Tag Archives: Buddy Holly

Commute iPod Shuffle

Those buildings are reflecting the dying gleams of the sunset. With the moon soaring above. I just stood there staring for about 15 minutes. And it was freezing. Been a while since I’ve done one of these. My life, my … Continue reading

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February 3, 1959: The Day the Music Died

Buddy Holly was #13 on Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Artists list, and John Mellencamp wrote a very touching couple of paragraphs about Buddy Holly as the ultimate hillbilly, and how important that was: I was just a little kid when … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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Autumn Shuffle

“Jambalaya” – Hank Williams. Classic. That steel guitar wandering around in the background. My old friend Pat McCurdy used to play this song at his shows (I’m sure he still does). There was something so charming about being in a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Buddy Holly

Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly, Grand Central Station, 1959 Buddy Holly on Arthur Murray Dance Party, December 29, 1957 Buddy Holly on the Ed Sullivan Show, December 1, 1957 Buddy Holly’s career was tragically short. Signed to Decca in 1956, he … Continue reading

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6-State Shuffle

I headed north into the wilderness for some necessary time off. Off the grid (well, except for Instagram). The drive is long and boring: interstates all the way. Hot muggy weather outside, nice AC in the car, and 5 hours … Continue reading

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Sick-Bed iPod Shuffle

I had surgery on Saturday. My mother’s been here helping me. Hopefully my health problem is now solved. Fingers crossed, y’all, I’ve been living with this horrible situation since 2013. And I already had surgery for it in 2010. It … Continue reading

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Snowy March iPod Shuffle

The last month has represented a Revolt of the Machines. My printer bit the dust. My computer did as well and I am currently working on a laptop with a completely wiped hard drive and I need to have it … Continue reading

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Close Readings: A QA with Greil Marcus About The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll In Ten Songs

Greil Marcus’ latest book is The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs, a non-chronologically-ordered eccentric book, focusing on 10 songs that Marcus has chosen for his own reasons (reasons which he went into in the QA below). Part … Continue reading

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Solstice iPod Shuffle and Some Personal Snapshots

— Part of managing my mental health is managing sleep. I had a rough winter in that regard and have been working hard to course-correct. I bought a sleep mask at Bed Bath & Beyond which has really helped. I … Continue reading

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