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Remembering Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted in Civil Rights, Freedom, I Have A Dream, Martin Luther King Jr., World News, Youth with tags , , on January 17, 2011 by damngoodtunes

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

” Long Way To Go “

 
THERE WAS A MAN WHO SAID ” I HAVE A DREAM “
HE SAW NO DIFFERENCE IN COLOR AS HE WALKED OUR STREETS
HE WAS THE SAME AS YOU, YOU’RE THE SAME AS ME
PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE FOR WHAT HE BELIEVED
 
AND THEY WROTE BOOKS AND STORIES ALL ABOUT THE MAN
THEY NAMED ROADS AFTER HIM ALL ACROSS OUR LAND
KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE FOR LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS
AND WE’LL ALL SAY A  PRAYER IN THE FREE WORLD
 
( CHORUS )
 
SO WE PLEDGE OUR ALLEGIANCE AND WE STAND UP TALL
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD WE’VE GOT IT ALL
BLACK OR WHITE, YELLOW, RED HANDS SHARE THE LOAD
‘CAUSE WE’VE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO
YES WE’VE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO 
(  excerpt )
words and music by Bruce J Maier
bjmsongs/kanbllc
copyright 2011
all rights reserved
 
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Steve Miller Band

Posted in Blues Band, News, Pop, Pop music, World News with tags , , on December 26, 2010 by damngoodtunes

The Steve Miller Band once again is taking the world by storm as they have traveled across North America and now into Europe. Correspondent for damngoodtunes.com, Rocky Nelson brought us the Steve Miller Interview part 1 last month and now the very candid and personal follow-up has been posted.

Steve Miller press picture by T. Brown

 This part 2 interview takes place in Paris France where Nelson meets up with Miller again is a real bonus for avain Steve Miller fans and certainly for the DGT. One would have to agree that there are not many journalists who will be stateside and tell an artist like Steve Miller, ” hey man, I’ll see you in Paris this Fall. What do ya say? ” And that’s exactly how it went down. Rocky had some time to travel and hang out in Europe before he had to return to his ” day ” job working for the Army Corp Of Engineers over in Afghanastan where he was expected December 13th.

Rocky Nelson

Anyway, this is a great interview and you out to just start with part 1 if you haven’t already done so, then go on to the conclusion. Once again damngoodtunes.com has reached world-class status with this classy interview of one of the coolest guys, hottest guitar players on the planet, Steve Miller. Also we have included Miller’s own video interview and sound-stage preparation for the world tour as an extra feature.

New Steve Miller Band - BINGO

Enjoy this great feature along with the New damngoodtunes.com look and navigation rebuild. You’re gonna love what we did to the house!

 Bruce J Maier

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Pacific Northwest Music News

Posted in Independent Music, Journalism, News, Patriotic, Peace, Soldiers, World News with tags , , on November 8, 2010 by damngoodtunes

We welcome yet another new feature to our ever-expanding lineup, with veteran Northwest native Rocky Nelson. Mr. Nelson who grew up in Lewis County in western Washington has been a senior journalist for the Washington Blues Society for a number of years and brings us a dedicated passion for all music that’s good, especially the Blues! When Rocky is not writing for us he can be seen in another role bringing the amenities of a better lifestyle to people in foreign lands.

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Ground Zero Faith

Posted in Journalism, Peace, survival, World News with tags , , , on August 18, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Thank you Eric Normand for the commentary about Ground Zero Mosque. I would like to share my comments with the world on this one:

Eric; That was one of the most moving and dynamic commentaries I have ever seen! I usually stay away from forums and comments in the web of gloom however, lately I have found myself speaking up more for America and peace, harmony for all citizens of the world. Should we ever have the time to sit down for a few hours I could go on and on about the oppression of good people throughout history, and whether it is acceptable to march into someone else’s continent and take all which they love and believe in from them in the name of our God. And now to see the attack on the Muslim people, their children in the schools by other youth who have learned from their elders to hate. This is shameful Eric and it must be stopped!
What I say now is we all have to ” engage ” in peace games, not war games. The more we talk about and act upon the idea of peace, the more prevalent peace will become. It matters not if you are in the mountains of Afghanistan or you are in command of western or Euro forces, our little wars need to end. There is evidence that the twisted leader of N. Korea is insane enough to fire off a few nukes in a mass-murder suicide attempt against the rest of the world. Radiation and environmental devastation would last for over a decade and will effect everyone and every living thing on this planet. We cannot let this happen, we must work toward peace. It is not right to advance into someone else’s land and take it from them or to try and change their ideologies in 2010 any more than it was acceptable in the 12th-18th Centuries. So we must not. But, we must reach out to the world and spread a message of peace, so that Buddhists, Hindu,Muslims, Christians, Jews and all faiths may live together and build the future of mankind together, not destroy it.
I am an optimist Eric. I believe we can do this and that we will. My grand-children drive my faith in mankind and my hopes for their future. We as parents and grand-parents must ” Teach your children well ” as Crosby, Stills and Nash once said, followed by ” All we are saying, Is give peace a chance “. Lennon

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AFTER THE FLOOD OF NASHVILLE

Posted in Country Music, Flood, Flooding, Kenny Chesney, Music City USA, Nashville, Nashville flood, News, recovery, survival, World News with tags , , , on July 21, 2010 by damngoodtunes

This is an excerpt from the latest in damngoodtunes.com and was written by James Dean FisherVIEW OF NASHVILLE AREA MAY 2010THANK YOU middle TENNESSEE, WE WILL SURVIVE! The city of Nashville and the suburban cities felt the pain, a pain that will take years to recover from. The industry is back up and running today and the venues are open for business now and the people in the Nashville, Music city area have themselves and the people in the surrounding area to thank for all the help. With everyone pitching in and working as one people and one body to recover and restore a city to it’s greatness, Nashville, Music City is BACK! We are OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

The economy here is still in great shape and with the help of all the great people that make up the vast area called middle Tennessee, we as a huge community will make it an even greater city and a stronger place for the music industry to thrive in the future. As we have shown in the past six plus weeks, we are a fighting bunch of people here. A river or most anything else will not keep us down for long! We will survive and become even bigger and better for the musicians and people that want to come here and make Nashville, Tennessee, Music City their home.

James Dean Fisher invites your comments to be directed to jamesdeanmus@aol.com

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Vancouver BC – The next Music Capital

Posted in Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, Uncategorized, World News with tags , , on July 2, 2010 by damngoodtunes


I had the good fortune of being invited to the Vancouver British Columbia area for a weekend of Blues and fun a few days ago. As a guest of The Compound Blues Band, I was treated to two nights of the best jamming I have experienced in years! Once a year the CBB throws a rather elite RSVP party for the best musicians of the region which included recording artists who have released CDs or are currently in production.These were all top drawer players who have been around and who know how to play music together on the drop of a dime, without a single formal rehearsal, keeping it both fun and progressive.We will be covering the entire story in damngoodtunes.com and updating our posts on this event right here so please stay tuned. There’s much going on in Canada with music and we plan to be there to report on the talent of these kind and hearty people, our Brothers and Sisters to the North.

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Jamaica can breathe again!

Posted in Jamaica, Journalism, Peace, World News on June 23, 2010 by damngoodtunes

In regard to our recent posting about the unrest in Jamaica it is with great joy we say that the kingpin, the leader of darkness and the main cause of all this violence has been captured today!

So much of the livelihood of Jamaicans depends upon the beautiful music which recently had become stifled in the bottleneck of drug war lords and the ensuing violence they have brought down upon the good people of this Island nation. But that all made a turn for the better this day as ” Coke ” now finds himself behind bars.

Let the music play and let the children dance! Jamaica lives again!

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