Bits & Pieces~Music/News/Sports/Life/Entertainment


Nothing to say ~ Look to Yourself – Jethro Tull

Further On Up the Road Eric Clapton ~ Blues

Time to get Low Down & Dirty. Sunday straight through Monday Blues.


Victoria Regina Spivey DETROIT MOAN ~ Blues


Song of the Day: Gypsy Woman ~ The Impressions

SONG OF THE DAY. The Dovells ~ You Can’t Sit Down

Song of the Day ~ I just dropped in Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

Song of the Day ~ Dean Martin ~ Sway

Songs of the Day in Honor of Gerald Wilson’s 92 Birthday ~ JAZZ

Motor City Jazz Jam Blowout.

Song of the Day ~ Smile

Sunday Blues ~ Janis ~ Maybe ~ Blues

Monday Blues ~ Lee Michaels ~ Stormy Monday

The Song of and World Today. The Knickerbockers ~ Lies

Song of the Day ~ Sinatra ~ That’s Life


Monday Moanin’ ~ Forty Thousand Headmen ~ Traffic

Song of the Day ~ Mediterranean Sundance/Río Ancho ~ Al Dimeola & Paco de Lucia

Songs of the Night ~ Lazy ~ Deep Purple

Monday Morning Madness ~ Flashback ~ Iron Butterfly ~ In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Tuesday Tarantella ~ Italian Songs of the Day ~ Italian East Side Detroit Style ~

Song of the Day ~ Bob & Earl ~ Harlem Shuffle

Song of the Day ~ Crosby, Stills, Nash ~ Almost Cut My Hair

Blues of the Century ~ Song of the Day ~ Loan Me a Dime ~ Boz & Co.

Song of the Night ~ Chimes ~ The J. Geils Band Blues

Sunday Smooth ~ Southside Johnny Style ~ The Fever ~ Song of the Night Blues

Solomon Burke  ~ Cry To me

Song of the Day ~ Tobacco Road ~ Johnny & Edgar Winter  Blues

Song of the Day~ Big Brother and the Holding Company ~ Ball and Chain Blues

Song of the Day ~ Sing, Sing, Sing ~ Benny Goodman

Young Rascals ~ How Can I Be Sure ~ Song of the Day

Grand Funk Railroad ~ Paranoid

Ry Cooder – How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live ~ Song of the Day Blues

” TREAT ” ~ Song of the Day ~ Santana ~ Blues

Concert for Bangladesh ~ Song of the Day ~ Jumping Jack Flash / Youngblood ~ Leon Russell & Co.

Big Maceo Merriweather ~ Worried Life Blues ~ Song of the Day

The End ~ The Doors ~  Song into the Night

Jam of the Week ~ Onda ~ Los Lonely Boys

Wednesday lose yourself ~ Supernaut ~ Black Sabbath

Vuoi Vuoi Mu , Idjagiedas ~ Mari Boine ~ Song of the Day

Song of the Night ~Traffic ~Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys

” Ain’t Gone ‘n’ Give Up on Love” ~ SRV and Double Trouble ~ Blues in the Night

Willie Mae ( Big Momma ) Thorton ~ Rock Me ~ Moanin’ Monday Blues

Midnight Rambler ~ Stones

John Coltrane & Duke Ellington ~ A Masterpiece of Jazz ~ In a Sentimental Mood ~ Song into the night 

DREAMS ~ The Allman Brothers Band ~ Song through the Night

Motown Monday ~ Supremes ~ A Breathtaking Guy

Arlo Guthrie ~ Alice’s Restaurant

Wild Horses ~ Song of the Day Stones

Saturday ” Soul ” Check ~ James Brown

Jefferson Airplane ~ Volunteers

Monday Moanin’ ~ Moanin’ Low ~ Harry James ” Young Man With a Horn ” Movie

It’s not FREEZING outside. It’s All in Your Mind ~ It is HOT! Summer Oldies

Friday at the Filmore ~ Humble Pie

STAND TALL ~ Burton Cummings ~Song of the Day 

A Christmas Songs Tale ~ Jethro Tull  

The Rationals ~ I Need You ~ Song of the Day

Monday Moanin’ ~ Slow Blues ~ James Cotton

Madman Across The Water ~ Elton John ~ Song of the Day

Saturday Escape ~ Do What You Like ~ Blind Faith ~ Song Of The Day

Light My Fire  ~ The Doors

Sunday Soul ~ Funky Broadway ~ Wilson Pickett

Song of the Day ~ A Horse With No Name ~ America

Cortez The Killer ~ Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Friday at the Fillmore ~ It’s A Beautiful Day ~ White Bird

Thursday Throw Down ~ The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ~ Everything Gonna Be Alright

A Sassy Saturday ~ Send In The Clowns

Monday Moanin ~ Whipping Post ~ The Allman Brothers Band

Wild Wednesday ~ The Band That Almost Brought Shea Stadium Down ~ Grand Funk Railroad

Strange Dreams ~ Frank Marino

Friday at the Fillmore ~ Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield & Johnny Winter ~ Blues

Song of the Day ~ Eve Of Destruction

Sunday Smooth ~ Oliver Nelson ~ Stolen Moments

Motown Monday Moment ~ I give you Levi Stubbs

Wednesday Woes ~ Like A Rolling Stone ~ Bob Dylan

Wednesday ~ The Wanderer ~ Dion

Friday 4 Way Street ~ CSNY ~ Southern Man

Motown Monday ~ Satintones ‘Motor City’ ~

Tuesday Trifecta ~ I’ve Been Working ~ B. Seger & Silver Bullet ~ Live

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Mountain ~ Baby I’m Down

 Born Blue ~ Cheryl Lescom

Les McCann, Eddie Harris and Benny Bailey ~ Compared To What

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Derek & The Dominoes ~ Let It Rain

Sunday Soul ~ Little Walter ~ Blue Midnight

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Chicago Transit Authority ~ South California Purples

Motown Monday Mania ~ Get Ready ~ Rare Earth

Thursday’s Thunder ~ Soul Sacrifice ~ Santana

Friday At The Fillmore ~ The Allman Brothers Band ~ Stormy Monday

Tuesday “Truckin’ Off Across The Sky” ~ The Guess Who

Wednesday ” Words ” ~ The Monkees

Thursday’s Thunder ~ Epitaph ~ King Crimson

Tony Joe White ~ “Polk Salad Annie”  R&B at its finest

Monday “Moanin”~ Love Me Like A Man ~ Bonnie Raitt

Tuesday’s “Taste” ~ It’s happened before, it’ll happen again Rory Gallagher

“Wild Night” ~ Van Morrison

 “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” ~ The Blues Magoos

Friday “Fallout!” ~ Henry Mancini

Motown Monday ~ I Want A Love I Can See ~ The Temptations

 ” Rainmaker ” ~ Traffic

Metro/Detroit Friday Flood ~ SRV & Double Trouble

 Lookin’ For A Home ~ Al Kooper

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Work Me Lord ~ Janis Joplin

Mellow Monday ~ Here’s To Life ~ Shirley Horn

 Don’t Bring Me Down ~ The Animals

Friday At The Fillmore ~ CCR ~ Crazy Otto

Soothing Sunday ~ All Day Music ~ War

Motown Monday ~ Reach Out, I’ll Be There ~ The Four Tops

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Humble Pie ~ Rollin’ Stone

Motown Monday ~ Gino Washington ~ Gino Is A Coward

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Thing ~ Jefferson Airplane

Motown Monday ~ The Miracles ~ I’ll Try Something New

Tuesday’s Time Machine ~ 1965 ~ Ted Heath ~ Wives and Lovers

Friday at the Fillmore ~ Band of Gypsys ~ Machine Gun

God Bless The Child ~ Blood, Sweat & Tears

Song Of The Day ~ ” THINK ” ~ Aretha Franklin

Thursday Thunder ~ Hard Working Man ~ Brooks & Dunn

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Joe Cocker ~ Mad Dogs and Englishmen ~ Cry Me A River

Sunday Soul ~ At The Dark End Of The Street ~ James Carr

Wednesday ~ Worried Dream ~ Fleetwood Mac

Sultry Saturday ~ Jr. Walker & the All Stars ~ Cleo’s Mood

A Hot Motown Monday ~ Martha & The Vandellas ~ Heat Wave

Saturday ” Sundown ” ~ Son House

Motown Monday ~ The Velvelettes ~ Stop Beating Around The Bush

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Elton John ~ 60 Years On

Motown Monday ~ Take Me In Your Arms ~ Kim Weston

Blues of the Century ~ ” Loan Me a Dime ” ~ Boz Scaggs – Duane Allman & Co. (via Longshot’s Blog) Re-Blog

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Down By The River ~ Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Sunday “Summertime” ~ Billy Stewart

When and Where Wednesday ~ 1986 At The Crossroads Blues

Friday At The Fillmore ~ So Hard To Share ~ John Mayall

Saturday’s ” Sweetwater ” ~ In A Rainbow

Woodstock 1969 ~ I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die ~ Country Joe & The Fish

Saturday at Sundown ~ “Feelin’ The Blues ” ~ Ry Cooder

Motown Monday ~ Mr. Excitement Jackie Wilson ~ Baby Workout!

Friday At The Fillmore ~ The Doors

Like A Hurricane ~ Neil Young

A Solemn Motown Monday ~ ” What’s Going On” ~ Marvin Gaye

A Befitting Farewell to “Motown’s Matriarch” Esther Gordy Edwards  What Becomes of the Brokenhearted _ Jimmy Ruffin

The 2011 Detroit International Jazz Festival Is Here!

Thursday Throwdown ~ Canned Heat ~ A Change Is Gonna Come/Leaving This Town Blues

Motown Monday & Some Reflections from the 10Th Anniversary of 9-11  “Your My Everything” & ” Don’t Look Back “ ~ The Temptations

Tuesday Temptation ~ Tom Jones ~ “Without Love (There is Nothing)”

Vanilla Fudge ~ You Keep Me Hanging On

Motown Monday ~ The Andantes ~ Like A Nightmare

Tuesday Time Machine ~ Grand Funk Railroad

Friday Feeling ~ Sittin’ And Cryin’ The Blues ~ Willie Dixon

Saturday Satellite Slam ~ 2,000 Light Years from Home ~ The Rolling Stones

Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile) ~ Santana

> Made In Japan <  Made In Japan  “Child In Time” ~ Deep Purple

 Back Water Blues ~ Dinah Washington

Friday At The Fillmore ~ A New Day Yesterday ~ Jethro Tull

I Shall Be Released ~ The Band

“Time Waits For No One” ~ The Rolling Stones

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Raise Your Hand ~ Janis

Sultry Saturday ~ Moonglow from Picnic

Wednesday Washout ~ Rain ~ The Beatles

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Sly and the Family Stone- Fillmore East, NY 10/5/68 (late show)

Sizzling Sunday Detroit Style ~ Frijid Pink ~ The House of the Rising Sun

Motown Monday ~ The Frost ~ Donnie’s Blues

Friday Feelin’ ~ Little Girl Blue ~ Janis

Motown Monday ~ Marv Johnson ~ Come To Me

Thursday Throw Down ~ Let The Good Times Roll ~ Bobby Bland & BB King

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Magic Bus ~ The Who

Sunday Slow Down ~ Blues Boy Tune ~ BB King

Sunday Trip ~ No Quarter ~ Led Zeppelin

Wednesday Wisdom ~ Harry Chapin ~ Taxi

Friday At The Fillmore ~ The Byrds

Motown Monday ~ The Way You Dog Me Around ~ The Diablos featuring Nolan Strong

Saturday Soul Check ~ Roy Brown ~ Hard Luck

Sexy Sunday with Elvis & Kitty White ~ Crawfish

Monday Move ~ The Poor Side Of Town ~ Johnny Rivers

Wednesday When It Was Music ~ “Downtown” ~ Petula Clark

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Pentangle

Motown Monday ~ Mary Wells ~ Bye Bye Baby

Tuesday Taste ~ Rock Candy ~ Montrose

Wednesday When It Was Music ~ Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto ~ The Girl From Ipanema

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Mendelbaum ~ Every Day & Every Night

Sunday Sabotage ~ Serves You Right To Suffer ~ J Geils Band

Wednesday When It Was Music ~ Walk On By ~ Dionne Warwick

Saturday Down & Dirty ~ Tin Pan Alley/Dirty Pool ~ SRV & Double Trouble

Motown Monday ~ Tammi Terrell ~ I Can’t Believe You Love Me

Wednesday Woes ~ God Speed Etta James.

Thursday Throw Down ~ Henry Mancini ~ Peter Gun

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Dark Star ~ Grateful Dead

Christmas Time Is Here ~ Vince Guaraldi Trio

Monday Moanin’ ~ Don’t Go To Strangers ~ Etta Jones

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Blues At Sunrise ~ Albert King

Motown Monday ~ The Funk Brothers

Sultry Saturday ~ Harlem Nocturne ~ Sam Taylor

Motown Monday ~ The Tracks of My Tears ~ The Miracles

Thursday Throw Down ~ Messin’ With The Blues ~ Muddy Waters & Friends

Friday Freedom ~ In This Place ~ Robin Trower

Saturday Sooth ~ Babyface ~ For The Cool In You

Tired Tuesday ~ Midnight Blues ~ Gary Moore

Wednesday When It Was Music ~ Ella Fitzgerald ~ Blues In The Night

Friday At The Fillmore ~ King Curtis ~ “Soul Serenade”

Etta James Broke Down the Barriers and Won.

Friday “Free” ~ Mr. Big

Friday Funk ~ T.N.U.C. ~ Grand Funk Railroad

Sunday “Taboo” ~ Santana

Motown Monday ~ Trouble Man ~ Marvin Gaye

Thursday Thirst ~ Venice ~ Chris Botti

Saturday “SMITH” ~ Baby It’s You

My Funny Valentine ~ Chet Baker

Detroit Red Wings Make History #21 And Salute Their Fans! Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ~ Let It Rock.

Friday Fulfillment ~ Jeff Healey Band Live at Montreux 1999

Saturday Soul & The Detroit Red Wings Keep The Steak Alive with #22! ~ Higher and Higher ~ Jackie Wilson

Sunday Suave’ ~ Spencer Day ~ Till You Come to Me

Fried Out Friday ~ I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes ~ Ten Years After

Sunday Jazz ~ John Coletrane Live (1960-1961-1965)

Motown Monday ~ Carolyn Crawford ~ My Smile Is Just A Frown Turned Upside Down

Friday At The Fillmore ~ You Don’t Love Me ~ The Allman Brothers Band

Wednesday Warm Up ~ “Night Train” ~ Jimmy Forrest with Count Basie

Friday Freak Flag Flying ~ “Are You Ready” ~ Pacific Gas & Electric

Soothing Saturday ~ Lujon ~ Henry Mancini

Motown Monday ~ “Open the Door to Your Heart” ~ Darrell Banks

Tuesday “Traffic” ~ Live at Santa Monica 1972

Wednesday When It Was Music ~ Jerry Vale ~ Al di là (Beyond)

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Her Holy Modal Highness ~ Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper

Tuesday Turn On ~ I Want You ~ The Beatles

Friday At The Fillmore ~ And It Stoned Me/These Dreams Of You ~ Van Morrison

Saturday Sinatra ~ I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Motown Monday ~ Everybody Needs Love ~ Mary Wells

Tuesday Time Machine ~ Mr. Charlie ~ Lightnin’ Hopkins

Friday At The Fillmore ~ The Sun Is Shining ~ Jeff Beck Group

Monday Moanin’ ~ “Moving” ~ Supergrass

Tuesday Time Machine ~ 1963 The Beatles ~ Please Please Me ( Full Album )

Surrounded by “EVIL” ~ Steve Miller Band

Motown Monday ~ “You Haven’t Seen My Love” ~ The Ones

 Tumultuous Tuesday ~ Mixed Up Confusion ~ Bob Dylan

Wednesday When It Was Music ~ “Blues You Can’t Lose” ~ Willie Dixon

Friday Freak Flag Flying ~ “As Far As You Can See As Much As You Can Feel” ~ Gypsy

Monday Mojo ~ I Put A Spell On You ~ Creedence Clearwater Revival

Tuesday Time Machine ~ 1963 ~ Gerry Mulligan ~ Night Lights

Wednesday When It Was Music ~ Chet Baker ~ Born To Be Blue

The Backbone of “The Band” has died Levon Helm 1940-2012

Sultry Saturday ~ “Please Baby” ~ Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Motown Monday – “Turn On Your Love Light” ~ Bob Seger

Tuesday Time Machine ~ 1967 in Monterey ~ “Flute Thing” ~ Blues Project

Wednesday When It Was Music ~ “It Must Be Him” ~ Vikki Carr

Thursday Throw Down ~ “Cottonfields and Crossroads” ~ ~ Los Lonely Boys

Friday at The Fillmore ~ “Turn On Your Love Light” ~ Grateful Dead, Greg & Duane Allman, Barry Oakley, Peter Greene & more…..

Sunday Smooth Soul’ ~ “Stay In My Corner” ~ The Dells

Wednesday When It Was Music ~ “Stormy Blues” ~ Billie Holiday

Thursday Throw Down ~ “Highway Star” ~ Deep Purple

Friday At The Fillmore ~ “Fresh Air” ~ Quicksilver Messenger Service

Motown Monday ~ “Left With A Broken Heart” ~ Four Tops

Wednesday When It Was Music ~ “Stay With Me” ~ Lorraine Ellison

Friday At The Fillmore (sort to speak) ~ “Spoonful” ~ Cream

Motown Monday ~ “Love, Trouble, Heartache & Misery” ~ Hattie Littles

Tuesday “Time Out” ~ The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Wednesday All Out ~ “All Your Love (I Miss Loving)” ~ Otis Rush and Eric Clapton

Friday Freak Flag Flying ~ “The Pusher” ~ Steppenwolf

Saturday Serenade ~ Glen Miller Orchestra ~ “Moonlight Serenade”

Sunday Sinatra ~ “Summer Wind”

Monday Motown ~ “Shake and Fingerpop” ~ Junior Walker and The All Stars

Wednesday When It Was Music & Movies ~ “To Sir With Love” ~ Lulu

Friday 4 Way Street CSNY Memorial Day Weekend ~ Honor Our Fallon Soldiers

Tuesday Time Machine 1965 ~ “Ferry Cross the Mersey” ~ Gerry and the Pacemakers

Saturday Night Soul ( Blue Eyed Style ) ~ The Righteous Brothers

Friday At The Fillmore ~ “Stone Cold Fever” ~ Humble Pie

Tuesday “Trout & Trapp” ~ Sweet As A Flower

Sunday Stretch Out ~ “Thick As A Brick” ~ Jethro Tull

Motown Monday ~ “My Baby Loves Me ”

Wednesday Worn Out ~ “Groaning The Blues” ~ Eric Clapton

Friday At The Fillmore ~ Jimi Hendrix in Concert May 10, 1968

Saturday ~ “Summer in the City” ~ The Lovin’ Spoonful

Saturday Stressed & Slow ~ “Double Trouble” ~ Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

Motown Monday ~ “Come See About Me” ~ The Supremes

Wednesday Woodstock 43rd Anniversary ~ Day One

Woodstock 43rd Anniversary ~ Day Two

Woodstock 43rd Anniversary ~ Day Three

Woodstock 43rd Anniversary ~ Day 4

Motown Monday ~ “Laughing Boy” ~ Mary Wells

Motown Monday ~ “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go” ~ Hank Ballard and The Midnighters

Tuesday Time Machine ~ “Strode Rode” ~ Sonny Rollins

Stevie Ray Vaughn 22 Years Gone, Never Forgotten

Thursday Throw Down ~ “CC Rider” ~ Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

Saturday Shake, Rattle, Jazz, Roll, & Blues It! ~ BB King & Band

Sunday Salsa ~ “Bésame Mama” ~ Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard

Wednesday’s Worse ~ “Don’t Want You No More / It’s Not My Cross to Bear” ~ The Allman Brothers Band

Saturday “Spirit” ~ 1968 In Full

Motown Monday ~ “Shake Me Wake Me (When It’s Over)” ~ Four Tops

Friday Fried Out ~ “Tough On Me, Tough On You” ~ Chris Farlowe & The Norman Beaker Band

Saturday Psychedelics ~ “The World Is On Fire Tonight” ~ Strawberry Alarm Clock

Motown Monday ~ Detroit Blues with Willie D. Warren, Jim McCarty & Mystery Train

Tuesday Time Machine ~ 1961 ~ Herbie Mann at the Village Gate ~ “Comin’ Home Baby”.

Saturday Stunning ~ “The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown)” ~ Fleetwood Mac

Sunday Evening ~ “Down In Mississippi” ~ Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces (Featuring) Terry Evans

Monday Madness!!! ~ “Insane Asylum” ~ Koko Taylor & Willie Dixon

Saturday “Sassy” ~ Sarah Vaughan “Wave”

Sunday Stellar ~ “Calling Card” ~ Rory Gallagher




New York State of Mind ~ Billy Joel ~ Song of the Day Blizzard

Tears In Heaven ~ Christina Taylor Green

CABLE NEWS! Which Network really gives us the TRUTH!

Mi. Atty. Gen Bill Schuette wants Vanderbilt Casino Closed.

Ted Gatzaros is the unnamed Applicant that the MGCB had once rejected.

Detroit’s Thunderous Snowizzardice  Bob Segar & The Silver Bullet Band ~ Heavy Music ~ Live Bullet

Dennis Finkler 47 of Jamestown, Mi. kills two Horses by slashing their throats.

Hazel Park Raceway Poker Room – Play Suspended & Closed

The Media’s Love for Self Destruction. And why in Charlie Sheen’s Case they won’t be happy until his Death.

Who Sets The U.S. Gas Prices? Wall Street That’s Who. But why President Obama won’t put a stop to it?

Japan Government Way Too Slow on Fukushima Nuclear Emergency.

New Detroit Casino Opened Thursday Night at The St. Regis Hotel. Ran by a Man With A Criminal Past.

Who gave the OK for Slots at this New Detroit Casino at the St. Regis Hotel?

The Detroit Red Wings On Fire! Sweep Phoenix

Southern Tornado’s ~ There are no words to speak…across the South.

After tying up the series, Detroit Red Wings lose a Heartbreaking 7th Game

Dennis Finkler of Jamestown Mi. Pleads Guilty of slashing two horses throats killing them.

Churchill Downs Hit By Tornado in Louisville, Ky.

Dennis Finkler/Horse Killer only sentenced to a 60 Day Tether By Judge Jon Hulsing.

Detroit’s New Longer Parking Meter Hours Enforcement Is Going To Make The City Rich! ~ ” WRONG “

Metro Detroit Torrential Tuesday AGAIN!!!

Michigan And Jerry Campbell Letting Bob Ficano Take The Heat For Pinnacle Race Course

WXYZ Detroit Full Of Holes Reporting Concerning Pinnacle Race Course.

Jockey Victor Espinoza is Donating 100% Of Weeks Earnings For The Grooms

Monday Madness Stock Market Crash ~ Are You Happy Tea Party?

15 Shot, 6 Dead Within 24 Hours in Detroit. Journalism at its Finest!

Wild Wednesday ~ An East Coast Earthquake… Well Why Not?

A Befitting Farewell to “Motown’s Matriarch” Esther Gordy Edwards

James Hoffa Speech Was Damn Right! And now The Tea Party & their GOP networks are crying.

Russia & Dynamo Minsk’s Moving Memorial Tribute to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Team Who Tragically Died in a Plane Crash.

Let’s Roll… Flight 93 Ten Years Later

Some Reflections from the 10Th Anniversary of 9-11

Detroit Tigers Are A.L. Central Division Champs!

Another sad loss for the Kennedy Family. 51 year old Kara daughter of Ted dies.

3,000 In A Darkened Washington Convention Center? A.P. Writer Mark S. Smith on President Obama Speech To Black Caucus.

Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees ~ 2 Down 1 To Go!

Hank Williams Jr. Puts A White Sheet and Hood On For America. Can His MNF Intro For Good ESPN.

Salmonella, Listeria, E Coli & Now Hairy Crazy Ants!

Sweeeeeeeeeeet Baby! Detroit Tigers Finish Off New York Yankees…On Their Way To The ALCS!

Thank You Detroit Tigers For A Great Ride

Justin Verlander Cy Young & MVP…. Ain’t it Sweet to be a Detroit Tiger!

Horse Slaughter Back On

Who in the hell do these N. Korean Citizens think they are trying to kid?

Shaun White “Lightening” Gets #5 Gold With A Perfect 100! Winter X Games 17

Detroit Red Wings Make History #21 And Salute Their Fans!

Saturday Soul & The Detroit Red Wings Keep The Steak Alive with #22! ~ Higher and Higher ~ Jackie Wilson

Red Wings Get #23 Home Streak Continues…

Pinnacle Race Track Owners Jerry & Lisa Campbell hit with tragedy. 27 Horses Die in Barn Fire.

In Light Of The March 2012 Tornado Devastation Today’s Sunday Sermon: Be Grateful

Detroit Gas Station Re-Opens With Protesters and Signs. A Black Life Is Worth More Than $3.45 For A Gallon Of Gas.

JetBlue Pilot Goes Berserk ~ Wild Wednesday ~ Come Fly With Me…… If You Dare

Detroit City Council Sells Their Souls To The Devil.

The Brutal Unnecessary Murder of Jonathan Hoffman

2012 Summer Olympics ~ Hats Off To London!

Michael Phelps Dream Is Complete.

Bray’s Hamburgers Owner Investigated by FBI?

Detroit Tigers 2012 ALC CHAMPS Times Two!

Wednesday What In World! Married Cheating Detroit Police Woman Cries…My Boyfriend The Cheif Of Police Is Cheating On Me And I’m Suing!!!

The Class of Detroit TV News has Retired…Diana Lewis

“Last Minute To Play In This Period”….In Memory of Budd Lynch

Justin Verlander 11 K’s 4 Hit Shutout, Detroit Tigers put away Oakland to ALCS!

Biased Baseball Announcers as I said it would be. New York, New York, New York. OH TOO BAD Tigers Win First Game.




Per papà

May 2011 be better for all of us ” Satchmo ” Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen

Happier 2011   BB KING & ERIC CLAPTON ~ Help The Poor ~ ” Blues”

Longshot’s Blog 2010 in review by WordPress   Otis Rush ~ As The Years Go Passing By ~ Blues

This World is falling apart. Lord I think I’m on my way.  Alice Cooper ~ Ballad of Dwight Fry

Now 8,000 Doves fall dead from Italy’s Skies.

Yeah Red Wings!!!!!!!!   Jimi Hendrix ~ Fire

A Snowy Motown Monday ~ Brenda Holloway ~ When I’m Gone & Muse

La Bella Luna

This is Tuesday I Think? Strange Days ~ The Doors ~  People Are Strange

Memorial Day is not for Celebration….. It is a time for Remembrance

Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s Compassion

The World is About to END and it’s all Bob Ficano’s Fault!

Veterans Day, My Dad and his Ship. USS TN BB43

A Thanksgiving Prayer for now and the past.

Christmas Depression… Turn it into laughs anyway you can.

Buon Natale this Christmas Eve ~~~ Tu scendi dalle stelle

Christmas Time Is Here ~ Vince Guaraldi Trio

I Hope “Maybe This Time” for somebody it will be a Happier New Year.

Longshot’s Blog 2011 in review

Happy ( Buona ) Easter ( Pasqua ) May It Be Blessed with Peace.

Friday 4 Way Street CSNY Memorial Day Weekend ~ Honor Our Fallon Soldiers

 “Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not.”

 For my Dad



Oh! Dino How I Miss You. ~ Dean Martin


The Best Moment of Television History. 1976 Martin & Lewis Again.


Jennifer Grey Absolutely Awesome!

Another Hollywood Great gone. Tony Curtis

A 1950s TV MOM & DAD  & Muse

Dancing with the Stars or Deceptions?

Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough put the Class back into Dance!

Leslie Nielsen ~ In Remembrance

Another Legend Lost ~ Blake Edwards

The Epitome of Class Presenting To The Epitome of Classless ~ The Academy Awards

Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011 ~ An Era When Hollywood Had Stars

Sunday Tribute to Director – Sidney Lumet

Monday Mourning ~ The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore ~ John Walker Dies at 67.

Sunday Sadness ~ Clarence Clemons of the E-Street Band Dies – Muse

” Just One More Thing ” ~ Actor Peter Falk Has Died

Heads Up East Coast !!! Like A Hurricane ~ Neil Young

The 2011 Detroit International Jazz Festival Is Here!

Whacked World Wednesday

Sultry Saturday ~ Moonglow from Picnic

Autumn in New York or Not. Hello Halloween Northeaster!

Goodbye Colonel Potter. Harry Morgan 1915-2011

Etta James Broke Down the Barriers and Won.

Where Do Broken Hearts Go ~ Hopefully to Heaven Whitney

Dick Clark… So Long Friend 1927-2012

The Backbone of “The Band” has died Levon Helm 1940-2012

Wednesday When It Was Music & Movies ~ “To Sir With Love” ~ Lulu

Thank You Andy Griffith For The Simpler Times.

Monday Mourning ~ My Beloved “Marty” Ernest Borgnine has died.

Smooth As Silk Andy Williams is Gone.


2 responses to “Bits & Pieces~Music/News/Sports/Life/Entertainment

  1. Random and rare. The internet’s a bizarre place. There are more connection points than people. So for what it’s worth, this is how I arrived at this particular point:

    – Came home late from a party (rare).
    – Watched DVR of Tiger’s game but when they were losing 5-2, I super-fast-forwarded hoping for a closer score quick fix — but overshot the runway and landed on Fox 2 News (rare–a game on Fox 2)
    – Watched a segment about a guy who was stabbed to death in the parking lot of Roma Hall in Garden City on Cherry Hill.
    – Remembered that my Little League awards banquets were held at Roma Hall and I couldn’t believe something like that could happen at the place I’d been for a few Little League events.
    – But then I remembered that the banquet hall was in Livonia on Schoolcraft (remembered this because they were building I-696 during this era (circa 1973-75) and for some reason that had always stuck with me–the vision of all those cranes and things down in that giant ditch.
    – So I searched “Roma Hall Livonia” but there’s not much there.
    – Then I remembered something else–that race track.
    – So I searched DRC, and hit your blog.
    – Don’t usually read blogs but the Ray Manzarek headline caught my eye.You’re correct, he was/is underrated. Especially given the fact he also played all those base lines on his keyboard.
    – So I read a bit more. (rarer)
    – We have similar beliefs in a lot of things and not-so-similar beliefs in others.
    – For example: politics. I bet you had tons to say during the eight long years of George W. Bush (aka Worst President Ever). And BTW, if pure evil walks the earth, it’s Dick Cheney.
    – And Westboro Baptist? How F’ed up is that? Even Dick Cheney would agree. (Okay, that’s a stretch)
    – But then there’s the blues. I’m fairly open minded and I dig a ton of music varieties, but a just can’t get into blues music. The closest I’ve come is Jimi and maybe the Stones. But beyond that I just can’t jump in. And my best friend is drummer for “Code Blue” — a blues band that from what I hear is very good (They just played a gig downtown at the Music Hall.)
    – As far as horse racing, not a big fan, but every time I’ve been to a track I’ve had a riot. You are certainly passionate about that sport.

    So here I am commenting on your blog (random).
    – It’s likely we’ll never become close friends but if in some crazy, bizarro universe that happened, I certainly wouldn’t cross you. Mainly because that wouldn’t be cool…
    So, do you remember a Roma Hall being located just east of the race track?

    -jkm clarkston

  2. Of course, I worked at DRC from 76′ until the last horse left the grounds in 98′. Being Italian, when very young went to a lot of weddings at the one on the east side where I grew up. Sadly it is also where we had the luncheon for my grandma’s funeral in 71′.

    I have a blog on DRC under the horse racing tab called Reminiscing Detroit Race Course. After you read it you’ll understand why such passion.

    Haven’t updated these categories in about 4-5 months. Have posted a ton more music and other subjects matters for all categories. Got to do that soon. Glad you stumbled on to blog. Hope you enjoy more.

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