Category Archives: Music

My comments on my favorite music.

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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Quote for the Day: Hannah Montana on Verlaine and Rimbaud

Relationships have all been bad. Mine’ve been like Verlaine’s and Rimbaud. Miley Cyrus’s cover of “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” stands out as a surprise highlight on the new Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan … Continue reading

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The Deafening Noise and Transient Joys of Las Vegas

Many people take a side trip from Las Vegas to visit the Grand Canyon. So I can’t be the first to comment on the jarring juxtaposition of ephemeral, glitzy, often tacky and ever-changing Vegas with a desertous, majestic, inhumane canyon carved from … Continue reading

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