There is an new article on a band I was in during high school "The TASMANIANS." My best friend Robbin Thompson and I started the band and we released two 45's that have stood the test of time. "Baby" the first single, is a rocker and the band has been called " a pre-cusor to punk rock." Here is a small section - you can check it out online here: ontheflip-side.blogspot.com - also Robbin's website - www.robbinthompson.com
We would like to thank Morgan Young for recognizing the band in his blog.
"Baby is a bit of an oddity in the garage world of the 60's. It's a foot stomping raver that is primarily acoustic based. Baby was written by singer and acoustic guitarist Robbin Thompson and lead guitarist and harmonica player, Mike "Gypsy" Carns. (As is pathetically so often the case, both of their names were misspelled on the label). We get the requisite garage stomper lyrics of 'girl done me wrong' sung with a menacing snarl by Thompson. Fine harmonies, well restrained fuzz guitar and some killer bass work fill out the musical landscape. We're particularly fond of the cacophonous breakdown of an ending to the song with bassist Woody Pollard leading the way and keyboardist Craig Davis running up and down the keyboard."
Lady Caroline and I want to wish all our brothers and sisters a wonderful Thanksgiving day with your friends and family. We all have so much to be thankful for and give the praise and glory to our Father in heaven. King Solomon puts it nicely in Ecclesiastes 5: 18, 19 - "Here is what I have seen: It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; for it is his heritage. As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor - this is the gift of God."
Red Jelly Bean
Gypsy, The Blues Preacher, has added a new tune to the music page to Apocalypse 15 his newest record under way. This nonsensical tune is fun. All about a Red Jelly Bean appearing in his tennis shoe, what does it mean? Gypsy on guitars and bass, Storm Williams on piano and drums. Currently Brad Vosburg from Fox Mountain Studios is laying down the final mix in Brentwood,TN at his studio there. We hope you like it!
Murder in Tel Aviv, Israel
I encourage my brothers and sisters to pray for the families of the deceased and injured in the terrible attack on the Jewish synagogue in Tel Aviv , Israel. Deuteronomy 6:4, 5 - "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God , the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength."
In the book of Acts Peter tells us when Jesus rose from the dead He approached His disciples at a particular meeting and told them this in Acts 1: 6- 8: "Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, 'Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?' And He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."" So for us brothers and sisters, instead of being concerned about the date of Christ's return, our job is to carry His message throughout the world, especially in our own surroundings, our job and community.
God speaks to Noah and all future generations in Genesis 9:12-16: And God said: "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations. I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud ; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."
Domestic Violence Benefit
October 11th Meridian,MS held a Domestic Violence Benefit at The Brickhouse. Silent auction, testimony by domestic violence encounters, and great fun! Bands performing included McKenzie, Kenny Suire, Marion Drive and Gypsy. Here are a few shots from the event. It was filmed and aired on local TV on Channel WTOK. Thanks to all in attendance and especially the hard work of Pepper Tina Wood Patterson.