Tag Archives: Music

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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In Praise of Apple Music’s Playlists

Paleo Retiree writes: I signed up with Apple Music warily. I’d read the bad reviews, and I’m one of those people who think that Tim Cook hasn’t got a creative bone in his body. But, hey, I’m immersed in Apple’s … Continue reading

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Lee Hazlewood and “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'”

Paleo Retiree writes: Today I learned that producer/writer Lee Hazlewood urged Nancy Sinatra to sing “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” as if she were “a sixteen-year-old girl who fucks truck drivers.” Friends who know Lee Hazlewood’s work better than … Continue reading

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Small Bluetooth Speakers

Paleo Retiree writes: Currently living out of suitcases in a small, furnished sublet far away from our usual city, my wife and I recently found ourselves craving a speaker. Earphone-listening is great but sometimes it’s fun to share music, and … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: About those bonobos … Women in combat? Great! But there seems to be one small problem … Cool project. Finally, a political cause I can get behind. What to make of the cult of work? Is it possible … Continue reading

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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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