Category Archives: Music

The Night Tripper, R.I.P.

Pancho just called to tell me that Mac Rebennack, aka Dr. John, has died, age 77. Truly one of the greats; he probably performed more different types of music than any of the top New Orleans musicians. (Which is saying … Continue reading

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Light My Fire?

Getting back to my Black Sabbath post from a few weeks ago – it also surprised me that I couldn’t remember ever hearing the name of the group’s drummer, Bill Ward, since I’ve always been one of those people who … Continue reading

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Sabbath Colors

When I started playing music in bars, back at the end of the last century, it surprised me to learn that some of my favorite songs to perform turned out to be those I never had paid any attention to … Continue reading

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La Nouvelle Stuff

Late last night I went to my record shelves and pulled out the third of the Blue Note Decade of Jazz double albums – the one covering 1959 to 1969 – that I got as a review copy way back … Continue reading

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“The Idiot in Question”

I came across a slim book from 2007 in the Bangor library the other day, The Beatles’ Second Album, by Dave Marsh, and read it pretty quickly. It tells the story of, well, the Beatles’ second album – in America … Continue reading

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QFT, Pollution

– Does it make you angry the way man has polluted this planet? “What makes me angry is people planning to do things that will pollute the planet… I look at the planet and all you see is proof that … Continue reading

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“Hi Yo, Stravinsky!”

Many years ago (50, by now?) in Mad, Dave Berg published one of his ‘The Lighter Side of’ cartoons showing two boys watching an orchestra on TV. The conductor tells his young audience, “We’re going to play The William Tell … Continue reading

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