More Joe Cocker

This is from my friend, Zephyr in Grungetown:
“So for me, “Cry Me A River” now that he’s gone. It was always my favourite for far ranging dynamic but- only live version i can find is of questionable fidelity…
In which case you really can’t beat this_”

“Arguably his most known tune, well performed/recorded and remembered.

Now if you’re looking for Leon along- check THIS out.”

“Looks like he is channeling another dimension ;-))”

Letter to Car and Driver about VW CEO’s speech at the Paris Auto Show

Dear Editor,

Since Aaron Robinson wrote his , “Squeezed to the squawking point on emissions” Volkswagen CEO, Martin Winterkorn has resigned. The man did his best to expose the squeeze the climate fascists are putting on the auto industry (not even mentioning those who struggle to make ends meet in the face of unnecessarily inflated living costs).

The world is going broke trying to deal with a theory. Just think how screwed up it would have been if the world’s kings had made legislation based on the flat earth that “almost everybody agree(s)” existed at the time.

I imagine Winterkorn has more than Volkswagen on his mind. I hope Martin and I are alive to see these so-called climate scientists (politicians) stand trial for the biggest fraud in history.

Fritz Groszkruger

The cover King is gone

When we first saw Joe Cocker on TV we thought he was some kinda freak. Then our feet started moving. The weird air bass seemed like something I might do if alone and was sure nobody was looking. His appearance was a totally new thing, but old. Like the Beatles. The roots were evident but his covers embellished the original to such an extent that it became an original version of its own without superseding the first one.

Leon Russel was an integral part of the sound. We got to see him live at the Surf Ballroom twice And it was like a faint hint of spice that Cocker’s presence was felt there. But I never saw Joe Cocker live.

We have a JoeCocker cassette tape and that is one reason we bought our CR-V with the CD AND tape player.

I don’t think this studio version of Traffic’s Feelin’ Alright can be beat. And I’ll include Traffic’s version as an illustration of Cocker’s genius.


A video of Cocker live would be appropriate. Can anyone pick which one?