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

…with a reference to The Beatles and their title song from their album Help! How apropos for Music Monday.   The Beatles – Help! | Recorded live in 1965…

Christmas Music Monday: Merry old semi-nautical carol

…Carols remained 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…

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

…Cyndi 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…

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

…group continues to evolve and tour to this day. They had several hit songs in the 1970s, so for this Music Monday it is Sister Golden Hair off their 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…

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…

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…

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

…and 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…

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

…or 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…

Semi Music Monday trying iOS11 iPhone screen capture

…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…

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

…albums 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…

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

…and news reports. His music speaks to many who love freedom and America the way many in middle of the country enjoy it. He might just be a good fit…

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

…late brother 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…

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…

Summer Music Monday with a Jackson Browne Two-fer

music to come out of California during the ’70s. With his first four albums, Browne built a loyal following that helped him break into the mainstream with 1976’s The Pretender….

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…

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…

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

Monday posts that included Coyotus Maximus (his self-described nickname) and the Allman Brothers Band since our politics did not mesh. A talented and musically influential force not just for me,…

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

…reader, 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

…Katelyn. 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…

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…

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

…Shambala (written by Daniel Moore) never fails to get my toe tapping, so I’ll include the Three Dog Night version as the Music Monday song (it was also recorded by…

Music Monday: A lesser heard Israel Kamakawiwoʻole recording

…”Live” appearances this past weekend, realized I enjoyed his traditional music and a recording of “I’ll Be There” almost as much. Kamakawiwo’ole’s career and story is interesting and somewhat sad…

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!…

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

…scholar and University of Notre Dame and Loyola College physics student at the age of 16 and after music, he ran for political office and end up a Representative for…

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…

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…

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

…kid growing up with music coming from a AM transistor radio when the popular song came on, you knew that the next 8 minutes would be commercial free (because the…

Tech gadgets add a new wrinkle to Cat’s in the Cradle message

…A lousy, but socially needed, “Music Monday” message: While eating lunch at Wendy’s over the weekend, I notice a father and his young son spending time together for lunch…

Music Monday and thankful I can still hear things

…and 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

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

…Greatest Hits, but a single favorite will have to do. Rainy Days and Mondays The Carpenters – 1971 Although I’ve always enjoyed the music and Karen Carpenter’s voice, it is…

Trying out Google’s latest music beta. So far, so good.

…Thanks to Google+ friend Paul Young, I had a chance to play with Google’s new Music beta on Monday. I can’t say that I’m a must have music listener…

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.