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Rockin' The Blogs With Jerry O
Nashville, TN
Jerry Oliver is a singer of songs who sometimes lets his guitar takeover and tell the whole story. He's also a poet and a blogger.
Interests: music of all kinds (especially cool new original stuff from new artists to old masters), live shows, guitars and other instruments, writing, books (poetry, rock and writer bios, certain novels, beat writings, art, theology and the bible, history), art and museums, birds, cable tv, coffee shops, food, style and fashion, good front porches, what makes relationships tick
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in other words by: Charles Bukowski the Egyptians loved the cat were often entombed with it instead of with the women and never with the dog but now here good people with good eyes are very few yet fine cats with great style lounge about in the alleys of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at PoemHome
Patti Smith | Louisiana Channel. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at PoemHome
It's national poetry month! Every month is poetry month for me. Every day poetry day. Have a poetry hour. Happy hour. poetry by the minute take a shot. one second of poetry. every second international poetry life. Ha ha! enjoy your words and eat them too. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at PoemHome
Thank you for reading the whole thing Abby!
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2013 on Contemplating Love at PoemHome
I Just heard a great songwriter round at The Pour House in Nashville featuring SaraBeth Geoghegan and Randy Reed. I love these guys. They are both excellent performers and songwriters that I have been aware of for awhile. It was a little hard to hear them in this bar/restaurant atmosphere... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Jer's Late Night Music
After teaching guitar lessons today I made a swing into Nashville's newest independent coffee shop, 8th & Roast, just across from Zanies on...yea you guessed it, 8th avenue. I used to live one block away from here. Where were you when I needed you? It's a really cool spot with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2013 at The Coffee Chronicles
Contemplating Love love is tender love is torn love is weak love is worn love is tempted love resented love repressed love in question love defined love exploited love denied love beyond reason love in season love in style love, the cable channel love, the brand love, the series love,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at PoemHome
Final Words I'll never forget the way he slapped his own face in disbelief Shook his head trying to knock the cobwebs out His wife of sixty years closed her eyes He kissed her "I love you" she said Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at PoemHome
Tonight Odd Records recording artist and Spider Poets collaborator Sonny Joe Slim made his debut with new Nashville blues band Crosscut Saw at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar in Printer's Ally in downtown Nashville. The band killed it on two sets of blues classics with Sonny Joe on harmonica... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Jer's Late Night Music
Final Words I'll never forget the way he slapped his own face in disbelief Shook his head trying to knock the cobwebs out His wife of sixty years closed her eyes He kissed her "I love you" she said Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at PoemHome
It was packed to the rafters and people were swinging from them once Ty Segall and band hit the stage Monday night at The End in Nashville. The prolific west coast rocker says it is probably the last time he will be playing in Nashville for awhile. Segall has gained... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Jer's Late Night Music
Are you self conscious about certain traits you possess? That nervous twitch you feel coming on when you're in a meeting or the way you bite the inside of your mouth when you concentrate. Do you feel like you have to restrain yourself when you'd like to jump up and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Riffing On Riffing
All right folks, here's my pick of favorite albums and songs from 2012. This is extremely hard for me as I am a huge music fan and have my built in predjudices and favorites, but... I listen to a wide range of established artists and new, young artists, international to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at Jer's Late Night Music
Hey Late Night Music Blog readers, I hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas. I've been enjoying some of this Christmas Day evening by listening to some of my favorite current indie rock from 2012 and thinking about what will make my year end list of favorite albums and songs... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at Jer's Late Night Music
There is a certain music with a certain sound that comforts and entices me. It is a sound that I am always chasing after. It's a sound that I want to hear and create. It's a sound that just a handful of artists capture me with. It's an aching timeless... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2012 at Jer's Late Night Music
Dance Of The Blood Orange Moon Please enjoy the latest spontaneous composition from The Birdwatcher Experiment. This was recorded on my iphone shortly after midnight in front of the fire after coming in from a brisk autumn evening under an orange moon. An ongoing series of these spontaneously improvised instrumental... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2012 at Jer's Late Night Music
Real Gone Poets presents this audio version of Nashville experimental blues duo Spider Poets performing Jerry Oliver's poem The Death Of Poetry (On Trial). We've also posted the print version for those without audio capabilities. Click the Soundcloud link below and please enjoy... and download for free. Soundcloud the death... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at PoemHome
Real Gone Poets is a collective of poets associated with poet/rocker Jerry Oliver that range from a wide variety of ages, genders, backgrounds and beliefs but have one huge thing in common; a respect for and love affair with words, particularly poetry that speaks to the times and streets we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at PoemHome
I live on the western outskirts of Nashville in the Bellevue community. Though I spend most of my time teaching music lessons and gigging downtown and south of town in Brentwood or Franklin where I frequent various coffee shops, it is nice to have somewhere to get a good cup... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at The Coffee Chronicles
I'm here to check out the first show at Nashville's newest venue The Stone Fox. Tonight's show features Chicago/Brazilian rockers São Paulo Underground but I admit I am mainly here for opener, local singer/songwriter Courtney Tidwell. It looks like this will be a nice opening event for The Stone Fox... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Jer's Late Night Music
Are you home chilling out tonight? Did you opt for a quiet night and some creative time to yourself? If so maybe I can help with your soundtrack for the evening. The Birdwatcher Experiment is my outlet for the ambient instrumental music I create. The people who are into it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2012 at Jer's Late Night Music
There are a lot of guitar players out there and if you're concerned with being heard you need to offer something original and unique. That usually starts with actually being somewhat good and being able to play something musical. As much as we love the rock and roll romance of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at Riffing On Riffing
If you can't think straight Come in at an angle If you can't pray Quit trying If you know all the answers It's time to sober up Admit she's gone Go home If you can't feel the beat She broke your heart Bend your strings Call it art If all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at PoemHome
Hey Riffing On Riffing Readers, On this exciting day of Bob Dylan's new release Tempest I figured it was a good day to continue with part 2 of my little exploration of Bob Dylan's guitar playing. Bob is always thought of as a great songwriter and that often over shadows... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at Riffing On Riffing
You tell me Was there an accident in your incident? an arrow in your love? poetry in your prose? terror in your heaven? Did you open a door that you can't close? You tell me Did music spill onto the canvas? the words go up in flames? Is there poison... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at PoemHome