So, I did some digging. Here’s what I found: The answer: Otis Redding was presumed to have been born in his parents’home on the Laing plantation lands near Rt. 55 & County Rt. 3 around Clark’s Mill, Georgia, 7 miles south of Dawson, Georgia (9.3 miles from the center of Dawson). How did I find […]
“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” vs “Can the Circle Be Unbroken (By and By).”
I was writing the beginning of the ending of the fifth first book when, before I realized it, I had been singing Will the Circle Be Unbroken? for over an hour. Hell, maybe a day? Week? It just crept up on me as I’ve been thinking through where I was going with this story. Well, […]
I was inspired to apply for MLB Press Credentials. What’s the worst that happens?
2019 Update: Judging by the rash of replies, MLB has updated their process. They have a new website link: https://credentials.mlb.com/credential/#/ With a published email used to apply, not simply to pretend to hear your rebuttal to their denial: email@example.com The best way is still most likely to find one who has credentials & have them […]
Creole / Jazz Funeral Etiquette: Notes to Remember. So Far.
I needed to brush up on what the rules and etiquette were during Creole / Jazz funerals as well as All Saints Day. You’d think I’d had learned them already, having a BA in Religion. But, sadly, the education behind my BA in Religion wasn’t allowed to cross the street and had to come home […]
Sausalito, California. Facts relevant to me, so far.
Sausalito, California first caught my attention while I was researching the back story to Otis Redding’s, “(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay”. I was curious about what led him to write it and if he had a deep relationship with the city. The research was a little disappointing. I was left with three tourist […]
The death of Sam Cooke & the question of wondering how much I want to know about the humanity of my heroes
Other facts surrounding the death of Sam Cooke: The money Sam Cooke took out that night to buy Christmas Gifts was never recovered. Boyer & Franklin were rumored to run the scam to pickpocket wealthy guests and claim rape because, Hell, who’s saving anybody in a hotel in Watts? Boyer & Franklin passed the lie […]