Cruising the Air Waves of the Mighty Mississippi. Memphis to New Orleans.

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Encore of the premiere episode. Big River with DJ Butter. Maiden Voyage.

Podcast theme: A musical trip down the mighty Mississippi River, up Highway 61, Minneapolis to New Orleans. Jazz, blues, r&b, country, folk, rock n roll, boogie, cajun, zydeco, pop, funk,–all roots, routes, bayous, trains, hopped up hot rods, cities, hamlets, and mud, the essence of great American music. Host, DJ Butter, spins mostly vinyl and a few historical yarns between classic tracks and stuff you probably never heard before. Picking up followers like hitch hikers on Highway 61. Take a cruise on the riverboat.

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Big River- INTRO   Johnny Cash

West End Blues      Louis Armstrong

Memphis                  Chuck Berry

That’s All Right   Elvis/ Dewey Phillips WHBQ

Last Night                MarKeys

Memphis Blues   Phineas Newborn Jr

I’m Your Puppet-OUTRO          Dan Penn

Respect                          Otis Redding

Breakfast in Bed         Dusty in Memphis

September Gurls        Big Star #1 Record

Baby Scratch My Back   Slim Harpo

Who will the Next Fool Be     Jerry Lee Lewis

Louisiana Man     Rusty & Doug Kershaw

Ya Ya                       Lee Dorsey

Parchman Farm            Mose Allison Sings

Third Rate Romance   Amazing Rhythm Aces

Mardi Gras in NOLA     Prof. Longhair

Time is on my side        Irma Thomas

Lazy River/OUTRO        Armstrong

Swanee River Hop        Fats Domino

The Saddest Day.

November 27, 1978. The Saddest Day. Peace. George Moscone, Harvey Milk.


San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 5, Harvey Milk in his City Hall office, September, 1978. Interview in  The San Francisco Gazette with my photos. Contact sheet view first publication 2016.



November 27, 1978. The Saddest Day. Peace. George Moscone, Harvey Milk.

Bill Mauldin. An appreciation.


November 22, 1963 cartoon re-purposed for November 27,1978,  November 9, 2016. ©Bill Mauldin.

Bill Mauldin–an appreciation.


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, 1945. Willie and Joe.

My dad had this book when I was born. It was part of my life and a great way for a baby boomer to understand WWII. After the war,  Mauldin and another war hero, Audie Murphy starred in the movie, Red Badge of Courage. Mauldin was famous for the rest of his life. He put his own feelings about war into many anti-Vietnam war editorial cartoons, biting sarcasm about Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, and brilliant commentary on racism and the Civil Rights movement. I have a copy of “Up Front” on my nightstand. It’s a classic. New Mexico never had a finer native son.


News from The 45th Division. Mauldin at work in Italy, 1944.




Bill Mauldin and Ernie Pyle were up front for Stars and Stripes and Scripps-Howard News Service for most of WWII in Europe. Pyle was killed covering Marines invading Okinawa. Mauldin had a second career after the war, nationally syndicated at the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the Chicago Sun-Times. Pyle and Mauldin were beloved by the US Army Infantry and their families back home. The movie “The Story of G.I. Joe” is based on Pyle’s Pulitzer Prize winning columns, starred Burgess Meridith as Ernie Pyle. Proud to say both are from New Mexico. Pyle’s home in Albuquerque is now a public library. Bill Mauldin lived in Santa Fe.


1956 Adlai Stevenson campaign button. A reverse psychology on “I Like Ike” slogan. Joe’s endorsement wasn’t enough–Ike won.  Looks good on my SF Giants cap, next to a Croix de Candlestick, extra-inning gift of yesteryear.


1960, Many St. Louis Post Dispatch subscriptions cancelled over this awesome depiction of racist goons in the South. Their children became Trump voters.


This cover of CJR got Bill beaten up by off-duty Chicago cops and Daley thugs. The very same boys in blue that busted up the ’68 Convention “riots.”


Racist cops. Always a problem. Mauldin’s 12/69 comment on the Chicago Police/FBI murder of Black Panther, Fred Hampton. Yeah that’s a swastika of police bullet holes through a locked, unopened door.

Boy, we sure could use Bill Mauldin right about now.

Celebrating The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary. Photo sale.


Rick Danko and Jaime Robbie Robertson, The last Waltz. ©1976

The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Photo Sale!  Lowest price ever on my original photographs.

Waters I used to fish became my muse.


Fall River, pastel on paper. Published in Fly Rod & Reel, gallery, double-truck centerfold.


Above the Falls, pastel on paper, private collection.


Franks Tract, watercolor.


Downie River, pastel on paper.


Albuquerque Summer. Oil on canvas.