Reflections from ‘Remembering When…’

Where Tom Lived And How

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 by by KoZ in Remembering When..., The Band

I think back as to when i visited Tom and some of the places he lived. He was never in a place very long. It seemed that every time i was going to visit him for “some reason or another” he was in another place. And the interesting thing was that looking around these places […] [Continued...]


Monday, April 20th, 2009 by by angelessance in Remembering When...

Everyone knows it is coming up on a year since the hippy hit the sky, i know wherever he is he has a great comedian goerge carlin, lots of other musicians including one of his all time fav’s jerry garcia (although he isn’t recent). I know that Tom’s advice for us all would have been […] [Continued...]

Brief Incounter

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 by by Harry F. Kiniption in Remembering When..., The Band

I met Tommy in the early 90’s at Dave Bjornsons studio on Oakland. I had arranged a audition with the band thru a friend who new The Last Hippy Band was looking for a guitar player. I just left a former outfit and was eager to get work. I knew at the audition if they […] [Continued...]


Friday, March 20th, 2009 by by angelessance in Remembering When...

days and days are going by and i notice it is coming up on a year that tom has been gone! i miss him more all the time! tom was a very kind hearted and compassionate person, there have been so many times that i have wished i could see what his input would be […] [Continued...]

How Bjornson came to be a Hippy: “A” is for audition

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 by by Bjornson in Remembering When..., The Band

Sometime during the summer of 1983 I received a phone call at my mothers house. I remember my mom saying “there’s some man on the phone for you”. I was only 17 at the time so I was taken aback when I heard Thoms low voice saying “I friend of mine heard you play drums […] [Continued...]

Christmas with Tom

Thursday, December 11th, 2008 by by angelessance in Photo Albums, Remembering When...

It was the year 1997 the same year we were married. I had mentioned to tom that i would like for us to do “extra special” gifts for our loved ones, my family included. One gift i gave to tom before Christmas it was a jerry garcia Christmas ornament and he absolutely loved it! I’m gonna try for the first time to add photos to the post so you can see the ornament kind of on the front of the tree, it is the only round ornament on there lol. [Continued...]

Rock on you crazy Hippys

Monday, December 1st, 2008 by by animal in Remembering When..., The Band

Animal here, to post my thoughts and feelings about a friend and bandmate, Tom Burke. Tom was a man of the future, living in the past. By that I mean that Tom stayed up on current happenings all around the world. 90% of the time if you went to see Tom he had news on […] [Continued...]

Meet The Hippys?

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 by by Jim E. in Remembering When..., The Band

I came from Colorado to Michigan for a couple weeks over Christmas 1980. One of the first things I did was look up Tom. He was living on the corner of Pennsylvania and North Grand River in a house that had belonged to his Grandmother. It was known for years as “Hippy House” – “Hippy […] [Continued...]

TWB pre Hippy Band

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 by by Jim E. in Remembering When...

I first met Tom at the age of 5 years old. His mom & dad bought a house from my mom & dad. That was 1305 Haslett Rd. in Haslett Michigan. I also met his sisters Heidi and Vivian, and his brother Fred (aka Fritz, but his real name is Fred). It was a case […] [Continued...]


Sunday, September 21st, 2008 by by angelessance in Remembering When...

Back in 1996 i was really big into writing? in a special calender. I wanted to keep track of my tattoos mainly and the dates of tattoo competitions i entered, won etc., it was out of character for me to put this type of thing in the calender but i happened to write in the […] [Continued...]