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Something for Thursday

CCR: Here’s what I don’t understand about this song: “It was down in Louisiana, just about a mile from Texarakana.” Huh? According to what I’ve found on Google, Texarkana is roughly 35 miles away from the Louisiana state line. (Although … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

A film music suite from the movie Miracle, about the “Miracle on Ice” hockey game at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. That game was played 44 years ago today. Wow. For more on that game, please check out Sheila O’Malley’s amazing … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

‘On one rainy night in Tokyo, three strangers experience solitude from three unique perspectives.’ That’s the description of this short film, Tokyo Solitude, which YouTube’s algorithm offered up for me the other day. I found this utterly captivating; the imagery is … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday: Happy Birthday, John Williams!

John Williams turns 92 today…and he’s still working. In his honor, let’s listen to some of his work! Williams won a Grammy just the other night for this: “Helena’s Theme” from Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. It’s a typically gorgeous … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

Phil Collins turned 73 the other day. Collins no longer performs due to age and health reasons, which is very sad…but there was a time when he was ubiquitous to a staggering degree. From the mid-80s to around 2000 or … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday: Robert Burns Edition

Robert Burns, the great poet troubadour of Scotland, was born this date, 1759. For a basic primer on Burns, this article is a good place to start. For some true appreciation, though, skip the basic intro and go right to … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

In honor of the 40th anniversary the other day of the great rock album 1984 by Van Halen, here is…Van Halen! This song was my intro to the group.

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Something for Thursday

And now, Creedence Clearwater Revival.  

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Something for Thursday

From John Williams’s score to Nixon: “The 1960s: The Turbulent Years”. I’ve been remembering Oliver Stone’s fascinating reinterpretation of history in this movie ever since I heard of Henry Kissinger’s death. I wrote about the film years ago, and honestly I … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

Another item that makes me think of Mom.  

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