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“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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Naked Lady of the Week: Veronika Zemanova

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: How to describe a young guy’s impression of Veronika Zemanova upon first running across the Bohemian beauty in the 1990s? The word “wow” will probably suffice. Looks-wise, she was like a combo of Geena Davis and Brigitte Bardot, but with … Continue reading

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Wimmin Singin Wednesday

Fenster writes: I nice contrast; earthy/airy, dark/light, experience/innocence, Maria Bethania/Gal Costa.  Sonho Meu.

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Monday Prog Selection: Van Der Graff Generator Live on Belgian TV

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Last time we had Genesis, and now again from Belgian TV, it’s Famous Charisma label mates Van Der Graff Generator, led by frontman Peter Hamill. One of the few from the era to stick to it’s guns, … Continue reading

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Shucks

Fenster writes: For the second time in a week, access to UR over a public wifi network has been blocked.  Different wifi providers: one on a bus, one in a coffee shop. Both mentioned the reason, however.

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Thursday Pop Selection: Talk Talk, I Believe in You

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Wow, I’ve been so flooded with applicants for the New Lady Barken that I’ve barely had a moment to myself! Looks like we blew almost all the way through the week without a music feature, so by … Continue reading

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“Sorcerer”

Paleo Retiree writes: William Friedkin’s 1977 metaphysical action-adventure film had an almost ludicrously unhappy initial release. Although it was widely anticipated and was one of the biggest productions of its era, the critics were hard on the film, finding it overbearing and … Continue reading

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Sunday Jazz Selection

Fenster writes: A cover of Footprints, a Wayne Shorter tune, by John Goodwin and the Appetizers.   Recorded live in 1990. Goodwin, bass player, band leader and my cousin, sadly passed away a few months ago.  This embed is from … Continue reading

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Friday Music Wildcard: African Primitive Guitar

Sir Barken Hyena writes: If proof were needed that any human soul can be the vessel for brilliant music, here it is, a self-made original of the highest order. Enjoy!

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NPR and Unspoken Assumptions

Fenster writes: If you have a little over four minutes to spare, take a listen to the sound file below.  It is snipped from an NPR podcast entitled Pop Culture Happy Hour.  The full series is available for download for … Continue reading

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