Baxter’s Morning Side Show

Baxter’s Attic, Jackson Browne “Redneck Friend”
Jackson Browne wrote this song about his alter ego.  It's about his wilder, more exciting alter ego he needed to keep up with his wild girlfriend.  Elton john played keyboards on this recording but because he had no work visa yet for the U...
Feeding the Homeless with Prankster Tom Mabe
Tom Mabe has been one of my favorite pranksters for many years.  Check out TomMabe.com fro some of his hilarious pranks.  This prank is to feed a couple of homeless guys on the street.  It's really quite ingenious.
Baxter’s Attic, The Doors “Crystal Ship”
Nice recommendation for the Attic this morning. "Crystal Ship" from The Doors was originally a poem written by Jim Morrison.  Many speculate the song was about drugs but it was actually written about a girlfriend Morrison broke up with in 1965 and never really got over her...
Holy Wood Ticks, Batman!
Last week My wife and stepson took our dog, Astro Einstein and went to check out some lake property. For a very brief time, Astro was running through some tall grass. After they came back to the cabin I was out side with Astro and he rolled over on his back...
Baxter’s Attic, Cream “Crossroads”
In the Attic this morning, a song that was originally recorded by 30s bluesman Robert Johnson.  The rumor back then was Johnson went to the crossroads and sold his soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to play the blues.  Other artists from that period said Robert Johnson went from…
Baxter’s Attic, The Byrds “Mr Spaceman”
A tune from the 60s band the Byrds.  Notable members include Roger McGuinn and David Crosby.  From the album "5th Dimension" which also included "Mr Tambourine Man".  "Mr Spaceman" charted at #36 in the U.S.
Baxter’s Attic, Van Halen “Black and Blue”
In the Attic this morning, a song that always brings back memories for me of the Monsters of Rock tour in 1988, Tampa Stadium.  Bands Kingdom Come, Dokken, Metallica, Scorpions and Van Halen headlined.  They opened up their set with this tune...
Baxter’s Attic, Humble Pie “30 Days in the Hole”
In the Attic this morning was a song from the Humble Pie album "Smokin", released in 1972.  Written by band leader Steve Marriot who during a concert in Kentucky found out the penalty for possession of marijuana was 30 days in jail. The song is a plea for marijuana legalizatio…
Prince Would Have Turned 59 Today
Without a doubt, one of the most all around talented musicians of our time. The video below actually made me aware of actually how great of a guitar player Prince was.             Happy Birthday, you are missed!
Baxter’s Attic, Jimi Hendrix “Red House (live)”
In the Attic this morning, one of my favorites from Hendrix. This is a very intricate song and really showed the world Hendrix's brilliance on guitar. "Red House" won him the respect of many musicians. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top said that when he first heard "Red House&a…

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