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Honky Tonk Women

Here I am singing my guts out to The Rolling Stones’Honky Tonk Women” with David Newton of The Mighty Lemondrops, many years ago. We were at a party in downtown Los Angeles and The Henry Clay People were playing. Back then, I used to hop onto any stage I could find and I’m sure glad I did, because I love this photo.

This is my favorite verse from that song: ”I laid a divorcée in New York City / I had to put up some kind of a fight / The lady then she covered me with roses / She blew my nose and then she blew my mind”. Beautiful!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Photo by Bekki Newton.

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R.I.P. Charlie Watts

I was sad to hear about the death of drummer Charlie Watts of my favorite group: The Rolling Stones . Where to begin? It’s been a life-long love affair. I remember my mother’s Hot Rocks LPs, her laughter about “Mother’s Little Helper”, I remember seeing them at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. and Waldbühne in Berlin. I still pump my fist when I hear “Satisfaction”, “Under My Thumb”, “Miss You”, “Slave”, “Rough Justice”, the list goes on and on and on. Radio Eins played three songs in a row just now and I nearly wept. He was the picture of elegance and restraint—THE BEST. Raise a stick to Charlie Watts tonight!

Photo by Dyan Valdés.