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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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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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Jimmy Reed – Classic!

   Jimmy Reed wrote a lot of songs that are so on the money that it seems like they have been around forever. They’re simple and straightforward and chug along, while he drawls out the vocals and whines on harmonica. … Continue reading

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Sir Doug! – Solid Mover and Texas Tornado.

   Doug Sahm was so rock and roll, he never stopped smiling. From the time of his radio debut at age five, he played anything with strings and had his ears wide open. He was also so Texas, born in … Continue reading

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Endless Summer – Let’s Go Surfing Now!

  In seventh grade, I had a subscription to Surfer Magazine. That might sound normal and healthy, but I lived in Minnesota. The Beach Boys were touting the lifestyle, though back then we didn’t use that term. Actually, we never … Continue reading

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Mistaken Identity – Chance Encounter

The other day I heard a song on the radio.  I tuned in after the song had started, but it sounded like Leonard Cohen.  Spare accompaniment, that low haunting voice, the poetic and evocative lyrics.  He sang of love, the … Continue reading

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Nostalgia and Innocence

A suburban guy growing up in the Fifties and Sixties had the opportunity to hear a lot of music.  My parents had a big box in the living room that played South Pacific, Carmen, and anonymous blasts of classical.  I … Continue reading

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