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Welcome to the 42nd installment of random thoughts, trivial facts. occasional fiction, poetry, haikus, photos, artwork, stories of fleeting fame and dastardly deeds, and videos or tunes that may have caught my attention or fancy of late. As you can see by the picture at the side, I've got dessert on my mind, and in particular...pies.
The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink has this to say about the origin of how pies ended up in America: The surrounding…Continue
That’s what one high-strung son of someone was thinking for the rest of us while pressed up against the barrier leaving just enough breathing room between entertainer and her target audience as March wound down while that inevitable day for April fools waited…Continue
Much bootlegged, these landmark early studio recordings by Lone Justice are finally given an official release.
By December 1983, performing their swashbuckling fusion of punk and country, Lone Justice were consistently playing ‘sold out’ sets in L.A.’s numerous rock clubs. That month Maria McKee (lead vocal, guitar), Ryan Hedgecock (guitar, backing vocal), Marvin Etzioni (bass, backing vocal) and Don Heffington (drums) hunkered down in Suite 16 Studios in…Continue
Posted by Folk Villager on April 13, 2014 at 4:30am
Let me tell you a little about Stace England. Back in 2005 or so, Stace and the boys put out an album titled Greetings From Cairo, Illinois which music critic Greil Marcus put in his Top Ten albums of that year. They followed it up in 2007 with Salt Sex Slaves, another historically apt musical look behind the facade of reality-as-told. (Here is part of the story behind the album, lifted straight off of England's CDBaby page: "…Continue
Posted by Frank Gutch Jr. on April 12, 2014 at 12:30pm
Ah, sweet youth. Time for an update on Blair Dunlop and Ward Thomas, two young British music talents that I have mentioned before on these pages and who are worth keeping an eye on.
Dunlop turned 22 in February. He is a folk-country singer with an impressive musical pedigree (his dad is British folk icon Ashley Hutchings) and who, I have just learned played the young Willie Wonka in Tim Burton's…Continue
Posted by musicJJMG (Jeremy Gaunt) on April 12, 2014 at 9:00am
Slide guitar has long been the most pleasing instrument. That couldn't be more obvious. But only recently did it occur to humankind that the slide guitar might be the most pleasing thing on Earth, period. There is considerable evidence to support this notion. For instance, here are just a few of the things a slide guitar is superior to:
2. Shetland ponies
4. Sophia Loren, circa 1960…Continue