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The Arts Seen in NYC (The Divine Patti LuPone Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town last weekend to catch one thing and another and say, it was swell. First, of course, there was crosstown traffic, which takes roughly 30 minutes to navigate. Official Campaign … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Wishbone Ash Rockpalast ’76 Edition)

Let’s stipulate (as they say on Law & Order) that Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash was one helluva lead guitarist. Then let’s enjoy this Rockpalast Cologne gig in 1976 (especially Time Was and Blowin’ Free 59:40-1:14:18).     Channeling Amazon, … Continue reading

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Vin Scully Celebrations: Globe 1, Herald 0

Vin Scully, the legendary 85-year-old broadcaster who has called Los Angeles Dodgers games for lo, these last 64 years, has just re-upped for 2014, and the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy paid tribute to him in Sunday’s edition. Vin Scully simply the best … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Carr Stalled Out Edition)

The hardwatching staff is a little late to the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight this week, but hey – we were distracted by Rafael Nadal’s epic dismantling of Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinal (and subsequent dispatching of David Ferrer … Continue reading

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NYT: Fender (Mind) Bender

From the Sunday New York Times Business section: Aiming To Stay Plugged In Fender Is Juggling The Fickle Tastes of Musicians and Wall St. IN 1948, a radio repairman named Leo Fender took a piece of ash, bolted on a … Continue reading

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DNC/Romney Slapfight

In response to Mitt Romney’s ridiculously misleading new TV spot attacking Barack Obama, on the American economy, the Democratic National Committee has posted this video on the web:   The DNC video has generated 9,678 views as of post time, vs. … Continue reading

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Hey Guy, Where You Goin’ With That Mike In Your Hand?

Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz is a music enthusiast with a wide range of interests, which are reflected in the segments he does on his weekly NPR programs. Yesterday’s show included a story about the Monterey Jazz Festival … Continue reading

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Acid Test (Owsley Stanley Obit Division)

Owsley “Bear” Stanley, legendary LSDealer to the counterculture stars of the 1960s, died on Sunday at age 76. Depending on which obituary you read, Stanley “was a prolific LSD producer” or “made and supplied the LSD that fueled acid rock … Continue reading

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