Johnny Pierre's Holiday Mailbag

Season's Greetings from Mind Smoke Records!  With the onslaught of Holiday Cheer, I thought for this week's blog post, I'd respond to some of the mail we've been getting from all of the Mind Smoke Records fans out there!

Rock & Roll Geography: My Father's Place (Roslyn, NY)

Several years ago, as part of an ongoing series of blog posts that were part of my Rock Geography series, I did a post on My Father's Place, one of Long Island’s most legendary live venues.  At that time, My…

Christmas Cards: It's almost that time of the year!

Next Monday... December 9th...is National Christmas Card Day! 

 

From Smithsonian magazine, A History of Christmas Cards:

" A prominent educator and patron of the arts, Henry Cole, travelled in the elite, social circles of early Victorian…

My 2019 Thanksgiving Playlist

HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK From all of us here @ MIND SMOKE RECORDS!

 

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;

they are the charming gardeners

who make our souls…

Out of Order: the new Freelance Vandals album

Freelance Vandals lineup 1981 Left to right: "Diamond" Ray Finch, Jack Finch, Chuck Ciany Billy "the Mountain" Cairns, Mike Adams & Johnny Pierre

 

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been curating…

Faces in the Crowd: Moondog

"I don't mean to be arrogant by saying this, but the only music that relaxes me and satisfies me 

is my own, because I know that I'm not going to insult my own ears, you know…"