Author Archives: Paleo Retiree

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff, formerly Michael Blowhard. Now a rootless parasite on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.

“Reel Injuns”

Paleo Retiree writes: Half-interesting, half-annoying CBC-produced doc, directed and hosted by Neil Diamond, a Canadian Cree, about Hollywood’s treatment of Native Americans; the Question Lady and I caught it recently on Netflix Instant. It’s in the “this topic means a … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Five

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the fifth episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures; day three touched on the … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Four

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the fourth episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures; day three touched on … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Three

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the third episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures. Today we talk about … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Two

Paleo Retiree writes: In this posting, I introduced the inspiring jazz musician and music educator Ned Corman. Ned and I talked about his life as a Pennsylvania farm boy, then as a young musician, then as a student at Eastman … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day One

Paleo Retiree writes: When I was a 14 year old student in Penfield, New York, my school’s music teacher and bandleader died unexpectedly midway through the year. The young hotshot who was brought in to fill the post faced numerous … Continue reading

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“Crazy Wisdom”

Paleo Retiree writes: Doc about Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Tibetan monk who was mostly responsible for bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the west. He was a big figure in the counterculture from the ’60s through the ’80s (he died in 1987 … Continue reading

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