Category Archives: Passages

Something for Thursday

It’s late in the day, almost 6pm, and I still haven’t posted. I wasn’t even sure what to post…and then I see that David Crosby has died. Here are Messrs. Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.   Share This Post

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Something for Thursday: Farewell, Jeff Beck

Sad news from the music world yesterday: guitarist Jeff Beck has died. He had a long and unconventional career, which led to some amazing music-making. This song was my introduction to his guitar work, and it quickly became one of … Continue reading

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“The Great One”

Were I given by some magical being the chance to see a single athlete from history, engaging their sport at the height of their power, my answer would likely come very quickly: Roberto Clemente, “the Great One”, who died in … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

Producer Jules Bass died the other day. If the name isn’t immediately familiar, it’s because people are probably more familiar with his name in the context of his partnership with Arthur Rankin, Jr, known as Rankin-Bass. Those two produced some … Continue reading

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Dame Angela

NBC News, among others, is reporting that Dame Angela Lansbury has died at 96. Lansbury has been a part of my cultural life for just about as long as I can remember. She wasn’t exactly omnipresent, but she just…showed up every … Continue reading

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Hurricane’s End

It wasn’t to be, and today we had to let him go. I’d like to write more about him…but not now. Not today. Today is for coping with a silence that I knew one day would come, and yet shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

I saw Grease when it came out. I was no older than 7. I went with my sister. We were living in Elkins, WV at the time. That was the first time I saw Olivia Newton-John. Now, Newton-John was never a … Continue reading

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“Ninety years ago I was a freak. Today, I’m an amateur.” (David Warner, TIME AFTER TIME)

Actor David Warner has died. Warner was a very prolific actor; bring up his filmography and you’ll be scrolling for quite a while. While he was usually not a lead, he was more than a “character actor”. Warner brought gravity, … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

A break from the “Conversation Songs” series, in honor of actor Ray Liotta, who died today. Share This Post

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Bob Lanier

I remember when we moved to Allegany, NY in 1981, I started hearing the name “Bob Lanier” a lot. He had been, as far as I could tell, a very good basketball player who had attended St. Bonaventure University, where … Continue reading

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