Tag Archives: Music

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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Britney/Peggy

Paleo Retiree writes: Which do you find sexier? Britney’s new one: Or this old Peggy Lee perf: And why do you find one sexier and/or more pleasing than the other?

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“Sana”

Paleo Retiree writes: I love this ultra-exultant dance track from the soukous star Kanda Bongo Man. There’s enough genius guitar and bass work in it to send a fan soaring clear into the next century. Here’s another happy Kanda Bongo Man track:

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