The framing has been set, the walls and roof are in place and the trim and painting begun. This website is “open while under construction” (no funky little animated yellow triangle worker graphic necessary). Thanks for visiting and hope you find a bit of info, fun, and music here. A section called J.O.B. PRESENTS has […]
Blarney & Bloggery
Where old blarney goes when it’s no longer “front page fresh” – flash frozen and put on display in this lovely container…. You might call this the “blog archive” – I don’t know. Is J. Oscar really keeping a blog? I don’t know. Maybe….
- Bands and Mile Markers
- Blarney & Bloggery
- October Quotes
- Shows & Events
Ah, the early Summer, one of my favorite times of the year. The first truly warm days invite you to stretch on a grassy hill, watch clouds and people and thoughts drift by. (Well that what I like to do… there’s plenty of work as well…) I dig being outside (even working) and love to […]
It was supposed to be a snowy cold, containing February – a time of rest; a time to regenerate, make plans for the future and re-associate the past. Coming after a dark and blustery January I’d be used to staying indoors, introverted, guitar and writing pad at the ready. Subverted! “Snow Day” is about the […]
Never too late to toast with friends! IN FRAME: Michael Crittenden, Drew Nelson, Glen Danles, Tara Cleveland, and Nicole Lucas Nelson – NEARBY: Brant Satala, Josh Rose, Sarah Rose, Louie Baney, Katie Baney, Aris Hampers.
“March was a blur, a race against time. And we won, so now on to April! Wait, a short recap. Big props and thanks to the two lovely lasses to the right, singers and songwriters Karisa Wilson and Susan Picking who asked me to join them for a couple St. Patrick’s Day shows as Skirl […]
Eleanore Rose Dottore Bittinger gave music to my brother Roy and I. She sang to us while cooking, driving, doing laundry, when we were bathed in the oversized bathroom sink and at bedtime. Music came to us on the kitchen radio, the console stereo, the jukebox in the Cloverleaf diner, parades, and concerts at the […]
And things became quiet – 2 months without a posting. Quiet, but busy. Working. Planning. Gathering. Organizing. Piloting. Keeping gyroscopes turning behind the scenes. Making selections, seeing reflections, managing deflections. Missing reminders while minding the mysteries. Listening down the hallway and hearing the clock tick like footsteps. Gaining on me. Time to pick up the […]
Cowpie MUSIC Festival, in it’s new Michigan-music-focused direction, debuts August 10-11, 2012. This month is also the debut, and possibly the last performance by “The Arrowheads.” The name may phase out, but hopefully not the band…. (The “and the” band name worked fine for the songs we sang at last year’s Founder’s Bob Dylan Fest, […]
J. Oscar at Art Prize 2009 – MotleyCat Photo As I write this the afternoon sky turns blue to cloudy and back again, such are the ways of September, as I remember. Though the air is cool, it’s clear; there’s the promise of the Harvest in the air. And ArtPrize 2010… I was honored to […]
A great time was had, many new friends made at… “Woody’s Bastard’s A SALOON CONCERT of Rough-edged Folksong and Barroom Balladry” HAPPENED ONApril 9, 2010 (8:30-10:30) Nick Finks 3965 West River Drive NE Comstock Park, MI 49321(616) 784-9886 $5 Cover Charge – CHEAP! Tim Pak – from Detroit – The Saltminers, Angry Red Planet (listen) […]