The Wheel is an excellent album, mixing hard rock, country-rock and folk-rock into something similar to Euphoria’s sole album or Neil Young’s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. The Euphoria duo of Wesley Watt and Bill Lincoln actually appear on this disc and one can hear Watt’s wild fuzz guitar playing on Schwartz’s epic cover of Sunshine Woman. There are also a few more ace fuzz rockers in Follow Me and a brutally intense reading of Fred Neil’s Candy Man.
Sometime after the release of the Wheel, Bernie Schwartz quit rock music to focus on writing psychology books. The Wheel is proof that there are many rare, great recordings that have not been reissued on cd. I found a near mint copy on ebay for about $25 and would recommend this lp to anyone with an interest in 60s rock.
dimanche 27 mars 2016
Special Florida band BONNIE GRINGO BAND, titled: 1. "ONE EYED DAN THE FIDDLIN MAN" original 1979 pressing on private label Auric Records 906012X-1710, STEREO, made in USA (Daytona Beach, Florida). Bonnie Gringo Band's PERSONNEL: the Bonnie Gringo Band sextet fronted by brothers Tim (guitar, slide guitar) and David (drums, vocals) BRIGGS. Additional musicians: Jim Harrison (guitar, slide guitar), Jay Wasley (percussions, drums), David Gum (keyboards), Brady Green (bass). 8 tracks (4 one each side), studio recordings. Music and lyrics by Tim and David Briggs. Produced by Tim Briggs. Music is Southern blues-rock variety fused with psychedelic and country-rock elements. An interesting combination and sounding band. Hard to compare to other bands's music from the 70's era. Rare album, pressed in a few hundreds of copies. A collector's item, highly recommended!
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I am unaware of the origins of the phrase “going through the motions”, but I’m sure Islanders understand its meaning: to do things insincerely or in a cursory manner.
After a couple of sessions in the House, where we literally and metaphorically “go through the motions”, I am increasingly convinced that the origins of the term are political.
In the recent election, Islanders expressed their deep desire for real change, and I share their hope for the dawning of a new attitude in politics; one which is more collaborative, less partisan, and represents a better, more productive type of discourse. Of a House more in line with how it was originally conceived, where Members, who are first and foremost representatives of their constituents, bring forward legislation and motions, and a productive, open debate leads to the development of the best ideas to solve the many problems we face.
Instead politicians in Parliaments everywhere are often just “going through the motions”.