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Bilbao

It’s all about the pintxos. So I flew on an A380 from LAX. Whew! Have you been on one of these double-decker Airbuses? Considering its size, I figured it’d leave the ground inches from the end of the runway but this gigantic bird had amazing lift and then it was like flying in your living […]

Jack Bruce

And we always thought Ginger Baker would die first. Clapton might be God, but there was no Cream without Jack Bruce. He was the one who sang most of the songs. If he’d found his Delaney Bramlett maybe he too would be a household name instead of a footnote. That’s right, Eric had his instincts, […]

I’m In Love With My Tires

Did you catch the reference? Yup, to one of Queen’s album tracks that we know by heart from their greatest album, “A Night At The Opera.” “I’m In Love With My Car”…my favorite lyric is “string back gloves in my automolove”…how’d Roger Taylor come up with this stuff? And I can’t get the song out […]

Raphael Ravenscroft

He died. Maybe you weren’t alive in 1978 when “Baker Street” filled the airwaves. Gerry Rafferty was one half of Stealers Wheel which had minor chart impact with “Stuck In The Middle With You” and then came this. Winding your way down on Baker Street Some songs take you away. They pour out of the […]