Tag Archives: Music

“Glenn Gould: Hereafter”

Paleo Retiree writes: Meditation/reflection from 2005 on the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould by the filmmaker and television producer Bruno Monsaingeon, who knew Gould well and worked with him often. Probably not the movie for newcomers to Gould to start with, … Continue reading

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Music Du Jour: Brook Benton’s “Hotel Happiness”

Paleo Retiree writes: From 1965 on Hollywood A Go Go, here’s an elegant, unforced yet sexy, very masculine groove that I really adore. First, check out the suit Brook Benton is wearing, as well as how he wears it. It’s understated yet … Continue reading

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Music Du Jour: Delbert McClinton

Paleo Retiree writes: Back at my other blog I wrote a posting about the genius of Delbert.

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Music Du Jour: Traffic

Paleo Retiree writes: The English rock band Traffic formed during the druggiest of the drug years of the mid and late ’60s and, probably not coincidentally, experienced a super-checkered history, with members joining up and falling out, substance-abuse problems, ego … Continue reading

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Music Du Jour: James McMurtry

Paleo Retiree writes: One of the commenters on the clip writes “Bo Diddley meets Bob Dylan,” and I certainly can’t do any better than that. Related I get more lit fict-style pleasure out of McMurtry’s music than I do out … Continue reading

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It Was the ’70s …

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Another Era

Paleo Retiree writes: The way it used to be: A more recent staging of the same tune: Fun fact: Bob Crewe, the man behind this wonderfully arousing music — as well as behind rockin’ performances by the Four Seasons and … Continue reading

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yeah baby

Glynn Marshes writes: I read Pamela Des Barres’ memoir, “I’m With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie” shortly after it was published in the mid-80s. Here’s a new interview with her that’s a fun read and which includes her reflections … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys’ Second Studio Album: Surfin’ U.S.A.

Sax von Stroheim writes: The colonization of the imagination of the American Teenager: if everybody had an ocean, then everyone would be living the California dream. Question: Does it matter that they were just capitalizing on a fad? That they … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys’ First Album: Surfin’ Safari

Sax von Stroheim writes: This is the New Journalism: they are reporters; they are actors. They catalog the rituals of Early 1960’s Southern California Teenage Life; they tell us where it’s at: “At Rincon they’re walking the nose.” And because it … Continue reading

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