Jefferson Airplane | Music Monday 1967

Jefferson Airplane - Courtesy

Of course any tribute to 1967 MUST include White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane. It may seem a bit cliche, but sorry - this is an amazing tune. Released in 1967, Surrealistic Pillow was Jefferson Airplane's first album with Grace Slick. White Rabbit and Somebody to Love were both written by Slick and, in my opinion, are the definitive tunes from the Summer of Love. One other thing. SHE CAN SING! I was a little surprised to see it ranked as #483 of Rolling Stone's top 500 songs. Really? Continue Reading

Jimi Hendrix Motivation | Music Monday

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced

Clearly I was in a SOUL mood for the first two 1967 Music Monday posts ( Otis Redding at the Monterey Pop Festival and Aretha Franklin's I've Never Loved a Man). Well, it's time to ROCK this Music Monday. Are You Experienced is a perfect album. You know, the kind that you play from beginning to end and there isn't a bad track? Brilliant debut. AND WHAT ABOUT THAT COVER? Yep - I still have mine - from my folks - I just can't give up the vinyl yet. Purple Haze. Hey Joe. Manic Continue Reading

1967 Monterey Pop Festival | Music Monday

Otis Redding at the Monterey Pop Festival (Courtesy Pop Matters)

Of course any talk of 1967 music must include the Monterey Pop Festival. With nearly 90,000 people in attendance on Sunday, it was the first large outdoor music concert representing the first major appearances by the signature musicians of the time. There are so many great performances to choose from, so picking has been tough. There are 3 days of music magic during this epic concert and many historic moments: Janis' Ball and Chain, Jimi lighting his guitar on fire during Wild Thing, The Who Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Lucille Ball

Stunning Photo of Lucille Ball

I've always been quite proud of sharing a birthday with Lucille Ball. Of course I grew up with I Love Lucy, and enjoyed the show like today's kids are hooked on video games. But as I got older, I learned to appreciate the Lucy Ricardo character along with Lucille Ball the woman. Today is Lucille Ball's 100th Birthday - Happy Birthday Lucy! <<and happy 44 to moi>> What is not to love about her spirit, humor, and determination? I just finished her autobiography, "Love, Lucy" and Continue Reading

100th Post, Birthday Month, and Music Monday

Lucy and Me - It makes sense, right?

That's right friends, it's the 100th post of the Heart and Humor of Being Human! I had some posts scheduled, but when I saw that little 99 up on the dashboard, I panicked! Clearly, my next post was not worthy of this krazy milestone. And just to top it off, today marks the beginning of my birthday month. That's right - I celebrate all month because I can. And since I share a birthday with Lucille Ball, you can expect some Lucy inspiration this month. Since I was born during the summer of Continue Reading