Archive for the Folk Category

Something, Something Darkside

Posted in Comedy, Flea Market Find, Folk, Metal, Music, NWOBHM, Psych, Rock N Roll, Stoner Rock, Table Talk with tags , , , , , on September 3, 2008 by sandylove

Welcome back to school for all you kids and teachers!!

I hate to have to do this to everyone, but today there will be no music post, I think I may have a virus in my computer… not so sure that is because is an unsecure sight or not, but either way I am going to have to dig deep into my hard drive to pull it out…

so give me a day or two to square this out… ENJOY!


The Stone Poneys

Posted in Flea Market Find, Folk, Music, Rock N Roll, Table Talk with tags , , , on July 5, 2008 by sandylove

I am feeling a little sulky today, I really don’t know why, but I seem to feel a burden of stress weighing down on me!

I suppose this is all part of life, you know what they say!

“LIFE’S GAME:: It’s not always about winning the game, it’s about not for-fitting and not losing. Life about staying IN the game”

OH WELL, right now I give you a fancy folk piece that I always loved, merely because I have ALWAYS been a fan of Linda Ronstadt’s perpetual voice!

This was not only the Stone Poneys first project (released in 1967, S/T on Capitol) but it was also L. Ronstadts’ first group, which end up being a massive success for the folk/rock group …but ironically enough it also drove a super success train her way too! By 1968 after the release of their third album (Stone Poneys and Friends Vol. III-and VERY underrated I must say) a balance of inconsistencies and outside desires made way for the bands demise, and Linda would pull out gracfully and took a stab at her own solo career in 1970 with the release of “Hand Sown” which is another perfect peppy LP! But in any case here are a few off this “pick me up” record!

Just a Little Bit Of Rain

Train and The River

Sweet Summer Blue and Gold

Let’s Dust Off Our “Love”

Posted in Folk, Music, Psych, Rock N Roll with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2008 by sandylove

Finding cute of the fact that LOVE can be found in countless places, whether it be in a pile of records leaning against a telephone pole, at a bonfire almost eight years ago or a mutual love for fancy food and fancy beer, makes me dig into an old bin to dust off a little “Love”!

 I’ve kinda been in a slump the last couple days since my grandmother passed away and haven’t really had an open mind for writing about anything, so I think it’s time to share MY “Love” and spread it around like an epidemic!


Here’s a fancy piece that had me awake at 5:50am this morning, while in mid spin as I debate back and forth about driving to Buffalo, NY to stand at my mother side while she grieves over the death of her mother.

My conclusion: I spoke to my mother, she’s on her way back to Jersey as we speak and I will be going up to NY with her when she goes in two weeks…. So at least I won’t have to feel guilt ridden and sulky!

A completely perfect LP, released in 1967 on Elektra that bleeds psych, rock n roll, folk with side order of unpretentious unorganization and were able to really make it work out for them, ESPECIALLY in their almost 20 minute musical banter “Revelation”, which is a GREAT song AND I probably won’t be giving it to you because IT IS almost 20 minutes long and I do want to sit in the tub by myself!!! So… I know that most of you who know “Love”, know them for their third release (also released in 1967) “Forever Changes“. Now don’t get me wrong “Forever Changes” is another prefect LP but, I think personally, I emotionally relate to “De Capo” a little more!

AND unfortunately tides change and cause slow drifts in the stability of their foundation, as the bands addictions and personality conflicts would have it… sometimes when you fall, you need a paramedic to help find your footing. Sometimes you disappear (cause half the band is dead), as for founder Arthur Lee, come 1972 he would start a new chapter in his life with his solo career, “Vindicator” which I always thought fit him real well because he was always feeling vindicated about other musicians and artists.

Although Lee lays well as a legacy and inspiration for rock, he eventually found himself reckless and broke before landing himself in jail for illegal possession of a gun for a bunch of years (11 or 12 I think). Shortly after his release from jail… touring back and forth in lue of “Love” (without original band members who had passed), he was diagnosed with leukemia and will all the efforts of health care and treatments, the cancer would take control of his destiny as death was curtain with his passing in 2006.

WELL AT LEAST HE DIDN’T DIE OF A DRUG OVER DOSE like most brilliant artist!

Enjoy the tracks below!!!!!

Stephanis Knows Who
Seven & Seven is
The Castle

Better Left Unsaid…

Posted in Blues, Campfire Anyone, Folk, Metal, Music, NWOBHM, Rock N Roll with tags , , , on April 24, 2008 by sandylove

Well I have to say that, in my dismay of not being able to write about music and post you people some kick-ass tunes(cause I don’t want to post a blog with out some rockers), that I figured I would just talk about a few things.

See I have to start off by saying that I am pretty much one of the most honest people I know, and with that… I learned a pretty valuable lesson!

Meaning, that as I was growing up as a small child I was ALWAYS told to be as HONEST as one could possibly be, no matter how much you hurt a persons feelings… JUST BE HONEST! And even though I have done that… the majority of my life, I have ALSO realized something that my folks used to always say too… which is “Somethings… are better left unsaid”

And they are right because even though most of the people in my life, I have been able to say what I want, how I want… and of course feelings are hurt at first, but they always stick by my side, knowing that I really don’t mean to hurt them… I just like keeping it real, basically! But I guess where I am going with this is that sometimes…. you have to consider other people feelings, rather then your OWN emotional angst with something!

Sometimes other peoples buisness and lifes are really non of one’s personal concern, no matter how much you might love a friend, or even disagree with a friend and/or their behavior… sometimes silence, is the HEAVIEST stone, but the lightest weight!

Sometimes bleeding for someone else, causes you to hemorrhage in an “unclottable” fashion!….

And thus,…. ….  Somethings ARE better left UNSAID!!!!

…. Goodness, I really can’t wait to write about some great music… well say prayers for my idiot box (computer) so we ca look forward “for the better side of something more….”

The most unfortunate thing!

Posted in Blues, Comedy, Folk, Metal, Music, NWOBHM, Rock N Roll on April 17, 2008 by sandylove

I have to say, right as of 5:30pm EST, that I have to step down from the BLOGGING once again, because I am forced to sent my computer into Gateway, because my idiot box computer is perminantly disabled….. I will be back…. AND IN BIGGER NUMBERS!!!!!!….until then,

KEEP ROCKING OUT…. and I will see you on the other side!


Again with the salty!!!!

Posted in Folk, Music, Rock N Roll with tags , , , on April 7, 2008 by sandylove

I have to say that this weather, in Jersey is the craziest weather ever!, Saturday was supposed to rain pretty hard…. and ended up being a REALLY beautiful day… I think it reached about 75, and yesterday it was an all-around crappy day (What a nice job those weather men have….they get paid to GUESS)!

I was initially going to write about a TOTALLY rippin’ group, Cloven Hoof (one of my favorite under rated early 80’s british metal bands) , but that’s going to have to wait for another day this week, because this grey, calming sky I have to stare at again today, is making me in the mood for some Wishbone Ash…. SO, that’s what your going to get!

~Wishbone Ash~

Let’s go back to 1970, their first, and I think, their hungriest album (Self Titled 1970 on MCA). This record was always a good listen on a rainy day, I not so sure why, but it just seemed to flow right with the mood of a misty grey sky.


And before I get going off to work on this day, Let me just tell you really fast that although these guys (Ted Turner, Martin Turner, Andy Powell, Steve Upton) didn’t reach the “rock N roll” popularity of some other bands (I don’t think I really have to mention them…. IT WAS 1970…), because they weren’t so much just rock N roll, they were a little folky, sometimes a little heavy, and other times classically rocky… I don’t really know what to make of them, they are kinda like a coaster ride…. But I enjoy them….

On the other hand, I do have a fun fact for you.

Fun Fact:  Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow…) actually helped seal a deal with MCA record producer Derek Lawrence, after jamming with the guys! Wishbone actually stayed with MCA until mid 1976, then signing to Atlantic on Locked IN (a NOT so favorite album)….BUT then return again to MCA that same year, and remained on MCA until about 1980,1981…..

Pretty crazy right…. I know everytime I look at their records…. I think of Ritchie!

Ok it’s off to work I go…. enjoy these picks… on yet ANOTHER dirty jersey day!… see you later!

Wishbone Ash-Queen of Torture
Wishbone Ash-Error of my Ways
Wishbone Ash-Lady Whiskey

This summer I swam in a public place…

Posted in Folk, Music, Rock N Roll with tags , , on March 18, 2008 by sandylove

~Loudon Wainwright~

 I was introduced to Loudon a few years back, by my dearest of friends, Jen Bungo aka JJB, when I was on her myspace page, in the blog section, and I heard this REALLY fancy folky song playing, that I had to ask, because I had never heard ANYTHING quite like it before….. And that’s when should told me who it was and that following Christmas she had bought me the album (Attempted Mustache) from which that particular song was from… And it is still perfect from start to finish, every time!

Well, Louden Wainwright was raised in Westchester, NY, which my mother and I have to drive through every year when we go to Buffalo, NY (HATE the drive, but love the scenery), and inspired by Bob Dylan, started his singing/songwriting in the late 60’s, and release his first album in 1970 (Self Title on Atlanic), followed by his second and third albums, simply named “Album ll, and Album lll” (Album lll on Columbia, which I also own, was commonly known for the 1972 hit “Dead Skunk” which I love because it’s such an ironically colorful song based on the demise of a stinky skunk in the middle of the road). He released “Attempted Mustache” in 1973 on Columbia, which even though I LOVE the third album, I suppose that the sentimental value of “Attempted Mustache” makes it better then it already is.

On top of releasing a number of records from 1970, and is still releasing records presently, Loudon also played some small end roll in films like “40 year old Virgin” (as the priest), “Knocked Up” (as Dr. Howard…I DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE!), and also a few TV programs, one of which is STILL my favorite, “Grounded for Life”, also “M*A*S*H” and even the LAME- “Ally McBeal”.

Here are a few track below, and I hope you enjoy his crazy, fundamental lyrics and music as much as I do!

Loudon Wainwright lll – The Swimming Song

Loudon Wainwright lll – A.M. World

Loudon Wainwright lll – Clockwork Chartreuse