Sadistic Mika Band, early 1970s Japan. Been hearing about them for years, just recently had a listen. Funky, proggy and very cool. Good stuff! youtube.com/watch?v=cTJXY0yW6J

Sometimes great musicians remain unknown to us until after they pass... so long and God bless to Victor Abimbola Olaiya, I hope to discover more about the life you lived and the music you made in the years to come... youtube.com/watch?v=3VdiwvaOPv

News to me: 's pioneering hit "Supernature" was co-written with 's . Also: "One day I received the . I kind of struggled to find the power button." ;-) youtube.com/watch?v=5R5U4u4b9E

#1980 40 years ago released three minutes of the finest rock’n’roll ever recorded. From , of course. HEY! ;-) youtube.com/watch?v=Rqnw5IfbZO

spent almost 20 years as the most active of eco-activists. She’s retreated from public life but she’s not forgotten. Here’s an rare recent interview, covers a lot of ground, worth a listen :-) yogaisvegan.com/blogs/podcast/

“This is the time for the world to listen to the activists from ... this is an opportunity for media to actually do some to the issues in Africa.” cc: independent.co.ug/thunberg-put

Astonishing one-person multi-instrumental performance from . TBH Never heard of him until I found this vid via . IMHO Y'all should watch the whole thing, it's well worth an hour of your time! youtube.com/watch?v=a4zssJJLze

“Can you not see the reason why / We are so dishonest with each other? / I lie awake all night / As you haunt me. / I have lost my mind calling out your name.” globalvoices.org/2020/01/19/za

#1990 Revisiting 's "Eroica", a fab album of eclectic + eccentric + sensual pop music that deserved more attention. It would be their final album before an award-winning career of TV + film soundtrack work. youtube.com/watch?v=Ux1qov10kE

from the . Professor Gene Reeves, Rissho Kosei-kai seminary, talks to Reverend Doctor Kenneth Kenshin Tanaka. “Be excellent to each other! ♥” twitter.com/7sleepersmusic/sta

I've been to twice. A beautiful nation of beautiful people, but even the mildest dissent is often met with merciless brutality. The bravery of these young people should not be underestimated. youtube.com/watch?v=WTZ5fQJpEf

Possibly the finest drummer in rock'n'roll history. Can't overstate the impact Neil + his bandmates had on me + millions more. God bless and thank you for the music! youtube.com/watch?v=y-0aCyHntH

Currently playing on in : "Back of My Hand" (Island Records, 1980) from UK power-popsters the Jags. Big hit on radio. One for the "whatever happened to?" files. youtube.com/watch?v=ElnoSARYjx

“...many of my fellow classmates and I were on free and reduced lunch. We were young, we were poor, and now we had to buy our drinking water, too.” CC: @BridgeMichigan bridgemi.com/guest-commentary/

Another scholarly gem from and . Warning: This guy's smarter than the rest of us put together. Not for short attention spans. Enjoy ;-) youtube.com/watch?v=5hNOZlljMF

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