Category Archives: Music

Our Favorite Things in 2017

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As you will quickly notice, we’re a grouchy, grumpy lot, all of whom are too old to keep up with new things, so this list consists of our favorite things we encountered this year whether or not … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The lyrics, just in case you didn’t know: Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields Sold in the market down in New Orleans Scarred old slaver knows he’s doin’ all right Hear him whip the women … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Here Comes

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Curation: “Rhythm of the Rain”

Paleo Retiree writes: I always think of the song as “Listen to the Rhythm of the Pouring Rain,” and it’s one that, ever since it was released in 1962, has never failed to cast a little spell on me. Thanks … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

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Juxtaposin’: Wang Dang Doodle

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Let Us Now Praise the White Saviors of Black Music

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In a dialogue with fellow New York Times movie critic A.O. Scott, Manohla Dargis criticized the continuing white-centric nature of most Hollywood films: “Sully” is about professionalism and expertise, specifically those of a white hero, which is … Continue reading

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