A video by Madeleine Gleed “exploring the passion that some people have for Harley Davidsons.”
66/55 [off still echoes (2013) and written in 1996], a love song to old Rte 66 and the 20th century America of my youngest days, backs up a Bellais family adventure with Magellan penguins in Punto Tombo, Argentina.
Les mignons petits pinguoins de Punta Tumbo.
Musique: 66/55 par Westy Reflector
Among my thirty tracks at the Free Music Archive as of this post, 66/55 is the most downloaded. The track was written in a backseat down Interstate 55 from Chicago to Peoria, Illinois, on a 1995 trip to say goodbye to my wife’s grandmother.…
Professional yoyo demonstrator Steve Brown used snippets of a number of my tracks over the last coupe months to soundtrack some amazing yoyo moves. These make me happy…
"Performing isn't about the hardest tricks you can do, it's about the biggest. Here's one I've always enjoyed filling stage space with."
wrote this in 1996 on a chicago to peoria drive.
shirley got electricity back in 1939
kept the milk from spoiling and rotting right there on the vine
just so happened when i drove through
shirley said she didn’t but i knew that she knew
all that power wasn’t flowing through the lines
normal had its heyday back in 1945
almost ½ the town had made it back ½ alive
and there was a house or two for every boy and girl
they had all just beaten back the enemy of that world
and all that government money made it easy to survive
the straightest shot became a straighter line
when 66 became 55
you can see it every time you go for a drive
66 became 55
mclean didn’t care for kennedy back in 1959
still, they circled chicago with a highway and called it the dan ryan
shirley & normal thought they’d never need another road
‘cause they said that 6 lane highway could carry any load
and shirley and normal forgot what it meant to stop at a light
66 became 55
they put a cyclone in the center of town
they fought for all those parking spots from miles around
seventy-five feet high and a mile and a quarter around
all that light, all that color, all that sound
now shirley went all l.a.…