Category Archives: Music

Juxtaposin’: Two Waltzes

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Curation: Van Morrison

Paleo Retiree writes: Did you notice the other day that Van Morrison received a Knighthood? As someone who has spent countless hours being charmed and transported by his music — Sir Van has been to me what Bob Dylan has been … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Silly Love Songs

Blowhard, Esq. writes: During the nineteen seventies, when I was writing rock criticism and pop songs, and playing music, I used to wonder why there were so many love songs. More specifically, I wondered why ninety percent of the pop songs … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Housework

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Music for a Political Blizzard

Fenster writes: WUR, the songs you like to hear. If you want real good plain old fashioned blizzard music, Blowhard Esq. is spinning a nice track on his show.  Baby, it’s cold outside.  Here, it’s Politics Saturday and this goes … Continue reading

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Music for a Blizzard

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As this delicate, SoCal-born-and-raised boy endures his first East Coast blizzard, I’ve been forced to retreat to my Happy Place. “Getz/Gilberto,” which lives up to its reputation — the album is sly, seductive, and transporting — can … Continue reading

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“Janis: Little Girl Blue”

Paleo Retiree writes: Even though my wife and I have watched a few other docs about Janis Joplin — many of the sources, interviewees and anecdotes here were awfully familiar to us — we still enjoyed this new one, directed by Amy … Continue reading

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