Monthly Archives: November 2014

Go On, Call Him Junior! – Junior Brown

  If Junior’s voice got any deeper, your shoelaces would unravel. His playing has a twang that won’t quit, his guitar has two necks, while he has only one, and his songs reflect the irony and sweetness that’s possible in … Continue reading

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Oh, Rhapsody! – Marcus Roberts

  Possibly the greatest disservice ever done to American music occurred when United Airlines appropriated Gershwin’s, Rhapsody in Blue, for commercial use. They separated it from the world of occasional hearing, fond memory, and the wonderful experience of its signature … Continue reading

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Deep Within The Hard Drive

I have a lot of stuff on my hard drive. In fact, I have a separate hard drive dedicated to music. It holds all. It knows all. It possesses everything. It lies in wait for my wandering attention. It curls … Continue reading

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By Jingo! – Gilbert and Sullivan

Both could and did exist without the other, but together they created something more entirely wonderful than they ever did alone. Sir Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert brought operetta to a new height of musicality, beauty, and goofiness. Melody and … Continue reading

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