Beatles and Beans coffeehouse, Bay City, Michigan

28 12 2013

Check out this place, chock full of Beatles memorabilia and serving up delicious java. It’s wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling Fab Four-inspired.











26 09 2013

The Beatles’ magnum opus, Abbey Road, was released in the UK on this day in 1969. Too bad it wasn’t the last album released. The Fabs could’ve went out on top.

Mash-up masterpieces

21 07 2013

My friend put together a pretty slick mash-up, So Whatcha Want (Beastie Boys) and Always On the Run (Lenny Kravitz.)  That got me interested — again — in mash-ups.  Here are some cool ones.  Some are almost great songs in their own right.  Some make you giggle.  But they’re all cool in their own way.

I can’t forget Dread Zeppelin.  They were probably the pioneer mash-up band


They shared a laugh

31 05 2013


RIP Ray Manzarek

20 05 2013

Ray Manzarek died at age 74 of bile duct cancer. If Jim Morrison was the soul of the Doors, he was its heart. He was a great keyboardist and artist.

RIP Chris Kelly of Kris Kross

4 05 2013

Another one-hit-wonder has died of an apparent drug overdose. It seems That fleeting fame can be as damaging to the soul as excess fame. Another troubled soul, Chris Kelly, has died of what appears to be a mix of cocaine and heroin. He was only 34 years old.


Filming in downtown Plymouth

14 04 2013

A large film crew has taken over Kellogg Park. I’m guessing from one of the set pieces that some kind of “Biggest Loser” thing is taking places. If you know what’s going on, feel free to enlighten me.