Category Archives: Music

The Shock of the Old, when New

Fenster writes: I am second generation German and third generation Swedish but I grew up in New England in the Fifties and Sixties so it was inevitable that I would have a third identity, just below the level of the … Continue reading

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Music Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve always loved this album.

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Sir Barken’s Vinyl Review: The Spawn of Minimalism

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Today I listened to some records that all in various ways reflect the influence of 50’s and 60’s minimalism. And by that I mean first the minimalism of the graphic arts but also the later musical minimalism … Continue reading

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YouTube Find Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: A fun clip of Professor Longhair, great musician and awesome style icon.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The elevator and mailbox in the lobby of the famous Brill Building. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Marty Stuart

Paleo Retiree writes: I’m pretty sure I’d never heard of Marty Stuart until very recently, but in the last month I’ve become a huge fan. Stuart is a country-western singer/songwriter/performer/photographer in the keeper-of-the-flame mode, and I think he’s terrific. He … Continue reading

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Monday Klassic Musik: Joni Mitchell / Black Crow

Sir Barken Hyena writes: In the way of musical influences on le Barken, Joni Mitchell certainly looms large. At first, this seems a surprise. Why would a space and drug music addict like me have a good word for this weepy, introspective … Continue reading

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