Category: music

For Those Who Think And Feel: Neil Peart (1952-2019)

Ghost Rider by Neil Peart

Neil Peart was in touch with some reality beyond the gilded cage.

This Time Tomorrow: July 3, 1776

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Today we hoist a Button Gwinnett for bittersweet but necessary departures.

You’re Not My Father, Queensryche

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“Silent Lucidity” would be such a great song if “Comfortably Numb” didn’t already exist and I didn’t understand English.

#Problematic! Drilling Down “The Street Where You Live”

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Perhaps Eliza reasoned that a man who speaks redundancies would lack precision elsewhere.

Oz Never Did Give Nothing to Moulty: A Bucketa Massachusetts Accents

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The Massachusetts accent isn’t achieved simply by dropping an R.

The True Protest Is Beauty

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I would like to make the righteous protests of my future beautiful ones.

Tucumcari Tonight: Lowell George’s “Willin'”

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Why Weed, Whites, And Wine are integral to long-distance relationships

50 Years Ago Tonight: A Killer Lineup, Plus the Beatles, at Dodger Stadium

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A half century ago today, the other bands on the Beatles’ Dodger Stadium bill were just as interesting.

What’s A Few Sharks Between Bombs?

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Great shipwrecks of the 20th century:
1. The U.S.S. Indianapolis
2. The Edmund Fitzgerald
3. Watership Down/The Ark of the Covenant

Remembering A Time When the Whole Human Race Was Not Jazzing for Blue Jean

Also, “Life On Mars?” was originally titled “Life in France?”