Family Circle

It’s night time in the big city

The city lights reflect off the Burnett River

Working girls share an inside joke


“We’re gonna take a few ticks of the clock to look at heart and hearth. We’ll look at family trees, family dinners, family planning, and family jewels. There’ll be Dutch uncles, grandfather clocks, kissing cousins, sons of a gun, and maybe a couple of SOBs. It’s all in the family. Let’s get it goin.’”

Singers and Songs

  • I’m My Own Grandpa
  • Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues
  • Two Sisters
  • Peter Tosh
    Shame and Scandal (In the Family)
    “He was a brilliant singer and one of the best guitarists to come out of Jamaica…he was a proselytizer of the healing powers of marijuana…he was kinda like the Dr. Phil of ganja.”
  • I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
  • Elvis Presley
    Little Sister
    “You know, people used to go into the studio when they had a song or two, when they had something to say. Nowadays, people just go into the studio ‘cause they got time to kill. They sit around, they order sushi, get some Starbucks, wait for inspiration to hit, and the records sound like that. There’s some records that take two years to make and you listen to ‘em, and there’s nothin’ on ‘em! This record, I guarantee you, took less than two hours to make, and wasn’t even the A side. You be the judge. What would you rather listen to? A whole record about nothin’ or a 45 called Little Sister?”
  • LA Women Love Uncle Bud
    “It’s kind of ironic: we’re doing our family show, and this is probably the least family-oriented song we’ve ever played. It is not for the pusillanimous listener, so if you’re listening with young children please send them out of the room for a few minutes. Unless you’re listening in the car. In that case turn the radio down for a while.”
  • The Flamin Groovies
    Second Cousin
  • Brother John
    “As good as that record sounds, you gotta see what they look like! That, my friends, is what I call showmanship.”
  • Rilo Kiley
    A Better Son / Daughter
  • Willie Mabon
    The Seventh Son
  • Bring It On Home To Grandma
    “The question I have is, ‘Bring WHAT on home to grandma?”
  • Sly and The Family Stone
    Family Affair
    “A weary skeptical record, with a darkness born of drug use. This song was all over the radio and its power could not be denied”

Other People and Players

Other Songs and Albums

The Plays & Musicals

Record Labels

  • Chess


  • England (x2)
  • Jamaica
  • Shreveport
  • Lafayette
  • San Francisco
  • Mexico
  • Canada
  • New Orleans
  • California
  • Romania
  • Ireland

Books and Poems

  • Leviticus 18
  • The Bible

Dance Crazes

Kissing Cousins