Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Coping with Bromides and Brian’s CD

Lot of unknowns all around me and I thought mini-books on fear and grief might help. Verdict still out on them but not on my friend Brian’s annual holiday CD.

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Bluff your way in the Rock Business

A very thin book that could be read cover-to-cover at stoplights on the way home from the library with a surprising amount on UK pensions in 1996 from a guy who get can get colonoscopy in a song*.

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Latest Record Project

Variety noted that Van Morrison’s “new release, the double album ‘Latest Record Project, Vol. 1,’ spans over two hours and consists of a series of bizarre rants and blues numbers that criticize millennial culture, Facebook, the mainstream media, psychiatrists, judges and, with no apparent irony, people who bitch.” They list what they see as the “10 craziest lyrics” from the album* all of which I saw as the sanest ‘rants’ I had come across in some time. A search for the CD was fruitless but luckily piratebay.org and youtube came through.

Tracks in order:

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Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust

Also a movie directed by the Thelma & Louise screenwriter the book fleshes out female bonding, in this case between Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, and living happy lives even if today’s dadgum political police might not approve.

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Doing Rude Things Without Getting Killed or Caught

Decades ago I remember seeing this bit of business from the Living Together segment of The Norman Conquests with Dame Penelope Wilton and wondering if I would ever get to that point.
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Pretty close as below are excerpts from two books (both with lots of pictures interspersed) I bought impulsively years ago and have finally gotten to.

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Getting Over Cohen…..and Clinton

Simultaneous to Donald Trump being elected president Leonard Cohen died.

I must have been around sixteen when I got those first three Leonard Cohen albums from the bargain bin at Two Guys for a dollar each and only yesterday I downloaded his last set of songs so this SNL tribute was quite moving…
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But as a 9/11-style elegy to a Hillary Clinton presidency?  Not so much.
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