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11/3/2020 7:07:45 AM
This monumental day is crying out for this old FT song.

10/22/2020 11:41:52 AM
Keith Jarrett confronts a future without the piano

10/13/2020 10:28:21 PM
new songs by Stevie Wonder!!

8/4/2020 10:11:04 PM
words and germs and songwriting

8/1/2020 8:40:41 PM
Is it possible to awaken the numb?

7/23/2020 8:37:08 PM
Women are the future of the world.

7/23/2020 5:28:39 PM
Women are the future of the world.

7/14/2020 4:54:24 PM
some songs take many years to gestate

7/9/2020 4:39:42 PM
taking on a rather daunting musical project

6/28/2020 2:14:36 AM
It's like it was all pretty much meant to happen

6/27/2020 10:54:34 AM
Bob Dylan and Neil Young top UK album charts.

6/4/2020 10:41:23 AM
John Lennon - a spokesman for our times

6/1/2020 11:55:32 AM
Courtney Love finally confesses to killing Kurt Cobain

5/27/2020 11:22:42 AM
How's your energy level in these times?

4/30/2020 8:52:29 PM
Ever have a song you just couldn't do right?

4/28/2020 10:05:46 PM
Let's see, should I drink Clorox or work on music today?

4/13/2020 1:25:48 PM
using synthesizers to play brass parts

4/3/2020 12:19:24 PM
RIP Bill Withers

3/31/2020 4:21:19 AM
this ought to be a good time to work on music

3/28/2020 6:27:29 PM
when the singer takes over the crowd

3/27/2020 6:26:25 AM
Bob Dylan releases first new song in 8 years

3/12/2020 4:02:50 PM
masterpiece songs

2/25/2020 9:07:45 AM
I came up with a new name for what we do

2/22/2020 2:55:47 PM
soul situations

2/21/2020 8:02:13 AM
inspiration on the fly

1/1/2020 2:03:27 AM
very Happy New Year from the actual Father Time!

12/29/2019 10:05:35 AM
How much of your true personality do you show online?

12/21/2019 1:20:37 PM
one of the absolute best things about indie music

12/10/2019 11:22:07 AM
the importance of lyrics

12/4/2019 3:11:37 AM
How do you work on songs?

11/9/2019 4:33:14 PM
any fans of Kanye West here?

10/17/2019 9:37:12 PM
If you could eat dinner with any 4 people, alive or dead, who would you pick?

10/3/2019 10:30:37 AM
New single by The Who

9/21/2019 1:26:59 PM
songs that fill you with joy

9/12/2019 10:28:42 AM
How much is your music part of your identity?

9/5/2019 11:03:44 AM
memory

9/3/2019 3:05:25 PM
What's your favorite line of lyric you've ever written

9/1/2019 7:00:21 AM
artistry vs. the attention span dilemma

8/29/2019 2:34:20 AM
Music is the only thing..

3/23/2019 11:47:25 AM
I am no artist.

3/12/2019 6:57:00 PM
finding the right chord

2/25/2019 2:57:59 PM
Rock and roll is unfair

2/19/2019 9:45:34 AM
my new songs are flowin' like tequila

2/14/2019 8:54:38 AM
Guitar solos don't have to be fast to be really cool

2/9/2019 10:18:40 AM
Most people don't care about music anymore

1/15/2019 2:07:19 PM
RIP Carol Channing

1/1/2019 8:39:13 AM
I love indie music.

10/27/2018 6:48:25 AM
the value of being the new guy

10/17/2018 1:42:47 PM
I actually wrote a new song

10/6/2018 10:02:52 AM
more crap

9/25/2018 5:26:27 PM
just personal stuff

2/21/2018 1:19:18 AM
the key to a happy life

2/12/2018 4:07:53 PM
Are you working on anything musical?

2/10/2018 5:18:18 PM
What do you think of this quote - agree or disagree?

2/9/2018 11:28:38 AM
What happened on Feb 9th?

1/31/2018 1:47:11 PM
somebody asked me a question

1/27/2018 11:05:07 AM
This is our time.

1/23/2018 7:27:15 AM
Neil Diamond has Parkinsons, retires from performing

1/18/2018 5:31:28 PM
the day no one had anything to say

1/17/2018 5:55:12 PM
comic books

1/15/2018 6:23:48 PM
IMPeccable Radio plays 24/7

1/13/2018 2:17:24 PM
Everybody excited about the GK Awards show Sunday night?

1/11/2018 11:47:32 PM
when Led Zep met the King

1/5/2018 5:08:04 PM
What are your musical goals for 2018?

1/3/2018 9:44:48 AM
Spotify sued for billions

1/1/2018 7:12:58 AM
Happy New Year from Father Time himself..

12/19/2017 8:22:01 AM
Name 10 songs you wish you had written

12/15/2017 7:53:23 AM
Music is the cure

12/14/2017 1:30:29 PM
Anybody have any idea what the end of net neutrality will mean to IMP?

12/12/2017 8:08:49 AM
The story behind one of my songs.

12/9/2017 2:35:23 PM
What do you think is the greatest earworm, the catchiest song of all time?

12/8/2017 6:11:04 AM
I added a bunch of newer songs to IMPeccable Radio

12/7/2017 3:22:03 PM
Will killing Net Neutrality hurt indies?

12/6/2017 8:36:14 AM
my music career

12/5/2017 9:43:37 PM
that glossy look in their eyes..

12/4/2017 3:32:09 PM
RIP Ian McLagen

12/4/2017 9:26:07 AM
the GK nominations are kind of lacking lately, c'mon peeps

12/4/2017 7:06:46 AM
Is it ever too late to change?

12/3/2017 2:59:35 PM
Holiday brainwashing

12/3/2017 2:58:09 PM
What was the greatest day of your life?

12/1/2017 4:30:57 PM
Neil Young changed online music forever today

11/29/2017 5:05:16 PM
the sex police state

11/29/2017 4:26:38 AM
an indie I ran into on facebook lets loose with his frustrations, what do you think of his vantage point?

11/28/2017 9:54:57 PM
Neil Young concert streaming on facebook Dec 1st at 8:00

11/21/2017 9:50:42 PM
RIP David Cassidy

11/21/2017 5:49:34 AM
Inspiration

11/17/2017 1:11:48 PM
Thanks a lot, Verity!

11/17/2017 7:06:24 AM
I confess

11/16/2017 1:59:39 PM
some thoughts on your Golden Kayak nominations

11/9/2017 4:27:56 AM
I was a little down tonight so I..

11/9/2017 2:43:07 AM
Not that anybody gives a crap, but..

11/6/2017 12:01:02 PM
my concert is cancelled

11/4/2017 9:16:51 AM
new Neil Young song that is pretty amazing..

11/3/2017 4:13:22 AM
songs about honesty

10/28/2017 11:32:39 AM
Saturday

10/26/2017 7:16:18 PM
Is it worthwhile doing a full-length record anymore?

10/25/2017 4:03:24 PM
RIP Fats Domino

10/25/2017 2:43:52 AM
Should artists continue to promote their older material?

10/23/2017 10:05:45 PM
new item on the front page

10/22/2017 2:00:10 AM
we made a site fix.

10/20/2017 3:19:34 PM
a big event

10/18/2017 9:37:30 PM
Ageism and Sexism are just as bad as the other isms.

10/17/2017 10:42:04 AM
Is this one of the keys to Francesca's success here?

10/17/2017 9:59:48 AM
How many here listen to IMP on their phones and devices?

10/13/2017 3:32:01 AM
Come one, come all, line up to read my latest blog

10/12/2017 7:31:16 AM
Eminem revolutionizes hiphop at the BET hiphop awards.

10/12/2017 7:15:13 AM
Who is the indie walrus?

10/11/2017 1:13:25 PM
Most folks see me as a rock-and-roller, but..

10/7/2017 3:14:42 PM
video festival

10/6/2017 11:51:34 AM
Stupid facebook.

10/3/2017 3:39:43 AM
300 million

10/2/2017 4:04:07 PM
RIP Tom Petty :(

9/29/2017 3:02:43 AM
The incredible, shocking Facebook code I was amazingly lucky to crack

9/28/2017 4:42:12 PM
I want to change social media.

9/27/2017 8:28:54 PM
A demo for a new love song, does this have any potential do ya think?

9/27/2017 5:52:56 PM
Don't try to tell me I'm old.

9/26/2017 5:59:24 AM
Neil Young's acceptance speech for the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame a few days ago

9/25/2017 1:04:33 AM
The MonaLisa Twins raise their game even further with totally new swingin' 3D Single!!

9/18/2017 11:26:52 AM
You got a brand new car but you're still livin' with your mother

9/13/2017 12:45:12 AM
"Maybe the guitar is over." - Eric Clapton

9/12/2017 2:29:01 PM
If you had to pick 3 bands or acts to be the only music you could listen to, who would they be?

9/8/2017 11:07:27 PM
Ever been lovesick?

8/30/2017 5:43:22 PM
Tell us about the new song(s) you're working on.

8/22/2017 12:55:58 AM
There aren't as many protest songs as there used to be.

8/20/2017 2:07:02 PM
RIP Jerry Lewis

8/18/2017 4:32:24 PM
All purpose NFL and college Football thread

8/17/2017 11:35:00 PM
Repairing Willie Nelson's guitar

8/14/2017 12:48:35 PM
My absolute favorite Stevie Wonder song!

8/8/2017 7:18:20 PM
RIP Glen Campbell (who has a page at IMP)

7/22/2017 4:36:06 PM
Dreams..

7/19/2017 8:37:12 PM
Critique my domain site, anybody?

7/18/2017 12:19:08 AM
Identity crisis, anyone?

7/16/2017 11:22:25 AM
Good stories about your songs

7/15/2017 12:32:48 PM
a band called Sweet

7/15/2017 12:15:48 PM
the technological gods know the truth

7/14/2017 1:11:10 PM
What's your favorite line of lyric you ever wrote?

7/10/2017 7:06:41 PM
What's the craziest thing you've ever done in the name of art?

6/30/2017 11:35:16 AM
Everybody has one song that they feel got underappreciated, one that deserved more love, right?

6/28/2017 8:41:50 AM
Who is the best artist in the world from 2000 to 2017?

6/26/2017 10:22:26 AM
the joy of a simple song

6/24/2017 9:55:35 PM
the price you pay

6/15/2017 9:50:25 AM
Yoko pushing and receiving songwriting credit for Imagine is really lame imo.

6/2/2017 4:18:36 PM
Do you consider yourself musically versatile?

5/29/2017 1:24:41 PM
Wonder Woman Schmunder Woman

5/28/2017 4:39:33 PM
here's a cool site for music lovers

5/27/2017 4:39:21 PM
Pipeline Bad Boys

5/24/2017 4:28:54 PM
Does video obscure the music?

5/22/2017 6:08:34 AM
in the jingle jangle mornin'

5/17/2017 11:16:13 AM
Coming clean.

5/16/2017 7:03:19 AM
Would you consider yourself well-adjusted?

5/5/2017 12:12:53 PM
Few ever stand back to see the big picture.

4/29/2017 11:59:18 PM
Even I don't care anymore what's been goin' on with me

4/20/2017 2:02:11 AM
When did headphones kill stereos?

4/18/2017 3:47:48 AM
I can't believe how shamelessly this jackass Harry Styles ripped off Badfinger.

4/16/2017 3:48:53 AM
The greatest love that never was

4/15/2017 2:43:46 PM
Is it sexist to call somebody sweetie?

4/12/2017 4:53:28 PM
I am coming to hate large corporations.

4/11/2017 10:34:31 PM
Corporate Search Engine bullshit is getting me down

4/11/2017 8:01:10 AM
facebook facts - sometimes your illusions can f you up.

4/9/2017 9:38:31 PM
Catch up on the news on the political pipeline

4/9/2017 4:55:39 AM
Music is obsolete

4/6/2017 4:45:41 PM
Don Rickles RIP

4/6/2017 12:26:52 AM
insidious tunes

3/29/2017 8:37:51 AM
Do you consider yourself a rebel?

3/26/2017 3:48:30 PM
Do nothing to dilute the strength of the final vision.

3/23/2017 11:31:53 AM
a crucial note to all songwriters

3/23/2017 1:17:15 AM
Trump is going down and it ain't gonna be pretty.

3/22/2017 3:32:44 AM
Does the "internet law of proximity" suppress the progress of indies in their quest to make something happen?

3/15/2017 6:16:10 PM
If you heard a song as great as your favorite Beatles hit coming from an indie, what would you do?

3/13/2017 4:56:15 PM
How often?

3/6/2017 5:12:33 AM
My new blog is fiction, in the bizarro world. In other words it's realer than your mom.

3/5/2017 2:43:56 PM
new news about Sgt. Pepper ?

3/5/2017 1:34:20 PM
my first new release since like July

3/5/2017 3:19:20 AM
Anybody here see the movie Whiplash?

3/4/2017 2:28:01 AM
Elton says American radio is ageist.

3/3/2017 4:50:33 PM
songs you wrote with interesting lyrics

2/25/2017 3:57:27 PM
I'm a rock star

2/11/2017 10:40:08 AM
Will IMP usher in the next Beatlemania?

2/9/2017 12:34:49 PM
Happy Birthday Carole King

2/8/2017 8:24:24 AM
Sacred songs.

2/8/2017 6:40:14 AM
I'm a man without a country right now.

2/7/2017 6:33:56 PM
February 7th, the day the Beatles arrived in America

2/7/2017 12:47:56 PM
Do you mind it when songs have the F word in them?

2/6/2017 6:42:26 PM
About the precious kind of internet denizen who avoids clicking links like they're germ-infected.

2/6/2017 4:34:16 PM
Is this the worst record of all time?

2/6/2017 5:25:04 AM
I'll take rock over that GaGa pop slop any day of the week.

2/5/2017 7:41:58 AM
Listening to music in your car

2/4/2017 11:41:29 AM
What's the max age for new rock stars?

2/4/2017 1:36:34 AM
a big plug for..

2/3/2017 1:33:20 AM
new blog about free speech

2/2/2017 12:22:23 PM
Respect and disrespect

1/31/2017 1:23:46 PM
new

1/29/2017 5:34:27 AM
another new, purgin' blog, hop on the crazy train

1/27/2017 11:40:40 PM
What's your relationship with the world of social media?

1/27/2017 7:09:01 AM
Every Dog Has His Day - My Conversation with Bob Dylan

1/27/2017 2:19:24 AM
looking for Celtic sounding songs today?

1/23/2017 7:18:38 PM
an indie song that never fails to make me happy

1/21/2017 9:00:23 AM
The women's rally is live now, watch it, it's unbelievably great.

1/21/2017 6:22:27 AM
This song goes out to all the women marching today

1/20/2017 12:21:39 PM
Isn't it strange remembering the music moments of your life? These all happened in a car.

1/18/2017 1:29:54 AM
Trent Reznor speaks out about today's artists, I like what he said.

1/15/2017 4:20:12 PM
IMPeccable Radio runs 24/7, 365, all indie, all the time, all you folks.

1/15/2017 1:31:34 PM
Turn on, the show is rolling!

1/13/2017 4:38:19 AM
confessions of a man who may have a plan

1/8/2017 9:14:04 PM
Meryl Streep just showed at the Golden Globes why artists need to be political

1/5/2017 2:49:15 PM
Bob Dylan accepted my friend request.

1/1/2017 6:30:31 AM
the sexist world

12/23/2016 4:19:41 PM
I had what seems like an amazing artistic breakthru today

12/23/2016 11:08:03 AM
Bubblegum for a New Era

12/19/2016 2:10:42 PM
It's only a rumor.

12/14/2016 9:30:01 PM
Get your inspiration right here.

12/8/2016 2:17:18 AM
RIP John Lennon

12/4/2016 1:17:07 AM
uh oh, he's back on his horse

11/20/2016 8:46:15 AM
When did you first know that you were cool?

11/19/2016 8:25:01 AM
Beatles break-up letter from John to Paul and Linda sells for big bucks at auction

11/2/2016 6:38:20 PM
See a 3D exhibit of Bob Dylan's paintings

10/29/2016 11:10:22 AM
Take some time and listen to my whole page

10/28/2016 5:34:17 PM
Dylan accepts Nobel Prize and says he will show up to claim it.

10/27/2016 1:19:40 AM
Spotify says genres are out, videos are in, and your tempo run gets a playlist

10/26/2016 12:34:33 PM
Obama and Hillary to release secret government info about UFOs and aliens

10/23/2016 7:22:23 PM
Neil Young and Metallica play Mr. Soul at Bridge Concert

10/13/2016 6:45:01 AM
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

10/7/2016 12:19:13 PM
my alltime favorite bass line in a song

10/6/2016 2:21:47 PM
video clip from first new Stones record in over a decade just released

10/4/2016 11:14:25 AM
Joni Mitchell Tribute Thread

10/3/2016 11:59:04 AM
magical soul music

9/27/2016 9:59:45 AM
test

9/23/2016 6:48:18 AM
a complex, totally epic song by an underrated band

9/10/2016 1:39:10 PM
Smells Like Teen Spirit was released 25 years ago today.

9/8/2016 6:58:26 PM
Kim Jung[Un bans sarcasm

8/27/2016 12:14:25 PM
Love To Rock Ya

8/22/2016 10:32:36 PM
So was your summer as good as you had hoped?

8/11/2016 5:43:56 AM
I saw Sir Paul in concert last night!

8/8/2016 6:30:52 AM
Does your mind have to be in a certain state to work on music?

8/2/2016 4:25:20 AM
how to use a station in a self-promotional way.

7/31/2016 4:03:58 PM
a new indie paradigm about what constitutes a new song

7/27/2016 5:59:17 AM
Mariah Carey will only enter a restaurant if her own music is playing!

7/23/2016 5:54:18 AM
a brand new song about my sista Eve

7/15/2016 4:38:44 AM
Prayers are not working.

7/13/2016 11:28:09 AM
well I have something really cool to report

7/10/2016 6:02:30 AM
old songs with magical melodies

7/8/2016 8:13:18 AM
I'm having a crappy assed summer

7/7/2016 7:41:06 AM
What's your standard for what you consider original music?

7/5/2016 10:02:56 AM
Do you want everyone to like you?

7/4/2016 4:38:03 AM
Starting over again, that's what artists do.

7/3/2016 6:27:27 AM
I was at that concert..

6/24/2016 4:34:35 PM
I have found the perfect gimmick for my music career.

6/23/2016 5:09:26 PM
I wish this woulda been me.

6/23/2016 5:03:44 PM
Led Zep wins.

6/23/2016 8:35:21 AM
When The Bubble Bursts

6/22/2016 11:13:57 PM
Maybe the 60s have finally come back after all this time.

6/18/2016 4:37:40 AM
intros to songs you like and you're not even sure why

6/15/2016 8:44:48 AM
You Tube hates my guts.

6/15/2016 7:46:15 AM
No Way To Say Goodbye

6/14/2016 9:09:49 PM
Father Time's iPod

6/14/2016 9:37:45 AM
Destroying the 2nd Amendment

6/12/2016 9:38:54 PM
What's your favorite Beach Boys song?

6/9/2016 9:31:49 PM
I got tickets to see McCartney

6/5/2016 9:58:09 AM
Karen Carpenter

6/3/2016 2:19:15 PM
on Muhammed Ali

6/3/2016 8:24:20 AM
Reading this put a big grin on my face

5/30/2016 12:27:46 PM
Do bad encounters on the internet stop you in your tracks?

5/29/2016 6:30:50 PM
Spotify is deeply anti artist.

5/29/2016 8:56:11 AM
I'm changing my signature song

5/26/2016 9:47:08 PM
Good and evil finally clash for real.

5/26/2016 7:26:07 PM
There's no scientific proof for this

5/26/2016 10:35:57 AM
My new musical goal. I want to be on a postage stamp.

5/21/2016 5:15:42 PM
paging Lyin Dan

5/19/2016 11:24:51 AM
I had an absolutely crazy idea this morning

5/19/2016 4:01:01 AM
How much do you believe of what the media says?

5/8/2016 8:51:54 AM
Can a song be important?

5/6/2016 6:35:32 AM
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl

4/27/2016 8:34:47 AM
sail me like a wild wind blowin'

4/26/2016 7:22:24 PM
Old music is outselling new music for the first time in history

4/24/2016 5:53:18 PM
post a video of a song you think everybody could stand for hearin'

4/23/2016 10:43:41 PM
and the boss says..

4/22/2016 2:43:22 AM
Prince - came in as a censored pariah, leaves as a public icon

4/19/2016 5:47:29 PM
Dare to be creative

4/19/2016 8:41:05 AM
My public image is about to take a huge hit.

4/19/2016 2:37:30 AM
songs where the video makes it harder to enjoy the song

4/18/2016 6:01:43 AM
Is the rock and roll mentality in society fading out?

4/17/2016 12:41:05 PM
this song moves me

4/15/2016 1:27:10 PM
Coachella working on concert including McCartney, Stones, Waters. Dylan and Neil Young

4/15/2016 6:29:45 AM
Name 5 things that are weird about you.

4/15/2016 2:12:16 AM
when your own songs don't sound like you no more

4/15/2016 1:37:54 AM
Flea does bass version of National Anthem

4/9/2016 12:29:39 PM
an update on my music..

4/4/2016 8:51:23 AM
my attempt at recording my own folk standard

4/3/2016 10:59:40 AM
What does Dark Side of the Moon mean to you?

4/2/2016 9:46:13 AM
Michael, Row The Boat Ashore

4/1/2016 3:15:30 PM
sometimes I wonder f the muse itself is more responsible for great music than the actual artist

4/1/2016 3:00:28 PM
just an update to let ya all know what I've been working on

4/1/2016 5:07:21 AM
If you set out to make the greatest record of all time and succeeded, would anybody realize it?

3/31/2016 8:52:42 AM
She is the queen

3/31/2016 2:43:51 AM
Did you ever look at your past residences on Google Earth?

3/29/2016 8:24:31 AM
I knew this before but it became all too clear yesterday

3/27/2016 12:22:27 AM
top "Billboard 200" artists of all time

3/25/2016 8:36:44 AM
BEATLESEX covers an FT song and this one has Elvis the King overtones

3/23/2016 2:41:23 PM
Ever lose a set of lyrics that mattered to ya?

3/23/2016 8:27:11 AM
When Musical Titans Collide :) (Lesley covers an FT song)

3/22/2016 2:22:41 PM
on jazz

3/19/2016 9:05:59 AM
Hurray for me, I recorded some tracks today!

3/19/2016 7:24:50 AM
If you could sit down to a meal with 4 music artists in all history, who would you choose

3/19/2016 7:22:25 AM
Is this the best soul song since 1980

3/18/2016 2:04:22 PM
Banker

3/18/2016 1:14:12 PM
chasing the fire

3/18/2016 5:29:27 AM
It Comes When It Comes

3/8/2016 8:40:30 PM
RIP George Martin

3/7/2016 8:48:40 PM
unusual love songs

3/7/2016 2:09:22 PM
What are your side hobbies?

3/2/2016 8:33:29 AM
The day the fab four played a gig to 18 people

3/2/2016 8:28:33 AM
Here's Dylan at his absolute coolest.

3/1/2016 1:43:16 PM
Rust Never Sleeps

2/26/2016 3:53:26 PM
the big 4 are..

2/25/2016 3:43:34 PM
the ultimate showdown between Smart America and Stupid America

2/22/2016 2:36:11 PM
a true story

2/18/2016 2:39:43 AM
IMP late night club

2/12/2016 11:07:27 AM
Did choreographed dance moves kill rock?

2/11/2016 12:10:28 AM
66% of Republicans voting in New Hampshire support not allowing muslims in the country.

2/8/2016 12:46:14 PM
I wish there weren't any Super Bowl halftime shows

2/7/2016 12:06:19 AM
Is this a tour de force performance or what ??!

2/6/2016 3:41:30 AM
the most unbelievable moment I ever experienced at a concert

2/5/2016 1:54:06 PM
Which genre is better music?

1/31/2016 6:09:52 PM
the making of Bohemian Rhapsody

1/31/2016 8:23:35 AM
Amy Winehouse

1/30/2016 7:14:08 PM
Sign this petition to arrest Rick Snyder for poisoning the water in Flint Michigan

1/29/2016 9:00:18 PM
Brian Wilson hears somebody covering one of his songs..

1/27/2016 12:20:07 PM
What is your signature song if you had to pick one?

1/25/2016 1:46:46 PM
details on Brian Wilson's upcoming Pet Sounds tour

1/24/2016 8:02:04 AM
name some small things that make you happy in life

1/23/2016 10:53:53 PM
George Martin pays a visit to Brian Wilson

1/23/2016 8:20:43 AM
David Bowie's top 25 albums, care to share yours?

1/19/2016 10:56:45 AM
What do you think about the Oscars boycott?

1/15/2016 12:11:21 AM
a songwriter's dream

1/14/2016 7:27:37 PM
This is just spectacular, in my opinion

1/11/2016 1:05:04 PM
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Father Time

2/25/2017 3:57:27 PM

I'm a rock star

in my own mind. Maybe that's enough. No, isn't quite.


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2/26/2017 8:34:31 AM


Okay, shall we converse on this amazing subject?
Dare I utter a mutter or a flutter or a piece of bread and butter....

Well I am going to contemplate this...

the short answer right off the top of me head, yeah we are,
but there's room for improvement, that goes for both you, and I,

oh that's funny, George just said "and even us, we suck now!"
hahahaha you got me George.

I'll be back. Ha.

Oh shit, that was FUNNY George.
"speak for yourself, George" said John.
No it's okay, I'll vouch for George's character, John,
you actually do suck too. Now you do. Me? Oh I totally suck.

Oh okay, see now I have to even define that, we couldn't just
leave it as George made a funny, could we.

It's hard, sometimes, being old and tired and whatta ya mean
I'm not world famous yet, and all that, to keep being inspired
and creative, creative often comes from inspired,

but it can also lead to inspired, like, I've felt creative sometimes,
while uninspired, and then, out of momentum I'll begin to GET inspired.

The odd thing is I know my craft now, better than ever before,
let it GO, John.

"what does he mean we didn't swing?"

John, I think Scott meant that his finely attuned ear
could in fact detect that we threw that together
like a tuna noodle casserole when given ten minutes
notice unexpected company was coming.

Look, on the whole Rock Star thing,
what occurs to me, and yeah, I walk around thinkin' I'm a rock star too.
And, in a way, guess what, I am. And you are.

Star, what is that?

start there.

What is, "Star".

Who defines it?

I say it begins from within or forget it.

It begins by me, (I'm going first person here)
deciding, I'm a Star.

What's a fucking Star?

It's a big fucking light in the sky isn't it.

A Big Light.

I Will Be A Big Light.

So that, is a decision.

One you made. One I made.

And, we're doing it,

we simply want to get BETTER at it,

and that we can, is a Gift, which is namely,
'if we're still breathing, we may still decode this thing yet.'

And I'd still work with you. Yeah I get it, I am the Superest Pain in the ass ever,
Kryptonite doesn't even stop that shit. I know. Look, if it's any comfort to you,
I annoy myself, like, constantly. I blow a take in a recording, it's off the charts.
Oh my God.

The harder you try at something, sometimes, the crazier it makes you.
And I'm a sack o' nuts, and I still ain't there yet.

We may have to break out the Wesson Oil.


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2/26/2017 8:41:59 AM


I also actually have ---wow---

just came to mind, yeah that's another one....

and that's too many.
I have at least three songs,
where I'm mentioning being a rock star, yeah.
"Rock Stars From Mars" by BEATLESEX
(which, I believe, is on my IMP Bsex page as we speak,
and that one may be the best of the bunch)

there was also another by Bsex,
which I don't think is presently published,
I'd have to go hear it again, but the memory of it is not
so impressing me that I wanna run to the archives
get it on a flash drive and release it.. "Baby I'm A Rock Star" is that one.

And I also did, an ALJ one,
"Lesley Jane, The Tomato-Headed Rock Star" which is catchy,
but probably ultimately self congratulatory and fairly pointless.

I'm my own worse critic sometimes, but that's good.
It means, just maybe, maybe I'll get my big fat stupid ego out of the way,
and one day actually figure out how to make the real shit,
that makes everybody call you a rock star.

That's the cut to the chase answer.
We can be this. We're so damned close by now, it's almost a thing
you could just howl out a window about. You know, sudden release
of a howl of frustration. 'what's that?' 'oh that's that weird guy,
think he's a musician'.

We need, to make, better songs.
I do. My band does.
That's why George can MAKE the joke, and it becomes very funny,
of 'we suck now'.... because and I've said this before,
George probably remembers the 'gist' of being a Beatle better
than any of the other Beatles. Well Paul puts on the best Live Show,
we'll give him that, he's basically never stopped touring hasn't he.

Better songs.

Bottom line, nobody really is a Rock Star,
until they tap into how to pull those bloody classics right out of your ass.

Till then? We're dreamers, patting ourselves on the backs.
We need to write better songs, and then record them well. And then maybe...


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2/26/2017 10:41:58 AM


Yeah, more I think about it, more I think it all comes down to being a skilled songwriter to the point you can be a hit songwriter. In the movie "Eight Days A Week", Paul claims he and John wrote about 300 songs. John says he thinks it's actually easily twice that number, citing 'we really wrote a whole lot of shitty ones that we wouldn't show anybody, I mean, a lot of them, so I think, Paul isn't counting them'.

I think a key attribute in the 'how do actually do this'...
is basically being your own drill sergeant, putting yourself to work on it,
even when you don't want to, especially when you don't want to.
John said a very intelligent thing to me this morning, it does still happen
on occasion. He said, basically in line with the 'gotta keep at it' school
of reckoning, he said "look at the guys in the old gold rush, who were
the ones whom it all 'panned out' for (that's actually a term FROM the gold rush!)
they are the ones who kept at it all day, dipping that pan in the water,
again and again, all goddamned day... it's like playing a slot machine somewhat,
but no there still is skill involved in song writing, it's not quite as hit or miss
as a slot machine or dipping the pan in the stream trying to find gold....
still, the point is, some idiot who stumbles into gold, yeah maybe,
but odds are it's the ones at it all day who walk away the richest."

Well no, actually that's a much longer form of what he said this morning,
he embellished now as I wrote it all out...

basically he said originally
it's the ones doing it all day, as opposed to the idiot who got lucky
then went to the Saloon and drank his nugget's worth.
Something to that effect.

And I can also tell you, in the interest of professional courtesy and that we are musical peers, for me how it works is, usually how it works,
there's been exceptions... but mostly, if I have a song going,
I kind of have to finish that song, before I can have a clear head
to think up another. And sometimes, I don't even much like the song.
And yet, if I ever want to write songs and get to the good ones,
I have to keep going. The difference is, well, I'll sooner put them out.
Unless they are truly awful. Like, I, we, just wrote a song,
which we're not sure is dumb as a box of soapflakes. But it has a sound.
And we'll approach it as professionals, do a proper recording of it,
since now we can so there's no excuse not to.

And who knows, maybe by the end of the work part, we like the thing.
Or not. Sometimes we've done a song, and then we don't even put it out.

But hundreds more than Paul claimed? Really John?

"yeah, I think we burnt them in a mock ceremony"
Mock ceremony?
"Okay, we were drunk, probably, but seriously
wanted to get rid of them so that no one would find out, that wasn't mock."

So, John, here's a million dollar question,
may as well interview the idiot, been working with him all this time,
and now I have him on the spot, aha....

John, what marked the change that you can think of now, Sir,
where the line was crossed over,

from 'we're writing crap' to 'oh fuck, maybe we really CAN do this'?

"I don't know"

Well that's helpful, thank you.

"maybe you stop trying to be so clever, or, I don't know...
at a certain point, they just began to happen, maybe I still don't know why."

Okay that sounds honest enough doesn't it.

It's a climb, we haven't fallen off Dreamer's Mountain yet,
so let's keep climbin'.

And back to the studio....


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Larree

2/26/2017 11:15:14 AM


Most of the old "rock stars" play at county fairs.

The definition has changed. Salesmen call themselves "rock stars" when they have a good month. Cops call themselves "rock stars" when they write a lot of tickets. Street sweepers call themselves "rock stars" when they finish sweeping the streets before lunch. A "rock star" ain't got nothing in the world these days!


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2/26/2017 12:25:17 PM ---- Updated 2/26/2017 12:28:57 PM


Wow. You do say a lot of astute things.

It's true the very term "Rock Star" is a cliche now,
which everybody loves to use in application to their own segment of reality.

And you're right about them playing country fairs and all...
In 1985, I warmed up, me and the Beatle cover band I was in
back when I discovered I was channeling Lennon for real,
we warmed up for Tiny Tim. Who was pretty famous in the late 60s.
Not only were we the warm up act, but get this,
the promoter comes to us all quiet, saying 'uh, Tiny Tim doesn't have a band'...

that's how tight it got for him, 'band? fuck a band, I wanna eat,
and I hear it wasn't much either, like he opened a can of tuna,
had his girlfriend who got all his money whack him off, that was a day...
I recall me and my wife sitting in the same room with Tim
while he went on for about three hours, about a bit of everything
but mostly a lot of nothing. But he had mentioned how he generously
take care of his women, which they appreciate, and went into
detail... already said too much.

Long and short, the promoter was asking us, a Beatle Cover band,
if we would be willing to play behind Tiny Tim.
Asked the whole band this question, right there in the dressing room.
Whole band sat there dumbfounded, not knowing what to say.
Suddenly I realized, I was the most musically adept in the group,
so if anyone was gonna answer it was me, so I said 'yeah, sure'.

I had the best ear in the group,
so when we got on stage,

(rehearsal? you think any such thing occurred? ha. noooo, none of that)

and Tim was doing,
I mean, literally, his whole friggin' set list,
was literally songs from the nineteenth century,
you know 1800s.... some I'd heard... 'let me call you sweetheart'
was one of them, I remember me mum singing me that
when I was a tot..

mostly, none of us had never heard any of these songs,

but as I had the best ear in the band,
the rest of the band, followed me,

they played what I played.
at the end, Tim closed with "when the saints go marching in"
and I always (this nonsense went on for a three day gig)
ended up bunny hopping across the stage while Tim played,
and that, made the audience go nuts. Tim never knew it wasn't him.
What, I was gonna tell him?

Some chick asked for my autograph,
"you stole the show" she said, I said "shhhh, but thank you."

It's nice that the world found it's way to enjoy the term, "Rock Star",

but really,

when you think of just that,
'a "rock star" ain't got nothing in the world these days..'

(lovely reference to The Who's "Young Man Blues")

this to my mind implies,
Rock Stars Ourselves Need To Hit The Refresh Button
On The Very Definition Of The Term.

All comes back to, Keep Writing Them Songs.


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Larree

2/26/2017 1:59:42 PM


Great story about opening for Tiny Tim and backing him up!

And yes, it all comes back to writing the songs.


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2/27/2017 9:36:16 AM


yep,

and, don't look now,

but I smell a second wind coming on....

oh Hell No, that did not at all come out right. We're old men,
that has a whole 'nother meanin', whoops.

I sense, a second wind, coming on for us all.
You included, there, Big Larree.

I'm just trying to figure out where the heck you got
a heart-shaped pizza from. I'd eat my heart out with one of them things.

Wait a minute, I ain't so sure that came out right either... oh nevermind.

Yeah, everybody, up and make better records....

it's up to all of us.

Don't wait for mainstream to do it, ya'll will be waiting a lonnng time.
It's up to us, all of us.

Rock The Casbah, Folks.

Rock it like Bingo Bango Bong.

We're All Rock Stars Here.

IMP... It's Where The REAL Rock Stars Live.


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2/27/2017 9:50:28 AM


Okay, now I'll post from this one,
since it let's my most vocal ghostie friend be more a part of it...

"but George is here too now" yes, John we know.

More about The Adventures Of Lesley Circa 1985.

This was, in fact, the last gig I played with the Beatle cover band,
as it was on this excursion, that my brain really began to grasp
that I was indeed channeling Lennon---I'd already seen me do it on video,
and that nearly made my head tip over and fall off...
now I'd just played a weekend's worth of remote County Fair gig...

(In a lovely little town in Ohio, outside of Cleveland, called Willowick I think)

and, I don't know if anyone knows or much thought about it,
but Mr Tim was actually a very large and tall man.
I don't know if that came across on television.
He was a nice man, a warm man, a kind man.
A man with wit and intellect, and my wife and I
sat lone in a large dressing with him for about three hours
one night before a show, as he talked of all manner of things,
some rather unexpected, like tales of how his women
'took care' of him... the bit about him opening a tuna can,
I'd heard that from someone else, so I can't vouch for him having
said that, though I can believe it... he really wasn't a sort to put on airs,
he was, well he was famous and more so than many of us will ever get
to be, and inside that bubble of fame, was a humble soul,
I realized, as he spoke, this guy is a lonely soul.... ah, aren't we all...

He wore this suit...
the whole time, I doubt he had brought another.
It was as big as he was, and seriously,
the guy was darn near seven feet tall,
and probably weighed oh,
something equal to a Harley.

And when he played on stage,
he did this little dance in place thing,
sort of almost marching,
matter of fact you probably could have marched
to some of his set list, really nineteenth century stuff,
and he's playing it all on his famous uke,
which he'd set up to be electrified, nothing at all fancy,
wire going all 'round the thing, but you could plug in into
an amplifier, he plugged into my amplifier actually
and I was then also his 'soundman'...

and I just trained my ear on what he played,
and banged out the corresponding guitar chord,
with the rest of the band watching me like a hawk
for which chord I was playing....

there was also a band at this same gig
that played Credence Clearwater Revival songs,
later on, in the evening, (Tim wasn't around,
I don't know if he was in the same hotel, or what,
probably went to bed early) we got drunk with the Credence band,
whoopie doopie we have um fun.


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2/27/2017 9:52:36 AM


PS...

we just put out a new BEATLESEX record,

it's a new one, we did enough of all the old ones for now....

and we think we like it.
Yeah it's one we did for the Scientists.
Well nobody much thinks about them do they.


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2/27/2017 9:56:22 AM


Last note on this....

because Lennon was spewing forth out of me face so much,
Tiny Tim actually suggested to me,
that I should change my name to John Lennon Jr. I kid you not.

easy mistake to make, people hear his voice coming out,
they assume it's me.

No, I sound more like Mal Evans, really. Actually like Pete Shotton more to the point.
But that's what Mr Tim said. Well he meant well.

God Bless You In Heaven, Tiny Tim.

Oh yes,

obviously we did "Tiptoe through the tulips" ... that's his most famous number.


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2/27/2017 9:58:21 AM


oh, and because Lennon's voice got his (Tim's) brain gears going,

he told me of a time he made a tape for George Harrison,
singing Nowhere Man,

and then years later,
on a radio show called The Lost Lennon Tapes,

there it was, Elliot Mintz,
longtime friend of the family to the Lennons,
introduced it on this radio show,

there it was, Tiny Tim singing Nowhere Man.
I said "oh shit" remembering Tim telling me about it.


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2/27/2017 10:01:52 AM


An underscoring point I am seeing appear, to and with, all this....

You know,

We All ARE Rock Stars....

Yeah you too Big Time.

See that? You're not only a Rock Star, Scott,
your very name, is Big Time.

I call this calm before the creative storm 'the precipice'....

Okay, less talkin' about it, more doing it....

Seriously we're all more rock stars than we realize.

And very soon, the whole realm in which we exist,
will begin to overshadow, the mainstream....

I believe so, yes. I have Great Expectations For Us All.


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2/28/2017 11:51:34 AM


Here's a Boost. If you didn't want it, you don't have to thank me.

You're A Rock Star.

It takes one to know one,
and, just by the dint of what it is I do and who it is I do it with,
I am a Rock Star myself.

Well, I'd already forgotten our new record, 'how does it go again?'
that's understandable, 'cause, I have had so many tunes pass through
my head, I'd forget my name if I didn't have so many songs
with my name in the title.... funny though I can't remember a one of 'em.
Okay Lesley Jane The Tomato-Headed Rock Star,

do I have that one out here? I should check that.

It's pretty pointless, but boppy and fun anyway...

No, I actually have a point somewhere, occasionally I locate it.

Anyway, the most recent Bsex one,

the one for the Scientists... "Schrodinger's Girl"
(had to think a bit to remember how to spell that)

is quite good. Gets me dancing all over the place.

Nice work Boys. I'm glad I took up with you.

Even if I'm now probably the craziest person in the world.

Live a lie, it may make you crazy.
Life a life set on only finding and learning the real truth,
and it will definitely make you crazy.

But I'm a Rock Star.

And so are you, Mr Time.


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2/28/2017 11:55:15 AM ---- Updated 2/28/2017 11:56:31 AM


PS,

I omit key elements, 'cause of a part of my brain that is retarded, dead, or both...

I just re-listened to the new BEATLESEX record, and yeah, it rocks, it rocks hard.

So, absent minded professor sort that I may be,
I do know, I am a Rock Star.

And I'm telling you, You, Scott, Are A Rock Star.

Do we wanna be Bigger Stars Than We Are?

Probably.

A common thing among Stars,

it's called 'an Ego'.

No one is saying we can't,
and if they do,

poo poo doody foot on them, for they lie, they lie, they lie lie lie.

We're Rock Stars.

But let's be bigger ones.
Let's make Better Records.

Collectively or Individually.
Thar yew go.

I took a couple days on that last record,
and it pays off, to really take the time it needs to sound right.


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