From Manic to Mindful Monday's-with a little "1 cup-at-a-time" help from our friends at Witches Brew

Updated: Jan 31

Mourning [sic] Dew…without my Brew…from the Witches - not of Eastwick, but of West Hempstead So, here's my story, it's sad NO BREW

It's about a drink that I once knew

It has my love but shop is closed

But do not fear and stay composed (Thanks, Dion, but please don't "Sue" me over borrowing your lyrics) There's a FRESH FULL POT Playlist at the end...


Reason for sadness...blues...no brews...



Our Story Begins...in the West...West Hempstead...


It’s just another Manic Monday…2 B followed by another Brew-less Tuesday…So, as a Wednesday’s Child…I’m Waiting for Wednesday…specifically, Wednesday Morning @ 12 PM…when the Witches Brew-masters will put another pot on the burner…And, I’ll B ready to face the week…Ain’t retirement grand – facing the week on a Wednesday!!! Simply taking life…one day…one hour…one cup at a time…and, as my version of the old TV commercial used to say, “At Witches Brew House…life is good to the last drop…” From the moment you go through their front "doors," you’ll be readied to break on Brew to the other side… That said, if this barista meets you at the gate...be prepared for some strange brew...


So, tOM & readers...until the Witches are Brewing, follow the Doctor's Rx...Witch Doctor you ask?...why Doctor Who...


Just keep calm...Bee a...


...and until the bean is burning... Don't be sad...

...Put Another Log on the Fire – Candace Bergen & the Muppets ...and as a do bee...listen to the...



Monday Music to get and keep us movin'


Just Another Manic Monday – The Bangles


I dedicate this next cover by the Nurse Practitioners of Maryland to all that help us with their healthcare skills…including Kayla at Witches Brew and my mate, Eileen, who was a Clinical Nurse Specialist and also an Advanced Practice Nurse & instructor. BTW – her specialty was psych…Hmm??? Wonder what role I played in her choice??? FYI – We’ve been working on the same shift now for almost 44 years…


Just Another Manic Monday – cover by the Nurse Practitioners of Maryland


Morning Dew – Bonnie Dobson

“listen… Thought I heard a young boy cry

I thought I heard a young man cry today…” Morning Dew - Bonnie Dobson - a post-apocalyptic vision...

FYI - If you're interested, Nazareth and Jeff Beck are among other groups that covered Bonnie's original...


When will we ever learn...that too many people have died???...Let's make LOVE...not war...


Morning Dew – The Grateful Dead (1977)


While there ain’t no time to HATE…there’s always time for HAIGHT…Make LOVE…not war… And let us pray that may morning wood be warmly greeted & embraced by morning dew...

Tuesday Tunes...for 2-steppin' our way to Wednesday...


Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones


Tuesday's Dead - Cat Stevens



Ahh! Made it!!!





Now that it's Wednesday, we won't have to worry about this next singer's warning...because Witches Brew is open until midnight...


Wednesday Evening Blues - John Lee Hooker


How, 'bout after midnight???...Well...that's fer y'all to figure out...But I'll give you some startin' tunes... After Midnight - JJ Cale & Eric Clapton FYI - JJ penned the original Clapton said in his 2014 interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune:

The construction of "After Midnight" was great and it had everything[.] The thing that summed up J.J. for me is it had a little country, a little blues, it was rock and there was this guitar part that was baffling. That has always been the fascinating part; I still don’t think we got it right [on my version]. I’ve always been in awe of J.J.’s technique... He was a rhythm guitar player and a great lead guitar player, too. But when he played rhythm, it was very difficult to get it and know what he was doing. When we [recorded] it, me and Delaney both did [the guitar part] it at same time, and it was a really difficult claw-hammer [picking] thing. I thought: "This is too hard," so we made a meal out of it. What got me is that it appeared to be a very complex track and I was just intrigued, and thought: "I've got to try and get this [right]." Cale was coming from this very soulful white music. It was at Delaney's insistence that I did ['After Midnight'], and that was probably one of the first songs we decided to record. And that began my association with J.J., really.[10]

Source: After Midnight (J. J. Cale song) - Wikipedia In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett (he wrote the original)

In the Midnight Hour - Billy Preston Wilson Pickett and Bruce Springsteen Perform "In the Midnight Hour" at the 1999 Induction Ceremony In the Midnight Hour - The Grateful Dead (New Year's Eve @ San Francisco Civic Auditorium)

Now, Baby, please don't go...B4 listening to this next one...Brewing up some blues medicine...


John Lee Hooker & Van Morrison (wailin' & blowin' some blues down by the river)

Wednesday Morning at 3 AM – Simon & Garfunkel


Wednesday Morning Dew – Majic Ship


Break on Through to the Other Side – The Doors


“Made the scene, week to week

Day to day, hour to hour (My add: cup to cup)

Gate is straight, deep and wide”


And, if you like a little cow in your cup…shift your ride’s Disraeli Gears into “D” and hightail it over to Witches Brew…


Strange Brew – Cream


And if you like your java in a Corinthian leather cup…

---near the end of this 1975 commercial, the woman says, “Give up Maxwell House coffee…well, maybe if I was on a desert island…so let’s FAST forward (perfect analogy for the travesty of “instant” coffee)…fast forward a few years where we find the star of that 1975 commercial starring in…

Fantasy Island

…wonder if he served Maxwell House to his beach house guests?


Thursday's at Witches Brew

A.A. Meeting every Thursday @ 11 AM (1 hour before they open to the public). 311 Hempstead Turnpike West Hempstead, NY --Enter through back door. Please use street parking and not the parking lot behind Witches Brew or the fire house one. Thanks!


Closing Set...so, set a "spell'...take a load off...

To close out this set and provide a balance to the Manic Monday…


...here’s an offering to help us make this a Mindful Monday…

Mantra: “I’m at peace with the flow of life…” PLAYLIST OF ALL SONGS


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