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Making American Football Great Again

I have a confession to make, I didn’t bother watching the Super Bowl, yesterday. In fact, I haven’t watched a pro game all year. I’m not exactly boycotting the NFL although it does tend to offend me. I just don’t care much anymore, maybe I’ve outgrown it. I don’t really know, likely because I haven’t […]

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Tune of the Day – We Live in Troubled Times – Green Day

Agree or disagree with the political leanings of Green Day, it doesn’t really matter. This time around, whether they meant to or not, they took to firing at all sides from the center. Source: Subculture Tune of the Day – We Live in Troubled Times – Green Day

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Great Rendition Of National Anthem On Saxophone

Before the Atlanta Falcons-Seattle Seahawks playoff game in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, they had a unique National Anthem played on the saxophone.  I was skeptical about how it would sound, but it was amazing.  The virtuoso saxophonist was Mike P…

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New Years Eve Sock Hop Saturday

Hey there’s a party today On your way, don’t forget to drive carefully, or Dead Man’s Curve will get you I think even more than Carrie, I miss her mom, Debbie Reynolds. But you had best know how to dance, we don’t allow wallflowers We got time for a bit of dreaming, of course What […]

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O Holy Night

I wanted to give you something for Christmas Eve as we are thinking about the birth of our Saviour. I found I didn’t have much to say, at least that was new or interesting. Most of what I want to remind you has been said, and better than I can, and on this blog, no […]

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Fairy Tales for adults

[This is another one of Jessica’s, from last year. It was a song that I was not familiar with, but I fell in love with it when she presented it. And you know, this year it means even more to me. As I’ve said, I miss Jess’ presence terribly this year and if that weren’t enough, […]

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Going Home

As you read this, I’ll likely be on my way to the airport for my annual trip to the east coast. Yeah, I decided to fly this year rather than spending all that time on the train, while I enjoy it, it begins to pall a bit, so time to do something else. I’ve left […]

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Johnny Cash in London

Well, it’s Saturday, so let’s lighten up and have some fun.     If you enjoy when we do these, do let me know.

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‘Straight No Chaser’ In H-Town

My wife and I saw this awesome music concert in Houston on Sunday afternoon at the Revention Music Center in downtown H-Town.  It was this amazing A Capella singing group which began in Indiana University about 20 years ago called “Straight No Cha…

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Sing Sing Sing – Wonders of New York

Here’s 12+ minutes of good old fashioned fun. Great song, accompanied by a lovely old film showing off New York City. Good stuff! Benny Goodman: clarinet Harry James, Ziggy Elman, and Chris Griffin: trumpets Red Ballard and Vernon Brown: trombones Hymie Schertzer and George Koenig; alto saxophones Art Rollini and Babe Russin: tenor saxophones Jess … Continue reading “Sing Sing Sing – Wonders of New York”

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In the Rear View Mirror (Redux)

Speaking of the UChicago and such things always makes me a bit nostalgic for the Region, and I’m just going to go with it today. It seems we run this article every once in a while, and I like it. As Mary Hopkins sang long ago, “Those were the Days”. Well, it’s been an interesting […]

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The Price of Freedom

Image via Wikipedia I wrote this back in 2012 and I think it’s worth a revisit. Let’s start with a song, shall we: Keep that in mind, we’ll be coming back to it. As I sit here in my office, looking out the window, I can see 7 of the great American migration routes, from […]

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HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY: “BE YOU”

Do you, and be you, because at the end of the day, it’s just you and God.

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HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY: “JOY RIDES”

“Don’t drive down the path of negativity and misery; have yourself a joy ride.”

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HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY: “I REFUSE”

The time to act is now.

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Motown Comes To Jones Hall With The Houston Symphony Orchestra

The fetching Mrs. B and I are really looking forward to go to our home away from home, Jones Hall, home of the Houston Symphony Orchestra on this Saturday, July 16 to watch the four great singers that make up the group “Spectrum” singing our …

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HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY: “LOVE WINS”

No matter what storm you are going through, love will carry you forward.

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Top Gun – Still Flying High after 30 Years

Funny what gets out attention going on subjects sometimes. I fell in love with the American Civil War in elementary school, during the centennial celebration, especially the books by Bruce Catton. As someone said, you could feel the heat, the dust, the boredom, and the horrors of battle in his words. Those legendary armies still, […]

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This Music By Chopin Represents The State Of The Republican Party

On a day [Tuesday], when the birther and 9-11 truther Donald Trump went into full kook mode with his tweeting of a National Enquirer “black helicopter” insane conspiracy theory that Ted Cruz father was part of the JFK assassination, the “wise?” Republi… . . . → Read More: This Music By Chopin Represents The State Of The Republican Party

Bruce Springsteen Honors Prince In Concert

Bruce Sprinsteen and the E-Street band had a big concert on Saturday April 23, 2016 for the opening night of his River Tour 2016 in Brooklyn, NY’s Barclay Center. What the audience didn’t know is what his first song would be.  It was Prince’s…

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