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California Country

Stomp, kick, step, step, step, kick, turn…

I tried to follow the line dance, but Californian style is much different from Texan style.  This was the Electric Slide, which is one I’ve known since I was a teenager, but the stomps and kicks were new to me.   913 more words

'Northern Passages' by The Sadies - Review

Canadian country rockers, The Sadies, have seen a prolific and fruitful career, not only releasing their own material, but also supporting some of the biggest players in American folk and country music, including Neil Young, John Doe and Andre Williams.   1,241 more words



NIGHT by Chris Green

In the middle of the night, Hank hears voices. He is not sure if this is the chatter of revellers coming home from the clubs, blown in on the wind or if Mrs Oosterhuis has left her television on. 2,626 more words

Short Story

Remembering Allen Toussaint

Commemorating the birth of the master. I think that of his more recent recordingThe Bright Mississippi stands as his best, far exceeding his posthumous American Tunes.  69 more words

New Orleans

Nat Hentoff

Says it all — mensch! Too subtle and honest a mind for the regressives

A towering figure in First Amendment and jazz circles, Nat was a hero for the cause of free speech on campus.

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Music and Alzheimer's: Glen Campbell

There are two reasons to check out this documentary on Glen Campbell. First, is his going public about his cognitive decline. The trials and tribulations of Glen and his family will have resonance for anyone who has had experience of caring for a dementia sufferer. 152 more words