Saturday, February 16, 2008

Petition to parole Jim Gordon

A petition has been created to be considered by the California Parole Board at the upcoming hearing of drumming legend Jim Gordon.

Despite being diagnosed as an acute paranoid schizophrenic by five separate psychiatrists, he was sentenced to 16 years to life in 1984.

The judge agreed at sentencing that the Mr. Gordon was "suffering from a profound mental illness," but was unable to find him not guilty by reason of insanity due to the State of California's tightening of the legal definition a couple of years earlier (in reaction to the notorious "Twinkie defense," (by the way).

This petition is completely legitimate – It has already been signed not only by fans, but by several of Jim Gordon's contemporaries. In addition, many of the living legends that he has worked with have written letters for the Board's consideration.

Obviously the ruling will be based several factors such as medical evaluations, but the petition is intended to show the Board the degree of support that still exists for this brilliant musician and songwriter.

The author will also forward a copy to Jim Gordon himself to assure him that he has by no means been forgotten.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Petition to parole Jim Gordon

Go to sign Jim Gordon petition

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Deltamusic wants to you to check out this Finetune playlist: Deltamusic 1

Greetings Fred!
Deltamusic wants you to check out this playlist on finetune.com
message from Deltamusic

Deltamusic 1
by Deltamusic

My first finetune playlist. From Dr John to tha Stones.
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  to listen
1. Tell It Like It Is by Aaron Neville
2. Let's Stay Together by Al Green
3. Let's Stay Together (2003 Digital Remaster) by Al Green
4. Respect by Aretha Franklin
5. I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight by Atlanta Rhythm Section
6. Who You Gonna Run To by Atlanta Rhythm Section
7. Cut the Cake by Average White Band
8. Hello Stranger by Barbara Lewis
9. I Write the Songs by Barry Manilow
10. Do You Want To Dance by Bette Midler
11. Piece of My Heart by Big Brother & The Holding Company
12. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me by Billy Joel
13. Will It Go Round In Circles by Billy Preston
14. Old Time Rock & Roll by Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band
15. (You Want To) Make A Memory by Bon Jovi
16. Good Vibrations by Bonnie Bramlett
17. Feelin' Satisfied by Boston
18. Let Me Take You Home Tonight by Boston
19. Smokin' by Boston
20. Smokin' in the Boys' Room by Brownsville Station
21. For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield
22. You Never Done It Like That by Captain & Tennille
23. Mockingbird by Carly Simon & James Taylor
24. The South's Gonna Do It by Charlie Daniels
25. The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich
26. Believe by Cher
27. Back In the U.S.A. by Chuck Berry
28.. Born On the Bayou by Creedence Clearwater Revival
29. Karma Chameleon by Culture Club
30. I'm Your Puppet by Dan Penn
31. Memphis Women And Chicken by Dan Penn
32. You Left The Water Running by Dan Penn
33. Linus and Lucy by David Benoit
34. Young Americans (1999 Digital Remaster) by David Bowie
35. All We Really Want To Do by Delaney & Bonnie
36. Just Plain Beautiful by Delaney & Bonnie
37. Soul Shake (LP Version) by Delaney & Bonnie
38. Do Right Woman - Do Right Man (LP Version) by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
39. Never Ending Song Of Love by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
40. Only You Know and I Know by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
41. Are You A Beatle Or A Rolling Stone by Delaney Bramlett
42. California Rain by Delaney Bramlett
43. I'm Not Your Lover, Just Your Lovee by Delaney Bramlett
44. Only You Know And I Know ( Live Version ) by Delanie & Bonnie & Friends
45. Bell Bottom Blues by Derek & The Dominos
46. I Looked Away by Derek & The Dominos
47. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out by Derek & The Dominos
48. She Believes In Me by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
49. Better Love Next Time by Dr. Hook
50. Sharing The Night Together by Dr. Hook
51. The Cover of 'Rolling Stone' by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
52. Iko Iko by Dr. John
53. Makin' Whoopee (feat. Rickie Lee Jones) by Dr. John
54. Such a Night by Dr. John
55. Knock On Wood by Eddie Floyd
56. Bennie and the Jets by Elton John
57. The Bitch Is Back by Elton John
58. Your Song by Elton John
59. Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley
60. Save the Last Dance for Me by Emmylou Harris
61. Two More Bottles of Wine by Emmylou Harris
62. Bell Bottom Blues by Eric Clapton
63. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
64. Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino
65. Wasted Days and Wasted Nights by Freddy Fender
66. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) by George Harrison
67. Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight & The Pips
68. Friend Of The Devil by Grateful Dead
69. Truckin' by Grateful Dead
70. Always by Harry Nilsson
71. Everybody's Talkin' (From "Midnight Cowboy") by Harry Nilsson
72. Over The Rainbow by Harry Nilsson
73. 100 Years From Now by Huey Lewis & The News
74. I Want A New Drug / Small World (LP Version) by Huey Lewis & The News
75. The Heart of Rock & Roll by Huey Lewis & The News
76. Proud Mary by Ike And Tina Turner
77. For America by Jackson Browne
78. Somebody's Baby by Jackson Browne
79. Take It Easy by Jackson Browne
80. How Sweet It Is by James Taylor
81. You've Got A Friend by James Taylor
82. Get It While You Can by Janis Joplin
83. Me And Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin
84. Mercedes Benz by Janis Joplin
85. Chantilly Lace by Jerry Lee Lewis
86. I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song by Jim Croce
87. Operator (That's Not the Way it Feels) by Jim Croce
88. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
89. Feelin' Alright by Joe Cocker
90. Feelin' Alright by Joe Cocker
91. Sticks And Stones by Joe Cocker
92. (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon
93. Imagine (2000 Digital Remaster) by John Lennon
94. Woman by John Lennon
95. I've Got the Music in Me by Kiki Dee Band
96. Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
97. Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) (Remastered LP Version) by Leo Sayer
98. Delta Lady (Digitally Remastered 95) by Leon Russell
99. Tight Rope (Digitally Remastered 95) by Leon Russell
100. It's A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Digitally Remastered 95) by Leon Russell And The Shelter People
101. Back In the U.S.A. by Linda Ronstadt
102. That'll Be the Day by Linda Ronstadt
103. Help Is On Its Way by Little River Band
104. A Love Song by LOGGINS & MESSINA
105. Danny's Song by LOGGINS & MESSINA
106. Your Mama Don't Dance by LOGGINS & MESSINA
107. I Know a Little by Lynyrd Skynyrd
108. What's Your Name by Lynyrd Skynyrd
109. Brand New Key by Melanie
110. The Girl Is Mine by Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney
111. Good Rockin' by Molly Hatchet
112. Let The Good Times Roll by Molly Hatchet
113. Put Your Hand In the Hand by Ocean
114. (Sittin On) the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
115. '65 Love Affair by Paul Davis
116. Do Right by Paul Davis
117. English Tea by Paul McCartney
118. Keep Under Cover (1993 Digital Remaster) by Paul McCartney
119. Maybe I'm Amazed (1993 Digital Remaster) by Paul McCartney
120. Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
121. Goodnight Tonight by Paul McCartney & Wings
122. Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney & Wings
123. Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard by Paul Simon
124. Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon
125. Against All Odds by Phil Collins
126. You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins
127. Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
128. You Take My Breath Away by Queen
129. Short People (LP Version) by Randy Newman
130. You've Got A Friend In Me by Randy Newman
131. Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles
132. I've Done Everything for You by Rick Springfield
133. Chuck E's In Love by Rickie Lee Jones
134. Oh My My by Ringo Starr
135. Only You (And You Alone) by Ringo Starr
136. You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine) by Ringo Starr
137. Angie (Live) by Rolling Stones
138. Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones
139. Honky Tonk Women by Rolling Stones
140. Everybody Is A Star by Sly & The Family Stone
141. Hey Nineteen by Steely Dan
142. I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
143. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
144. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder
145. House of the Rising Sun by The Animals
146. Up On Cripple Creek by The Band
147. California Girls by The Beach Boys
148. Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
149. Mt. Vernon And Fairway (Theme) (24-Bit Remastered 00) (2000 Digital Remaster) by The Beach Boys
150. Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) by The Hollies
151. ABC by The Jackson 5
152. Can't You See by The Marshall Tucker Band
153. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da by The Police
154. Roxanne by The Police
155. Let's Do It Again by The Staple Singers
156. Respect Yourself by The Staple Singers
157. 300 Pounds of Hongry by Tony Joe White
158. They Caught The Devil And Put Him In Jail In Eudora, Arkansas (Album Version) by Tony Joe White
159. City Lights by Valerie Carter
160. Ooh Child by Valerie Carter
161. So, So, Happy by Valerie Carter
162. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
163. Crazy Love by Van Morrison
164. That Scares Me by Van Zant
165. People Get Ready by Vanilla Fudge
166. You Keep Me Hangin' On by Vanilla Fudge
167. The Cisco Kid by War
168. Have A Good Time by Wet Willie
169. Keep on Smilin' by Wet Willie
170. On the Road Again by Willie Nelson
171. Whiskey River by Willie Nelson
172. Legs by ZZ Top