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RIP to a True Craftsman

I’m a little late on this one but it was a damn hard one to process. I expected him to be eternal, like Dylan. Then again, smoking a pack or two a day when you’re in your mid-sixties isn’t a … Continue reading

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Anthems, Part V.

It’s party at my frat house, circa Fall ’77. There’s this willowy young woman I’ve being seeing and she’s nestled next to me on one of the couches in the living room. Whoever was manning the turntable was playing party … Continue reading

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Anthems, Part IV.

A while ago I wrote about the need to wander and travel. As Zeppelin songs go, this one is quintessential. Nothing was as grand, as transcendent as this. Lyrically, this song is a bit of a travelogue but yet something … Continue reading

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Anthems, Part II.

I have noted it before in this blog, but I have ADHD. Hell, I even had a shrink tell me “oh, you’re textbook. Can I talk to your wife now?” So I have spent a lot of time beating myself … Continue reading

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Anthems, Part I.

I think I’ll do a theme week for you to chew on while I hack out a new chapter. This is the Kinks “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”. On this live version (from the out-of-print To The Bone) Ray Davies … Continue reading

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