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Isaac Hayes’ Cadillac

It circles in its own room at the STAX Museum in Memphis (something you should definitely check out if you go to Memphis). The interior has white fur details. It is one of the most outrageous things I’ve ever seen … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Merle Haggard

“There were so many things I loved about the thirties. I could find many reasons for wanting to live back there. Such as trains was the main method of travel, the glamour of trains always appealed to me. And America … Continue reading

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Busy Week Shuffle

It’s been a busy week. Family stuff, work stuff, projects long-term and short. I am working hard to keep the stability going, in the midst of so much flux and change. So far so good. Here are the tracks that … Continue reading

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Hear Dublin Roar

Metallica singing “Whiskey in the Jar” to a jumping thrashing crowd in Dublin. Mad hat tip to Thin Lizzy. Listen to that crowd singing in unison.

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Tick-Tock Shuffle

The clock winding down on the two new babies arriving in my family this month. Very exciting. I am juggling three jobs right now, and doing pretty well with it. My sleep is good, my moods are good, and I’m … Continue reading

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Stop For a Little Shuffle

“The Road to Shamballa” – When a Shuffle starts off with Three Dog Night, one gets excited. That guitar underneath, it’s so simple, the repetition, beautiful. “Rock of Ages” – Def Leppard. Hahaha. Awesome. “That’ll Be the Day” – Buddy … Continue reading

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“And I’m not sad and just maybe / I’m to blame for all I’ve heard…”

Today is Kurt Cobain’s birthday. He would have been 47. Excerpt from Cobain’s journal: In the summer of 1983 … I remember hanging out at a Montesano, Washington Thriftway when this short-haired employee box-boy, who kind [of] looked like the … Continue reading

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The Books: Mainlines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader; “Bring Your Mother to the Gas Chamber!”, by Lester Bangs

Next up on the essays shelf: Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, by Lester Bangs In 1972, Lester Bangs went to a Black Sabbath show in Detroit, to soak up the vibe, observe the fans, … Continue reading

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The Books: Mainlines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader; “Your Shadow Is Scared of You: An Attempt Not to Be Frightened by Nico”, by Lester Bangs

Next up on the essays shelf: Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, by Lester Bangs A gorgeous and crazy piece about Nico’s album The Marble Index. I am a huge Nico fan, and so is … Continue reading

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“What’s the secret?” “I think the secret is observation.”

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