Sunday, December 08, 2013

In memory of John Lennon (October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980)

One day, a handful of years ago, I stood, crying, staring at the glasses and clothes that John Lennon was wearing when he was killed. His blood still upon them. 'Imagine' was playing. Others were there. They were all crying too. Instantly, all of the strangers that entered this room became friends, brothers, sisters... without a word spoken. We were horrified. We were sad. We understood, maybe better than we ever would have otherwise, that John Lennon gave the world a gift - a powerful message. One that someone would try to destroy by destroying him.

I miss John, but I believe that his message will never die.


 You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one 
-John Lennon

Friday, August 09, 2013

Dog Gone Presents

Dog Gone Blog is a long-standing staple in my blog roll of groovy goodness, so it is with great pleasure that I have conjured art to accompany:
Dog Gone Presents August 2013 Mix!

Head on over to Dog Gone Blog and dig into these jams:
1. The Memphis Jug Band – K.C. Moan
2. Bruce Springstten – Tate Strooper (Mau Remix)
3. Can – …And More
4. The Seeds – Now A Man
5. Temples – Shelter Song
6. Night Beats – Outta Mind
7. 13th Floor Elevators – I Had To Tell You
8. The Deviants – Child Of The Sky
9. Steve Gunn – Trailways Ramble
10. Country Joe & The Fish – Sad And Lonely Times
11. Bert Jansch – Heartbreak Hotel
12. Beacon Street Union – Mystic Mourning
13. The Sea-Ders – Thanks A Lot
14. Anonymous – Pike River
15. Jacques Dutronc – L’espace D’une Fille
16. Khánh Ly & Trịnh Công Sơn – Goi Ten Bon Mua
17. Kraftwerk – Heimatklange (The Bells Of Home)

It's A Bit Of Groovy!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Slowhand turns 68

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, (born March 30, 1945) is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist (2000), and separately as a member of The Yardbirds (1992) and Cream (1993). Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and fourth in Gibson's Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.

In the mid-1960s, Clapton departed from the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname "Slowhand".

Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton joined Cream, a power trio with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce.

For most of the 1970s, Clapton's output bore the influence of the mellow style of J.J. Cale (his cover of Cale's "After Midnight"  yielded a No. 18 hit on the U.S. charts) and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped reggae reach a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded by Derek and the Dominos, another band he formed, and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded by Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton's grief was expressed in the song "Tears in Heaven", which featured in his Unplugged album.

A recipient of seventeen Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, in 2004 Clapton was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.

In January 2013, Surfdog Records announced a signed deal with Eric for the release of his album Old Sock on 12 March. Clapton is currently touring the United States and Europe from March 14 to June 19, 2013 to celebrate his 50 years as a professional musician.

<i>Eric Clapton</i>

Happy Birthday to Eric Clapton - A Bit Of Groovy!

This is only a quick overview of Clapton's career. For more info:
Official Website:
-source: Wikipedia

Monday, February 04, 2013

Happy 65th Birthday to Alice Cooper!

To celebrate Alice Cooper's 65th birthday, I conjured this 1600 x 900 Art/Wallpaper:

Alice Cooper 2013 by ~ravenval on deviantART

You can eyeball my post for his birthday last year,  here:

She asked me why the singer's name was Alice...

Happy Birthday to Alice Cooper - A Bit Of Groovy! 
The Official Website of Alice Cooper:

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Happy 69th Birthday to Jimmy Page!

To celebrate Jimmy Page's 69th birthday, I have created this 1600 x 900 Art/Wallpaper:

Jimmy Page - ZOSO by ~ravenval on deviantART 
Happy Birthday to Jimmy Page - A Bit Of Groovy!

The Official Website of Jimmy Page:

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Happy 67th Birthday to John Paul Jones!

To celebrate John Paul Jones' 67th birthday, I have created this 1600 x 900 Art/Wallpaper:

Happy Birthday to John Paul Jones - A Bit Of Groovy!

The Official Website of John Paul Jones: