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The Rock & Roll is a State of Mind blog celebrates the spirit of rock & roll music with posts that include images, music and humor.
KEEP CALM BECAUSE HERE COMES THE WEEKEND!
2024-06-14 12:27
  Monday ain't a fun day, Tuesday's a blue dayWednesday's a frenzy day, Thursday's the worst dayFriday is great 'cause I can hardly waitUntil the weekendI should be clockin' in at… Read More
On Hiatus: I'll Be Back June 4th!
2024-05-22 08:20
Greetings All You Rock & Rollers!I'll be taking a short hiatus& will be back with a new blog post onJUNE 4th Cheers,Johnny Pierre  Bo Diddley sez:"Ring Dang Doo!How 'b… Read More
Remembering The Lovin' Spoonful
2024-05-21 07:20
Remembering The Lovin' SpoonfulAmong the small number of American bands who challenged the British domination of the pop music charts in the mid-sixties The Lovin' Spoonful were a group whos… Read More
The Age Of Cassette Tapes
2024-05-15 10:09
THE AGE OF CASSETTE TAPESLooking back on when I got a cool Cassette Player for X-Mas in 1965, I was suddenly hooked on cassettes…still to this very day!Lou OttensThe Compact Cassette… Read More
Rock Geography: Ondine (New York City)
2024-05-07 08:41
ROCK GEOGRAPHY:ONDINE--308 E. 59th Street NYCOndine was an exclusive private discotheque club, pretty much a celebrity-based restaurant and dance club which pioneered a new trend in "happeni… Read More
Rockabilly Heroes: The Collins Kids
2024-04-30 14:26
The Collins Kids were an American rockabilly duo featuring Lawrencine "Lorrie" Collins (May 7, 1942 - August 4, 2018) and her younger brother Lawrence "Larry" Collins (born October 4, 1944)… Read More
It's Time For Rock & Roll News!
2024-04-19 12:01
It's Time For Some ROCK & ROLL NEWS From The World Wide Web!A Recent From Beyond Rap With Jerry GarciaSparks’ Glittery Trail of Pop GemsGlam Rock’s Forgotten FilmCharles… Read More
Rock & Roll Library: My 2024 Reading List
2024-03-28 13:00
I finally found the time to read a stack of rock & roll books that I had on a table right next to my big red reading chair.  This got me to thinking about just how many truly great… Read More
Rock Geography Long Island: The Vagrants
2024-03-26 08:20
THE VAGRANTS "The Vagrants, between 1964 and '68, rose from a bunch of New York high-schoolers rehearsing in a basement in the Forest Hills section of Queens to playing for thousands of… Read More
Remembering Bill Haley & The Comets
2024-03-13 11:18
REMEMBERING BILL HALEY & THE COMETSBill Haley was a country singer who loved to play Western Swing music. Bill Haley and his Comets had existed in an earlier, more country-flavored form… Read More
Celebrating Steve Paul's The Scene
2024-03-08 15:02
 Located at 301 West 46th Street in New York City, The Scene, which opened its doors sometime in 1965, was indeed the most renowned rock club in the USA for a short span during the mid… Read More
ROCK & ROLL NEWS!
2024-02-28 09:06
 The Lost Guitar Solo From The Rolling Stones Song Brown SugarThe Past Is Present: Mitch Ryder’s Band, Detroit!George Harrison and “Handmade Films”The Velvet Undergrou… Read More
Remembering The Lone Star Cafe NYC
2024-02-27 13:20
 Beginning in 1976, the Lone Star was a haven for Texas-style bad behavior in New York City. It was a raucous, often crowded place, with free-flowing tequila, pretty good barbecue, not… Read More
Alive As Yesterday: 1960 Rock Concerts
2024-02-21 08:30
Greetings to one & all!Today's blog post takes a look @Concerts in 1960!Brook Benton / The Platters / Del ShannonDee Clark / The Drifters / Gary U.S. BondsPhil Upchucrch / The CleftonesT… Read More
Rock & Roll Library: My Winter Reading List
2024-02-20 17:54
While my life suddenly got deconstructed due to a lack of gigs right after Christmas, I tried to ignore the madness of the outside world by finally finding the time to read a stack of rock … Read More
Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday 2024!
2024-02-13 17:53
Today is one of my favorite days of the year! It's the culmination of the Mardi Gras season! Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's also called Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday… Read More
Mardi Gras Week Starts Tomorrow!
2024-02-05 08:29
Today we're going to take a look atwhat goes on during Mardi Gras! The holiday of Mardi Gras is celebrated in all of Louisiana, including the city of New Orleans. Ce… Read More
Lost Albums Of The 70's Part 5
2024-01-18 13:40
aAh yes!  The clock on the wall says it's time for another look at some of the wonderful "Lost" albums of the 1970's!  There were many excellent records that popped up on my radar… Read More
Five Albums That Saved My Life In 1967
2024-01-15 12:36
 BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD > BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD AGAINI immediately fell in love with this particular album.  The songwriting and performances overwhelmed me due to the fact that each… Read More
Mardi Gras Week Is Coming Soon!
2024-01-09 17:44
Hear ye!  Hear ye! MARDI GRAS WEEKBegins On Tuesday February 6thOn the Rock & Roll is a State of Mind blog! Although Mardi Gras Day aka Fat Tuesday isn’t until Febru… Read More
ROCK & ROLL NEWS
2024-01-03 16:11
It's Time For Some ROCK & ROLL NEWS From The World Wide Web!The John Lennon They KnewLou Reed, John Cale, Warhol's GhostRock Reading List: 30 Best Books Of 2023The Vexed Business Of… Read More
Tom Waits: A Poem To Keith Richards
2024-01-02 13:10
TOM WAITS: A POEM TO KEITH RICHARDSHe can run faster than a fax machineHis urine is blueHe smells like a campfireHe was once slapped by the QueenHe has walked the equivalent of three timesAr… Read More
Mind Smoke Records Holiday Mailbag 2023
2023-12-13 08:40
Season's Greetings from Mind Smoke Records!  With the onslaught of Holiday Cheer, I thought for today's blog post, I'd respond to some of the mail I've been getting from all of the… Read More
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ONE & ALL!
2023-11-23 10:58
 MAY YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING! BIG STAR - THANK YOU FRIENDSThank You Friends is one of Big Star‘s very best. NEIL YOUNG - HARVEST MOONThe song uses a moon motif… Read More
My 2023 Thanksgiving Playlist
2023-11-16 16:48
HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEKFrom all of us here @MIND SMOKE RECORDS! "Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;they are the charming gardenerswho make our souls blossom." &mda&hell…Read More
The Beatles 1964 Tour
2023-10-27 17:30
1964"The Beatles were one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time. They also had one of the fiercest, most intensely loyal fandoms of all time. Beatles fans — mainly teenage gi… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: Oct. 3rd Thru Oct 9th
2023-10-03 11:30
GREETINGS ONE & ALL!Don't Miss Out On All The Great ShowsThat Are Happening This Week!OCT 3OPEN MIC FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTHVenue: Great South Bar23 S. Ocean Ave    Patchogue… Read More
Rock Concerts Ruled The World In 1969
2023-09-20 15:17
WOODSTOCK MUSIC & ART FAIRJoan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Richie HavensSly & The Family Stone, Tim Hardin, SweetwaterCanned Heat, Creedence Clearwater, Grateful DeadJanis Joplin, Jefferson… Read More
Rock & Roll Cartoons
2023-08-09 07:20
                     1978 > A MOMENT IN TIME @ A FREELANCE VANDALS GIG CHECK… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: June 27 Thru July 3
2023-06-27 11:43
Don't Miss Out On All The Great ShowsThat Are Happening This Week!JUNE 27PAPER BAG #44 Featuring The World's Only 70 Piece Rock Band! Venue: Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall3232 Ra… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: June 20th Thru June 26
2023-06-20 13:09
Don't Miss Out On All The Great ShowsThat Are Happening This Week!JUNE 20BIG MAMOUVenue: 11th St. Bar510 E 11th St    NYCShowtime: 8:30 pmBig Mamou plays a rocking mix of original… Read More
Rock & Roll Sunday Songs On A Sunday
2023-06-18 09:52
It's a beautiful morning on a Sundaywhich always reminds me of rock & roll songs that are all about Sundays! Blue Sunday is track 10 on the Doors’ fifth album Morrison Hotel… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: June 13 Thru June 19th
2023-06-13 13:02
Don't Miss Out On All The Great ShowsThat Are Happening This Week!JUNE 13MIGHTY RAMON & THE PHANTOMS OF SOULVenue: Stephen Talkhouse161 Main St     Amagansett, NYShowtime: 8 pm… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: June 6th Thru 12th
2023-06-06 08:50
Don't Miss Out On All The Great ShowsThat Are Happening This Week!JUNE 6LOCO MOJO BANDVenue: Beau's Bar54 Broadway    Greenlawn, NYShowtime: 8 pm$10 CoverJoin the Loco Mojo Band as… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: May 30th Thru June 5
2023-05-30 09:50
Don't Miss Out On All The Great ShowsThat Are Happening This Week!MAY 30DANNY KEANVenue: Lucharitos Taqueria & Tequila Bar177 Main Street    Center Moriches, NYShowtime: 6 pmMA… Read More
A Legendary Musician Called Moondog!
2023-05-27 07:11
A LEGENDARY MUSICIAN CALLED MOONDOG"I don't mean to be arrogant by saying this, but the only music that relaxes me and satisfies me is my own, because I know that I'm not going to insul… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: May 16 Thru May 22nd
2023-05-16 07:27
Don't Miss Out On Some Of The Great ShowsThat Are Happening This Week!MAY 16JAMES MADDOCKVenue: 11th St. Bar510 E 11th St    NYCShowtime: 8:30 pmNew York City-based, British-born s… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: May 9th Thru May 15th
2023-05-09 13:02
Don't Miss Out On All The Great ShowsThat Are Happening This Week!MAY 9THE DEAD AHEAD BANDVenue: Montauk Distilling Co.24 East 2nd St    Riverhead, NYHey!  Come on down for Fr… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: May 2nd Thru May 8
2023-05-02 07:52
Don't Miss Out On All The Great ShowsThat Are Happening This Week!MAY 2MICHAEL DELGIUDICE PLAYS TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE @ KATIE'S JAM!Venue: Katie's Of Smithtown145 West Main St    Smit… Read More
Lost Albums Of The 70's (part 4)
2023-04-26 08:26
Today, I thought it would be cool to look back on 6 albumsthat pretty much got lost in the proverbial sauce back in the 70's1971: LAURA NYRO & LABELLE : GONNA TAKE A MIRACLEFrom the firs… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: April 25 Thru May 1
2023-04-25 07:48
Don't Miss Out On All The Great Shows  That Are Happening This Week! APRIL 25TOBY TOBIAS (Solo)Venue: Rockwood Music Hall196 Allen St   NYCShowtime: 11 pmToby Tobias says… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: April 18 Thru April 24
2023-04-18 15:11
Don't Miss Out On All The Great Shows This Week!APRIL 18ROY WILSON & THE BUZZARDSVenue: The Lodge - Huntington Moose 318631 Pulaski Rd    Greenlawn, NYShowtime: 7 pm - 11 pmJoi… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: April 11 Thru April 17
2023-04-11 08:30
DON'T MISS OUT ON ALL THE GREAT SHOWS THAT ARE HAPPENING THIS WEEK!APRIL 11BACK ON BOURBON STREETVenue: Beau's Bar54 Broadway    Greenlawn, NY$10 Admission / $8 for Long Islan… Read More
Lost Albums Of The 70's (part 3)
2023-03-29 07:58
Today I thought it would be fun to take a look at some more wonderful "Lost" albums of the 1970's.  There were many excellent records that popped up on my radar whenever I would go thro… Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: March 28 Thru April 3
2023-03-28 09:50
Don't Miss Out On All The Great ShowsThat Are Happening This Week!If you scroll down to the bottom of this blog post  you will find some tasty sounds by Various LI Artists&nbs&hell…Read More
LI Sounds Weekly: March 14 Thru March 20
2023-03-14 07:54
 Don't Miss Out On All The Great ShowsThat Are Happening This Week!MARCH 14 MARCH 15LET IT BLEED ROLLING STONES WEDNESDAYSEXILE @ BEERY'S!Venue: Mr. Beery's4019 Hempstead Tpke &nbs&hell…Read More
Something Cool To Read This Week
2023-02-24 12:23
It's Time For Our Compendium  Of  Random Rock & Roll Articles From Around The World!A New Rolling Stones Live Album!Warren Zevon, In "The Wind"The Mystery Of 'Lost' Rock G… Read More
My 2023 Mardi Gras Playlist Part 2
2023-02-21 17:17
  "Mardi Gras music is not so much a style of music as it is an aural milieu comprised of various forms. Among them: orchestral and big-band arrangements played at tableau bal… Read More
Something Cool To Read On Mardi Gras Week!
2023-02-17 07:45
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!  It's time for our weekly compendium of articlesa la Something Cool Mardi Gras!Wild Magnolias - Bo Dollis InterviewGhosts Of WWOZBig Bad Voodoo: The Lost D… Read More
My 2023 Mardi Gras Playlist Part One!
2023-02-16 14:49
It's Time to round up some tasty Mardi Gras Sounds! Let's start things off with Galactic welcoming us all to Nawlins!    Galactic's sound has evolved from organic Ne… Read More

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