Congrats To Robin Rogers – 2009 Blues Blast Award Winner

I just wanted to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Robin Rogers on her recent win as best female artist in the 2009 Blues Blast Music Awards. And congrats, as well, to her husband, Tony Rogers, who’s an old friend of mine, and who also contributed a lot to what makes Robin’s music so note-worthy. It’s… Continue reading Congrats To Robin Rogers – 2009 Blues Blast Award Winner

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“Tush” Video by Systematic Chaos

Not the best performance we could imagine, but I’m tinkering with some video settings and conversions, so I thought I’d post this video on YouTube as a test of sorts. Check it out or don’t. Your choice.

Shadows Are Not My Home

I laid my trust with a brother but he smiled and laid me low. I hid my pain from a mother She wailed that I treated her so. I knelt before a lover who lamented my selfish ways So I knelt before my maker that he might end my days. Words are trouble. Life is… Continue reading Shadows Are Not My Home

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Oath Keepers Say They’re on Patrol in Iraq. But For Whom?

Oath Keepers, the militia/“Patriot” extremist group made up of law enforcement officers, military personnel and veterans, has posted a photo on its site showing (it says) “an active duty Oath Keeper in Mosul, Iraq” wearing two Velcro-attached “tabs” or patches, one saying “Oath Keeper” and the other “Three percent.” The flag patch beneath them is… Continue reading Oath Keepers Say They’re on Patrol in Iraq. But For Whom?

Oath Keepers: A Particularly Worrisome Example of the Patriot Revival

Oath Keepers, the military and police organization that was formed earlier this year and held its April muster on Lexington Green, may be a particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival. Members vow to fulfill the oaths to the Constitution that they swore while in the military or law enforcement. “Our oath is to the… Continue reading Oath Keepers: A Particularly Worrisome Example of the Patriot Revival

The Fall of Anduan

[podcast]http://www.wicasta.com/music/mp3/anduan.mp3[/podcast] This was one of my other great experiments from the late 1980’s. This one was entirely improvised, recorded sometime in early 1989. The inspiration came from an event in a book I’ve tinkering on since I was in the 8th grade. Suffice it to say that in the book Anduan is the capital city… Continue reading The Fall of Anduan