Monthly Archives: January 2010

How I Won a Poetry Slam

My good friends Pete Stravlo and Peggy McGivern hosted a party at their art gallery in Denver sometime around the mid-1990’s. There were many talented artists in the crowd: painters, writers, sculpters, musicians, poets, etc.  They decided to have a … Continue reading

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History of “Charlie Sheen”

I wrote a song called Charlie Sheen and made a rough demo of it.  Over Christmas 2009, “3 Murphy’s and a Becker” helped me record it at Soulard Studios in St. Louis. More on that later.  I hope this song … Continue reading

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New Orleans

I’m very happy about the New Orleans Saints going to the Super Bowl. New Orleans has always been one of the great American cities. It’s still not fallen prey to the typical American homogenization. So I have to root for … Continue reading

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“Before I Go” Video featuring Randy Ricks

“Before I Go” — Randy’s newest song, here in video form.

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Nathan

This is a poem I wrote in college about my Father, Nathan Albert Ricks. I named my son Walker Nathan Ricks after my Dad, who named his first son (my brother) James Albert Ricks, after his father, Albert Ricks. My … Continue reading

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Charlie Sheen! The Single

Randy Ricks has been singing and writing most of his life. After playing piano and trombone as a child, he chose the harmonica in college. Randy has lived in Denver, Colorado since 1991, where he has performed with his own … Continue reading

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