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FOR FI ON INDEPENDENCE DAY….

March 27th, 2016

“Black and tans” (not to be confused with a pint that is half Guinness and half Bass)… were a group of ex-soldiers put into service ostensibly to help protect the English police, but in reality were state sponsored terrorists who brutalized the Irish people. The song was originally written by Dominic Behan in reference to […]

JON CONNOR SPEAKS OUT AND RAPS ON FLINT, MI…

March 3rd, 2016

A BIT OF JOY FOR A SATURDAY MORNING…

February 27th, 2016

I love that so many in the audience were singing along. Here’s a odd tidbit. I came to Beethoven, actually to classical music in general, via the movie A Clockwork Orange.

A CAR COMMERCIAL THAT MAKES ME CRY…

February 26th, 2016

AMERICA, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, 12 SEPTEMBER 03…

January 23rd, 2016

After listening to Bernie’s commercial I needed to go back and remember the original…

WE HONOR A NATIONAL TREASURE…

December 31st, 2015

Simon Hattenstone had this to say in The Guardian: It wasn’t even Aretha’s night. Oh no. This ceremony was to award, among others, Rita Moreno, George Lucas and Carole King. Then up steps Aretha to sing the King/Goffin/Wexler 1967 classic (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. Look at King, open-mouthed in shock and […]

I’M HAV’N A LYNYRD SKYNYRD MORNING…

December 30th, 2015

Lynyrd Skynyrd Anyone who has seen my album and CD collection knows, thanks to my father, that my music tastes range far and wide, but if I could only listen to one band for the rest of my life, I’d pick Lynyrd Skynyrd. I’ve never been able to listen to the music recorded post 1977. […]

WE MUST BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT…

December 15th, 2015

Or, as Cable sang to us…

MYTH BUSTING THE FIREWATER FAIRY TALE…

October 5th, 2015

I first heard the myth of Native Americans having no natural resistance to alcohol when I was a senior in high school; and I heard the story from a Vietnam veteran and former Marine who was also an Indian (I use that term advisedly, having spoken with Dennis Banks once). To my uneducated mind, the […]

THIS IS NOT WHAT GEORGE HARRISON WANTED…

March 30th, 2015

In my moldy and decayed collection of eight-track tapes there was (I tossed them all two moves ago, but kept a list of what I had) was the two-tape collection of George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh, the mother of all benefit concerts. George and all the musicians who came together would not be happy with […]

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN

March 21st, 2015

I read Dalton Trumbo’s 1939 Johnny Got His Gun when I was in high school in the early ’70s, but I never saw the 1971 movie starring Timothy Bottoms as Joe Bonham, the Joe who who volunteered to save the world for democracy, until this weekend. The movie is brilliant and, I assume because Trumbo […]

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…!

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