From An Oldster To A Youngster: A Rant

by SteveHulse July 6, 2019

Over the span of our lifetime, our perception of life changes… about many things. How we view our fellow man is often dictated by our preferences and prejudices, ideas we have that were formed by our family, our teachers and our culture. Each generation of youngsters finds new and different hair styles, clothing and language […]

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Politics: A New Solution

by SteveHulse June 12, 2019

My blog has never been a political forum… until now. Desperate times call for desperate measures, even if those desperate measures happen to take the form of a little fun in the face of impending doom. So let’s have a bit of fun, okay, before the next news cycle…                                         —————————————— I’ve been trying for […]

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Lightly Touching Greatness IV

by SteveHulse June 9, 2019

We had flown up to Boulder, Colorado, to record some backing vocals at North Star Studio in Boulder. James was wanting to spread his production money around as much as possible, so he’d have studio “friends” when he later went on his own. Those sessions were okay, nothing big, and I spent the afternoons at […]

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Lightly Touching Greatness III

by SteveHulse June 6, 2019

While working through the confusion the deadlines of 3 different projects I became James right-hand man. I could arrange for almost any style of music, I could travel with him and conduct the sessions, i could play synth overdubs when needed and could handle the piano on his rhythm sections, if he couldn’t find someone […]

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Lightly Touching Greatness II

by SteveHulse June 4, 2019

Bang Records, in Atlanta, was an unlikely place for James Stroud to be working. James was energetic, creative, talented and had a brilliant mind, as I would discover as I got to know him. Bang records, unlikely because it was sliding down slowly into the sewer when James hit town. Bang was one of only […]

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Lightly Touching Greatness

by SteveHulse June 2, 2019

This is a 4-part blog about the music biz, and my small part in it back in 1979. It’s for those of you who might want to know a little more of the underbelly of what used to be called “the record business.” I’ve tried to make it readable and understandable… hell, there are things […]

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The Rosewood Buddha

by SteveHulse May 25, 2019

I was having coffee one day with a friend in Atlanta. We were discussinga few concepts we’d learned at the feet of a Buddhist Monk the previousevening. The Monk’s name was (and still is) Geshe Lobsang Tenzin,Spiritual Director of Drepung Loseling, but we called him Geshe La,an endearing nickname for a beautiful person and and […]

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The Village Pump

by SteveHulse May 10, 2019

If only it could talk… I saw some pictures of the new gas station in Virginia City, MT the other day. It is beautifully done and historically mostly accurate… a great job, all in all, very well done. How could this news possibly matter to anyone outside of a resident of V.C. who is low […]

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Listening To Ourselves

by SteveHulse April 12, 2019

Ok, so I admit it. In the past, I’ve made fun of Jerry Vale. “Who the hell is Jerry Vale?” you might ask. He was a pop vocalist, Wikipedia says. Jerry Vale was an American singer and actor. During the 1950s and 1960s, he reached the top of the pop charts with his interpretations of […]

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Hanging On To The Old Ways

by SteveHulse February 4, 2019

Sentimentality has somehow become a part of my DNA, I think. It’s a curioussymbiotic process that can be easily disproved by medical science, yet hasa definite power, mostly emotional, though sometimes, I think, even physical.Physical in the sense of hearing the engine of a muscle car roar and the hairson my arm go straight up… […]

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