Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era


Ken’s Music Recommendations

One of my favorite all time music box sets is Nuggets: Original Artifacts From the First Psychedelic Era. My favorite period in music history is covered in this box set. I have always loved 1960’s garage bands. This was an era where four or five guys fifteen or sixteen years old could put together a band and maybe have a single playing on the radio within a few months. Most of these bands ended up being one or two hit wonders but their hits were classics. Most of these bands released singles that bristled with attitude and teenage angst. Some of these 45 releases were just plain fun. Take a listen to Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? by the Barbarians and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Some of the songs on this collection were only regional hits but probably could have been national or even international smashes if they had received the right promotion. Some of my all time favorite garage bands are featured in this box set including The Seeds, Paul Revere and the Raiders and The Standells. This box set also includes a fantastic booklet that gives you a brief history of each band and each record that is included in this collection. If you loved sixties garage bands this box set will not disappoint.
Rock on,
Ken David Stewart

Paul Revere and the Raiders


Paul Revere and the Raiders

Last night I started listening to an old album by Paul Revere and The Raiders. These guys were one of the greatest garage bands of all time. Many garage bands of the 1965-1966 era turned out maybe one or two hit singles before fading into obscurity but not Paul Revere and the Raiders. Their greatest hits package is one of my all time favorite albums.

Get Those Old Records Off the Shelf


Get Those Old Records Off the Shelf

Sometimes I find that I forget about some artists when I haven’t listened to their music in a long time. This evening I reacquainted myself with some great music by Neil Young. Neil recorded some great albums in his time. However, my all time favorite Neil Young album is still Everybody Knows This is Nowhere. How can you top masterpieces like Cowgirl in the Sand and Down by the River?

Roswell 1947 page sixteen


Page sixteen

Hoss: Ha1 ha! ha! And then he says something about a nurse giving him a shot of horse tranquilizer in the butt.

Private Enns: They’re talking about Mick, General.

General Kane: I know. So where is this guy now?

Private Enns: Yeah, and don’t you guys have a van or something to put the dogs in after you catch them?

General Kane: They don’t need one. They don’t catch any dogs. The dogs chase them into the dumpster. Ha! Ha! Ha!

Harvey: Look you guys. This is no laughing matter. The guy drove off with our van.

Private Enns: I don’t get it. There’s two of you and just one of him.

Hoss: Well, it’s kind of a long story. You tell it Harvey.

Harvey: Well, while Hoss and me were trying to pull the guy into the truck the keys fell out of Hoss’s pants. Then the guy grabbed the keys and let the Rottweiler out the back.

General Kane: And then the dog chased you guys into the dumpster.

Hoss: Yeah, that’s pretty much what happened.

Private Enns: You guys are hilarious. You’re funnier than Floyd the Barber on the Andy Griffith Show. You guys should tell your story on Rick and Dwight’s radio show.

General Kane: I have a feeling that’s where Mick is right now.

Page sixteen

Hoss: Ha1 ha! ha! And then he says something about a nurse giving him a shot of horse tranquilizer in the butt.

Private Enns: They’re talking about Mick, General.

General Kane: I know. So where is this guy now?

Private Enns: Yeah, and don’t you guys have a van or something to put the dogs in after you catch them?

General Kane: They don’t need one. They don’t catch any dogs. The dogs chase them into the dumpster. Ha! Ha! Ha!

Harvey: Look you guys. This is no laughing matter. The guy drove off with our van.

Private Enns: I don’t get it. There’s two of you and just one of him.

Hoss: Well, it’s kind of a long story. You tell it Harvey.

Harvey: Well, while Hoss and me were trying to pull the guy into the truck the keys fell out of Hoss’s pants. Then the guy grabbed the keys and let the Rottweiler out the back.

General Kane: And then the dog chased you guys into the dumpster.

Hoss: Yeah, that’s pretty much what happened.

Private Enns: You guys are hilarious. You’re funnier than Floyd the Barber on the Andy Griffith Show. You guys should tell your story on Rick and Dwight’s radio show.

General Kane: I have a feeling that’s where Mick is right now.

Page sixteen

Hoss: Ha1 ha! ha! And then he says something about a nurse giving him a shot of horse tranquilizer in the butt.

Private Enns: They’re talking about Mick, General.

General Kane: I know. So where is this guy now?

Private Enns: Yeah, and don’t you guys have a van or something to put the dogs in after you catch them?

General Kane: They don’t need one. They don’t catch any dogs. The dogs chase them into the dumpster. Ha! Ha! Ha!

Harvey: Look you guys. This is no laughing matter. The guy drove off with our van.

Private Enns: I don’t get it. There’s two of you and just one of him.

Hoss: Well, it’s kind of a long story. You tell it Harvey.

Harvey: Well, while Hoss and me were trying to pull the guy into the truck the keys fell out of Hoss’s pants. Then the guy grabbed the keys and let the Rottweiler out the back.

General Kane: And then the dog chased you guys into the dumpster.

Hoss: Yeah, that’s pretty much what happened.

Private Enns: You guys are hilarious. You’re funnier than Floyd the Barber on the Andy Griffith Show. You guys should tell your story on Rick and Dwight’s radio show.

General Kane: I have a feeling that’s where Mick is right now.

Page sixteen

Hoss: Ha1 ha! ha! And then he says something about a nurse giving him a shot of horse tranquilizer in the butt.

Private Enns: They’re talking about Mick, General.

General Kane: I know. So where is this guy now?

Private Enns: Yeah, and don’t you guys have a van or something to put the dogs in after you catch them?

General Kane: They don’t need one. They don’t catch any dogs. The dogs chase them into the dumpster. Ha! Ha! Ha!

Harvey: Look you guys. This is no laughing matter. The guy drove off with our van.

Private Enns: I don’t get it. There’s two of you and just one of him.

Hoss: Well, it’s kind of a long story. You tell it Harvey.

Harvey: Well, while Hoss and me were trying to pull the guy into the truck the keys fell out of Hoss’s pants. Then the guy grabbed the keys and let the Rottweiler out the back.

General Kane: And then the dog chased you guys into the dumpster.

Hoss: Yeah, that’s pretty much what happened.

Private Enns: You guys are hilarious. You’re funnier than Floyd the Barber on the Andy Griffith Show. You guys should tell your story on Rick and Dwight’s radio show.

General Kane: I have a feeling that’s where Mick is right now.

Physical Fitness When You’re Pushing Sixty


Physical Fitness When You’re Pushing Sixty

As some of you may now I have taken on a major project, namely trying to lose some weight and get myself back into some acceptable level of fitness. Believe me this is a daunting challenge. I found out the hard way that this is much harder when you’re pushing sixty. This goal would be achieved much more easily at age forty or even fifty for that matter. In other words it’s an up hill battle all the way. If you are in the same shoes that I am, there is no point in beating yourself up for how you let yourself get in this deplorable condition. It is what it is, You need to congratulate yourself for being willing to fight the good fight for your health.

Roswell 1947 page fifteen


Page fifteen

Narrator: Mick starts up the van and heads for town.

Mick: I’ve got to get back to the radio station. I’ve got an even better story to tell now!

Act Four Scene three

Narrator: Back at the hospital, Zeke, the janitor runs up to General Kane.

Zeke: General, the guy you locked up in the storage room escaped!

General Kane: Enns! Get in the truck. We’ve got to catch the rancher before he starts shooting his mouth off again.

Narrator: Enns and General Kane start driving down the back lane. They come to an abrupt stop when they see two dog catchers climbing out of a large, blue dumpster.

Private Enns: Look General, the city makes those poor dog catchers hunt for stray dogs in the dumpster.

General Kane: I doubt that Private. Roswell city employees have a union.

Private Enns: Maybe the dog catchers are not included in the union contract.

General Kane (to the dog catchers) : What the heck were you guys doing in the dumpster? Just look at you guys! Covered in garbage. You men are a disgrace to the uniform!

Private Enns: I thought city employees made good money. You guys shouldn’t have to crawl into a dumpster looking for food.

Hoss: We’re not looking for food. A large Rottweiler chased us into the dumpster.

General Kane: Men, it’s your job to catch dogs not run away from them.

Harvey: Well sir, there’s a whole different side to this story. You tell them what happened, Hoss.

Hoss: Well, it’s kind of a long story. We were sitting in the van having our smoke break when we see this guy come stumbling down the back lane.

Harvey: Yeah, and this guy starts telling us this goofy story about escaping from the hospital. He said that two air force guys kidnapped him and threw him in the back of an army truck with a bunch of aliens.