Monthly Archives: December 2013

Too Many Official Bullies

Outrage at JFK as Customs Men Smash a Musician’s Instruments  

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Devastating Drought Continues to Plague California

This is getting serious, folks.  The forests around my old home in the Colorado Rockies are dry, dessicated.  They used to be palpably alive, rich.  It is beyond sad to see their present condition.  Will it happen in the Sierras?  … Continue reading

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The Nightingale, Colleen Raney, Here This is Home

I had the pleasure of seeing Colleen Raney at the KMVR Celtic Festival this year. Is it my Celtic blood? Simple, beautiful traditional songs like this turn me into a wet rag. I’d like to have a little more self-control, … Continue reading

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Avi Avital performs Bulgarian folk tune – Bucimis (or, Now for Something Completely Different)

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Del Shannon Runaway; or, Let’s Not Forget to Have Fun

Del Shannon (1934-1990) Lousy video quality but interesting video. I know it’s a show, but those people look like they are really having fun! Song from 1961. I think this video may be from 1965. I am acutely aware of … Continue reading

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Alfred Einstein

The other Einstein was born on this date in 1880 and died in 1952. Alfred Einstein, musicologist, Mozart expert, etc. For those who are “into” classical music, his name is very familiar. (He seems to have been a distant relative … Continue reading

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Bird Fishing

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