Category Archives: Music

Earworm Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Movie Clip Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Miriam Hopkins and Claudette Colbert sing “Jazz Up Your Lingerie” from Ernst Lubitsch’s THE SMILING LIEUTENANT (1931).

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Friday Ethno-Music Selection: Jali Nyama Suso

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Representing the vast Griot tradition West African of epic poetry, we have this master (“Jali”) of the 21 string Kora. From Wikipedia: “The West African griot is a troubadour, the counterpart of the medieval European minstrel… The griot … Continue reading

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“Get On Up”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Get On Up,” the recent biopic about funk legend James Brown, tries to break all the rules. In this sense it’s a bit like Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There,” which treated the life of Bob Dylan … Continue reading

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Earworm Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Sometimes a song runs through your head all day and it drives you crazy. Other times you don’t mind at all.

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Juxtaposin': Shakin’ It

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Our Favorite Things from 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: For approximately the 14th year in a row my pop music taste slid into middling mediocrity, but I’m perfectly OK with that. I long ago abandoned caring about or following new music. I loved The Black Keys’ “Turn … Continue reading

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