Saturday, July 17, 2010

John Burroughs aka Jesus Crisis

Driving Me Backwards by Brian Eno
Sa Prize (Part 2) by N.W.A.
Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
Irish Blood, English Heart by Morrissey
How Do You Sleep? by John Lennon
The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie
Shandi by Kiss
Point of No Return from Phantom of the Opera
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
Why D'ya Do It? by Marianne Faithfull

Tracks in the Dust by David Crosby
If You're Gone by the Byrds
Alone Again Or by Love
While My Guitar Gently Weeps by the Beatles
Down in the Hole by the Rolling Stones
And I Moved by Pete Townshend
Don't Explain by Nina Simone
Sexual Revolution by Roger Waters
Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus
Man on the Corner by Genesis

Lay Your Hands on Me by Peter Gabriel
I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Something in the Water (Does Not Compute) by Prince
Ohio by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea by the Cure
How Soon Is Now? by the Smiths
Sara Smile by Hall & Oates
Under the Skin by Lindsey Buckingham
Shadows in the Rain by the Police
Isn't It a Pity by George Harrison
Fortress Around Your Heart by Sting
Riding to Vanity Fair by Paul McCartney
When I Look at the World by U2
The Guns of Brixton by the Clash
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Is Anybody out There? by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
The Show Must Go On by Queen
Unchained by Van Halen

Angel from Montgomery by Tanya Tucker
Sunday Morning Coming Down by Johnny Cash
Albatross by Public Image Ltd.
The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
I Feel Like a Bullet in the Gun of Robert Ford by Elton John
Passover by Joy Division
Fountain and Fairfax by Afghan Whigs
Lost Inside of You by Barbara Streisand & Kris Kristofferson
What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
Hey Jupiter by Tori Amos

John Burroughs is a Cleveland area poet, founder of the Crisis Chronicles Online Library and co-founder of Lix and Kix and Snoetry: A Winter Wordfest.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Michael Gill

Sylvio Rodriguez, La Masa
Fela Kuti, Sorrow Tears and Blood, or Coffin for Head of State
Shostakovich violin concerto
Leonard Cohen, Halleluja
Beethoven string quartet no. 131

Michael Gill is Arts Editor at Cleveland SCENE Magazine, and makes art books.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I Cover The Waterfront Billie Holiday
Don’t Explain Nina Simone
Sultans Of Swing Dire Straits
That’s Life I Guess Billie Holiday
Everything Is Broken Bob Dylan
Don’t Think Twice Bob Dylan
I Need To Know Tom Petty
Exactly Like You Etta Jones
How Deep Is The Ocean Little Jimmy Scott
Jealous Guy Little Jimmy Scott
Strange Fruit Billie Holiday
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free Nina Simone
Birdsong The Grateful Dead
Time After Time Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come Miles Davis
If I Had A Ribbon Bow Karen Dalton
Viper Mad Fats Waller
My One And Only Love Cassandra Wilson
Masters Of War Bob Dylan
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix
It’s A Man’s World James Brown And Luciano Pavarotti
The Mercy Seat Johnny Cash
Shipwreck Blues Jimmy Rushing
Congratulations Traveling Wilburys
Yellow Ledbetter Pearl Jam

Bree is a poet publisher who cooks for money on Cleveland's East Side.

Beverly J. Wilcox

No Woman No Cry Bob Marley
Women Be Wise Bonnie Raitt
Needle And The Damage Done Neil Young
Noah’s Dove 10,000 Maniacs
In The Morning Nina Simone
Pirate Jenny Nina Simone
Footprints Miles Davis
Who Carried You Malcombe Holcolm
Diamonds And Pearls Prince
It Aint Me Babe Bob Dylan
Wedding Song Bob Dylan
Sugar Etta Jones
Side By Side Etta Jones And Della Griffin
Suzanne Leonard Cohen
Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
Honkey Tonk Women The Rolling Stones
Time Is On My Side The Rolling Stones
Aint No Sunshine When She’s Gone Bill Withers
Amazing Grace Willie Nelson

Beverly J. Wilcox is a 27 yr old resident of Cleveland, past poet and future novelist.

rjs aka r.j. sigmund

masters of war bob dylan
times they are a changing bob dylan
i aint marching anymore phil ochs
sounds of silence simon and garfunkel
white rabbit jefferson airplane
bird on the wire leonard cohen
suzanne leonard cohen
the eve of destruction barry mcguire
pack up your sorrows mimi & richard farina 
saran wrap  ed sanders & the fugs 
a hard rains gonna fall bob dylan
there but for fortune (ochs or baez)
pretty smart on my part/, i kill, therefore i am; / i aint marching anymore,/ my life, & love me, im a liberal - all by phil ochs

rjs is a burton resident formerly poet and publisher of Ground Zero et al., currently an ad hoc economist.

Jack Mc Guane

Don't Smoke in  Bed.
Recorded in 1947 by Peggy Lee.

Jack Mc Guane moved from Valley Stream, N.Y., finally to Lakewood Ohio in 1974.

Elise Geither

Bob Welch and Stevie Nicks – Ebony Eyes LIVE! At Cal Jam 1978. Truly amazing!

Elise Geither is a poet and playwrite in suburbia Cleve.

Steve Goldberg

1. We Will Rock You- Queen
2. Imagine-John Lennon
3. Three Steps-Lynyrd Skynyrd
4. More Than A Feeling-Boston
5. Under The Bridge- Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Only The Good Die Young-Billy Joel
7. Let’s Go Crazy-Prince
8. Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd
9. Your Song-Elton John
10. Born To Run-Bruce Springsteen
11. Pink Houses-John Cougar Mellencamp
12. Fire and Rain-James Taylor
13. Tainted Love-Soft Cell
14. Orange Crush-REM
15. Changes-David Bowie
16. Jumping Jack Flash-Rolling Stones
17. Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
18. Rock and Roll-Led Zeppelin
19. Baba O’Riley-Who
20. Staying Alive- Bee Gees
21. Blitzkrieg Bop-Ramones
22. Twist and Shout-Beatles
23. Stir It up-Bob Marley
24. Love The One You’re With-Crosby Still and Nash
25. Layla-Derek and the Dominos
26. Roxanne-Police
27. He Went to Paris-Jimmy Buffett
28. Brown Sugar-Rolling Stones
29. Hit Me With Your Best Shot-Pat Benetar
30. Barracuda-Heart
31. Dancing Queen-Abba
32. Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen
33. Dream On-Aerosmith
34. Should I Stay or Should I Go-Clash
35. Celebration- Kool and the Gang
36. Hoochie Coochie Man- Muddy Waters
37. California Dreamin-Mamas and the Papas
38. Shout-Isley Brothers
39. What I Like About You-Romantics
40. While My Guitar Gently Weeps-Beatles
41. Proud Mary-Creedance Clearwater Revival
42. Respect-Aretha Franklin
43. Pretty Woman-Roy Orbison
44. Lean On Me-Bill Withers
45. One Way or Another- Blondie
46. Because the Night- Patti Smith
47. Good Lovin-Rascals
48. I Love Rock and Roll-Joan Jett
49. Personal Jesus- Depeche Mode
50. My Sweet Lord-George Harrison

Steve Goldberg is a Dilbert dungeon escapee and a Cleveland bodhisattva wannabe launched into a new experiment in neo-beat bohemianism and his favorite color is plaid.

Alex Gildzen

to list
for me
to live
to make
a list
of favorite songs
wd be too long
so let me
pull one
from my boyhood:
"Tonight You Belong To Me"
by Cleveland's own
Tracey Twins
Alex Gildzen
Santa Fe
("one concise sentence":
altho never my address
Cleveland is bundl'd in my bones.) 

Geoffrey Landis

Yes, "Ritual" ("Nous Sommes Du Soleil")
Warren Zevon, "My Ride's Here"
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakovov, "Scheherazade"
Edvard Grieg, "Peer Gynt"
Joan Baez, "Diamonds And Rust"
Winton Marsalis, "Standard Time"
Kitaro, "Kojiki"
Al Stewart, "On the Border"
Vangelis, "Chariots of Fire"
The Motor Pokers, "Surf the North Coast"
Squid Vicious, "At War with the Whale"
Brent Lewis, "The Primative Truth"
Ennio Morricone, theme for "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly"
Jefferson Airplane, "Blows Against the Empire"

Geoffrey Landis is a science-fiction writer, a poet, and a scientist.

Mary E. Weems

My Funny Valentine, Miles Davis
What's Going On?, Marvin Gaye
Imagine, The Beatles
Kiss, Prince
Who's Loving You?, Michael Jackson
A Song for You, Donny Hathaway
That Rainy Day, Phyllis Hyman
Stairway to Heaven, The O'Jays
Dance with My Father, Luther Van Dross
At Last, Etta James
Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud, James Brown

Mary E. Weems is a prolific poet, playwrite and literary professor in Cleveland Heights.

Steven B. Smith

Miles Runs the Voodoo Down - Miles Davis 
Everybody Knows - Leonard Cohen
The Tennessee Waltz - Patty Page
Blender Blues - Bonnie Raitt
Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
God Bless The Child - Billy Holiday
Handy Man - Ethel Walters
Evil Gal Blues - Dinah Washington
Blue Train - John Coltrane
Feel So Bad - Elvis Presley
Kentucky - The Everly Brothers
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
The  Peter Gunn Theme - Henry Mancini and Duane Eddy both
Moanin' - Charles Mingus
Skies of America - Ornette Coleman

"I came to Cleveland 33 years ago for another man's wife, then found one of my own," Steven B. Smith