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The Year of Maradona’s hand of God goal, Cherynobl, the invention of the first laptop and the International Year of Peace. Apparently. Here’s some music… 833 more words

9 Songs

Sunday Morning

Okay, okay, so I jinxed the weather last week by posting summery songs. I’m sorry. Here’s a more accurate reflection of a British summer:

 Madness – The Sun and The Rain… 454 more words

Sunday Morning

Location, Location, Location

B/C Feb 5 2015
Intro:Talking Heads-Cities
1.The Bible-Graceland
2.Richard Thompson-From Galway to Graceland
3.Paul Simon-Graceland
4.John Hiatt-Memphis in the Meantime
5.Marshall Crenshaw-Rockin Around in NYC… 34 more words

Taj Mahal : Cakewalk Into Town

Until very recently I only knew Taj Mahal by name and from his fabulous contribution to Michelle Shocked’s Arkansas Traveler . I am not really the biggest Blues-aficionado but I like some every now and then, especially when it comes to the more rural Folk and Country Blues artists. 28 more words


Michelle Shocked, Secret To A Long Life

Michelle Shocked

Secret To A Long Life

Arkansas Traveler (1992)

I read somewhere that this album is ‘alternative folk.’ I’m not sure what that means. I suspect that it’s a marketing ploy to get people to buy the record but who might not if it were simply described as folk. 402 more words

June 18, 2014 Shockingly Good

“How many songs are on your iPod?” is a question I get fairly often.  I first have to explain that I do not have an iPod, but some other MP3 player.  380 more words

Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection

Had it been anyone else running bare-ass through the 90’s…perhaps, this need not apply.  Yet, I sold my soul to a virtuous brunette and her chains, the repo man and maps forever burning on the side of the ride somewhere slightly passed Scranton, PA. 383 more words