Monday, April 15, 2013

Songudamunt Contest: April 2013

... or as we lovingly call it ...

"The Stumpy"
In honor of multiple month Award Winner
Scott "Stumpy Chicken Arm" Rath

THE ENTRIES (Click title links below to listen)

* Each member can submit one (1) song per month. No more...I suppose you could do less. Not 2 but the number that precedes 2 which is, of course, 1.

* Can be a new work or a vintage work from back in the day.

* Can be an original song or a cover (but voters may lean a bit toward original works unless your version of Mungo Jerry's "In the Summertime" is just a mind blower...).

* The submitter must be either (a) the writer of the song (or co-writer) or (b) performed on the recording and your participation must be noted in your submission.

* If the song is not an instrumental, lyrics must be included in the submission (so the New Yorkers can follow along).

Monday, April 1, 2013

RIP: Paul Williams, "Crawdaddy Magazine"

Boston born founder of "Crawdaddy Magazine", Paul Williams, has passed away.

As a teenager in the 60's and 70's, and over the top fan of all things music, I probably spent more time reading ABOUT music than playing it. See? I had my head up my ass even then!

I was an avid reader of Crawdaddy, Creem, Circus, Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Downbeat, Rock Scene, Hit Parader and, most likely, to no one who knows me's surprise, National Lampoon.

Had I spent all that time practicing my instrument, rather than reading about it, I may have attained what I had yearned to be ... a really marginal bass player.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Williams ... and thank you.