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September 11th, 2014 · No Comments

As I was dressing at home, I heard excited voices from the TV in the other room. There was something that looked like a disaster movie on, and I switched it off. Twenty minutes later, I was walking through the back door of Laser’s Edge Compact Discs, ready to start the workday. Michael had arrived […]

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Tags: history · music · TV

My South: R is for Road Trip

July 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

I came across an old post (written four-plus years ago, so only old in a relative sense) in which I had constructed a musical playlist to mirror a trip through the South. I couldn’t even recall writing it. Perhaps that’s why I used the word ‘old.’ It followed an imagined road trip out of the […]

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Tags: Fred FM · music · My South: A to Z · postcards

Charlie Rangel ha ha ha

July 16th, 2014 · No Comments

A rare visit today to the Birmingham Barnes & Noble (by virtue of being near my doctor’s office) was cut short due to the introduction of St. Paul and the Broken Bones on their sound system. I couldn’t get out of there quickly enough. I swear, that belly-flopper of a lead vocalist wants to be […]

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Tags: music · My Eye

one hell of a bass response

July 9th, 2014 · No Comments

I walk into work Monday and before I can even log in to the store system, three people have stopped me to ask what I think of the New Refrigerator in my department. New Refrigerator? I ask. IT HAS A STEREO BUILT IN! they each swoon, wide-eyed, slack-jawed. Indeed, our Whirlpool representative is on site, […]

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Tags: music · My Eye

Screenings: Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

June 6th, 2014 · No Comments

John Ford’s epic, stretched so three-hours thin that Alex North’s bombastic score bludgeons holes right through it.

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Tags: film · music · Screenings · Twitter

the lingering sounds of shoes shuffling on hardwoods

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Nearly every band that played at our San Diego high school dances in the mid-’70s tried their hand at Steely Dan’s “My Old School.” Everyone would scream and holler when the song began because, well, it was about OUR school, of course (why not, right?), and we were either willfully ignoring the fact that one-half […]

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Tags: music · My Eye

Screenings: Lust for Life (1956)

July 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Exhausted, so working my way through the @nytimes “1,000 Best Films Ever” list. So far today, two real duds: Lust for Life and Silk Stockings. Lust is so comically overwrought, I expected Kirk Douglas’ Van Gogh to morph into one of Lon Chaney Jr’s monsters. Just bad. The theme music for Lust for Life sounds as […]

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Tags: film · music · Screenings · Twitter

The Silver Seas playlist

July 18th, 2013 · No Comments

This is calming me lately, and I think you will enjoy it, too. Thank you, Daniel.

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Tags: music

Sing Me the Songs CD

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

It’s been ages since I bought a new CD. Today I got the new concert tribute to Kate McGarrigle, “Sing Me the Songs,” and it is killing me. Anna McG, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Emmylou, Teddy Thompson, Norah Jones, Richard Thompson, Antony…many more, and it sounds so great to hear terrific song interpreters singing such […]

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Tags: Facebook · music

Fred FM playlist: 12 May 2013 “Mother’s Day redux”

May 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Approximate playing time: 72 minutes.

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Tags: Fred FM · music