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R.I.P., Chuck Barris

ABC, which apparently can’t think up new things to try on its air, is bringing back “The Gong Show.” It will join the alphabet network’s stable of semi-successful reboots, which includes “$100,000 Pyramid,” “Match Game,” “Celebrity Family Feud” and “To Tell The Truth,” all renewed for another season. 455 more words


True . . .

I have been thinking a lot about music lately. I LOVE listening to music and do so all day while working. I grew up listening to all kinds of music. 673 more words


The Diamonds, "Little Darlin'"

Ah, “Little Darlin’.”  The first note flies and I’m instantly transported –  not in the past,  not in bowels of hopes that never will be- just somewhere freakin’ awesome. 135 more words


Philip Kaveny

Poetry Class Preparation 02/22/2017

Dr. Pace “Everything Is Everything”

Lauryn Hill

I am sitting at a computer prepping for Dr. Pace’s poetry class in my office at Hedgehog & Otter Internet Bookseller in Bunbury Place in Eau Claire WI, which is in the one million square foot former headquarters complex of the of the, closed in 1993, Uni Royal Tire Plant.   636 more words

Phil Kaveny

The Beatles, American Bandstand, and the Invention of the Reinvention

Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles! Seventy-three million American television viewers listened with varying degrees of hysteria as Ed Sullivan bellowed those words in February 1964, not quite aware that he was introducing a new era in music history rather than the latest rock ‘n’ roll fad to hit American shores. 1,116 more words

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Portrait of Harold

I was fortunate enough to see and hear Harold playing guitar at the Martin Luther King Day event with his band Blue Breeze Band‎.  They were professional, inspirational, lyrical as well as entertaining. 275 more words


80's Mania Mondays: Brothers In Arms

Usually for 80’s Mania Mondays, I focus on one song from the decade, but today I thought I would put the spotlight on one of the best albums from that era. 536 more words