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The Handmaid's Tale and the Art of Stating (Sounding) the Obvious

I recently finished my second watch of Hulu’s TV series adaptation of The Handmaid’s TaleI’ve been a fan of the book since I read it as a teenager, and it’s something that’s stayed with me; “nolite te bastardes carborundorum” was a phrase that helped me through the bleak aftermath of Trump’s election last year. 1,370 more words

Television

1001 Songs - 1967: Part Two

List Item:  Listen to the 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane

Necessity is the mother of invention and Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane is one of those mothers. 966 more words

In Progress

Fifty Year Friday: John Coltrane; Jefferson Airplane "Surrealistic Pillow"

“One positive thought produces millions of positive vibrations.” — John Coltrane

Coltrane’s left us fifty years ago on July 27, 1967.   He played, improvised, and composed music for a number of essential albums including “Blue Train”, “Bags and Train” with Milt Jackson, “Giant Steps”, “Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane”, “My Favorite Things”, “Live at the Village Vanguard”, “Duke Ellington & John Coltrane”, “Coltrane live at Birdland” with an incomparable version of “Afro Blue”, the one of a kind “John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman” album, and the classic “A Love Supreme.” Also of note is the June 1965 session (released in 1970) as the album “Transition” with the title track being essential to fans of  the music contained in a”Love Supreme.”  There is also music recorded in 1967, released years after Coltrane’s death, that could be classified as Free Jazz including “The Olatunji Concert: The Last Live Recording” recorded on April 23, 1967. 1,354 more words

Jefferson Airplane – The Worst of Jefferson Airplane

I’m sure RCA had a difficult time understanding the title of this first compilation album from Jefferson Airplane. Can’t you see the bean counters sitting around scratching their pointy little  heads saying “worst of … what do they mean by that?”. 70 more words

Q4

The Great Wall of Music: Albums 380-371

  1. Toots & the Maytals – Funky Kingston

If Marvin Gaye did reggae, it would sound exactly like this. But you know what? I dig it. I dig it a lot actually. 1,429 more words

A Serious Man (2009)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –

1) Opening folk-tale scene – better than the entire film. 39 more words

Movies

"Jefferson Airplane - (the Letter) Give Me A Ticket For An Aeroplane (with lyrics)" 

The Letter” is a pop rock song first recorded by the American group … “The Letter” launched Chilton’s career and inspired numerous cover versions. 585 more words

American Music Artists