Michael O’Grady (North of Nine)

This vibrational creationist being from Warren, Ohio is from near the writer’s home. So near, that the writer sleeps with his cousin. Michael is my wife’s cousin and I had the opportunity to meet him over this past Christmas holiday. I would of never guessed that he played guitar for a band that is being managed by Randy Jackson. Just a well grounded young man that was pleasant to be around for the few hours of that family get together. He seemed very humble, confident and excited with being a part of North of Nine. Micheal started playing the piano at six years old and progressed to other instruments. He attended an AC/DC concert with his father when he was 12 years old and rock n roll took hold. Once ya get a little rock in your soul, the roll ain’t easy let go. I’m glad for him that he has rolled with it and has matched up with a potentially very successful band. One thing he can be certain of is that he and the band have a great deal of support from this clouded sky portion of the universe.

Michael’s Facebook page

Michael’s Twitter

North of Nine Homepage

North of Nine Facebook

The first video is of Michael shredding the King of the Hill theme song. The other two videos are of the band. This is another example of how fortunate ears are in this age. There is just so many outstanding creators compared to the time all our ears have to experience the music being created today. Have a listen and feel free to share your perception with a comment.

“For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments. And all the time your soul is craving and longing for something else. And in vain does the dreamer rummage about in his old dreams, raking them over as though they were a heap of cinders, looking in these cinders for some spark, however tiny, to fan it into a flame so as to warm his chilled blood by it and revive in it all that he held so dear before, all that touched his heart, that made his blood course through his veins, that drew tears from his eyes, and that so splendidly deceived him!”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky





Cam Ochs

This here is a young lady from San Diego, California. She is country enough for me no matter geography. For some reason I wanted to listen to some country this morning. I wanted to find some old school scented sounds. It was an exercise of futility for me. Pop country just doesn’t tickle me. I got nothing against it. It just don’t get me where I like. Cam takes me somewhere I have been before and her voice swaddles my blood in warmth. I’m glad to have run upon such a feeling. Hell, maybe she is pop country and if she is it is nice to find one that I like. :).

Her last name Ochs stood out for me as well. Phil Ochs is one of the more underrated artists of the last century. Not to make much of it, but any chance that I can introduce someone to Phil’s voice, it seems near my voice as well. Here are some links on Cam and what others are sharing about her.






The first two videos are simple recordings of the room. The last video is produced video.

Leave the old and dying America and use your creative energies to help form a new America, which would be de-militarized, more humanistic, where the police are less hostile and closer to the community, where the wealthy are not given unleashed power for the exploitation of the people. And, mostly because it’s now a matter of life and death, reassert an ecological balance with the environment, which means the people in the oil companies and the car companies and the space industry and all the other industries will have to be brought into account, so that there will be a new definition of government which has to be closer to the people and less close to special interests which are far more harmful than any revolutionaries.
— Phil Ochs, from the liner notes of &The Broadside Tapes