When Gillespies Ruled the World: Dwayne Clemons Quintet at George’s Museum of Art and Origins, Saturday, May 21, 2016

Coincidental to the eve of my 63rd birthday, George Nelson Preston had one of his Uptown Saturday Nights and I couldn’t have had a better celebration. Dwayne’s blues tempered bop with Josh Benko, alto sax, Sacha Perry on piano, Murray Wall on bass and Scott Lowrie on drums blew us all back to the Sugar […]

Live in Livingston, Alabama

Books Are Weapons Ruby PTL Better

Journals: SF/Mpls/NY, 1972-1973. Pt. 1

Synopsis I started keeping journals in 1968 and, in 1971, I threw everything I’d written away.  At 19 I wanted nothing more than to put it all behind me: my hometown, my family, but mostly me, the bad writer.  My immersion in paperback literature was making a perfectionist out of me.  There were 2 volumes […]