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Back To The Dog Days Of Summer

Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere have arrived at serious summertime now that the Dog Days are in progress. This is the eagerly anticipated or the dreaded time of year that sunshine and heat rule the land. Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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The Beatles And India

Yesterday, the clerk at the thrift store in Wayne, Nebraska was testing an old boom box stereo unit to make sure the thing worked before putting it up for sale. He placed “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” into the … Continue reading

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The Times They Are A Changin’

1964 was a watershed year in the history of the United States.  The division between the status quo and the anti-establishment became more obvious.  The Vietnam War continued to heat up and became an even more contentious event at home … Continue reading

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Something About Dolly Parton

Music directors sometimes say that Dolly Parton’s music falls into the archival category called “evergreen”. Basically, that means the product or message is appropriate nearly anywhere and anytime.  Her music certainly seems ageless. Ever since her first commercial release, a … Continue reading

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Bennett’s Vintage Book Of Paintings (Review)

The slightly oversized book jutted out from the others on the shelf.  I recognized the famous face and the name “Tony” partially hidden by the adjacent books.  Right away, I knew the volume was coming home with me. The first … Continue reading

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Tommy’s Tuba Tracks

I like to listen to musicians who are synonymous with their chosen instruments.  Carlos Santana on guitar, Yehudi Menuhin with violin, Harry James on trumpet, or Rachel Laurin on pipe organ. Who comes to mind when you think of the … Continue reading

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Leon Russell’s Birthday

I fell in love with the music of Leon Russell in 1972.  I came across his then new album “Carney” in the stack of playlist music at the campus radio station one night.  As I prepared my late night, progressive … Continue reading

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