“This world is all a fleeting show, For man’s illusion given.” – Thomas Moore A Review of Neal Thompson’s A Curious Man – The Strange & Brilliant Life of[ . . . ]
What Louis L’Amour Taught Me About Writing and Wandering
The first book I ever read by Louis L’Amour was “Hondo.” I subsequently read “Mustang Man” and then “The Quick and the Dead,” and then I had to collect, invest[ . . . ]
My Own Marilyn Monroe (A Poem by Michael P. Naughton)
She requested a poem of her own My own Marilyn Monroe on this special day of love and devotion. She’s a “Misfit” and a card like Sugar Kowalczyk A blonde[ . . . ]
The Day Brando Died (Ode to the Apocalyptic Godfather) A Poem by Michael P. Naughton
The Day Brando Died (Ode to the Apocalyptic Godfather) I was with my friend Michael Madsen the day Marlon Brando died. I wanted to help him out as a poet[ . . . ]
It Wouldn’t Be Halloween Without Roger Corman
Growing up in Detroit Michigan in the ‘70s was a memorable time, especially during Halloween, and I mainly attribute that to director Roger Corman. It was Corman’s adaptation of Edgar[ . . . ]
How “They Only Kill Their Masters” Inspired “Pit”
The ‘70s were all about dangerous Dobermans. “The Amazing Dobermans,” “The Doberman Gang” “Daring Dobermans,” “Trapped,” even one of my favorite Columbo episodes, “How to Dial a Murder” featured[ . . . ]
Fair Warning Wins a Perfect Crime Trifecta, Connelly Never Disapoints
I have been reading Harry Bosch novels for years. “Trunk Music” was the first Connelly book I ever read. “The Poet” was my second… and I have not stopped reading[ . . . ]
WHY ‘THE GUITAR AMP HANDBOOK’ by Dave Hunter” GOES TO ELEVEN”
He also goes on to point out the idiosyncratic nature of the amp/guitar combo and the effect each will have on altering your playing and performance. The sonic epiphanies will astound you.
“See what your greed for money has done…” Grown-Up Anger Book Review
They say: “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” Meaning there is a good foundation to the suspicion of a situation. Woody Guthrie sang about the atrocity of the 1913 Massacre, also[ . . . ]
Did You Feel the Earth Move Under Your Feet in 1971?
I was a child in the seventies and had the great fortune of being raised in a house of music. Because of this, I became a musician and vocalist myself as a teenager.
The Sublime Work of Bach Got Me Interested in Classical Guitar
It was Bach’s Bouree alone that got me interested in classical guitar and a lifelong obsession and passion for his work and the classical guitar instrument. I started as a[ . . . ]