Tag Archives: Metallica

Happy Birthday, James Hetfield

Here’s my review of Through the Never, the 3-D concert film – plus concept film – starring Metallica. I’m really proud of that review. This clips haunts me. It looks like the world is ending, or a new world is … Continue reading

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Sláinte! Metallica “Whiskey in the Jar,” Dublin, 2006: “Hear Dublin Roar!”

An exhilarating performance of the unofficial Irish national anthem. For St. Paddy’s Day. Not “Patty’s” you philistines.     Thank you so much for stopping by. If you like what I do, and if you feel inclined to support my … Continue reading

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My New Life Music Shuffle

This has been going on for two months. It’s been a very busy and yet very strange time. Lots more driving than I normally did in my “old” life. Music has helped me stay grounded.

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Dog Days of Covid Summer Shuffle

Strange times all around. I’m quarantining in Rhode Island with Hope. I’ve been here for a couple of weeks now. Everything in limbo. Here’s the music that’s accompanied me over these weeks. Shuffled up. Appropriate to the chaos of the … Continue reading

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Winter/Spring iPod shuffle: I find doing these relaxing

“Look What They’ve Done To My Song” – Miley Cyrus. Every song in “The Backyard Sessions” has a purity of emotion and expression that GETS to me. “Jordon River” – The Raunch Hands. In my parents’ record collection. We were … Continue reading

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Holiday iPod Shuffle

“Mr. Harris” – Aimee Mann. Every time I hear women being judgmental about older men dating younger women – and I hear it all the time – I think of … well, my own life. My greatest love was 13 … Continue reading

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End of summer iPod shuffle

I’ve had a hectic summer, and have been job-hunting, with little-to-some success. I’m going on a trip in September, a trip I’ve wanted to take for … 20 years? … so job-hunting while I have this huge thing looming is … Continue reading

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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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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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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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