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August 29 in history

708 Copper coins were minted in Japan for the first time.

1350  Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeated a Castilian fleet of 40 ships. 654 more words

Great Blue, Good Blue, Bad Blue: Thoughts About A Joni Mitchell Song

Probably it was inevitable that Joni Mitchell’s album Blue would find its way into one of my essays. That’s because it is one of my all-time favorite records. 1,242 more words

Music

Dinah Washington - Never Let Me Go

Inspired by listening to a radio drama of the dystopian novel of the same name.

Earworms

Pearl's eclectic record collection

Pearl had a killer record collection.

It was vast and included a wide array of musical genres and artists: Mario Lanza, the handsome tenor and favorite son of Philadelphia, Yma Sumac, the exotic Inca princess with a five octave voice, Sérgio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (♫Night and Day), Trini Lopez, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, Broadway show soundtracks (especially of the shows she had traveled to New York to see, like ♫West Side Story and ♫Funny Girl), Franz Liszt’s ♫Hungarian Rhapsodies, André Previn playing ♫Rhapsody in Blue and the singers of the Great American Songbook: Nat King Cole, Mel Tormé, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Billie Holiday (another Philadelphian) and her favorite, Dinah Washington. 197 more words

Movies

The Healing Power of Jazz

Everything that is timeless now has somewhere had a foundation. And when it comes back in jolts, perhaps in the tune of a song or in the dust from old vinyl records, it retains its form. 534 more words

Art