Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 13

Where “A Lot of It” Came From

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When I was in college I discovered the Lovin’ Spoonful and their kind of music.  I’d loved the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, but somehow these guys were different and special to me.  If John Sebastian, the band leader, was wearing broad stripped shirts and funky little wire rims, that’s what I wanted to sport …

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Aug 03

Some thoughts on The Blues on it’s day


Well yeah I know, there’s a day for just about everything.  There’s probably a day for bi-polar one-legged unmarried groundhogs.  But today, of all possible things, is International Blues Music Day.  And, I’ve noted, New York City is the host city for this year’s inaugural event.  When I looked at the poster for the proposed …

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