“Don’t Bogart that joint, my friend…”

[Reposted by popular demand…] On June 24, 1968, ABC Records released the self-titled first album by The Fraternity of Man, a California-based rock band whose members included former Mothers of Invention guitarist Elliot Ingber and a young, 17-year-old singer and songwriter named Larry Wagner. The album wasn’t a big hit. But it was popular with … Read more

“Back in the Saddle Again”

The idiom “back in the saddle again” was already in use before it was immortalized in song by the singing cowboy star Gene Autry. It was originally applied to cowboys and jockeys who were returning to work, riding on their horses again, after taking a break or recovering from an injury. By the late 1800s … Read more