Remembering Arethra Franklin

Arethra Franklin was an American singer/songwriter/actor/pianist. She died of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour on 16 August 2018, age 76 The first video is a dynamite performance of ‘Think’ from 1989 The second is from 1968 of ‘A Natural Woman, co-written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin The third is from 2015, three years before her death,Continue reading “Remembering Arethra Franklin”

Flashback – ‘Mama Told Me Not To Come’ Three Dog Night (1970)

Three Dog Night is an American rock band formed in 1967 The name? Vocalist Danny Hutton’s girlfriend suggested the name after reading a magazine article about¬†Aboriginal Australians, in which it was explained that on cold nights they would customarily sleep in a hole in the ground while embracing a¬†dingo, a native species of wild dog.Continue reading “Flashback – ‘Mama Told Me Not To Come’ Three Dog Night (1970)”

‘Twas the Day Before Christmas

True story ‘Twas the day before ChristmasIn supermarket parkFull-up and chaoticI muttered ‘shit fark’ Then spied one space beggingAnd raced to get onThen read it’s for pickupsAnd muttered ‘shit Don’ I said bugger thisI’ll park in the streetLine yellow line yellow(Won’t let this me beat) I’ll go to another supermarket…… Full-up….. Shit…. Don MatthewsDecember 2020