Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jerry Lee Lewis

Another great fall day. October might just be the best weather month we've had all year with above average warm days. Went to Discover America kick off with Coco last night and had a lot of fun with him.

Ben Bradlee the legendary editor of the Washington Post passed away yesterday. An outstanding journalism career even if one takes away Watergate.

President Obama comes to town next monday to campaign. We're down to 13 days until the election although early voting has started in some states already.

There was a shooting in the Canadian Parliament building today which would be the equivalent of our U.S Capitol building. This knocked the stock market down again. World events have kept the stock market in a constant state of fear this year. My biggest prediction about the DOW will not happen and I realized that a few months ago.

There's a new book coming out next week about Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis. He's the last surviving member of the Million Dollar Quartet which also included one Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. They all ended up at Sun Records studio unplanned one day and made some brilliant recordings.

Lewis has lived a turbulent life with as many tragedies as he has accomplishments. Amongst his cousins are famed evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and country singer Mickey Gilley. He's still turning out recordings and even opened up a club last year on the famed Beale Street corridor in Memphis. I still have him on my list of musicians to see as the man is a legendary and intense piano player!


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