Sunday, May 28, 2023

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST

 



Sunday, May 28, 2023
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
United Strike Back by Gogol Bordello & Friends
No Hootenanny by L.A. Brown
It's Dark by The Thanes
Have Love Will Travel by Thee Headcoatees
Nite Owl by Frank Zappa
You're No Rock N' Roll Fun by Sleater-Kinney
Voodoo Voodoo by LaVern Baker 
Follow That Dream by Elvis Presley
A Fool In Love by Ike & Tina Turner
Acid - The Story Of L.S.D.  by A/V Geeks

Sisters Of The Moon by Fleetwood Mac
Sara by Camper Van Beethoven
Dixie Fried by Carl Perkins
Mud River Slide by Waco Brothers
Wiggling Fool by Jack Hammer
Young Girls, Young Girls by T. Valentine & Daddy Long Legs
$#@?!! by Unband
Something New by The Jack Cades 

In Praise of Sha Na Na by The Dead Milkmen
Rock 'n' Roll is Here to Stay by Sha Na Na
Today by Urban Junior 
Cool It by Flash Terry
Follow The Leader by Wiley Terry
The Return Of The Pretty One by Lord Sundance
Don't Hang Up by The Orlons
Alcohol by The Kinks
The Owl by Angry Johnny & The Killbillies

A Man Like Me by Deano & Jo
Cheater's World by Amy Allison & The Maudlins
If You Were A Bluebird by Butch Hancock
I Don't Need You Around by Jackie Wilson
The Young, Tough and the Terrible by The Lost Generation 
Winter Garden by Steve Leon & The Accusations
The Three Bells by Johnny Cash & The Carter Family
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis



It's Almost Make Music Day, 2023!



In what might be seen as a “return to normalcy” move, Santa Fe’s Make Music Day celebration will return to the Santa Fe Railyard for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make Music Day – which features free music events in more than a thousand cities in more than 120 countries across the globe – including Santa Fe – takes place annually on summer solstice, June 21.

“It goes without saying that we all suffered huge losses during the pandemic,” longtime Santa Fe musician Busy McCarroll – as well as a member of the state Music Commission and a longtime Make Music Day organizer – said recently. “Live music gatherings were just one of the important things that we lost. As we start going back out into the world for social events (with precautions of course), it’s time to celebrate the important impact that music has in our lives and in our community.”

Because of the pandemic lockdown, there was no public Make Music Day celebration in Santa Fe in the nightmarish year of 2020. Though public gatherings weren’t on the menu basically anywhere that year, the official website for the Make Music Alliance urged musicians and bands to share videos and live-streams and encouraged music teachers to do online lessons.

With the help of Make Music North America, “we came up with creative ways to bring music into our lives for this global event, McCarroll said. Local participants that year were “online, on porches, in trucks, in boats and in our living rooms,” she said.

The event returned to Santa Fe in 2021 with various performances, free music lessons and other musical activities scattered around town. The same approach was true last year for Make Music Day. It was an attempt, organizers said, to honor the original concept of the event with musical activities and performances happening simultaneously across the city. 

Nigerian drummer Akeem Ayanniyi
However the Make Music Day crew found that participants were finding it hard to attend all the events because they were spread out so far from each other.

“So basically the people spoke and we listened,” said organizer Francesca Jozette Tharpe. “This year everything is still spread out enough to honor the original concept, but they are all within walking distance for our attendees to enjoy all the fun!"

Having a centralized location in the Railyard “feels like a full circle event,” McCarroll said, noting that the first Make Music Day Santa Fe that was organized by the Santa Fe Music Alliance (of which she is president) also was held in the Railyard.

“The Railyard represents a new, fresh and ever growing, piece of Santa Fe’s heart and soul,” McCarroll said. “Surrounded by local businesses, it’s become somewhat of the hub of our city.” And, she noted that the Railyard has been very supportive of Make Music Day from the beginning.

One change from past Make Music Days in the Railyard is that instead of having an all day concert, McCarroll said, this year will be “more of an interactive event to show that anyone can make music. It’s also a way to encourage people who don’t make music, to make music.” 


So far, scheduled highlights of this year’s Make Music Santa Fe at Railyard Plaza include:
Jammin' with Jono

Jammin’ with Jono: Veteran Santa Fe musician and recording studio owner Jono Manson kicks off the event with an hour-long group folk jam. 

Crash Romeo karaoke.

West African drum music featuring Akeem Ayanniyi.

Circle Singing led by Joseph Ewatuya.

Group harmonica lesson conducted by Phil Arnold (with 100 harmonicas being given away).

Songwriting workshop taught by Lucy Barna.

Ukulele strum-along with Brian Nelson from Queen Bee Association.

Original songs performed by The Thunderstorm Club, a kids singing/songwriting club, led by Busy McCarroll.

An “Instrument Petting Zoo” supplied by The Candyman Strings & Things.

Petting zoo?

“It’s an educational event that allows visitors to explore a variety of musical instruments in a hands-on, engaging environment,” Cindy Cook, co-owner of The Candyman explained. “Multiple instruments are set out to be touched, handled, and played. Guide sheets and information for each instrument will be provided.”

And no, there’s no danger of the instruments biting.

Lucy Barna

“Participants can discover which instruments they enjoy and which they think sound and feel the best to them,” Cook said. “The goal is to spark an interest in music and expose visitors to instruments they may want to learn to play in the future.”

And besides the performers onstage, there will be live music by local artists at establishments up and down the entire Railyard district. 

If musicians and venues want to do something outside of the Railyard area, organizers say, they can use the “matchmaking” feature on the local Make Music Day website (www.makemusicday.org/santafe) to become part of the day’s festivities and get listed on the official calendar.)   

A full schedule of events will be posted on that website and at several locations on the day.

A little history of Make Music Day:

The event originated in the government of France. In October 1981, French Culture Minister Jack Lang appointed Maurice Fleuret, a composer and music journalist, as director of music and dance.

A national study had shown that showed that half of France’s young people played a musical instrument. That gave Fleuret an idea – creating a national festival dedicated to giving professional and amateur musicians – no matter what age, genre or skill level – the opportunity to perform. Fleuret’s “Fête de la Musique” featured hundreds of performances “everywhere in the streets, squares, kiosks, courtyards, gardens, stations, squares …” 

In 1983 the culture minister said. “We needed an event that would allow us to measure what place music occupied in individual and collective life. A spectacular movement of awareness, a spontaneous impetus to alert public opinion and perhaps also … the political class.”

Within a few years the idea spread to other countries, including these United States.

A 2019 article in the online publication Vox explained the significance of having the festival on June 21:

“The date isn’t just significant for being the summer solstice. It’s also close to the Feast of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, or St. John the Baptist, a day that was historically marked by a major celebration in France (and is still a national holiday in Quebec), and which itself was partly chosen by the church to coincide with summer solstice celebrations. So the inclination to celebrate around this date has existed for centuries …”

McCarroll was partly responsible for bringing Make Music Day to Santa Fe in the 1990s.

She said she got a call from a French friend who asked her “to play at this global music event that started in France and happened on summer solstice.” Specifically, she wanted McCarroll to play some tunes in front of a local Starbucks. Other local musicians were asked to perform in other places around town.

McCarroll played in front of the coffee shop with local cellist Michael Kott. But, more than 20 years later, the singer recalled, “We had to pay for a buskers license which cost $35, we didn’t get paid and made about $5 in tips.”

So that was the first Make Music Day in Santa Fe, as well as its last for several years. But in 2012, Bruce Adams, former owner of The Santa Fean magazine, and Mary Bonney brought the celebration back to town. The two produced the event for two years before asking the Santa Fe Music Alliance to take over. 

One year that McCarroll probably rather forget was the 2015 Make Music Day show in the Railyard. That was the year in which she suffered sun stroke. She still has vivid memories of sitting inside the nearby Violet Crown theater, with ice on her neck, directing the show via text messages to helpers outside.

Let’s hope that this June 21 is nice and sunny – but not as brutally sunny as it was that year.

Here in Santa Fe, organizations and businesses helping this year’s local celebration include the The Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department, The Candyman Strings & Things, the Santa Fe Music Alliance, Kludgit Sound,  the New Mexico Music Commission Foundation, Hutton Broadcasting,  KSWV (Que Sauve) Radio Le Lecheria Craft Ice Cream, the Coco-Cola Bottling Compnay of Santa Fe and Artisan Santa Fe. 

The team organizing Make Music Day in Santa Fe this year includes Busy McCarroll, Cindy Cook, Francesca Jozette Tharpe, David Swartz, who is New Mexico Arts Foundation’s board and Erminia Tapia, project specialist for the Santa Fe Arts & Culture Department.

If you’d like to donate to Make Music Day Santa Fe, please email santafe@makemusicday.org .

For more information, Contact: Francesca Jozette Tharpe, francescajozette@gmail.com 

Me with Cindy Cook, Amado Abeyta &
Busy McCarroll. following interview for Make 
Music Day 2021 at KSWV

Thursday, May 25, 2023

THROWBACK THURSDAY: All the Chapel Bells Were Ringing


Little Jimmy Brown, aka Jean-François Nicot.

He was baptized. He got married. He died and there was a funeral for him.

And at all three of these events CHURCH BELLS RANG!!!!!

Coincidence

I don't think so ...

Today I'm diving into a song that's haunted me since I was but a wee tot. Composed by Swiss songwriter Jean Villard Gilles, the song emerged from France under the title of "Les Trois Cloches." It soon jumped over the Atlantic, where it became famous as "The Three Bells."

The first recording, telling the life story of a small-town bboy named Jean-François Nicot, was by none other than Edith Piaff  in 1946 with a bunch of French fellers (Les Compagnons De La Chanson). Here's a live take by Edith and her compagnons in 1956:


Jean Villard Gilles is one of the few Swiss musicians I know who was never on Voodoo Rhythm Records. I don't know the date of this recording (the compilation it's on was release in 2017. Gilles died in 1982) but here's the songwriter singing his most famous tune:


"Cloches" soon rang in the U.S. with at least two translations. One -- with new French lyrics by Marc Herrand before it was translated into English by Dick Manning (who also co-wrote at least two Perry Como hit,  "Hot Diggity" and "Papa Loves Mambo") -- was called "The Angelus Was Ringing."  As shown by Frank Sinatra's 1949 version, this version didn't even mention poor Jean-François. It was about a guy reuniting with a lover at church.


But the American translation, simply called "The Three Bells," became even more popular. It was recorded by The Andrews Sisters as well as Edith Piaff herself. Jean-François Nicot was gone, but in his place, as the star of the baptism, wedding and funeral, was one Little Jimmy Brown (not to be confused with "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy.")

But it didn't become a major hit in the U.S. until it was recorded by a country group called The Browns with lead singer coincidentally named Jim Ed Brown (his biggest solo hit was the 1967 honky tonk masterpiece "Pop a Top") along with his sisters Maxine and Bonnie.

This haunting version is the first I first heard as a child and still the one I love the best:


Through the years many other singers, including Johnny Cash (with The Carter Family), Andy Williams, Roy Orbison and, more recently Alison Krauss rang those three bells. I dig this take by Ray Charles


Finally, in the sacred words of The Dead Milkmen, "You can move to Montana and listen to Santana, but you still won't be as cool as Sha Na Na!"



For more deep dives into songs, check out The Stephen W. Terrell Web Log Songbook

Sunday, May 21, 2023

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST




Sunday, May 21, 2023
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Old Man from the Mountain by Bryan & The Haggards featuring Dr. Eugene Chadbourne
Monster by Fred Schneider
No Other Girl by The Blasters
Bundle of Joy by The Dean Ween Group
Karate Monkey by The Woggles
Stroller Pollution by Quintron & Miss Pussycat
Daytime Satan by Robert Shredford
Wildest Cat In Town by Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers

Beginning To See The Light by The Velvet Underground
White Light/White Heat by Robbie Quine 
Sleep With A Stranger by Nikki Lane
El Corrido De Johnny El Pachuco by Steve Jordan
A Bloody Life by Rev. Tom Frost
Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA by Devo
Call Of The Wighat by Bang Bang Band Girl

Violent Love by The Big Three 
Hard To Be Human Again by The Mekons 
Streets of your Town by Urban Junior
Lee Marvin by King Automatic 
Don't Let Anyone In by Steve Leon & The Accusations
Stone Walls and Steel Bars by Deano & Jo
Susie Before Sunrise by Stan Ridgway
Me and Rock Bottom by Ronny Elliott
Katarina by Vartinna

Longhair Bluegrass by Robbie Fulks
Howard Hughes Blues by John Hartford
Midnight Bus Station by Jaime Michaels
My Old Timey Baby by Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks
Les Trois Cloches by Edith Piaf 
3 AM Blues by Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders
We Went Away by Dion & The Belmonts 
Night Life by Julie London
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis





Wednesday, May 17, 2023

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Happy Birthday, Mr. Mothersbaugh!


 I guess he's Devolved into an old man now, (happens to the best of us), but today Mark Mothersbaugh, the voice of Devo, turns 73 tomorrow.

Happy birthday, Spud Boy!

Mothersbaugh was born May 18, 1950 in Akron, Ohio. Attending Kent State University, he fell in with future Devos Gerald Casale and Bob Lewis.

Casale was at the May 4, 1970 where he saw two people he knew -- Allison Krause and Jeffrey Miller -- right after they'd been shot by Ohio National Guardsmen. That was impetus for creating Devo -- a band based on the concept of the "devolution" of the human race -- as Casale explained in The Washington Post in 2018.

Mothersbaugh, Casale and various other Devos (including at various points Mark's brothers Bob and Jim) performed around the area for several years. In 1976, they filmed the 9-minute The Truth About De-Evolution, which won a prize at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. It featured two Devo songs and an appearance by Mothersbaugh's dad, Robert Mothersbaugh, Sr. as "General Boy."

Here's a clip featuring the the original version of "Joko Homo," the first Devo song that asked the age-old musical question, "Are we not men?":

The film stirred the interest of David Bowie, who along with Brian Eno, produced the first Devo album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!  

The group's second album includes this bit of madness. I wonder whether Spud Boy ever found his "real tomato":


The only time I got to see Devo was at the 1996 Lollapalooza in Chandler, Ariz. Devo was great, but many of the macho mosh-pit metal heads, didn't appreciate them. This came following an awful Arizona dust storm that caused The Ramones to cut their set short and postponed the rest of the show for a couple of hours. 

Between that and the regular July heat, anger was rising But Mothersbaugh and crew seemed to feed off the foul energy. Following Devo's set, Soundgarden came on, with singer Chris Cornell (RIP) scolding the dumbfucks who's booed such a great band.  (A not-very good-quality video of Devo's entire set is up on Youtube. Nearly gave me PTSD just watching it.)

Here's "Uncontrollable Urge" from another '96 Lollapalooza show:

Getting back to the show I saw, what really got the metalhead mob angry was when Mothersbaugh assumed his identity of Booji Boy. He ended that set with some confrontational humor, pulling what some said was bacon out of his diaper (and some assume was worse) and throwing it into the crowd. 

So to close this birthday tribute, here's Mothersbaugh as Booji Boy in a movie, Neil Young's Human Highway:

Happy birthday, Mark Mothersbaugh!

Sunday, May 14, 2023

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST

 



Sunday, May 14, 2023
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Livin' For The Weekend by The Dirtbombs
Chantilly Lace by Jerry Lee Lewis
Crazy Mixed Up World by Nick Curran & The Nitelifes
The Crusher by The Cramps 
No Fun by Nick Shoulders
Om Baby Om  by Robbie Quine
So Tuff by Jack Mack & The Heart Attack
Valentine  by Concrete Blonde

The Gypsy by The Cornell Hurd Band 
Magic Touch by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs 
Glad You're Mine by The Mullens
So Glad You're Mine by Elvis Presley
Big Black Hole by The Oblivians 
Witch Doctor by Churchwood
Papa Legba by Pops Staples & Talking Heads


ARHOOLIE SET 

Willie Poor Boy by Mance Lipscomb
Brown Skin Woman by Clifton Chenier 
Contrabando De El Paso by Luis Hernández y Leonardo Sifuentes
Big Mama's Bumble Bee Blues by Big Mama Thornton with the Muddy Waters Band
She Brought Life Back To The Dead by Sonny Boy Williamson   
Get Ready, I'm Gonna Move in the Room Upstairs by Rev. Louis Overstreet 
I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag by Country Joe & The Fish
Wine-O-Boogie by Don Tosti’s Pachuco Boogie Boys
Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer by Joseph Spence
(Here's an old Tune-Up about Arhoolie: CLICK HERE)

Dying Breed by Lonesome Bob
That's Life by James Chance & The Contortions
Right Next Door (Because Of Me) by Robert Cray 
God Fearing Heathen by Dan Tyminski 
If I Could Only Fly by Blaze Foley

CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis


Thursday, May 11, 2023

THROWBACK THURSDAY: In a Quaint Caravan ...

 


She was a gypsy woman ...

No, that's another song.

Today I'm talking about a tune about another gypsy woman, a lady operating out of a "quaint caravan" who "can look in the future and drive away all your fears.

"I see your bike ... it's someplace far away ... it's in the Alamo ...  in the basement!"

No, that's another fortune teller ...

This is about the best-known work of British songwriter Billy Reid, "The Gypsy."

Basically it's a song about about an old fraud preying on desperate people. (Well, that's my framng.) The narrator here goes to see The Gypsy because he or she is worried about his or her lover.

The Gypsy pounces! 

... she looked in my hand and told me
That my lover would always be true

But the mark was rightly skeptical:

And yet in my heart I knew, dear
That somebody else was kissing you ...

And yet even so, the reassuring words along, (probably  with the usual psychic mumbo jumbo), has gotten our lovelorn narrator hooked:

But I'll go there again 'cause I want to believe the Gypsy ...

There's one born every minute.

But don't get me wrong, I've loved this song ever since I heard the version by Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs nearly 60 years ago. 

Here's the original 1945 recording, performed by Welsh singer (and future wife of James Bond actor Roger Moore) Dorothy Squires. She was Billy Reid's man musical partner from the 30s through the early 50s. 

Squire's version -- was titled "The Gipsy" -- has a minute-long introductory verse not included in takes by other singers. 

I sit alone and dream, dear
Dream of you night and day
Once you were here beside me
Now you are far away
I've had my fortune told me
Can I believe it's true?
Soon we shall be together
Living our life anew

Listen yourself:


 But the song didn't make much of an impact on American ears until The Ink Spots changed the "i" to a "y" and gave it their Ink Spot sheen:

Years before she saw the USA in her Chevrolet, Dinah Shore also wanted to believe The Gypsy:

Louis Armstrong took The Gypsy to New Orleans (even though this was from a concert in Chicago):

At least one doo-wop group, The Five Keys, ventured into that quaint caravan for spiritual and romantic advice:

Here's that doo-wop colored Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs version I mentioned above. This was on their second album, which I still like even more than their first album with "Wooly Bully.":

For the past 20-plus years, my favorite version of "The Gypsy" is the one by Austin honky-tonker Cornell Hurd, which was on his album A Stagecoach Named Desire. Unfortunately it's apparently not on Youtube or any other place from which I can embed. 

So instead,  I'll go out with this honky-stomp version by another Texan, Doug Sahm with the Sir Douglas, from their 1971 album The Return Of Doug Saldaña:

For more deep dives into songs, check out The Stephen W. Terrell Web Log Songbook


Sunday, May 07, 2023

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST




Sunday, May 7, 2023
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Threat Landscape by Robert Shredford
Get Off The Air by Angry Samoans
Fighting the Good Fight by Råttanson
Life's Not Like The Movies by The Jackets
Ding Dong Daddy by Nick Shoulders
Backstage at the Boneyard by Waco Brothers
The Devil's Chasing Me by Reverend Horton Heat
Girls are Dancing on the Highway by Weird Omen
Guru by Loudon Wainwright III

Tonight by MC5
Sharkskin Suit by Wayne Kramer 
Heed The Warning by The Thanes
Umbrella Man by Churchwood
This Is Hi-Fi by Mission of Burma
Bird Brain by Kevin Coyne
You Lied To Us by The Mekons 77
I Want What Holly's Got by The Manxx

Ode To Billy Joe by Joe Tex
Sally Go Round the Roses by Question Mark & The Mysterians
Wrecking Ball by Angry Johnny & The Killbillies 
Voodoo Mirror by Iguana Death Cult
Route 90 by Clarence Garlow
A Better Mousetrap by Mucca Pazza
Love Grows Where Rosemary Goes by Edison Lighthouse

I Can't Refuse by The Orchids
Standard White Jesus by Timbuk 3
Too Many Rivers by Willie Nelson
I'll Walk Out by Miss Leslie
I Do Believe by Waylon Jennings
If Oh I Could Be With You by Nolan Strong & The Diablos
This One's From The Heart Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis





Wednesday, May 03, 2023

WACKY WEDNESDAY: My Life in AI

 


Just about everywhere you look in 2023 you see overstuffed think pieces and sometimes dire and paranoid warnings about the dangers of artificial intelligence or "AI." I actually hate that acronym worse than I hate most acronyms because I always read it as "Al," as in my friend Al Faaet.

Why only yesterday I saw fearful headlines -- like this one from the BBC -- about "AI Godfather" Geoffrey Hinton's ominous departure from Google, which he announced in a statement to the New York Times, that spelled out how he now regrets his work. 

He told the BBC some of the dangers of AI chatbots were "quite scary".

"Right now, they're not more intelligent than us, as far as I can tell. But I think they soon may be."

What else could make a man give up what had to be a lucrative job?

Dr Hinton also accepted that his age had played into his decision to leave the tech giant, telling the BBC: "I'm 75, so it's time to retire."

Hinton envisioned nightmarish scenarios like Vladimir Putin giving "robots the ability to create their own sub-goals." 

Robots with sub-goals? Oh no!

But, Hinton warned, some of those sub-goals might be "I need to get more power." 

And thus began the long march of our robot overlords ...

I dunno. 

My only interaction with AI at this point has been frustrating "conversations" with chatbots on my cell phone company's website. I wish that robot would acquire a sub-goal of being more helpful to customers.

But my brother Jack has played around quite a bit on ChatGPT, a popular "artificial intelligence chatbot" unleashed to the unsuspecting public late last year. Recently he and our friend Al -- not AI -- Faaet asked the chatbot to tell them what it knew about Jack. 

Nada.

Then they asked it what it knew about Al.

Same nothing.

But then Al suggested asking the AI about me. Three was a charm, even though Jack typoed my first name as "Streve". Thus sprach the robot:

Here's that conversation:

User:

Tell me about journalist/musician Streve Terrell

ChatGPT:

Steve Terrell was an American journalist and musician who was born on July 11, 1952, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and passed away on December 28, 2017, at the age of 65. He was a well-known journalist in New Mexico, where he worked for over 30 years at the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. In addition to his work as a journalist, Terrell was also an accomplished musician and songwriter.

Untitled
The Steve or "Streve" Terrell who
lived-- and apparently died --
in ChatGPT
Terrell began his career as a journalist in the 1970s, covering local politics and culture for various newspapers in New Mexico. He joined the staff of the Santa Fe New Mexican in 1980, where he worked as a reporter and columnist for many years. He was known for his insightful commentary on politics, music, and popular culture, and he was a fixture in the Santa Fe community.

As a musician, Terrell was best known for his work with The Rounders, a country-rock band that he co-founded in the early 1970s. The Rounders released several albums and toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Terrell also recorded several solo albums and collaborated with other musicians throughout his career.

Throughout his life, Terrell was a passionate advocate for music and the arts. He was a regular attendee at concerts and festivals, and he wrote extensively about music in his journalism. He was also a mentor to many younger musicians in the Santa Fe area, and he was known for his generosity and kindness.

Steve Terrell was a beloved figure in the Santa Fe community, and his contributions to journalism and music are still celebrated today. He was known for his wit, his intelligence, and his passion for life, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

O.K., a few things ...

It got the date of my birth and I'm pretty sure the date of my death wrong. Also, I didn't begin my career in journalism until 1980 but didn't start working for The New Mexican for another seven years. My influence on younger musicians is exaggerated, to say the least.

As far as my band "The Rounders" goes, what the living heck? I was never in any such band. I didn't make any albums with or tour with any such band (I never even made it to Europe until about 10 years ago).

Maybe there was a Streve Terrell who led The Rounders and died in 2017. Any of my local musician friends remember such as person?

So, at least for the time being, I'm not going to lose much sleep over AI or its sub-goals. 

Which might just be exactly what the lurking robot menace wants!

Meanwhile, enjoy a tune from some real Rounders:




TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST

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