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Update on recording progress
The short answer: “not much” The long answer is that I worked on Catch the Wind for a long time, but I couldn’t get anything out of it that didn’t bore me to tears. Then I went out of town. I … Continue reading
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I feel the eyes of Aesop on me*
I feel exhilarated, nervous, excited, wary, accomplished and hungry (it is past suppertime after all). I spent the afternoon laying down rhythm guitar tracks for seven songs. No, not thinking about doing some songs. Not just talking about it. Actually … Continue reading
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A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn’t deserve such a fine automobile.
I was listening to Car Talk this morning (we miss you, Tom!), and one of the callers said that he had 103 cars in his lifetime. That got my brain gears whirring, and I thought I would reminisce about the series … Continue reading
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It helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow
On my evening walks with Venita, we generally chat about the ebb and flow of the day, the latest pop culture thingy, plans for the future…or, actually, I blather on about stupid shit that comes into my head, and she … Continue reading
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Funny 25 – A New Hope
A long time ago, on a blog far, far away…I began tracking Doctor Demento’s Funny 25. And, lo, I am still trying to do so…but, wait, there is no try. Do or do not! Therefore, here is me do doing. … Continue reading
The 13th Annual “All Weird” Funny 25
Yep, this is the 13th time I’ve recapped the good Doctor’s annual Funny 25 and updated my TOP 100 (or so) DEMENTED HITS (from Funny 25’s). This year it looks like our old pal, Weird Al, has taken over the show. Mr. … Continue reading
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90 Years of “Top 40” Music: All That Jazz (1926-1929)
The way radio worked changed rapidly in the 1920’s. Two things served to organize the landscape of radio and to broaden its reach as a unified force across the country. In 1926, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was formed by … Continue reading
90 Years of “Top 40” Music: It Begins (1925)
On Christmas Eve 1906, wireless radio operators on board ships from the North Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico heard something startling through their headphones. Normally, the radio men would listen through the static for the dots and dashes of … Continue reading
90 Years of “Top 40” Music: Intro.
I have known for a long time about the seemingly seismic shift in music that happened the first time someone dropped the needle on a record of Chuck Berry’s Maybellene in 1955. In my head, people had spent hundreds of … Continue reading
Wait…why is that funny?
A couple of weeks ago, Whiny the Elder and I were flipping around the TV dial when we stumbled upon an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show–one of the best of the early 60’s sitcoms (if not of all … Continue reading
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