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THERE IS BEAUTY, THERE IS JOY IN THE WORLD…

December 16th, 2014

I tear up every time I listen to the glorious 9th…

GAWD, I DO MISS PLAYING RUGBY…

August 30th, 2014

I’M IN A JOAN JETT STATE OF MIND…

August 13th, 2014

And then, of course, there’s the original I remember slow dancing to in 1968, the year everything went south…

JOHNNY WINTER: 1944-2014…

July 18th, 2014

INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION…

June 25th, 2014

There has been some noise of late concerning the reported disappearnace of Chris Hadfield’s cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The Ottawa Citizen has formally apologized for spreading the rumor. And for good measure… Previously…

CUE DAVID BYRNE…*

June 22nd, 2014

So here we are again, debating whether to Re-re-re-invade Iraq. Hopefully Obama’s answer there will be a resounding NO…. but I’m not holding my breath. What’s remarkable to me, is the corporate news machine is wheeling out the same idiots who advocated— or, in some cases, orchestrated– the calamitous Iraq War of 2003. The very […]

IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS DIES IRAE

June 8th, 2014

And Dies Irae begat and begat and begat and begat…

EUROVISION WINNNER FOR 2014…

May 11th, 2014

A great performance, but one that still pales in comparison to my all time winner…

J. GEILS BAND: CENTERFOLD

April 1st, 2014

From my sophomore year at Ohio University. Oh gawd, the hair…!

PETE SEEGER: 1919-2014…

January 28th, 2014

From The New York Times…

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM

January 24th, 2014

And a nod to David Bowie… From The Best of 2013…

JOIN ME IN TAKING THE PLEDGE…

November 18th, 2013

Mano Singham laments, No, we cannot [let these elections happen without reporters telling us ahead of time who’s supposed to win]. Because readers and viewers of political news have got addicted to ‘analyses’ that consist of certain phrases strung together leading to predictions about who is going to win the next election that are entirely […]

HAPPY CHRISTMAS YOUR ARSE

December 13th, 2012

Lyrics…

RAVI SHANKAR: 1920-2012…

December 12th, 2012

DAVE BRUBECK, 1920-2012…

December 5th, 2012

From Have Coffee Will Write, 23 February 2007…

THE ANIMALS, HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

November 24th, 2012

SALLY KRISTEN RIDE, 1951-2012…

July 23rd, 2012

America’s first woman in space is gone… (Until I watched this Wilson Pickett video, I had no idea that the “Ride, Sally Ride” refrain apparently came later. In that vein, I offer what may be my favorite recording of the song by The Committments: movie version; concert version.)

CAT STEVENS, SITTING, 1972…

July 22nd, 2012

Shortly after my 17th birthday, Cat Stevens released Catch Bull At Four and the first song on the album was Sitting. In my full blown, dark moments of the soul/adolescent angst self, that song was what I played over and over and over. Sitting now in the dark, I find myself thrown back to those […]

A REALLY GREAT START TO A MONDAY…

July 16th, 2012

0510: Flash mob plays Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

YO-YO MA AND LIL BUCK…

July 12th, 2012

Via Lisa Kudrow on this morning’s Watch This…

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