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music from the tiny desk

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

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on this date in history, and the greatest novelty song ever

On this date in 1922, Howard Carter, leading an expedition funded by Lorn 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

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actual jazz in an actual basement

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

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“waterloo sunset”

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

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music right now– it’s album sides thursday!

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

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tumblr sunday (late on saturday night)– awesome girl

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

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a photograph from one of my favorite blogs

Of course I follow other people’s blogs. One of my favorites is Wolfie’s photo blog, and today’s post has strange and delightful echoes of one of my favorite songs, which came up not once, but twice on my iPod during … Continue reading

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top ten things

Today’s top ten things, in no particular order: Cardigan Welsh corgis Welcome to Night Vale the ultra smooth nibs of well worn fountain pens Pentax cameras the “selection” tool Gogol Bordello The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Ben and … Continue reading

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google trends visualizer

This is my new favorite thing in the whole world.  If you have any interest in the world as it really is, right this second, then I think you will like it too.  I’m no great fan of Google and … Continue reading

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look down, observe footwear

Any day in January when you can go for a brisk 2 1/2 mile walk at 4:30 in the afternoon wearing sandals is a good day.  For the record, the last day I wore sandals was December 3rd of last … Continue reading

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