“He wrote the songs, I held the pen.” -- Harlan Howard

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Stone River Boys @ Johnny D's 10-27-10

Best Dressed Man in the House
* * *
SRB's Mike Barfield

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Remembering Porter Wagoner - RIP 10/28/07

"Love Your Neighbor"
from The Porter Wagoner Show
(click image for video)

I sure do miss his Opry Backstage back-slapping. . ."heeeeey, buddy!"

Monday, October 25, 2010

* * * Thank You For All Your Support! * * *

(if you somehow missed the WZBC fundraiser, please click on the image)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bob Dylan Radio Special - SUNDAY 10/24!

Normally, I'd stay clear of playing Dylan music for an hour on SMC; however, this isn't merely song after song of Dylan material.

This is an amazing look at the songwriting business and the impact that Dylan had on Tin Pan Alley, the publishing world and song plugging.

There's plenty of terrific insight from people who worked with Dylan at the start, including his first manager, music publishers, journalists and record producers.

Tune in, call in, it's the LAST weekend of fundraising - so show your support for SMC and the Z!

NEWS FLASH: I'll have a very limited number of copies of the brand new "Witmark Demos: 1962-64: Deluxe Edition" double-CD & booklet (being released 10/26) available as a premium for your charge donation of $50!

Friday, October 22, 2010

RED HOT: The Paul Thorn Band, Johnny D's 10/21

The band was on fire last night!

Al Kooper sat in for a song,
some tasty mandolin accents, a nice touch...

Friday, October 15, 2010

* * If You've Got the Money, Honey! * *

The 2010 WZBC Fundraiser has begun!
Call in, call often, show your love for

There are plenty of cool WZBC premiums

being offered for your donation to the station.

You do want to be hip, right?

Tune in on Sunday for additional SMC premiums being offered to the Country lovin' faithful.
As always, THANKS for your continued support!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

HOT TIP: The Best $5.98 You'll Ever Spend!

With the passing of SOLOMON BURKE, I got to thinking there are probably lots of folks who (gasp!) have not heard many of his great hits from the past.
Sure, he received a GRAMMY this decade but, there's so much more, so many beautiful songs.
Well, here's where to go for a quick and glorious recap of why he was known as the King of Rock & Soul!

And while you're at it, a little research on the great

BERT BERNS wouldn't hurt, either.

Connecting the musical dots, that's what it's all about, baby!!

Monday, October 11, 2010


The King of Rock & Soul has moved on up!

(click image for "Don't Give Up On Me" live)

"Awaiting the King"
Zeiterion Theatre - New Bedford, MA
March, 2007

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thanks for the Memories Randy!

Watching N.E. Patriot RANDY MOSS in action
was a thing of beauty.
Arm up, ball caught. Done deal.
I hate that he's been traded.

October 31st should be interesting to say the least...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

B.U. Presents - American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print

Wednesday, October 6th at 4pm
In support of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit:
American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print
Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG)
(click image for more info)