Song of the Day – “Miss Williams’ Guitar” – The Jayhawks

It’s rare to have a namecheck of a contemporary in the title of a song. Sure, in “Acoustic Guitar” by Magnetic Fields, they manage to namecheck Steve Earle and GWAR, but the Jayhawks mention Lucinda Williams right up front. From Tomorrow the Green Grass, released in 1995.

Song of the Day – “Detox Mansion” – Warren Zevon

A hard-rocking tune from the 1987 album Sentimental Hygiene. Accompanied by a couple of people you should recognize – Bill Berry and Peter Buck. You know, from that Southern rock band? R.E. something?

What an image – Warren raking leaves with Liza and cleaning the yard with Liz.

iPhoneography Apps – Musings on Mobile Art

I’m out of town for the week, so I thought I’d step outside my usual review/tutorial to give my own take on a topic that comes up repeatedly on various forums: is what I’m doing art? For that matter, is what you are doing art?

Random Notes

Random Notes

There is now a section on The App Whisperer site known as the Artist Directory. I have not requested to have an entry in the directory yet. Why is that, when I make a weekly contribution to the site with my articles on all the photographic/art apps? It’s because I don’t consider myself an artist. I don’t have training as an artist, or for that matter as a photographer. My hands seem to have their own lives to live, so I can never be sure of the steadiness of a camera or the flow of a drawn line.



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Song of the Day – “New Music” Wednesday – “Youngblood” – Green Day

So Green Day released their latest, called Radio Revolution. Nothing revolutionary here, just a song about a drunk, stupid protagonist and his love. Catchy tune, though.

Song of the Day – “Name’s the same” Tuesday – “Promised Land”

Chuck Berry – Style Council

A very happy 90th birthday to the man that started it all. Everyone who has played or enjoyed rock ‘n’ roll is indebted to Charles Edward Anderson Berry, born this day in 1926.


Paul Weller is one of those indebted to Mr. Berry, whether as a member of the Jam, the Style Council, or in his solo career.

There is a live version of this song on YouTube, but it cuts off early.

Song of the Day – “Spirits in the Material World” – The Police

There is no political solution
To our troubled evolution
Have no faith in constitution
There is no bloody revolution

We have a very important election coming up in the US that touches on everything we wish our country to be. I refuse to be as cynical as The Police here and say that all choices are equally bad and that there is no solution.

Our so-called leaders speak
With words they try to jail you
They subjugate the meek
But it’s the rhetoric of failure

They did peg Trump’s vow at the last debate to throw Clinton in jail, though.

Song of the Day – “The Lone Arranger” – Cab Calloway

I love a good pun. This is not one. All the same, it’s a great song, here performed by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra back in 1940.