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Song of the Day, September 22: A Blind Step Away by French, Frith, Kaiser, Thompson

Today’s song is A Blind Step Away by (John) French, (Fred) Frith, (Henry) Kaiser, (Richard) Thompson. These four innovative, collaborative musicians pooled their diverse talents simultaneously challenging one another and creating a wonderful middle ground in the universe of their broad — sometimes eccentric — tastes. 48 more words

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The Best Jewel Thief in the World

A colleague asked me who my musical influences were today. prompted, I think, by me belting out show tunes in the middle of the office. I know, I know, very David Brent… 769 more words


Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)

Up until earlier this year, if I heard the name Mr. Thompson, I would think of this:

I still think of that and smile of course (easily a Top 5 Simpsons episode) but now I’m also grinning ear to ear thinking about another Mr. 188 more words


A Richard Thompson Chronology: All the Albums 1968 - 2013

As I was drafting an overview of two Richard Thompson albums for an upcoming Album of the Week feature, I pondered my strategy for writing the FURTHER LISTENING section at the end of the post. 1,795 more words

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Art of the Day: Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson
Study-Black Flies, 1994
Oil on canvas
16″ x 20″


Top 5 "T" Artists

With a quartet of posts, I reviewed twice as many ‘S’s than I did with most letters.  Then again, ‘S’ was twice as strong and had more than twice as many albums as most other letters. 294 more words

Kidzz (Richard Thompson)

Deliciously cantankerous musical catharsis: three minutes twelve of spittle-flecked disdain from the ever-magnificent, inexplicably obscure Richard Thompson. Talkin’ ‘bout my generation indeed.