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Good Music

   There is a radio station in my town called, KGUD. Or, as it is intoned, with dramatic pauses in between, Kay-Good.   Good.   Very good.  I don’t listen to the radio as much as in the past. I can control … Continue reading

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Gruppo Sportivo – Rhythm is a Constant Beat.

   The SingleThe late 70s and 80s were a time lost between the expanded vision of the 60s and the approaching, unknown, and, possibly, sci-fi new century. Frank Zappa had set my absurdity antennae twitching and he and a bunch … Continue reading

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Sitar Manifestations

   Minnesota had never heard such a thing. It came from another world. It expanded your mind in a way the accordion never could. It provided instant hipness. You could almost smell the incense. In fact, upon hearing it, the … Continue reading

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No Particular Place to go — Car Crazy

   Drive My Car   The BeatlesThe engine was combustible, just like I felt. Whether it was an old beater or a red GTO, it was going to take me away from the house and out of my parent’s clutches. At … Continue reading

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Rock of Ages — Hymns For All

   Onward, Christian Soldiers  Arthur Sullivan (of G & S fame)As a schoolboy, I attended chapel every day and each day there were hymns. It wasn’t a religious school, but they placed some kind of unspoken value on it by … Continue reading

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Waking Up – First Things First

I try to do it everyday. And, once there, I try to stay that way until it’s time for bed. Coffee is often helpful, but there’s nothing like music to ensure consciousness and to get into an appropriate mood for … Continue reading

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Exile on Main Street

   Ventilator BluesIf I ever need to or want to remember a bit of what I felt like at twenty or if I ever need or want to know what 1972 felt like to me, all I need to do … Continue reading

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