Sunday, 5 December 2021


 Yes, yes, i know, i'm way behind getting these up. Problems formatting the posts are the primary reason, it's become almost like work, My own health problems haven't helped, either. I'll get there.



Rik Emmett – Saved By Love

Sting – Roxanne (live)

Bill Quateman – Shot In The Dark

Dan Fogelberg – Man in The Mirror / Below The Surface

The Henry Paul Band – Hollywood Paradise

Bob Dylan – All Along The Watchtower

Buffalo Springfield – Broken Arrow

Peter Frampton – Baby (Something's Happening)

Rare Bird – Sympathy

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils – Country Girl

Dwight Twilley Band – Twilley Don't Mind

Cat Stevens – The Hurt

Morningstar – Through The Night

Bob Seger – American Storm

The Band – Stage Fright

The Marshall Tucker Band – Blue Ridge Mountain Sky

Al Stewart – Nostradamus

Asia – Wildest Dreams

Le Roux – Let Me Be Your Fantasy

The Clash – Police On My Back

Billy Joel – Root Beer Rag

Queen – Bicycle Race

Dave Mason – Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave

Night – Hot Summer Nights

The Rascals – A Beautiful Morning

Painter – Goin' Down The Road

Bad Company – Call On Me

Foghat – Take It Or Leave It

The Allman Brothers Band – Blue Sky

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Carry On / Questions

Dave Mason – A Heartache, A Shadow, A Lifetime

The Rolling Stones – Can't You Hear Me Knocking

Paul McCartney – Monkberry Moon Delight

Mama's Pride – Blue Mist

Little Feat – Spanish Moon

The Moody Blues – Ride My See-Saw

Chicago – Introduction

My own play list:

Lucinda Williams – Essence

The Beatles – The Beatles (2 CDs)

Richard & Linda Thompson – I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight

The Moody Blues – Gold (2 CDs)

Colin James – Open Road

Peter Green – In The Skies

Peter Hammill – This

Dick Gaughan – Lucky For Some

Fairport Convention – Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

Eliza Carthy – Heat, Light And Sound

Caro Emerald – Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor

Zaz – Effet Miroir

Wishbone Ash – Nouveau Calls

Rod Stewart – The Great American Songbook, Vol. IV

Siouxsie & The Banshees – The Best Of Siouxsie & The Banshees

Phil Collins – Both Sides

Herbie Hancock – Gershwin's World

Hot Tuna – Burgers

Eric Bogle – By Request

Jeff Beck – Live +

Baka Bayond – Spirit Of The Forest

Jakob Lindberg & Paul O'Dette – English Lute Duets

Kronos Quartet – Pieces Of Africa

Sheryl Crow -- Live From The Ryman And More (2 CDs)

Zaz – Isa

June Tabor – Some Other Time

Andy Irvine And Paul Brady -- Andy Irvine And Paul Brady

Jon Anderson – Olias Of Sunhillow

Fairport Convention – Sense Of Occasion

Roy Wood – Outstanding Performer

Focus – Hamburger Concerto

Yes – Keystudio

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

KSHE Klassics Show, November 7, 2021

OK, it'll just be the playlists until i can figure out this formatting problem and get all caught up. Dire Straits – Lady Writer James Taylor – Every Day The Outlaws – Breaker Breaker Budgie – I Ain't No Mountain Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic Grand Funk Railroad – Bad Time The Marshall Tucker Band – The Last Of The Singing Cowboys Morningstar – Sad Lady Journey – Of A Lifetime The Allman Brothers Band – In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (studio version) Steppenwolf – Rock Me The Greg Kihn Band – Rendezvous The Graeme Edge Band – Paradise Ballroom Eric Clapton – She's Waiting Strawbs – Hero And Heroine Little Feat – Straight From The Heart Le Roux – Addicted Steve Baron – Magic Musician The Kinks – No More Looking Back Rainbow – Bring On The Night / Dream Chaser Dwight Twilley – Girls Spirit – Amimal Zoo Trooper – Cold, Cold Toronto The Moody Blues – Isn't Life Strange Firefall – Sweet And Sour Bloodrock – D.O.A. The Babys – The Golden Mile Montrose – Space Station #5 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Makin' Thunderbirds Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit The Doobie Brothers – Without You Z.Z. Top – TV Dinners Santana – Lightning In The Sky Robert Palmer – Best Of Both Worlds Climax Blues Band – Towards The Sun Atlanta Rhythm Section – Jukin' / San Antonio Rose Uriah Heep – Salisbury Mott The Hoople – Roll Away The Stone Fleetwood Mac – Oh Daddy Lake – Paradise Way

Sunday, 14 November 2021


I'm getting tired of this, i spend a lot of time composing these posts in a word document, then i copy and paste what i've written to here. What i've been winding up with lately is a shambles like this, below. (This first sentence i've written online.)

Until i can figure out where i'm going wrong, you're stuck with practically indecipherable post. Merde....

Quotation Of The Week: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ~ The primary takeaway from the past 250 years of recorded American history is that Presidents are not kings.

Eric Clapton – No Alibis

Molly Hatchet – Bounty Hunter

Icehouse – Crazy

Renaissance – Carpet Of The Sun

Fahrenheit – Fool In Love

The J. Geils Band – Love-itis

Jesse Colin Young –Light Shine

Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Jefferson Starship – Lightning Rose

John Lennon -- #9 Dream (NOT Fleetwood Mac)

Blue Cheer – I'm The Light

Firefall – Love That Got Away

Gulliver – Ridin' The Wind

Robert Plant – Ship Of Fools

Steve Winwood – Still In The Game

The Max Damian Band – Paradise

Paul Simon – Mother And Child Reunion (Not Alan Parsons)

Jo Jo Gunne – Ready Freddie

Spirit – 1984

Electric Light Orchestra – Night Rider

Max Gronenthal – Get It Straight

The Doobie Brothers – Here To Love You

Uriah Heep – Sweet Lorraine

10 c.c. -- Art For Art's Sake

The Babys – Isn't It Time

The Rolling Stones – Happy

Jackson Browne – The Fuse

Mistress – China Lake

Harry Chapin – Sniper

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Fire Lake

Meat Loaf – Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

Pavlov's Dog – Song Dance

Mark-Almond – What Am I Living For

Starship – Tomorrow Doesn't Matter Tonight

Robin Trower – Long Misty Days

Van Morrison – Wild Night

Eliza Gilkyson – Paradise Hotel

Laurie Anderson – Mister Heartbreak

Radiohead – Hail To The Thief

John Renbourn – The Hermit

Clannad – Pastpresent

The Chieftaims – Water In The Well

Alison Krauss & Union Station – New Favorite

Oysterband – Diamonds On The Water

Paula Cole – Ballads

Duke Ellington – It Don't Mean A Thing

Paul Bley – Fragments

Sky – Sky 2

Jeff Beck – Who Else!

Jethro Tull – Stormwatch

Patty Griffin – American Kid

Happy Rhodes – Rearmament

Procol Harum – Home

Steeleye Span – Tempted And Tried

New Order – The Best Of New Order

Joe Walsh – But Seriously Folks....

Mary Chapin Carpenter – Stones In The Road

A Fine Frenzy – Bomb In A Birdcage

Marillion – Sounds That Can't Be Made

Fish – Weltschmerz (2 CDs).

Pretenders – Learning To Crawl

Various Artists – Made In Britain 2007

Steve Earle – Guitar Town

King Crimson – Larks' Tongues In Aspic

Manfred Mann's Earth Band – Angel Station

The Pat Metheny Group – Imaginary Day

Lindisfarne – Nicely Out Of Tune

Kate & Anna McGarrigle --- Matapedia

Jefferson Starship – Red Octopus

Tyrannosaurus Rex – Unicorn

Peter Gabriel – So

10 c.c. -- How Dare You!

Mike Oldfield – Platinum

Loggins & Messina – Sittin' In Again

Monday, 8 November 2021


 Quotation Of The Week: Charles M. Schulz ~ There are three things I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin. Jesse Colin Young – Morning Sun The Kinks – Set Me Free Jo Jo Gunne – Run Run Run Jefferson Starship – Miracles Bill Quateman – Only Love U.K. -- Night After Night (live) Brownsville Station – Lady (Put The Light On Me) Tarney-Spencer Band – No Time To Lose The Charlie Daniels Band – Orange Blossom Special (live) Foreigner – Rev On The Red Line Point Blank – Nicole Jimi Hendeix – Red House Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Kings Road Leon Russell – Lady Blue Cat Stevens – Morning Has Broken The Fixx – Red Skies Steppenwolf – Monster Journey – Kohoutek Ted Nugent – Hey Baby The Marshall Tucker Band – Never Trust A Stranger Procol Harum – A Salty Dog Steely Dan – Bodhisattva Atlanta Rhythm Section – Georgia Rhythm Kenny Loggins – Swear Your Love The Who – Athena Harry Chapin – The Mayor Of Candor Lied Gypsy – Gypsy Queen (Part 1) Zager & Evans – In The Year 2525 Kingfish – Hypnotize The Band – The Weight Sea Level – That's Your Secret The Left Banke – Walk Away RenĂ©e Bob Seger – Nine Tonight James Tayloe – Something In The Way She Moves The Faith Band – Touchy Situation David & David – Welcome To The Boomtown Crosby, Stills & Nash – Wooden Ships Rush – Analog Kid Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac Martin Carthy – Sweet Wivelsfield Steeleye Span – Bloody Men (2 CDs) Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden Bruce Springsteen – Magic Richard Thompson – Mock Tudor Siouxsie & The Banshees – Superstition Maddy Prior – Lionhearts Roger McGuinn – CCD The Waterboys – Dream Harder The Beatles – Help! } John Lennon – Wonsaponatime } Ringo Starr – Ringo } see what i did there? George Harrison – Cloud Nine } Paul McCartney – Driving Rain } Dead Can Dance – Into The Labyrinth Flash And The Pan – Flash And The Pan Chicago – Chicago V Various Artists – Common Ground Altan – Harvest Storm Lindisfarne – Fog On The Tyne Zap Mama – Amazone Fairport Convention – Off The Desk 2020 Strawbs – A Choice Collection Of Strawbs Graham Nash – Songs For Beginners Rory Gallagher – Fresh Evidence Various Artists – Step Right Up! Bob Dylan – Love And Theft Jennifer Warnes – Famous Blue Raincoat The Cure – Greatest Hits Tomita – The Ravel Album Peter Hammill – Incoherence Patty Griffin – Silver Bell Joan Osborne – Songs Of Bob Dylan Bruce Guthro – Celtic Crossing The Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now (2 CDs) Keane – Perfect Symmetry Sandy Denny – The Northstar Grassman and The Ravens

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

KSHE Klassics Show, Oct. 17Th, 2021

  1. As you may or may not know, i live in Canada, and for some reason KSHE doesn't stream their audio to here. I have to connect via a VPN in order to spoof an American address. This week, according to i was listening from somewhere in New York City again. 

  2.  Quotation of the week: Evelyn Waugh: Aesthetic value is often the by-product of the artist striving to do something else. 

  3.  You may well remember that the first two editions of The Klassics Show i was able to listen to after my returm from London (Ontario) were, shall i say, underwhelming. Not bad, but definitely unexceptional. However, last week earned a grade of A+ and i'm very pleased to give an A+ to this week's show as well. If this is a trend, long may it continue! 

  4.  Billy Joel – I've Loved These Days 
  5. The Fabulous Poodles – Roll Your Own 
  6. Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Lend Your Love To Me Tonight 
  7. The J. Geils Band – Love Stinks 
  8. John Mayall – Room To Move 
  9. Shoot – Sepia Sister 
  10. Allan Clarke – Slipstream 
  11. Cat Stevens – Sitting 
  12. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – If 6 Was 9 
  13. Eric Clapton – Let It Grow 
  14. Point Blank – Mean To Your Queenie 
  15. Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues 
  16. Blues Image – Ride Captain Ride 
  17. Lighthouse – One Fine Morning 
  18. Loggins & Messina – Pretty Princess 
  19. The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver – Real Love 
  20. U2 – In God's Country 
  21. The Electric Light Orchestra – Mr Blue Sky 
  22. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Letting You Go 
  23. Jonathan Edwards – Shanty 
  24. Louise Goffin – Kid Blue (Carole King's daughter) 
  25. The Greg Kihn Band – Remember 
  26. Chicago – (I've Been) Searchin' So Long 
  27. Man – Kerosene 
  28. Trooper – Knock 'Em Dead Kid 
  29. Joe Walsh – A Life Of Illusion 
  30. Bryan Adams – One Night Love Affair 
  31. Nite City – Nite City 
  32. Bad Company – No Smoke Without A Fire 
  33. Journey – La Raza Del Sol 
  34. Nektar – Remember The Future 
  35. The Yardbirds – Shapes Of Things 
  36. Russ Ballard – Rene Didn't Do It 
  37. The Guess Who – Share The Land 

  38.  You'd think that with all the time i've had off recently, my personal playlists would be a lot lomger, but i'll spare you that: i've been busy elsewhere, watching DVDs and snoozing.... 

  39. Jack Bruce – Monkjack 
  40. Capercaillie – Beautiful Wasteland 
  41. Carole King & James Taylor – Live At The Troubador 
  42. Eliza Carthy – Neptune 
  43. The Super Super Blues Band -- The Super Super Blues Band 
  44. Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey 
  45. Kirsty MacColl – Tropical Brainstorm 
  46. Sparks – Exotic Creatures Of The Deep 
  47. Nanci Griffith – Post In My Window 
  48. Rob Thomas – Something To Be 
  49. Kate Rusby – Sleepless 
  50. Saga – 10,000 Days 
  51. Adele – 21 
  52. David Gilmour – Live In Gdansk (2 CDs) 
  53. Jethro Tull – Benefit 
  54. Various Artists – Grandson Of “Morris On” 
  55. The Albion Band – Along The Pilgrims Way 
  56. Maddy Prior & June Tabor – No More To The Dance The Chieftains – 4 
  57. Yes – Relayer 
  58. Genesis – Duke 
  59. Terje Rypdal – Waves 
  60. Phil Collins – Dance Into The Light 
  61. Lindisfarne – Roll On, Ruby 
  62. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Into The Great Wide Open Joan Osborne – How Sweet It Is 
  63. Bob Dylan – Modern Times (CD + DVD) 
  64. Afro Celt Sound System – The Source 
  65. Blondie – The Best Of Blondie 
  66. Hothouse Flowers – Into Your Heart 
  67. Nanci Griffith – Other Voices / Other Rooms 
  68. Howard Jones – The 12” Album 
  69. Runrig – In Search Of Angels. 
  70. Joni Mitchell – The Hissing Of Summer Lawns 
  71. Nik Kershaw – To Be Frank 
  72. Jefferson Airplane – Bless Its Pointed Little Head 
  73. The John Kirkpatrick Band – Force Of Habit 
  74. Tangerine Dream – Phaedra

Saturday, 16 October 2021

The KSHE Klassics Show, Oct. 10th, 2021

As you may or may not know, i live in Canada, and for some reason KSHE doesn't stream their audio to here. I have to connect via a VPN in order to spoof an American address. According to, this week i was listening from somwhere in New York City. Quotation of the week: Debbie Harry ~ "That was always what I felt was the beauty of Rock 'n' Roll, it was entertainment and showbiz yet it had the idea of the voice of the people, it had an essence to it which was socially motivated. Not that I want to change to world, you know? But it was sort of relevant to real life, it involved the real essence of poetry or the real essence of fine art. But it was also entertainment. That was the real vitality." Now that's more like it! After last week's mediocre installment and another first hour that was generally a waste, off we went into definite "A+" territory. Oh, sure, there was some crap -- John O'Banion (?!?) (he was very popular in Japan, apparently), Night Ranger and Ted Nugent, for instance, but there was also one of Dan Fogelberg's most heart-achingly beatiful songs plus faves by Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Camel and Saga. John O'Banion -- Love Is Blind The Grateful Dead -- Playing In The Band Tantrum -- Rather Be Rockin' The Rolling Stones -- Rock And A Hard Place Krokus -- Screaming In The Night Night Ranger -- Sing Me Away The Fixx -- Stand Or Fall Crawler -- Stone Cold Sober Eric Clapton -- Tulsa Time Jackson Browne -- You Love The Thunder The Outlaws -- Freeborn Man Kayak -- Keep The Change The Clash -- London Calling The Moody Blues -- Legend Of A Mind Bob Dylan -- Maggie's Farm John Mellencamp -- Minutes To Memories Camel -- Who We Are Nazareth -- Razamanaz Dan Fogelberg -- Nether Lands Paul Collins Beat -- On The Highway Barclay James Harvest -- See Me See You Ted Nugent -- Free For All Budgie -- Sky High Percentage Tycoon -- Such A Woman Streets -- If Love Should Go Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- Blue Collar Deep Purple -- Kentucky Woman Joe Walsh -- Meadows Aldo Nova -- Monkey On Your Back Saga -- On The Loose Tommy Bolin -- Post Toastee Vinegar Joe -- Never Met A Dog Blind Faith -- The Presence Of The Lord Ambrosia -- Ready Scorpions -- Loving You Sunday Morning Status Quo -- Pictures Of Matchstick Men My personal playlist isn't especially lengthy, even though i remain off from my other job -- i've taken to watching a movie almost every afternoon. Kate Bush – The Sensual World Pat Benatar – Best Shots James Taylor – Covers Talk Talk – The Colour Of Spring Richard Thompson – Serpent's Tears Runrig – The Last Dance (3 CDs) Sparks – Propaganda Paul Simon – You're The One Peter Gabriel et al. -- Big Blue Ball Sharon Shannon – Each Little Thing Fairport Convention – Shuffle And Go Wolfscote – Turn The Glass Waterson : Carthy -- Waterson : Carthy Tim Renwick – Privateer Lindisfarne – Dingly Dell Ofra Harnoy – Silent Woods Outback – Baka Capercaillie – To The Moon The Beat – I Just Can't Stop It Joni Mitchell – Don Juan's Reckless Daughter Mark Knopfler – Shangri-La Van Morrison – Astral Weeks Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship – Blows Against The Empire Eliza Gilkyson – 2020 Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks Roxy Music – The Best Of Roxy Music Adele – 21 The Sugar Cubes – Life's Too Good Dead Can Dance – In Concert Jane Siberry – City Loreena McKennitt – The Visit Various Artists – Africa Rising Enya – Paint The Sky With Stars: The Best Of Enya Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand John Fogerty – Premonition

Saturday, 9 October 2021

KSHE KLASSICS SHOW, Oct. 3rd, 2021

As you may or may not know, i live in Canada, and for some reason KSHE doesn't stream their audio to here. I have to connect via a VPN in order to spoof an American address. According to, this week i was listening from Staten Island, New York. 

Quotation Of The Week: Claude Debussy ~ Listen to no one's advice except that of the wind in the trees. That can recount the whole history of mankind. 

Today's was the first edition of The Klassics Show i'd been able to listen to in a month (long story) and i'm afraid i have to call it a major disappointment, The inclusion of a song by Dan Fogelberg automatically means a grade of A+ but honestly, without that the show may just – just -- have scraped by with a C. And it wasn't even one of Dan's better songs! 

 Most of the first hour was pretty much a waste of time, starting with dreadful songs by Ray Manzarek and Rod Stewart and then Eric Clapton reminding us how much he'd forgotten about how to rock and roll. The James Gang's song was pretty good but then, finally, some real music with Thin Lizzy plus the much-loved Phasors On Stun

Things didn't improve much, although there was great music by Bob Seger, Deep Purple, Billy Joel , Marillion and Brownsville Station amd, well, that's about it. Even artists i normally love were represented by inferior songs and that's about it. 

Here's a picture of where i spent most of September. 


Ray Manzarek – Bicentennial Blues 

Rod Stewart – Foolish Behaviour 

Joe Walsh – Country Fair 

Eric Clapton – I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart 

Manassas – It Doesn't Matter 

John Mellencamp – Justice And Independence '85 

The Hollies – Magic Woman Touch 

The James Gang – Midnight Man 

Stevie Nicks w. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Needles And             Pins 

Thin Lizzy – Old Flame 

FM – Phasors On Stun 

Santana – Dance Sister Dance 

Queen – Dragon Attack 

Z.Z. Top – Party On The Patio 

Deep Purple – Lazy 

Rod Stewart – Oh, No, Not My Baby 

Uriah Heep – That's The Way That It Is 

Ron Wood – I Can Feel The Fire 

Dan Fogelberg – Love Gone By 

Blackjack – Heart Of Stone 

The Bob Seger System – Ramblin' Gamblin' Man 

Axe – Rock 'N' Roll Party In The Streets 

Bob Dylan – Shelter From The Storm 

Off Broadway – Stay In Time 

Billy Joel – The Ballad Of Billy The Kid 

The Alan Parsons Project – Time 

The Grateful Dead – St Stephen 

Crosby, Stills & Nash – Too Much Love To Hide 

Triumph – Young Enough To Cry 

The Pousette-Dart Band – What Can I Say 

The Doors – Waiting For The Sun 

The Doobie Brothers – You Belong To Me

 Michael Bolton – Fools Game 

Supertramp – Downstream 

The Blue Oyster Cult – Black Blade 

38 Special – If I'd Been The One 

Marillion – Kayleigh 

Widowmaker – Leave The Kids Alone 

Brownsville Station – The Martian Boogie 

The Rolling Stones – Mixed Emotions 

Honeymoon Suite – New Girl Now 

Les Dudek – Old Judge Jones 

Steely Dan – Chain Lightning 

My personal playlist was a short one this time – i simply wasn't here: 

 Enya – Shepherd Moons 

Kate Rusby – Hand Me Down 

Flash & The Pan – Flash & The Pan 

Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship – Blows Against The Empire 

Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman 

 Afrocelt – Volume 3: Further In Time 

The Pretenders – Greatest Hits 

God Is An Astronaut – God Is An Astronaut 

Chris Leslie – Fiddle Back 

Fairport Convention – Who Knows Where The Time Goes? 

Jethro Tull – 20 Years Of Jethro Tull 

Dick Gaughan – The “Harvard” Tapes 

Eliza Carthy – Rough Music 

Marillion – With Friends From The Orchestra 

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells II 

Ashley Hutchings – 5 

Robin Bullock – Green Fields: Celtic Music For Cittern And Guitar