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Category Archives: Music

Trump’s Foreign Policy

I’m a big Randy Newman fan, but inasmuch as Trump tends to go with the last thing he’s heard, it might not be a good idea for him to listen to this one. On the other hand, given the thumbs up so many of pundits (looking at you, Fareed) gave him for bombing Syria, maybe […]

Friday Night Music Briefly returns

After all, he won the Nobel Prize. I don’t know if he deserved it, but he didn’t not deserve it, if you know what I mean. It’s not all that easy to find acceptable videos of Dylan doing his own music, especially from the early days. I had to reject what I could find of […]

Traditional Good Friday music and more

This is Good Friday, so like all good graduates of Our Lady of Sorrows grammar school, I must make note of the day. It is a day sacred to Christians. Even many of us heathens get it off, so I am able to sit here at home and write this blog post. I am not […]

Easter comes to Our Lady of Sorrows

I have mentioned in the past that I learned everything one need know about religion and the Catholic Church (a redundancy, since the Catholic Church is the one true church) at Our Lady of Sorrows School grammar school in Hartford, Connecticut. This institution of lower learning is no more; there has been some progress in […]

Friday Night Music, a Strange Double Header

We are currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of the arrival on these shores of the greatest popular music group that ever existed. I hesitate to call them the greatest rock ‘n roll group, because their range was so much broader, so in that narrow category we will let the Stones reign supreme. But no one […]

Friday Night Music

Well, this weeks choice should be no surprise. Pete Seeger died this week, so he’s the obvious choice. The folk craze crested just before I became musically conscious. I got my transistor radio when I was about nine, but if they weren’t playing it on the Big D, I didn’t hear it, and they weren’t […]

Friday Night Music

What can I say? It is cold outside.

I know you’ve probably already seen this

Couldn’t resist. Edited with BlogPad Pro

Friday Night Music

No question this week. Phil Everly died earlier this week, so the Everly Brothers it must be. They actually peaked slightly before my time, so in a sense I had to rediscover them. It really is a mystery why they couldn’t make the transition into the 60’s, given the influence they had on so many […]

Friday Night Music

This feature is becoming occasional only, as it becomes harder and harder to adhere to certain self imposed limitations, the most important of which is that there shall be no repetition of artists. Anyway, one of my readers (my only reader?) asked me if I’d ever featured the Youngbloods, to which I responded that it’s hard to […]