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There’s really nothing much else to write about today than the oddly shocking death of David Bowie. There’s nothing deeply personal in this; I was never a huge fan, although I like a lot of his songs from a variety … Continue reading
It’s a holiday weekend; you’re bound to need it sometime. Genuine old iPod shuffle string, no skips. “Coconut” -Harry Nilsson “Heaven” – Talking Heads “Friend of the Devil”- Grateful Dead (American Beauty) “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl”- The Beatles … Continue reading
For writers who came up before the digital revolution, and many who were born later, nothing ever will replace the little paper notebook. Nothing to charge up, nothing to turn on, no lights, no sound, nothing to distract or alarm, … Continue reading
This photogenic (and almost certainly very charismatic) woman in this classy vintage photograph is Willa Mae Buckner, described in the accompanying caption as “blues woman, burlesque dancer, snake charmer”. I bet she told the best stories.
Here in Kekionga we’re big fans of that great gospel flavored rhythm and blues band from Alabama, St.Paul and the Broken Bones. When they played the Manitou this fall, they pretty much blew the roof of the place. Took this … Continue reading
On this date in 1922, Howard Carter, leading an expedition funded by Lord Carnarvon, opened the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, familiarly known to those who love his pop culture story as “King Tut”. There’s a truly great novelty song … Continue reading
This weekend I went out to see some actual jazz in an actual basement. How atmospheric! Granted, traditional jazz basements are full of smoke, which current laws forbid, but the ceilings and the lights were low, the seating was eclectic … Continue reading
Do you ever read something, make a careful note, and then not remember where you read it? When this happens under academic circumstances, where a point or detail is useless without a citation, this can be a disaster. For the … Continue reading
Just a note to any music lovers who are curious to know what tunes were like when they came in a big flat black circular format, it’s Album Sides Thursday at WDRV (the Drive) in Chicago. They are playing music … Continue reading
Girls are awesome. And so are old snapshot photographs, so when this one came along I had to add it to my Tumblr. The only thing that would be better would be finding the real thing at a garage sale … Continue reading