Legacy of legendary women

I had started to write a post earlier this week about my first rock hero, Janis Joplin, since January 19 was her birthday, but I kept getting sidetracked and never got back to writing.  I got as far as finding YouTube videos of a couple of my favorite Janis songs, and planned to write about […]

‘Paint it Black’ to protest censorship

The First Amendment clearly outlines what Congress cannot do. We must speak up and remind our country’s leaders that they “shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech …”

Voice for the oppressed

A year ago today  I was in Memphis, Tennessee, where Elvis Presley lived and died, and many rock stars  recorded their music. But it also is a place where oppression reigned, and in an effort to put an end to that oppression, one man lost his life. Sanitation workers in Memphis went on strike seeking […]