Podcast: Monterey at 50
Episode #17-31 | airing 8-02-17

There has been quite a bit of nostalgic interest in the Monterey Pop Festival as it and the “Summer of Love” turn 50 this year. I was 15-years-old when Monterey Pop happened, and I was drawn to the festival and all the happenings in San Francisco. I have to admit … → read more

Hey Joe. Hey Dig!

   Photograph: Cine Text/Allstar/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar What do Nick Cave, Cher, Eddie Murphy, and the The London Symphony Orchestra have in common? They have all covered “Hey Joe.” “Hey Joe” – Jimi Hendrix Version [1st verse (Oo – backing vocals on each line)] Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun … → read more

Pat’s Essential Eleven Non-Traditional Murder Ballads

Introduction A few weeks back I assembled a list of my ‘essential eleven’ traditional murder ballads.  While we here at Murder Ballad Monday usually delve deeply into one ballad or theme, we saw some possible value in a lighter ‘list-based’ approach from time to time.  Judging from reader response to … → read more