Helen Keller says:

“The best and most
beautiful things in this world
cannot be seen or even heard,
but must be felt with the heart.”


Sunday Morning Music

Hey there
Hi there
Ho there

Welcome to another
Sunday Morning Music.

Today– the blues.
‘Nuff Said.


Gregg Allman —
I Live The Life I Love


Bobby Blue Bland —
Straight From The Shoulder


Donald Byrd w/Isaac Hayes —
Feel Like Loving You


Luther Allison —
It’s Been A Long Time


Ray Charles —
Don’t Let The Sun
Catch You Cryin


Ramones —
” What a Wonderful World”


Devil Blues Band —
Come Fly With Me


Jimmy Smith —
Midnight Special


Led Zeppelin —
Babe I’m Gonna Leave You


JT Coldfire —
She’s Crazy


John Lee Hooker —
Boom Boom Boom


Eric Clapton and Robert Cray —
” Old Love ” 


Wes Montgomery —
Besame Mucho


Buddy Guy —
Five Long Years


Leon Russell —
Lady Blue


ZZ Top —
Blue Jean Blues


Curtis Mayfield —
Give Me Your Love



Hermann Hesse says:

hesseA wild longing for
strong emotions and sensations seethes in me,

a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life.

I have a mad impulse to smash something,
a warehouse, perhaps, or a cathedral, or myself,

to commit outrages,
to pull off the wigs
off a few revered idols…”  

The Crosley Hotshot

As regular readers
of the Saturday Car post
have probably already

I have a thing for
concept cars, rarities, and forgotten automotive brands.

Maybe some of them
deserve to be almost
forgotten, I dunno….

but not this one.

Because this was America’s
first post-war production
sports car —
— the Crosley Hotshot.

Crosley had been building
automobiles since 1938,
selling mostly compact cars
and station wagons —

but after the war,
a market for a domestic
sports car, created by
soldiers returning from
the war in Europe,
was seen as a huge
potential sales window –
– and the Crosley brothers
set out to fill it.

The first Hotshot was unveiled
in 1949 – and was so new and
trend setting it appeared in
Macy’s display window.

It was a two seater, light weight,
nimble, with a low profile and
remarkably inexpensive
price tag- just under $1000.

Of course, options,
like a heater,
radio, and
ashtray were extra —

there weren’t side doors,
— and even the hood
was unhinged
to save on costs-
but for the price,
it was a good buy –

It could hit a top speed of
around 70 MPH, with the
44 c.i. cast iron ‘CIBA’
four cylinder engine.

It proved itself in the
endurance race at Sebring
in 1950 – and again at both
the Swiss and the Tokyo
Grand Prix in 1951.

Many believed the Hotshot
could save the flagging
Crosley Company, but
it was not to be —

and in the end (1952),
only 2500 of the Hotshots
were ever produced.

Still, it had it’s moment
in the sun, and,
as are most
first times,
remembered fondly.