Category Archives: Music

My comments on my favorite music.

While calypso singers laugh at them: Satire in the music of Guyana and the West Indies

Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot Fighting in the captain’s tower While calypso singers laugh at them And fishermen hold flowers – Bob Dylan, from “Desolation Row” The Culture and Style of Calypso. I’ve said plenty about Guyana’s literature. I … Continue reading

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A playlist from Jah

While walking on the beach in Georgetown – along Kingston not far from the Pegasus – a glint in the sand caught my eye. There, half buried, I found a CD labeled by hand with a marker, Jah! Rastafari. Guessing … Continue reading

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A Dylan Groupie Reports on a Weekend of Concerts

A few notes about the Dylan concerts I attended over the weekend. To the best of my recollection, this was my 8th and 9th time seeing Dylan perform and the first time in nearly six years. For my 24th birthday, … Continue reading

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No Other Love

This photograph is from a collection curated by photographer, Sandy Carson, from vintage slides, negatives, and super 8’s she collected (navigate the collection slideshow at the link with the right and left arrow keys). The circa 1950’s collection – in … Continue reading

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Quote for the day: Ray Charles on Jacques Brel

“It takes a very warm person to say the things that this song says. And, you know, it’s plain; it’s not difficult. You don’t have to be a scholar to understand it.” – Ray Charles, interviewed by the French media … Continue reading

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What I brought home from the Harvest

I had the pleasure of attending Harvest Music Festival in Arkansas this month with my wife and a couple of other friends. We camped on the festival grounds and took in three full days of live performances. This was my … Continue reading

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Quotes for the Day: Tech N9ne and Bob Dylan on musical theater

  In order to bring you all this rawness I have learned from earth I hide behind face paint I can be who I want to be And I know its still me But I’m totally free with my face … Continue reading

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