September 16, 2023


I so appreciate when people are confident to be their weirdo selves.

September 9, 2023

September 2, 2023

The Mellotron

Make some space in your electric home for your new toy.
Want to see and hear the Mellotron in action? Lucky you:

Paul McCartney demonstrates the Mellotron
• Would you care to Cha Cha?
Dr. Mix shows you what it's all about
• Learn about it from the inside out
More lessons / hear some famous tracks

August 26, 2023

The Point!

Teach the kids in your life about differences. Narrated by Ringo.

August 19, 2023

August 13, 2023

summertime fun

Take your bongos to the beach, park or wherever and enjoy. 😎

August 5, 2023

Delta Lady

Joe Cocker
performs on the German tv show Beat-Club from 1969.

July 30, 2023

Herb Alpert

I experienced my most inspiring concert Saturday night at the Cabot with Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall. Behind the five-piece ensemble were screens displaying photographs and films from both of their careers and images of his paintings acting as backdrops.

I've known his music all of my life but seeing this segment opened my eyes to the wonderful world he's created as a musical artist, trumpeter, painter, sculptor, composer, record-company businessman and philanthropist while remaining kind, humble and generous. 100% of the tours' proceeds go to the Louis Armstrong Foundation.

Between songs and medleys, he spoke about his life and what it means to be an artist and finding your own voice and way in the world.

In the photo above, Lani Hall is singing Mais Que Nada by Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 in which she was lead singer. In the background photo from the 60s, she is in the red dress. Click pics to make big.

Tijuana Taxi, Hollywood Palace, 1966
Spanish Flea, 1965
A Taste of Honey, The Ed Sullivan Show, 1965
BBC tv special, 1967
Tremendous documentary
Check out Alpert's Vibrato Jazz Club in LA

Clark's Gum used Mexican Shuffle in their series of commercials.

Mexican Shuffle, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, 1964

In the clip above, Alpert plays along to a video at The Cabot Theater.
And did I mention that he is 88 years old? Keep enjoying life, Herb.

The Lonely Bull, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, 1962

This Guy's In Love With You, Herb Alpert, 1968

July 29, 2023

Da Da Dadaism

Learn about Dadaism and impress your friends and frenemies.

July 23, 2023

claps, whips, beeps and boops

What happens when you mix Boston-based Eddie Japan with Greg Hawkes? A blast of a show with many appreciative, bobbing heads. Hawkes, the keyboard and synthesizer player in The Cars had TCAN groovin' last night to his iconic sound. Hear him talk about the Beatles' influence. With the exception of a few tunes, all the songs performed were by The Cars. He also blew everyone away with his sax wailing.

Hawkes (in red blazer) with The Cars (left) and Eddie Japan (right)

Above, Greg Hawkes and Eddie Japan perform Candy-O at TCAN.

July 22, 2023

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

If you want to get to heaven, you got to raise a little hell. 🔥🔥🔥

July 15, 2023

They're fabulous

The Fabulous Thunderbirds rocked out last night at the cozy TCAN where there isn't a bad seat in the house. Too bad there wasn't a dance floor because they make you want to boogie. Their hit Wrap It Up was originally recorded by Sam and Dave – the fab duo from Stax.

Wrap It Up, Sam and Dave, 1968

reasons to be cheerful

Don't be a blockhead, Charlie Brown. Enjoy life and be grateful. 😌

July 8, 2023

my neck hurts

Question: how well can you whip your head around? You're hired.

July 1, 2023

look inward

Journey to the center of your mind with The Amboy Dukes from 1968.

June 24, 2023

Peyton Place

Micky Dolenz is a convincing creep in this 1965 episode.
Peyton Place (1964-1969) was the first prime time soap opera airing three times a week at one point. Ryan O'Neal and Mia Farrow starred as young people living in a seaside town in Massachusetts.

The 1957 film was born from the 1956 novel. The 1961 film "Return to Peyton Place" was based on the 1959 sequel of the same name.

June 17, 2023


Without the Rain we wouldn't have flowers and there would be no Flower Children Land. This is the actress on Welcome Back,
– a show I never missed during its 1975-1979 run.

June 10, 2023

I Can Hear the Grass Grow

Welcome summer. Looks like The Move shopped on Carnaby Street.

Way out is way in on Carnaby Street in 1967
A mixed boutique, 1966
What's new in 1965?
Who's the best-dressed entertainer of 1969?
A Carnaby Street fashion show in 1966
Les Move on French tv, 1967
The heartthrob of housewives visits Carnaby Street, 1968
What's your style: murderous bank robber or hippie hillbilly?

June 3, 2023

hey Babs

Ditch old Barbie for a more provocative version. What up, Marcia?

May 27, 2023

Tina Turner

Thanks, Tina for what you brought to the world. Mission accomplished.

I Can't Believe What You Say, 1964
River Deep Mountain High promo, 1966
Playboy After Dark, 1969
Proud Mary, Ike and Tina Turner Revue, 1970
Nutbush City Limits, Soul Train, circa 1975
What's Love Got To Do With It, 1984

River Deep Mountain High, Ike and Tina Turner, 1966

May 20, 2023

I'm not your stepping stone

Beware of manipulators. You come first. Now where are my maracas?


May 13, 2023

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Are you the type of person who loves singing along to music whether you know the lyrics or not? Then you will love Choir! Choir! Choir! I was taken to their show at TCAN without knowing about them or what was about to happen. I loved it. The theme was George Harrison tunes. There's something magical about a bunch of people singing together. Check them out with David Byrne, Patti Smith and Rick Astley.

Where are you?

There you are. Put that hamburger down and join me in a little shake.
If you love 1960s soul music, you'll dig Funky 16 Corners radio.

Hide and Seek, Lillian Dupree, 1965

May 6, 2023

Outta my way!

What are you doing on Saturday? I'm Rollerskating. What else?

I Got My Mind Made Up, Instant Funk, 1978

April 29, 2023

It's a Bikini World

What are you wearing to the go-go party? My bikini, of course.

April 17, 2023


Hey Bob...... I think that may be my jumpsuit that you're wearing.

April 8, 2023

April 2, 2023

March 25, 2023

Wanna Watusi?

Watusi with Luci Baines Johnson and Steve McQueen in 1964.
Don't know how? Tune in to The Lawrence Welk Show and learn.

Watusi with Lucy, The Dovells, 1964

March 18, 2023

March 11, 2023

Zephyr winds which blow on high...

...lift me now so I can fly. On Saturday mornings, I didn't go outside until after The Shazam/Isis Hour. Words of wisdom from Isis.

February 25, 2023

February 18, 2023

Saturday morning dose of 1965

For the intellectuals: James Baldwin and William F. Buckley debate.
For the rest of us: commercials and tv show openings. Yippeeee.

February 8, 2023

It's a Beautiful Morning

During a recent visit to Oahu, my host surprised me with a show featuring Felix and Gene from The Rascals. They wrote so many groovin' tunes and played and performed with so much energy.
Check out this guy talking about Felix and the Hammond.

Felix and Gene perform at The Blue Note. Click pic to make big.

Honolulu Lulu, Jan and Dean, 1963

January 28, 2023

January 21, 2023

January 14, 2023

Rock'n Mania Records

During my teens, I bought most of my albums from a used record store two towns away. Buying an album for only one song sucked (Blue Oyster Cult), so I would scoop up many of the "best of" albums because all the songs were good. I was often hearing really good music for the first time – like Sam & Dave. What a gas to see video like this.

This is my used Sam & Dave "best of" album. Click on it to make big.

January 7, 2023

Dance Party USA

I smile when I think of some of the clothing I wore to express myself.

December 31, 2022

Happy New Year!

Whether you're going out, staying in, having Chinese food or will be asleep by 10, enjoy starting off the year on a good foot. Yippeee!

December 24, 2022

Merry Christmas!

In the photo above, my sister Janet and I visit Santa in 1966.

This is the 1966 Goodyear Christmas album sold in their stores.

December 17, 2022

The Beat

Every Christmas as a teenager, my mom would ask me for a list of 6 albums that I wanted. I would giggle at the thought of her in line with my selections. One of the Christmas commercials that aired in 1982 was for K-tel's "The Beat." I wanted it. I gave my mom the address to send for it and she came through. I still have it. I'm too lazy to make a new Christmas mix so here are some old ones. Enjoy the season!

Click on the album to make it big. Some of the groups on the record:
Go-GosSplit EnzWaitressesDepeche ModeDuran Duran
Kim WildeBow Wow WowHaircut 100A Flock of Seagulls

December 10, 2022

push it over

I love backup singing in the 1960s. Here are 2 songs I've fallen in love with that have groovy backup singing and they're both about pushing:

Push a Little Harder, The Avons, 1963
The timpani and the "space organ" crack me up.

Push a Little Harder, The Enjoyables, 1964
How do you not enjoy a song by a group called The Enjoyables?
Beautiful harmonies in the style of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions. Keep On Pushing and since we're pushin' it...