Carlosfunk

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Date registered: September 5, 2010

Latest posts

  1. Where “A Lot of It” Came From — August 13, 2013
  2. Some thoughts on The Blues on it’s day — August 3, 2013
  3. Blues Guys (and some other people) Need Hats — May 21, 2011
  4. Valdes Days (Daze?) — April 24, 2011
  5. Steve James Workshops and Private Lessons at Blind Lemon’s In March 2011 — February 14, 2011

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  1. Some Commentary on the Medical Experiments in Guatemala in the 40’s — 10 comments
  2. In Search of Balance — 9 comments
  3. Some thoughts on The Blues on it’s day — 8 comments
  4. A watershed advocate in Guatemala respects local economic realities — 7 comments
  5. Steve James Workshops and Private Lessons at Blind Lemon’s In March 2011 — 5 comments

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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

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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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May 21

Blues Guys (and some other people) Need Hats

Call to check the hours, especially on Tuesday.

So with that bland generalized title in mind, I have to tell you about the Bollman Hat Company Outlet.  Now, I was born in Reading and have been coming here to visit my Funk grandparents since I was a little tyker wearing my newsboy caps, and maybe even a similar earlier seersucker tight fitting small brim …

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Apr 24

Valdes Days (Daze?)

I started this article 6 or 7 months ago after weeks of email exchanges with Doris.  It’s sort or appropriate that I’m posting it today, Easter Sunday, because it is a bit of a resurrection….of the article, and of the memories.  This is not about Guatemalan life….it’s about my life.  It’s an overview of a …

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Feb 14

Steve James Workshops and Private Lessons at Blind Lemon’s In March 2011

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Note: Steve James and I will be doing this workshop again next year, on the 5th through 9th of March, 2012.  What a great time to be in Maya Land for the year of the expiration of the Mayan Calender.  I mean, if the world ends on Dec 21, 2012, at least you will have …

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Dec 25

A Christmas Day Poem

Yes, another goofy update, Guate style, on the timeless, tired Classic. Of course I don’t remember this, but family history has it that my father worked with me to memorize this nugget when I was three or four years old and set me up to recite it before the extended family after Christmas dinner at …

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Nov 01

Well, dang, a post about the blues!

Well, it seems like I’ve written about everything except the blues here.  I guess I’m just on about Blind Willie McTell right now.  He seems like one of the most courageous beings in our American History.  Can you imagine being black and blind in the 1930’s, in Georgia, the American South, and stepping out of your …

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Oct 21

Lessons on attachment, exactly like “pulling teeth”

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I just had a molar extracted this week and I think that it’s about the best thing that I’ve done in years.  This tooth had been molesting me for years, or maybe longer.  I don’t know why I wanted to hold on so long but it’s been a great lesson for me.  I was planning …

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Oct 11

A watershed advocate in Guatemala respects local economic realities

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by Muriel L. Hendrix (This article sent to me by a friend, reprinted from The Working Waterfront…..Carlos) AMSCLAE, like Friends of Casco Bay, takes a pragmatic approach to its work, respecting the economic realities of the watershed’s population. Juan Skinner, director of AMSCLAE, The Autoridad para el Manejo Sustentable de la Cuenca del Lago de …

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Oct 04

Some Commentary on the Medical Experiments in Guatemala in the 40’s

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