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The Chipmunks vs. Chuck Berry

Most people probably think of the song, “In the Mood,” as a quintessential, maybe the quintessential song of the Swing Era, yet it was played only once by any of the five bands that I heard at the recent Big Swing Thing in York, PA. 492 more words

Life Is Interesting

Eulogy

My mother passed away just before Christmas. The following is the eulogy I gave at her Memorial Mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sarasota, Florida on March 24th, 2018. 842 more words

Memoir

First ever gold record ....

Born in 1904 in Iowa, bandleader and musician Glenn Miller inspired the World War II generation. He was one of the most popular bandleaders in the late 1930s and early 1940s with such songs as… 86 more words

This Day In History

The First Time, Again

The other day at work my friend Eric and I were discussing musical moments that had a significant effect on us. The magic of a first hearing was the conversational staple. 1,434 more words

Musings

Glen Miller-Missing in Action

Music legend Glenn Miller’s plane vanished over the Channel without a trace on December 15 1944.

On the day he went missing, Dec. 15, 1944, Miller, an Army major, is believed to have boarded a UC-64A Norseman in Bedfordshire, England, as a passenger. 449 more words

History

Review: David S. Pumpkins - a Smashing Success

Finally something on SNL that wasn’t over-politicized crap 💩. See, the problem with blatant political humor, whether on the left or on the right, is that it often assumes that we are too stupid to get the message. 575 more words

Critic's Corner

Daily Prompt: The Big Band

They said there’d be music

They said there’d be dance

When I looked at the band

I did not think grand.

Tried to make my excuses… 263 more words

Photography