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Nuclear War in Song

Tweek is a musical genius (where can I find an MP3?) following in the traditional of Sun Ra Arkestra:

Who were covered by Yo La Tengo, complete with a children’s chorus:

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Not Fade Away

Last weekend I had the very great pleasure of seeing Peter Hook and the Light, Slowdive and The Jesus and Mary Chain playing live in a damp field in Birmingham.   728 more words


Thomas Hampton - Man and Manuscript

Hampton MS c1870

About 25 years ago, my grandfather proudly presented me (his only fiddle-playing grandchild), with this unassuming, soiled and torn manuscript which he told me had been compiled by my great-great grandfather, Thomas Hampton. 3,330 more words

Harriet Beecher Stowe in song

When Uncle Tom’s Cabin was first published as a complete novel in 1852, it quickly became a sensation. As with any sensation, there are always plenty of people who want their own slice of the action. 702 more words

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