Some music related items from the last week or so....
First off, Wanda Jackson will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2009. I'm sure I'll write more about Wanda in future blog entries, but for now you should check out her MySpace page here just to listen to "Fujiama Mama". You won't find many songs in today's era of political correctness that contain a line like "I've been to Nagasaki, Hiroshima too the same I did to them baby I can do to you".
Other 2009 class members include Jeff Beck, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and Bobby Womack. Elvis Presley band members Bill Black and D.J. Fontana will be inducted as part of the Sidemen category as will Spooner Oldham.
Second, Country Standard Time writer Robery Loy sounds off on the Sirius-XM merger and how it has reduced the amount of original programs aimed at the alt. country fan, among other changes. Read his letter here.
Finally, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Little Jimmy Dickens had brain surgery last week. The Opry released a statement saying Dickens was resting comfortably, unlike he was here ,joking with a pre-Johnny Cash era June Carter.