Remembering Gordon Downie

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Remembering David Peel

April 6, 2017 saw the passing of David Peel, founder of David Peel and the Lower East Side.  He and the band were early proponents of “street rock” and embraced the hippie/marijuana culture of the 60’s and 70’s.  One could also say that he was an early punk pioneer as well.  His recording career spanned 6 decades, and his last album was released in 2015.  The clip below is notable as it has some special guests, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and is a live performance on the David Frost Show in 1971.

 

The 7:40 Songbook – March 8, 2014

This morning was a pleasant surprise.  Not only was it plus 8 (50 or so for my American friends), which is great for the Canadian prairies in early March, but that >*&*^%$$$ construction on Glenmore is finally gone.  The downside to the morning, Daylight Savings Time meant it was dark again when I got up, and will be for the next couple of weeks.  Now to today’s tune.

 

The song is “Big Decisions” by My Morning Jacket.  The band is out of Louisville, Kentucky and are shortly releasing a new album, “The Waterfall”, their 7th since forming in 1998.  Good rock ballad.