Saturday, December 13, 2008

Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo

Master of the slide guitar Roy Rogers and harmonica virtuoso Norton Buffalo are tonight’s featured artists.
I open with Roy tearing up the blues with his unique style and voice. In the middle are a few videos of Roy and Norton together, closing with Norton bring his versions of the blues and rock.

Both artists are from the San Francisco Bay area and can be found at local venues throughout the area when they are not touring.

Roy has been awarded six Grammys as producer of albums by Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, and John Lee Hooker. He has toured with John Lee Hooker and his own band The Delta Rhythm Kings as well as having released eight solo albums.

Norton has been a longstanding member of the Steve Miller Band and has recorded on over 175 albums with artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt to the Marshal Tucker band and even Hawaiian Slack Key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr. with their collaboration awarded Hawaiian Slack Key Album of the year.

Roy Rogers Website




Norton Buffalo Website




Direct links to the individual videos:


Shake Your Money Maker

Walkin’ Blues

The Sky Is Crying

Black Cat Bone

Rather be the Devil

Torrita Blues

Mellow Apples

Look Over Yonders Wall

Intro Slide Instrumental

Outro Slide Instrumental

Tip Walk

Boogie Chillen – with John Lee Hooker

Stranger Blues – with Shana Morrison


Legends of the Blues

Is It Love?

Terraplane Blues

Ain't no Bread in the Breadbox


Where Has She Gone

High Tide in Wingo

Another Day

Ghetto Hotel


The Odds Are Against Us

Talk Like That

Long Hard Road

I Don't Want To Love Nobody But You

Nobody Wants Me

Little Girl

I'm Taking Chances

I Put My Trust In You

Ain't No Room In My Heart

Saturday, December 6, 2008

KT Tunstall

Having given up on radio and rarely listening, I once and a while miss a new young and upcoming musician who is actually good!

I know they are out there somewhere, but with the ratings driven radio programming issued by only a few rating services it is far and few between and painfully abhorring waiting around for them.

Therefore I’m sure I am missing at least a few.

Last evening, scrolling through the dreadfully boring cable networks I ran across an hour long performance of tonight’s artist and was rather impressed. This gal’s got it!

While researching the videos for this evening I found that indeed I had seen her before at the 2007 Live Earth concert and at the Bob Dylan Tribute, but I guess I misplaced her in the crowd of other more familiar artists.

Tonight I open with KT’s initial appearance on the Jools Hooland show in the UK and finish with a couple of rockers from the Dylan Tribute.





Direct links to the individual videos:

Black Horse & The Cherry Tree

Suddenly I See

Stoppin' The Love

Miniature Disasters

I Want You Back

Hold On

Heal Over

Teenage Kicks

Little Favours

Other Side of the World

Silent Sea

False Alarm

Under the Weather

Saving My Face

I Don’t Want You Now

Walk Like an Egyptian

You’re the Voice

Hammer to Fall

If Only

Someday Soon

Simple Twist of Fate

Tangled Up In Blue

This Wheels On Fire – with Billy Bragg

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Country Joe McDonald

Vietnam veteran Joe McDonald and his band The Fish penned what was to become the anthem song of the Anti-War crusade of the time. With its four letter audience participation chant, I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag was an immediate hit at Woodstock.

The group's name is derived from leftist politics; "Country Joe" was a popular name for Joseph Stalin in the 1940s, while "the fish" refers to Mao Zedong's statement that the true revolutionary must "swim among the people as a fish." The group began with the nucleus of "Country Joe" McDonald (lead vocals) and Barry "The Fish" Melton (lead guitar), recording and performing for the "Teach-In" protests against the Vietnam War in 1965.

Since the days with the Fish, Joe has maintained his political edge and anti-war message while also delving into the blues and other similar musical genres. He has also written a tribute piece and song to Florence Nightingale as well the song Save The Whales, which wraps a sailing jig around the sounds of whale songs.

Opening tonight’s show is a set of three songs taped at the Bitter End followed by several 60’s performances. There was nothing to be found in the time period between 1969 and 2003 in the form of live performances so a number of fan produced videos and slide shows are used to fill out the program. Finally a number of recent solo and backstage performances close out the show, including Support the Troops, his recent ode to the troops in Iraq, and his penny flute tribute to George W. Bush which he titled Yankee Doodle is no Fool.

Be sure to visit Joe’s website at the link below - It contains a wealth of information regarding his activities and current causes.

Country Joe’s Place – Official Website


Joe’s Jukebox


Florence Nightingale

Click here to view individual playlist entries


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Miriam Makeba -
In Memoriam

A vocal opponent of South African Apartheid, Miriam Makeba was refused entrance back into her homeland of South Africa. She had been labeled a revolutionary by the government after she appeared in the anti-apartheid documentary "Come Back Africa". She spent thirty years in exile before returning.

Miriam passed away this week shortly after performing a concert in Italy at the age of 76.
The world has lost an angel.

This evening’s show begins with a report of her death followed by a 40 minute documentary on the years of Apartheid featuring Miriam and her fellow performers.

The documentary is followed by a number of her live performances.

Near the end is another short documentary of her return to Guinea and performing some of her songs – unfortunately the audio and video are out of sinc in that one.

The show ends with one of her last performances and a fitting song for the end.

Thanks Miriam – you will be missed!




Direct links to the individual videos:


The years of South African Apartheid – pt. 1

The years of South African Apartheid – pt. 2

The years of South African Apartheid – pt. 3

The years of South African Apartheid – pt. 4
Pata Pata

The Click Song

Soweto Blues



Akana Nkomo





Ask the Rising Sun

South African Freedom Song – with Hugh Masekela

Dahla Ayounik

Hapo Zamani

Naughty Little Flea

Jinkel E Maweni

Under African Skies – with Paul Simon

Miriam’s Return Trip to Guinea – pt. 1

Miriam’s Return Trip to Guinea – pt. 2

Africa is Where My Heart Lies

When I’ve Passed On

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Michael Bloomfield

Born in Chicago in 1943 Michael Bloomfield took an early interest in the Chicago Blues scene. He came to know and play with many of the blues legends of the time and was instrumental in the Chicago Blues Revival of the mid to late ‘60s.

During that time he even owned a small blues club called The Fickle Pickle. (My cousin snuck me in there once when I was visiting her, I was 17 at the time.)

Michael joined the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and chose to stay with Butterfield when asked to play for Bob Dylan.

Tonight’s opening number features Michael tearing it up with Dylan at the 1965 Newport Blues Festival. Although only briefly seen in the shadows, his high energy guitar licks provide a high energy beat.

After leaving the Butterfield Blues Band he formed a band called Electric Flag with friends Barry Goldberg and Nick Gravenites as well as a number of other well known performers producing only one album A Long Time Coming in 1968 before Michael left the band.

Shortly after Michael worked with Al Kooper on an album called Super Session but was only able to complete one side of the album due to insomnia, with Stephen Stills finishing out the second side.

Over the ensuing years he played as a session musician for other performers and did some solo work but a heroin addiction became the focus of his life.

In 1981 Michael was found in his car, slumped over, dead of a heroin overdose.

Tonight I end with an audio track Blues for Michael, an ode to Michael by Country Joe McDonald.

(Not many live performances were available, so I open with the live ones and finish with audio slide shows.)

Official Website – Family run





Direct links to the individual videos:

Live Performances

Maggie’s Farm – backing up Bob Dylan

Drinkin’ Wine – with Electric Flag

Stop – with Al Kooper

Long Distance Call – with Muddy Waters & Junior Wells

Messin with the Kid – with Junior Wells & Nick Gravenites

Born in Chicago – with Paul Butterfield Blues Band & Son House

Rattle, Rock & Roll – with Fabio Treves

Driftin’ Blues – with Paul Butterfield Bands

Audio with Slide Shows

Season of the Witch – with Al Kooper

Albert’s Shuffle - with Al Kooper

Blues for Nothing – with Al Kooper

Killing Floor – with Electric Flag

Sitting in Circles – with Electric Flag

Going Down Slow – with Electric Flag

Got My Mojo Working – with Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Walking Blues – with Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Work Song – with Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Two Trains Running – with Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Quicksilver was born during the '60s music explosion and was instrumental in the San Francisco Sound of the era. Founded by Dino Valenti, John Cipollina, David Freiberg , Jim Murray, and Casey Sonoban in 1964, their first recording, released in 1968, featured Cipollina, Duncan, and Freiberg with Greg Elmore, who joined the band in '65.

The band toured the Bay Area extensively in the mid to late sixties and were featured on bills with the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.

Tonight's show consists of a collection of live performances with fan made slide shows and static images. Unfortunately there was a dearth of live performances available. I've finished off with several videos of performances by the currently reconstituted band.


Fan Site

MySpace - Unofficial



Direct links to the individual videos:
*** Slide Shows

Dino’s Song

What About Me ***

Fresh Air

Shady Grove ***

Pride of Man ***



Maiden of the Cancer Moon ***



Play My Guitar ***

Gold and Silver ***

Joseph’s Coat ***

Don't Cry My Lady Love ***

The Truth ***

Codeine ***

Who Do You Love / When You Love ***

Fire Brothers ***

What About Me ***

Mona ‘07

Fresh Air ‘08

Pride of Man ‘08

Bubba Jeans ‘08

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hightailing it to Mexico.

For the next week I will be talking a hiatus in Cabo San Lucas therefore I will leave you with this little teaser making you wish you were here with me. The vault will return to normal operation in two weeks providing the two hurricanes I am about to encounter on the trip allow my timely return. One is visiting near there now, the other is due midweek.

Direct links to the individual videos:

Mexican Radio

Mexicali Blues – Ratdog

The Seashores Of Old MexicoGeorge Strait


Cielito Lindo Huasteco – Mariachi Vargas

Violin Huapango – Mariachi Vargas

Cancion del Mariachi – Antonio Banderas

Farruca – Carlos Montoya

Bolero Maorquie - Carlos Montoya

Castillos de España – Andre Segovia

Variations On A Theme From W.A. Mozart, Opus 9 - Andrés Segovia

Entre dos aguas - Paco de Lucia

Mediterranean Sundance - Paco de Lucia, John Mclauglin y Al Di Meola

Rica Y Apretadita - A.B. Quintanilla III

Ten Paciencia – Thalia

Nuestro Amor – RBD

Enredame - Fonseca

Mexico - Les Humphries Singers

Sea of Cortez Wildlife

Saturday, October 4, 2008

David Bromberg

Having gained prominence as a session guitarist in the '60s for folk and country legends such as Bob Dylan and Jerry Jeff Walker, David Bromberg embarked on a solo career with his 1971 self-titled debut. Weaving through bluegrass, folk, blues and rockabilly, Bromberg established himself as a talented songwriter to complement his reputation as a master instrumentalist.
Bromberg's early albums featured noteworthy guests such as George Harrison, Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh, and his unique blues style prominently featured brass sections to create a sound that would later be coined "hillbilly jazz." Bromberg accumulated an impressive solo discography through the '70s and '80s, as he continued to work in the studio for renowned artists such as Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson and The Eagles.

Beginning in the early '80s, Bromberg gradually left the live music scene to spend additional time with his family and explore his interest in collecting, dealing and repairing violins. [Source]

A fine instrumentalist, David can sure belt out the soul wrenching blues, but also has a tendency to interject some good tongue-in-check humor into the mix.

Tonight I bring you a selection of David’s live performances. Included are a number of performances with guitarist Jorma Kaukauna of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fame as well as a couple of fan produced slide shows. Don’t miss the NPR link below, some more fine tunes there.

David Bromberg Website



NPR Interview and performance

David Bromberg Fine Violins

Direct links to the individual videos:

Demon in Disguise – John Sebastian harp

Danger Man

Get Up and Go

Summer Wages

Lost Highway

I Know You Rider – With Hot Tuna

Try Me One More Time

The Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues

Send Me to the Electric Chair

Don’t Put That Thing on Me

Rag time Blues

Yankees Revenege

Oh Sharon

Red Haired Boy

Wall Flower

Mr. Bojangles

I’ll Never be Your Fool

Welcome To The World of Fools

Hesitation Blues – with Jorma Kaukonen

Candyman – with Jorma Kaukonen

Police Dog Blues – With Jorma Kaukonen

Keep on Truckin – With Jorma Kaukonen

Long Tall Mama – With Jorma Kaukonen

Key To The Highway – With Jorma Kaukonen

How Long Blues – With Jorma Kaukonen

Whinin' Boy Blues – With Jorma Kaukonen

Water Song – With Jorma Kaukonen

Good Shepherd – With Jorma Kaukonen

The Sky Is Crying – With Jorma Kaukonen

Suffer to Sing the Blues

The Holdup

Black Mountian Rag – with Arlo Guthrie and John McCuen

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Babe Ruth, Colosseum & Blodwyn Pig

Tonight I bring you three bands from deep in my archives.
All three were launched into relative obscurity in the late 60’s and early 70’s.
I must admit that obscurity is the underlying theme of my record collection. When a band made the pop chart I would move on to someone new. There are some exceptions, but you won’t find any Boston, Poison, or other glamor bands, but you will find Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies.

Here then are three British bands that rocked my pad back then. (Some of the Colosseum material is from more recent reunions.)

First at bat tonight is Babe Ruth, followed by Colosseum with Blodwyn Pig third.
There’s sure to be some hits tonight!

[click to view playlist]


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Isle of Wight Music Festival 1970
Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors

Time to fire up the Time Machine for a nostalgic trip to the isle.
Tonight’s show begins with the entire performance of Jimi Hendrix at the 1970 Isle of Wight Music Festival, followed by parts of the Who’s performance with The Doors wrapping up the encore. In future shows I will be featuring other artists who performed here.

Isle of Wight 1970 - Wiki

Jimi Hendrix Website




The Who Website



The Doors Website

Bio – at above link – flash page – unable to direct link.


Direct links to the individual videos:



Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11


Heaven and Hell


Magic Bus

Young Man Blues

Summertime Blues => My Generation

Naked Eye

I’m Free


Break on Through

When the Music’s Over

The End

Monday, September 15, 2008

In Memoriam - Richard Wright 1943-2008

This morning I received the news that Keyboardist Richard Wright, a founding member of Pink Floyd has lost his battle with cancer.

Tonight in this special edition of Saturday Night Music Videos I offer a collection of musical pieces composed either by Richard alone or in collaboration with other members of Pink Floyd. First up is a collection of his solo works including several performances with fellow Pink Floyd member David Gilmour. These are followed by some early Pink Floyd numbers he composed or collaborated on. This early Floyd period seems to be Richard's most prolific with the band.

Wrapping it up are several more recent tunes he collaborated on, finishing with perhaps my favorite Pink Floyd tune "Echoes". (Check here to find out why)

Richard Wright Biography

Direct links to the individual videos:

Against the Odds



Hidden Fear

Night of a Thousand Furry Toys

Breakthrough – with David Gilmour

Wearing the Inside Out – with David Gilmour

Comfortably Numb – with David Gilmour

Mediterranean C

Summer Elegy

Cat Cruise

Funky Deux

Pink’s Song

Main Theme – Pink Floyd

Mud Men – Pink Floyd

Love Scene – Pink Floyd

More Blues – Pink Floyd

Party sequence – Pink Floyd

Paintbox – Pink Floyd

Remember a Day – Pink Floyd

See-Saw – Pink Floyd

Stay – Pink Floyd

Summer ’68 – Pink Floyd

Any Color You Like – Pink Floyd

Burning Bridges – Pink Floyd

Time – Pink Floyd

Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd

Poles Apart – Pink Floyd

Cluster One – Pink Floyd

Keep Talking – Pink Floyd

Echoes – Pink Floyd

Saturday, September 13, 2008

There's Horsflies in the Honkytonk
up on Nickel Creek

Tonight I’m pleased to bring you a 3’fer of great “Bluegrass Fusion” bands.
None of them had an abundance of videos, so here is a little of each.

First up is The Horseflies. Whether it is the driving rhythm of “Human Fly” or the haunting vocals of “Drunkard’s Lone Child", these folks are fantastic! If I were fortunate enough to be in a band this is the music I would be playing. For more Horseflies, go to the radio player in my sidebar for a full concert. I promise they won’t bite.

Following the flies is Honkytonk Homeslice, including relics of the band “String Cheese”, masters of tongue-in-cheek lyrics and a fixture on the music festival tour circuit. These folks put a light hearted spin on the genre.

Finally I offer up Nickel Creek with an introductory documentary on the band including clips of their childhood performances. They claim they are not a bluegrass band, rather they use bluegrass in their own style of music. Currently they have temporarily disbanded to pursue other outlets.

The closing song of the series, House Carpenter, is one of the songs in my repertoire in case someday I am in a band.

I found both The Horseflies and Honkytonk Homeslice at Live Music Archives where they have a number of concerts that you can download free and legal. See the links below the video to access them.

All three of these bands are packed into my mp3 player for enjoyment on my nightly bicycle rides.







At Live Music Archives






At Live Music Archives






Direct links to the individual videos:


Human Fly

Drunkard's Lone Child


You’re Not a Genius

Drunkard's Lone Child


I Fell in Love at the HonkytonkBluegrass Journey

Black Clouds

Good Times ‘Round the Bend

En Fuego – with New Monsoon

Stagger Lee – with New Monsoon


Smoothie Song



Jealous of the Moon

The Lighthouse's Tale


Ode To A Butterfly

This Side

When In Rome

House Carpenter

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Michael Hedges

A founding member of Windham Hill Records, Michael Hedges played music which ran the gamut from Ambient to New age and Rock to Classic without ever using a standard tuning on his instruments.

An incredible player he was a master of the six and twelve string guitars as well as the Harp Guitar. He was renowned for his style of picking with both hands, intertwining melodies and rhythms in an outstanding performance.

Tragically Michael was killed in an automobile accident around December first 1997 at the age of 43. His car was found at the bottom of a ravine in Mendocino County by a highway crew on Dec. 2nd.

Here is a selection of his wonderful music followed by a ten minute interview featuring some of his performances.

Unofficial Website

Fan Site @ Myspace


Michael Hedges at Bluebear’s Pandora Radio*

*To listen to Pandora Radio go to and join. It's free and you create your own radio stations.
Once you get started, clicking on the above link will add the show to your list.
(Sorry, I had hoped it would be available to anyone, but it has been reported to not be so.)

Direct links to the individual videos:

Because It's There

Aerial Boundaries

All Along the Watchtower

Cello Suite #1 in G Major (Bach)


Hawkcircle – Guest appearance with fellow Windham Hill artist Will Ackerman

Gimme Shelter

Come Together

Silent Anticipations

Rickover's Dream

Woman Of The World

Ritual Dance

I Carry Your Heart

The Naked Stalk=>Jealous Tunnel=>About Face



The Happy Couple

Hot Type

Buffalo Stance

Theme to "Doodles" – With Leo Kottke

Eight Miles High– With Leo Kottke

The First Cutting

Eminence Front

Follow Through

The Funky Avocado

Promised Land

Comfortably Numb

I Don't Live Today

Death to Distraction

The Rootwitch

Eleven Small Roaches

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Michael Hedges Interview

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Labor Day
Honoring the Working Class Heroes

On this Labor Day holiday I offer up a collection of live performances and slide shows honoring the working class heroes!

Direct links to the individual videos:

Balled of James Larkin - Christy Moore

Which Side Are You On - Pete Seeger

Springhill Mining Disaster – U2

Joe Hill – Phil Ochs

1913 Massacre - Woody Guthrie

North Country Blues – Bob Dylan

There is Power In The Union – Utah Phillips

The Union Maid – Pete Seeger

Solidarity Forever – Pete Seeger

Union Song – The Night Watchman (Tom Morello)

Song from a Cotton Field – Bessie Brown

Cotton – Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins

Working Class Man – Jimmy Barnes

Working Class Hero – John Lennon

Working Man Blues - The Ranchhands

Talking Merchant Marine - Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Pastures of Plenty - Ramblin' Jack Elliot

Deportees - Arlo Guthrie & Emmylou Harrris

Linin' Track - Loki the Trickster

John Henry - Mississippi John Hurt

Railroad Worksong - Notting Hibillies

Go to Sea Once More - Roger McGuinn

We Shall Overcome – Joan Baez

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Peter Paul & Mary

With subjects ranging from anti-war protest songs to songs of the human condition as well as comedy and children’s songs this trio rose to the top of the folk movement of the 60’s and early 70’s.

Founded in 1961 by Albert Grossman as a Folk Supergroup they released their first album the following year, quickly gaining a large following.

After salvaging an old record player from the dump, replacing a few obviously burned out resistors an one vacuum tube I headed down to the used record store. The first two albums I bought were Peter Paul & Mary’s first album titled simply “Peter, Paul and Mary” and Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A Changing”.

That was about 1965 and indeed things were A Changing!

After collecting several more of their first albums I bought the music books to go with them. With the records, the music books and an old f-hole Harmony guitar I taught myself how to play. I spent many hours playing along with the records and then without them. Eventually, in college, I was part of a folk group called Blue Laughter. We were together for about a year and a half and toured the college campuses around Wisconsin during that time, also giving shows at retirement homes and care centers. But as so often happens in bands, the ego problems of the founder got in the way and we broke up about a month before we were supposed to go tryout for a USO tour to Vietnam.

Alas, I stray, so here is tonight’s show, centered on their works from the early sixties through the mid eighties. But you won’t find any lost flowers or dope smoking dragons here!

PP&M Website


Direct links to the individual videos:

Early Morning Rain

500 Miles

Cruel War

If I Had a Hammer

Go Tell It On A Mountain

The Times They Are A Changing

Blowing The Wind => Give Peace a Chance

Don't Think, Twice It's All Right

For Loving Me

Come And Go With Me

San Francisco Bay Blues


When the Ship Comes In

Too Much of Nothing

Early In The Morning

Moments of Soft Persuasion

The House Song

Well, Well, Well

Hurry Sundown

There But For Fortune

If I Had My Way

Jane Jane


Boa Constrictor

The Marvelous Toy

A' Soalin'

Hymn – Paul Solo

El Salvadore

Like the First Time

Right Field

Goodnight Irene

Such Is Love

And When I Die

Greenland Whale Fisheries

I Dig Rock And Roll Music

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Weave Me The Sunshine

The Wedding Song

Battle of the Folk Bands

with Donovan and the Smothers Brothers

Day Is Done

Oh all right, they already slipped in a snippet, so here…

Where Have All the Flowers Gone

Puff the Magic Dragon

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Tonight,on the 30th anniversary of his death from drug abuse and heart disease, we travel back to 1973 and hop a plane to Hawaii for the Aloha Concert by The King.

So get out your grass skirts, grab a Mai Tia and enjoy an evening with Elvis Presley!

Elvis the King Website

The Early Years


Friday, August 15, 2008

World Music Quest

I am looking to do a show featuring artists from around the world. I'm particularly interested in artists using indigenous instruments and stylings.

If you have a favorite artist or group that fits this description please send me a link to their videos or even the name so I can include them in the show.

Leave your requests in the comments below or email to with "World Music" as the subject line.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sorry, this one's not for the kiddies.

Composer, orchestral director, singer and guitarist extraordinaire, Frank Zappa rose out of the southern California area to become one of the most prolific rock artists of his time.

A satirist, his music was often biting and irreverent, pushing the bounds of the censorship within the music industry. Meticulous rhythm changes and tearing guitar solos were a mark of his works.

Amongst the many band members who worked with him over the years, many have gone on to successful careers of their own. Such well known musicians such as Jean Luc Ponty, Steve Via and the duo Flo and Eddie (also of the Turtles) have performed with Frank over the years.

Unfortunately in 1993 prostate cancer took him from us long before his time.

Tonight I offer a two part show. Think of it as one of those fold-out double albums. The first part, a documentary, has the narration in German, but the narration is only a minor part. In this documentary Frank talks (in English) about his views on government, the music industry, free speech and life in general. Also in the documentary section is an appearance on the TV show “Crossfire” in which he faces off with Right Wing pundit Robert Novak on the subject of obscenity.

The second part of the show is a sampling of his live performances from over the years in no particular order. At the end of the music section are several silly things found while compiling the show.

The Documentary:

The Music:

Frank Zappa Website
Zapa Radio

Direct links to the individual videos:


Bobby Brown

Stairway To Heaven

Inca roads

Peaches En Regalia

Cosmik Debris


Dupree's Paradise

Farther O'Blivion

Be-Bop Tango


More Trouble Every Day

San Berdino

Watermelon In Easter Hay


Whippin’ Post

You Are What You Is

The Illinois Enema Bandit

Titties and Beer

G-spot Tornado

King Kong

Stevie’s Spanking

The Torture Never Stops pt.1

The Torture Never Stops pt.2

In The Sky

The Black Page

When The Lie's So Big => Planet Of The Baritone Women

Bamboozled by Love

City Of Tiny Lights

Punky's Whips

Cocaine Decisions

Jesus Thinks You're a Jerk

St. Etienne


Suicide Chump

Chunga's Revenge => Keep It Greasy

Joe's Garage

Camarillo Brillo => Muffin Man

Frank Zappa on David Letterman, 10-31-83

Zappa on "The Monkees"

Zappa On The Steve Allen Show pt.1

Zappa On The Steve Allen Show pt.2

Zappa On The Steve Allen Show pt.3

Zappa On The Steve Allen Show pt.4

Frank Zappa Commercial For General Electric

Zappa on Make Me Laugh

Don't Eat The Yellow Snow

Documentary Pt1

Documentary Pt2

Documentary Pt3

Documentary Pt4

Documentary Pt5

Documentary Pt6


Saturday, August 2, 2008

Bob Dylan

Poet and singer, Bob Dylan rose out of the 1960’s folk scene to become one of the top spokesmen of the time for the downtrodden and wronged. His songs have been performed and recorded by many artists over the years.
Mocked by my parents who said he couldn’t sing, he was one of my favorite artists and got the most play on my record player. They just couldn’t grasp that the message was in the words, not the nasal resonance.
I would play my guitar and sing along but they would only ask why I played such depressing songs. Sheesh!
Starting off tonight with a number of songs from the mid 60’s, we will then move on to performances from the 1976 Rolling Thunder Review tour.
After that we explore progressively newer performances finishing with collaborations between Bob and other popular artists.

Bob's Website
Expecting Rain - News about Dylan and other related artists.
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan - A Martin Scorsese Picture

Direct links to the individual videos:
Blowin' In the Wind

Only a Pawn in Their Game

Mr. Tambourine Man

Girl From The North Country

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

It Ain't Me Babe

It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

Just Like A Woman

Subterranean Homesick Blues

To Ramona

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

She Belongs To Me

Like A Rolling Stone

One Too Many Mornings

Desolation Row

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

Visions Of Johanna

Simple Twist of Fate

One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)

Oh Sister

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

Lay Lady Lay

Shelter From The Storm

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Maggie's Farm


Idiot Wind

Shelter From the Storm

When I Paint My Masterpiece

I Pity the Poor Immigrant

Forever Young

What Can I Do For You

Sweetheart Like You

I Shall Be Released

Political World

Hard Times

Masters Of War

It Takes a Lot to Laugh

Highway 61 Revisited

It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

Train of Love


Tangled up in Blue

The Wicked Messenger

Blind Willie McTell

Lenny Bruce

The Times They Are A-Changin

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

I Believe in You

Everybody Must Get Stoned

Dark Eyes – with Patti Smith

One Too Many Mornings – with Johnny Cash

Girl from the North Country – with Johnny Cash

Like A Rolling Stone – with Tom Petty

Just Like A Woman – with Tom Petty

Knocking on Heaven’s Door – with Tom Petty

All Along the Watchtower – with Richard Thompson

If Not For You – with George Harrison

Queen Jane Approximately – with the Grateful Dead

It’s All Over Now Baby Blue – with the Grateful Dead

Blowin' In The Wind – with Keith Richards and Ron Wood

Don't Think Twice, It's Alright – with Eric Clapton

Crossroads – with Eric Clapton

I shall be released – with Elvis Costello

Sounds of Silence – with Paul Simon

My Back Pages – with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Neil Young, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty

Bob Dylan Dharma & Greg

Bob Dylan Dharma & Greg