. resistance movement during the ...
BOHICA 06/07/2014 80 127 2 -
Dear History Channel, Will fact check for food
Since the TV machine is on sort of a series hiatus between seasons, I was flipping through the channels and saw that The History Channel was playing "World Wars". An assassination in Sarajevo ...
BOHICA 05/29/2014 217 126 - -
They scan THE WALL and find his name Teardrops fall like pouring rain
Back in October of 2004, I was coming home from riding my best buddy Raffon and listening to A Prairie Home Companion and a song came on played by Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group. As ...
BOHICA 05/26/2014 64 85 3 -
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori: How sweet and honourable it is to die for one's country
The last line of one of the greatest poems written by one of the leading poets of WWI, Wilfred Owen who died at the age of 25 one week before the end of the "War to end all wars" (November 4, 1918):
BOHICA 05/25/2014 31 27 - -
Our Forgotten Wounded
Nine years ago I originally posted this. With the focus on the VA "scandal" front and center, I thought it might be worth posting it again. Our Forgotten Wounded Sun Apr 17, 2005 When I turned on ...
BOHICA 05/21/2014 13 19 2 -
I once was blind, but now I see: Happy 78th birthday Wavy Gravy
Last year I did a post on the documentary The Wavy Gravy Movie - Saint Misbehavin' called Help me to be the best Wavy Gravy I can muster. You should go read it.
BOHICA 05/15/2014 47 68 1 -
Arise, then, women of this day!
The history of Mother’s Day gives us two founders; Anna Jarvis and Julia Ward Howe. Mrs. Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis (Anna’s mother) organized several "Mothers Day Work Clubs" in the 1850s in the ...
BOHICA 05/11/2014 21 21 2 -
He did overcome - Today Would Have Been Pete Seeger's 95th Birthday (May 3rd 1919)
Today would have been Pete Seeger's 95th birthday. There's not much more I can add to the story of Pete, one of the greatest American who ever lived, that isn't covered by the PBS American Master's ...
BOHICA 05/03/2014 25 52 - -
It doesn't get any better than this. Keith Richards w/Playing For Change
Playing For Change continues to provide peace through music. Today is a great day!!! We present to you all a new PFC Song Around The World featuring Keith Richards in collaboration with Roberto ...
BOHICA 04/30/2014 23 75 1 -
Its official, I am God
At least Huffington Post and Rachel Maddow say I am. Last week one of my band mates forwarded me an email from his daughter with a link to a Huff Post story: 10 Amazing Westboro Baptist Church ...
BOHICA 04/11/2014 139 194 - -
What's a cubit?
With release of the movie "Noah", I just couldn't pass up posting this early Bill Cosby routine.
BOHICA 03/28/2014 39 41 - -
Military Recruiters Behaving Badly
Last Friday, March 14th, I received an email from one of my old Veterans For Peace chapter member. In it she described how she and another veteran were treated by a group of recruiters from the Army,
BOHICA 03/19/2014 94 152 1 -
Pickin’ bones of a better day
For many a year I believed "We can't make it here anymore” by James McMurtry was THE quintessential protest song on the condition of the US of A. Although it was written in 2005, it is still as ...
BOHICA 02/21/2014 12 18 - -
Testimony of Pete Seeger before the House Un-American Activities Committee, August 18, 1955
This is how you stand up to abuse of power. . . . Mr. TAVENNER: The Committee has information obtained in part from the Daily Worker indicating that, over a period of time, especially since ...
BOHICA 01/28/2014 146 400 7 -
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