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I Fought the Law --Bobby Fuller Four

Pearl was rebellious.  “I scratched his left arm to get my bag back. During the struggle he hit me on the head and threatened to shoot me with his gun he had inside that he was instructing another guy to get,” she later told the police officer.


The Immigration Debate, Where Extremism Is Mainstream

Although it’s still far too early to make any decisions regarding the Republican party’s presidential nomination, we’re liking Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker better all the time. 749 more words


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Linked to Carpe Diem #694: Experience.  The first thing that came to mind was “Songs of Innocence and Experience”.   And – notice that the grasshopper fought the storm – and the storm won.  15 more words

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The MTP Interview: Terry Manning, Engineer, Producer, Artist

Terry Manning with Guitar, photo by Simon Mott

“Manning is one of the most respected engineers and producers in music history — Led Zeppelin III, the first two Big Star records, Al Green, ZZ Top, the Staple Singers, Albert King, Shakira, Lenny Kravitz, and literally over 100 others have benefitted from his work in either or both capacities.”

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John Mellencamp – Authority Song

He may have been John Cougar or something else in 1983, when this song was made. A #15 Billboard hit, it is an update of… 136 more words


Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law

A man unable to support his wife or girlfriend takes to a life of crime, and probably gets arrested, convicted and jailed. That’s what this story in the song may be about. 141 more words