Your Morning Song

Three categories: Joyous, Energetic, Thoughtful.

  • Joyous = waking up with hope and confidence that today will be better.
  • Energetic = a double espresso jump start for the day.
  • Contemplative = stay in bed a bit longer to think about your dreams and your hopes for the day.
  1. In the Morning” Jennifer Warnes (Begees Cover, Joyous)
  2. Nettle Bed” by Soft Machine (Energetic)
  3. Six O’Clock” by The Lovin’ Spoonful (Joyous)
  4. The Long Ships theme” arranged Charles Albertine (Joyous)
  5. Meeting of the Spirits” by Mahavishnu Orchestra (Energetic)
  6. I Fall in Love Too Easily” by the Keith Jarrett Trio (Contemplative)
  7. Boring”…


Come over to the dark side. We have music.

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A deep dive into a few numbers you might have missed so far on your journey through life.


When our beloved musicians die, we feel bereft because we know we’ll never hear anything new from them. An archivist may discover some buried treasure, but that’s not the same…


(No, not that squirrel song)

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Terry Barr recently told of playing Santana songs at his Alabama church in the late 1960’s. I replied with a description of my own experiences, and Terry suggested I turn the post into an article. So if you have any objections to the following elaboration, blame Terry. (For the irony-impaired, don’t blame Terry; read his reminiscences in various publications on Medium. You’ll learn something about yourself and your world, not to mention enjoying Terry’s eloquent and self-aware autobiographies for their own sake.)

I once played Spanky and Our Gang’s “Give a Damn” for a Training…

Steven Hale

Music: Discovering the lost and forgotten. Politics: Exposing injustice. Screenwriting: Emotional storytelling.

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