Category Archives: Music

Linkage: Whiteness is the Worst Edition

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Yesterday The Independent published an anonymous article entitled “White Men Should Never Hold Elected Positions In British Universities Again.” It appears they have taken it down, but someone at reddit helpfully preserved this charming bit lefty self-flagellation: University is … Continue reading

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A Night on the Town in Manhattan: November 1963

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Quite a list of choices. Although, as someone pointed out, this occurred the week after Kennedy’s assassination, so I’m sure some of these events were cancelled.

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Doesn’t matter that it’s ultimately complimentary and sympathetic to Ms. Davis, the lyrics and Jagger’s black accent would render it verboten. Got a sweet black angel, Got a pin up girl. Got a sweet black angel, Up upon … Continue reading

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Notes on “Always for Pleasure”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This Les Blank documentary, focused on the Mardi Gras traditions of New Orleans, is a zesty and clamorous memento mori, but it’s also a vision of America (and life) that in its breadth, color, and immediacy … Continue reading

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Hardy Earworms Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Weekend Read

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Our friend Lloyd’s final project before his death was an adaptation of a spec script he wrote during his Hollywood days that has just been published on Kindle: Las Vegas in the 1950s — a glamorous black chanteuse . … Continue reading

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Earworm Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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