I continue to be fascinated by how much of what we learn is not through textbooks, but implicitly via Music.
In working with so many adolescents, keeping up with their favorite musicians is both interesting and clinically useful.
In 2012, I would post many of my favorites – usually via YouTube – from high school, college, and Medical School.
John Prine has been one of my most influential – as well as Bob Dylan…both having profound effects on future singer/songwriters. I will not attempt to address Dylan in this post, since he has been receiving so much media coverage the past several years – and even though he was a child in nearby Hibbing, Minnesota. I live in the birth town of Judy Garland, but will not attempt to address “The Wizard of Oz” as an explanation of Psychiatry and how its broken on this first day of 2013.
Instead, I will start with John Prine and how he would often leave Olde Town Chicago and perform in Minneapolis, with his close friend Steve Goodman (before Steve lost his decade battle from leukemia)
John Prine seems extremely open and in this clip, opens with credit to the Carter Family..when JP fist started his music career—thanks to his oldest brother “Davey” Then I will attempt to link JP to talented Jim James (Yim Yames) of My Morning Jacket.
A Carter Family Song-Bear Creek Blues (JP raspy voice is consequence of radiation therapy due to cancer treatments.)
John Prine’s interview with Bobby Bare on his years in the Army during the Viet Nam Era
Now the link from John Prine to Jim James — live on Letterman with “Yim Yames” being discovered.
Jim James recorded during a Sound Check – showcasing his lead singer solo voice
Jim James with his My Morning Jacket Band during daytime outdoor festival…Bonaroo
MMJ with all their ‘Bells and Whistles” – adapting new techniques !
Jim James and MMJ continuing to experiment with new musical styles and techniques
I predict MMJ will continue to grow an even larger fan base..Welcome 2013 !