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work day

It was a work day today. Except for a walk and a trip to Costco and a surprising amount of active photography– photos from Costco may turn up here soon. But mostly a work day, so have a picture of … Continue reading

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david bowie

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

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shuffle playlist for an after dinner walk

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

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photographic notebook

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

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tumblr sunday: a woman with two guitars

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.  

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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 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

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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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