The Fight For Justice in Cases of Wrongful Convictions

A new book published in January 2017, Death in the Family, by John Chipman describes the horrifying ordeal of four of the many families destroyed by the charge of infanticide, all based on the false testimony of Charles Smith.


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“Music is the last thing to go.”

The documentary movie, “I’ll Be Me,” sensitively portrays the progress of Alzheimer’s in country singer/guitarist Glen Campbell. In spite of his ongoing mental deterioration, the fabled guitarist/country singer goes on the road to perform a nation-wide farewell tour, at the urging of his family.


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Art or Commerce? Or Both? Bob Dylan Box Set presents challenge.

I admit to a Bob Dylan addiction. NonethelessI have a mixed, uneasy reaction to the latest box set release. I want it !! I don’t want it. I’m talking about “Cutting Edge 1965-66”, the box set of 18-unreleased limited edition of 5000.


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Two New Songs

Howard Gladstone releases two new songs : “Gridlock City” and “Runaway Train”. Both are available for free download


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Inspiration and Pete Seeger

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Pete Seeger. Even at age 94 Pete remained a passionate believer and activist in social justice, using song as a tool for change. Pete Seeger’s work is a lasting inspiration for songwriters.


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Remembering Sam Larkin

Back in the golden days of Groovy Mondays open stage, in the early 2000’s, held in the deepest dark dungeon of music in Toronto, Holy Joe’s, with its rotten old couches with broken springs- that was where I first met and heard Sam Larkin.


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“Let Go Of The Rain”

Three years ago, on the first day of spring, I watched a late winter/early spring snowstorm from my living room window. Everybody was worn out and tired of winter, and anxious for the energy and newness of spring to arrive. I had the idea that the spring rains were captured and held captive in the swirling snow. I wrote the following lyrics that day.


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