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“You can’t dance in a long dress.” — Tina Turner

I pretty much said what I needed to say about Tina Turner in my review of this year’s documentary Tina. I saw her in concert. I was there, I was present for her rise to total dominance in the culture, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Tina Turner

When John Lennon was 24 years old, he was in the midst of the Beatles’ meteoric rise, and he was not handling it well. He wasn’t a particularly nice person, and – of all the Beatles – his childhood was … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

These women inspire, entertain, challenge, comfort, provoke, or were “there” in my formative years as an inspiration. The list is huge. Below the jump.

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After a long break: Let’s iTunes Shuffle

I work from home. It’s a busy job, lots of meetings and Zoom calls, and then there’s my writing work, as well as family stuff and having a personal life, and in the last 3 months I have been – … 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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Review: Tina on HBO Max (2021)

The HBO Max documentary Tina, on Tina Turner, is overwhelming. I reviewed the film for Ebert..

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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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Rock. Stars.

Keith Richards. Tina Turner. David Bowie.

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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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Soulsville, U.S.A.

After our intense trip to the Lorraine Motel, we made our way to the Stax Museum. We drove through what felt like a pretty rough area. The streets were deserted. Boarded-up storefronts. Much of Memphis felt deserted during our trip, … Continue reading

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