“If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren’t really there,” Paul Kantner has said.

While that’s funny, it’s not exactly true. Not everyone tuned in, turned on, and dropped out, of course, like those in the counterculture. Plenty of us just watched The Beatles on Ed Sullivan and did our High School math homework. Some were fighting for us in Vietnam. The blogs talk about the music as well as the pop culture happening at the time. Peace out, amigo.

October 16, 2015

California Mudslide by Lightnin’ Hopkins

“Have mercy,” sings “Lightnin” Hopkins in “California Mudslide (and Earthquake). Mudslides in California have taken their human toll today, and it seems to be of Biblical […]
October 13, 2015

Pass the Paisley Faves Vol 1 Playlist

Here are 18 songs from the Pass the Paisley YouTube channel for you to enjoy. There are selections of 1960s music and early 1970s music from […]
October 13, 2015

MacArthur Park by Richard Harris

Well, what can we say about “MarArthur Park” by Richard Harris? You’re either with him, swept up in the images and emotions of the performance and […]
October 12, 2015

Shindig

In the beginning… The ABC network broadcast American Bandstand, which begat Hootenanny, which begat Shindig! And Hootenanny was good, as it brought folk music to prime […]
October 6, 2015

Queen of the House by Jody Miller

You’ve heard the song “King of Road” by Roger Miller, of course, well, here is “Queen of the House” by Jody Miller. An “answer song” is […]
October 5, 2015

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

An American astronaut is stranded on Mars, forced to use his wits to survive the bleak Martian environment.  He needs to find oxygen, water, and food. […]