New Flag Design for the Jersulam Embassy - The Jolly Donald

Once again I take to the troubadour tradition wherein satire and criticism are leveled at Authority and Power through music.

You know things are pretty bad when world events enable you to create a parody of one of your own…

Video: If he can rewrite History, I can rewrite this shanty

It has long been the role of the troubadour to challenge and lampoon Authority through music. This is one such piece. It was inspired by the offensive nonsense spouted by one Dr. Ben Carson, who shortly after assuming the office…

Music to Get Your Irish Up

It's that time of year again - a holiday that's like no other. The only one where the whole world can be Irish for a day. I don't know why it is that there's no day when we're all Chinese…

No women's sea shanties? Think again.

If you stop and think about it, all the old sea shanties that have come down to us today were, as far as we know, composed by men, for men, and often about men. The ones about women were mostly…

When the Rouble Sinks Write a Sea Shanty

Davy Jones - the story behind the sea shanty

The original name of the song was "The Rouble Song". I never meant it for the final title, and so it isn't. I can't recall without research the date when the…

Been there. Done that. And it feels so good!

I have read English literature, or had it read to me, since before I could talk. I've always been somehow fascinated and charmed with English place names mentioned in books. They always made me feel that I'd like to visit…

Houston, you have a problem!

Houston is flooded. So are my social media feeds - with my fellow Americans (you gotta love 'em or just go nuts) sending "thoughts and prayers" for the hurricane victims. That doesn't seem to be helping folks there much, so…