Tag Archives: Music

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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Juxtaposin’: Cultural Appropriation Alert!

Fenster writes: Perhaps you thought James Brown’s famous disrobing-and-falling-down routine was sui generis?  Maybe maybe not.

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Music Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Vince Gill and the legendary pedal steel guitarist Paul Vincent — with backing from Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives — perform Merle Haggard’s wonderfully acerbic-yet-heartrending 1970 tune “I Can’t Be Myself.” Related Gill and Vincent also perform the … 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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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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COLOUR MUSIC

Eddie Pensier writes: Jozef Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski, Kronos 2 (1979), photographed without flash The same artwork, photographed with flash. From COLOUR MUSIC, an exhibit I attended today at the ANU’s Drill Hall Gallery, which “brings together the work of visual artists … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Five

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the fifth episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures; day three touched on the … Continue reading

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