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The Truth About John Henry

May 1866: the first mixed-race jury in Virginia convenes to indict Jefferson Davis (the trial was never completed). On the same day, a man named John Henry stands trial for burglary. 1,902 more words


Classic Blues Albums

12 Days of Blues-Mas | Episode #3

Written by Ross Woods

Choosing a set of classic albums is a very personal thing, something where there’s no right and wrong. 1,071 more words

12 Days Of Blue Christmas

Blast from the Past - Article for the Jewish Daily Forward - Hanukkah Gifts and The American Left

I wrote a piece for The Jewish Daily Forward in November on the subject of Chanukkah. Well, to be honest that was more the narrative vehicle for the point I was trying to make. 103 more words


Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Shining a Light, Keeping Track …

It wasn’t a bad night . Billy Bragg and Joe Henry at the Union Chapel in north London, the second night of the UK leg of their… 658 more words


Just Another Day In Hell 11/3/16

When all of those black metal guys finally arrive they are going to be seriously disappointed to find out that I hate that guttural noisy shit they played. 321 more words

Just Another Day In Hell - Journal/Blog Of Lucifer Jones

Addressing the Trump Cocaine Rumors

Cocaine’s for horses and not for men

Doctors say t’ will kill you but they don’t say when

Ho, ho, honey, take a whiff on me… 468 more words


in the pines

Would’st thou shape a noble life?
Then cast no backward glances
towards the past, and though
somewhat be lost and gone, yet
do thou act as one newborn.”


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