Music Monday: Butler County Ohio starts 17th Roundabout

…in my ears … and thought, what a perfect segue for a Music Monday post. In 1971 the English rock ban Yes released a song on their album Fragile call…

Memorial Day Music Monday – Star Wars theme song

…head. It has been a while since I enjoy watching the original 1977 Star Wars (IV – A New Hope) and will add the YouTube music for Music Monday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D0ZQPqeJkk…

Music Monday: David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney

David Lee Murphy has finally recorded again with a little coaxing from Kenny Chesney after going dormant after his 2004 Tryin’ to Get There album. The new music is just…

Music Monday: Theme from Amazon’s Man in the High Castle

…the same title . So, since we hear the theme song Edelweiss every time an episode is streamed on Amazon Prime, I thought I would include in for Music Monday….

Music Monday: A misinterpreted Elton John song – Daniel

…talented musician, I really had know idea as to the reason it was written or that of its controversial Vietnam era content. I must not have been listening close enough…

Music Monday: Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair

McKenzie, “Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair.” Obviously hippie era and a replacement for San Francisco. So today’s Music Monday is an over 52 million viewed YouTube clip….

Music Monday: Top charting single by The Marshall Tucker Band

This Music Monday post has been in the “to be included folder” for a while now. This week since I’ve been pre-occupied with taxes, packing and some organization, I pulled…

Music Monday: Steve Carlisle singing WKRP in Cincinnati

…city …  WKRP in Cincinnati. (starting to feel old!) So for this Music Monday, how about a great shared Google Spreadsheet of all the music played on the show (with…

Music Monday: From the Beatles to the Sheatles

Music listening took a quirky turn for this Music Monday after running across an odd social media posted photo of what was dubbed the “Sheatles,” for obvious reasons. Besides being…

Music Monday: Sailing by Christopher Cross for obvious reasons

Sailing by Christopher Cross was an easy music pick for a dreary February 2018 for this Music Monday. I heard it as one of my Pandora music channel  this past…

A mellow Music Monday: Some David Gates and a marina sunrise

Although I’m no longer enjoying the warm weather and beautiful sunrises (from Encore ‘s cockpit on photo left), last week’s trip was a positive one as I accomplished…

Music Monday: Wagon Wheel – I enjoy that country music sound

Although I’m partial to the the Old Crow Medicine Show version of Wagon Wheel, I definitely enjoy watching the music video version by Darius Rucker from his 2013 True Believers…

Music Monday: The Drifters and Under the Boardwalk

One of the longest running names in “R&B” and “doo wap” music is the Hall of Fame vocal group called The Drifters. They have been performing and recording music since…

Music Monday: A new Bible & the impressive Amazon Echo Dot

…to their premium service. Back to today’s MusicMonday connection. One of the connected Alexa “skills” that my son-in-law sent me happens to be a bible study podcast that I enjoy…

Christmas Music Monday: Merry old semi-nautical carol

…mainly unsung until Victorian times, when two men called William Sandys and Davis Gilbert collected lots of old Christmas music from villages in England. Before carol singing in public became…

Music Monday: Some history to Jackson Browne’s “Stay”

Lauper in 2003. Huh, perhaps there are others too? Anyway, here are a couple versions for this Music Monday followed by track 10 off the Jackson Browne Running On Empty…

Music Monday: Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Canon

While getting my haircut last week, the conversation of holiday themed entertainment was being discussed. The stylist asked me if I had seen the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Brenda and…

Music Monday: Sister Golden Hair by the band America

songs in the 1970s, so for this Music Monday it is Sister Golden Hair off their 1975 Hearts album. Great music.     Sister Golden Hair | America – 1975…

Music Monday: An old favorite from Gordon Lightfoot

The advantage of Fox Business being on in the background most of my day is that “some” older hosts slip in music during commercial breaks. Varney & Co  played a…

Music Monday: A Jackson Browne leftover from last week

While posting something newer on last week’s Music Monday blog post, I wanted to include For a Dancer from  Jackson Browne‘s 1974 Late for the Sky album … but it…

Music Monday: Jackson Browne and title song from I’m Alive

It is easy for me to fall back into my oldies groove (1970s) and include something I regularly listen to for Music Monday, but will purposely deviate just a little…

Music Monday: Hard not to like Goodbye Girl by David Gates

…his music will no doubt lower ones blood pressure a bit and relax even the most uptight listener. Both Brenda and I pause a moment whenever his music is played;…

Music Monday: Have I been following and listening this long?

This past week the “Years Ago on this Day” center column of My Desultory Blog I noticed a Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers post from October 2014….

Music Monday: Back to the pre-Parrothead Jimmy Buffett days

my current favorite Amazon Prime Music are just too easy … but since it is MusicMonday, here’s a sample from Jimmy’s Key West phase.   The Wino and I Know…

Semi Music Monday trying iOS11 iPhone screen capture

…with the video. Nice! Since this is a MusicMonday, how about the introduction (55 sec clip) of the Electric Light Orchestra streaming from Amazon Music app as a test (below):…

Music Monday: Dream Weaver and Love Is Alive by Gary Wright

Shifting back into the “oldies” mode, here’s a Music Monday song that practically everyone knows from Gary Wright. The Dream Weaver is a 1975 hit recently being used in an…

Music Monday: Lana White, music with a modern Country feel

while reading. I enjoyed the music enough to include “In Too Deep” as a MusicMonday blog post. Usually I know a bit more about the artist, but in this case…

Music Monday: The Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby and The Range

It is hard not to enjoy the piano playing of Bruce Hornsby or his “best known song” The Way It Is from 1986 which highlights many of the…

Music Monday: Want-to-be politician Kid Rock – Born Free

Kid Rock songs like the 2010 Born Free (Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign song) … although not all Kid Rock music appeals to my taste in music. .   Born Free…

Music Monday: Pacing the Cage – Bruce Cockburn

Although I’m partial to Jimmy Buffett‘s recording of Bruce Cockburn’s 1996 song Pacing the Cage, it is time to give credit where credit is due … to…

Music Monday: Out of the box adding a Brenda song – Freebird

…and sisters. Freebird is the archived mp3 song for this Music Monday and was over 9 minutes long and was the last song on side B of the their (Pronounced…

Music Monday: Fire and Rain. James Taylor Live in 1970 ( and it triggered a personal memory and story from 1980!)

When it comes to music, I’ve always been a James Taylor fan and have posted a few times about him. This past weekend I ran across a YouTube clip from…

Summer Music Monday with a Jackson Browne Two-fer

…without me wanting to listen to one of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band original musicians (1966). This week I’m in the mood for a couple of my Jackson Browne mellow…

Music Monday: Back In The High Life Again by Steve Winwood

With summer almost here, it is time for some warm weather feel good music and one such song is Steve Winwood‘s Back In The High Life Again song from 1986….

Music Monday: Wichita Lineman sung by Glen Campbell #vinyl

Music memories only go back so far for me … and likely only two musicians exist as favorites from my pre-teenage days (probably because my mom listened to the radio)….

Sad to see such talent pass away- Gregg Allman dead at 69

The news on Saturday was depressing as that it was announced Gregg Allman passed away at 69 … I was just commenting about a few of my Music Monday posts…

Music Monday: The Byrds and Mr Tambourine Man from 1965

…Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come following you Songwriters: Bob Dylan Mr. Tambourine Man lyrics © Bob Dylan Music Co….

Music Monday: License to Chill, Carolinas and reminiscing

…I told him “like Seinfeld episodes, there’s a blog post about that!”   Since it will be Monday, here’s a song from that 2004 album. Coast of Carolina    …

Music Monday: Whenever I see your smiling face

…It sure makes me SMILE! And of course it is a Music Monday and a perfect day to post a then and now photo of James Taylor and his 1977…

Mellow Music Monday: Down in Belize with Jerry Jeff Walker

Here’s a MusicMonday tune from a studio recording by Jerry Jeff Walker in 2009 called “Down in Belize” 6th cut of his Moon Child album. He’s an artist from years…

Music Monday: Another year and more Van Morrison

Likely Brown Eyed Girl is one of the all time favorite tunes for more than just my generation … no matter who’s version it is. The original…

Music Monday: Shambala, 1 of the top 10 Three Dog Night tunes

While listening to background music this past weekend (working on taxes), it became an easy decision post something on music. Next … decide which group and song to include without…

Music Monday: A lesser heard Israel Kamakawiwoʻole recording

Most recognize the late Hawaii musician Israel Kamakawiwo’ole for his famous recording of “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” medley, but while listening to a few of his “Live”…

Music Monday: Rocket Man recorded in the bluegrass sound

What do you get when you mix 1960s space history, some classic 1972 Elton John music and a twist of Bluegrass flair? Rocket Man with banjos and country harmony! Good…

A Music Monday Two-fer – but still out of the 1970s

Interesting photo??? Well musicians can have an unusual beginning and career turns. Before a musical career, John Hall (photo right) was an academically gifted 3-time National Science Foundation summer scholar…

Music Monday: Escaping from my 1970s rut with Yo La Tengo

It seems like I’ve been stuck listening to music from the 1970s (and 60s) 90% of the time for quite a while. So in an attempt to move forward and…

Music Monday: Ketchup, Anticipation and Carly Simon

The Heinz Ketchup commercial from when I was a teen popped in to my head the other day … or at least the Carly Simon music part of it did….

Music Monday: Shocker not to have mentioned American Pie yet?

…still remember how that music used to make me smile.’ I thought, Whoa, what’s that? And then the day the music died, it just came out. And I said, Oh,…

Music Monday and thankful I can still hear things

…nausea. So having the normal for me Tinnitus is somewhat of a blessing because I can still function and even listen to music. That brings me to today’s Music Monday

Music Monday: Starting 2017 with a favorite song by The Carpenters

around) Nothin’ to do but frown Rainy days and Mondays always get Me down Songwriters: MOORE/WILLIAMS/TRAVIS Rainy Days And Mondays lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group…

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.