Leon Russell – The Day The Music Died

•13 November 2016 • Leave a Comment

The obit states, “Leon Russell, the longhaired, scratchy-voiced pianist, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who moved from playing countless recording sessions to making hits on his own, died on Sunday in Nashville. He was 74.”

There is more. I had the privilege of seeing him in concert in September of 2015 at George’s Majestic (http://www.georgesmajesticlounge.com/) on Dixon Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Yes, the venue was smaller as well as the crowd, but the place was full. Just like Leon, the crowd was gray haired and many were on canes, a couple in wheel chairs pushed by their fellow fans.

It wasn’t a show per se. Rather, it was simply Leon and his music. He walked out on stage (with a cane), waved to the crowd, sat down at the piano and started playing – song after song after song after song… Check out http://www.1973rocknroll.com/2015_LeonRussell.html for a sampling.

If you’d come for a ‘show’ you’d been disappointed. If you’d come for his music, you simply smiled, remembered your youth, and were satisfied – taken back in time, back to the 70s when you were young and all you had was ‘sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll’.

Thank you Leon.

We are losing many (too many) founders of rock n’ roll (http://www.1973rocknroll.com/TheDayTheMusicDied.html). Soon, there won’t be any of them left, nor us, their adoring fans. I’d suggest you go see everyone who is still preforming / touring while you have a chance – placing one last memory into your heart and soul…

Drink one for me (and Leon),


3 Nebraska Players That Are NOT Nebraskans

•27 September 2016 • Leave a Comment

Michael Rose-Ivey, DaiShon Neal, and Mohamed Barry – heads up! You are in the process of learning one of life’s most valuable lessons. And, you’d better pay attention because opportunities of this magnitude don’t come around that often.

“It ain’t about you or your opinion”. When you are wearing the Scarlet and Cream, you represent ME!

Who am I, you ask?

Born and bloody-raised in Nebraska since 1950. A Boy Scout that attended games, sitting in the knot hole section (check out your Husker football history to find out what that was) before the nation knew how to spell Devaney. The son of the Husker’s ‘color commentary’ guy on the radio from the late 60’s throughout most of the 70’s. A Navy and Vietnam Veteran standing watch on USS Mullinnix DD-944 in Norfolk, VA, the last all-gun destroyer in US Navy history, during the Game of the Century between Nebraska and Oklahoma (again, look up your Husker football history to find out when that was). I guy that cried like a baby when Nebraska beat Miami for the national championship – my youngest son invited all his friends over to the house – just to watch me cry.

A simple hard working guy that remembers when we were know as the Cornhuskers not simply the Huskers. A working man, that remembers back in the day when the uniforms were ONLY two colors – scarlet and cream, no tunnel walk, no theme song.

Coach Riley doesn’t even get it. But Devaney did. Tom Osborne did. Frank Solich did. No coach post-Solich got it.

Simply stated – we are Nebraska. 350 sellouts should prove that to everyone.

You are getting a full ride to play – for US. Nebraskans. Nothing more, nothing less.

Suggestion: Go outside of the East stadium and read what it says…

Those are not just words, that is Nebraska.

There is NO place like Nebraska. And bloody-hell, you’d better never forget it.

Drink one for me,





I Agree With Kaepernick: “Trump, Clinton are Embarrassing”

•27 September 2016 • Leave a Comment

AND, I have a solution:

  1. Get out of that 49ers uniform, and
  2. Get off your bloody knees, and
  3. Run for public office…

…You have an even chance of being better than what our choices are today.

Oh, and as always, drink one for me,



Vietnam Gun Line – 50 Years Ago

•8 September 2016 • Leave a Comment

50 years ago, the USS Mullinnix DD-944 spent the majority of the calendar year in South East Asia.

Check out the details at http://www.mightymux.com/1966Vietnam.html.

This site contains video (8mm home movies) of the Mighty Mux shelling enemy positions, Mux FamilyGrams (downloadable PDF files), maps, pictures, music, information about the “around the world” cruise, video clips from the Movie “Good Morning Vietnam!”, and much much more.

Drink one for me,



Jefferson Airplane’s Co-founder Paul Kantner Dead

•29 January 2016 • Leave a Comment

The Day the Music Died: http://www.1973rocknroll.com/TheDayTheMusicDied.html

Drink one for me, Woody

The Day The Music Died: Original Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer, Robert Burns Jr Dead @ 64

•5 April 2015 • Leave a Comment

Though he left the band in 1974, drummer Robert Burns Jr., one of the five musicians who founded Lynyrd Skynyrd, was around when they recorded Sweet Home Alabama, Gimme Three Steps and Free Bird. Not bad, for only 1 year…

You are free at last.

Drink one for me,



He Has Risen

•5 April 2015 • Leave a Comment

He = Jesus Christ


Risen = With faith, you are assured life ever after.

‘nough said…

Blessings, Woody