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Penman No. 169: I Saw Them Standing There (Almost)

Penman for Monday, October 5, 2015

I WAS playing Texas Hold ‘Em with a bunch of younger guys a couple of weeks ago in my favorite poker joint and one of them was delivering a spirited rendition of Bruno Mars’ “Nothing on You” (yes, this old fogey knows the singer and the song)—probably to disguise a pair of Kings—and the table talk came around to our preferences in music. 885 woorden meer

Art & Culture

October 5

31 years ago today I embarked on the longest music free period of my entire life.

The occasion was my induction into the US Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio Texas. 330 woorden meer


The Two Of US

You and I have memories, longer than the road that stretches on ahead                              -The Beatles 

Two from one! This is the root of suffering. 430 woorden meer


Weekend Ramble - "Never Let Your Monster Lay Down" and Other Creative Uses of Vinyl

Last weekend, I Rambled about the resurgence of vinyl as a musical medium, listing reasons that vinyl enthusiasts give to justify their preference.  One of those reasons is that vinyl lends itself to more creative packaging (artwork, lyrics, etc.).   878 woorden meer


Rare Beatles Recording Found In Desk Drawer After 50 Years

For the better half of a century, a forgotten recording of arguably the world’s biggest band sat in darkness, undisturbed.

Until this year.

Back in August of 1962, … 231 woorden meer


Once You Have Tasted Flight

For once you have tasted flight
You will walk the earth
With your eyes turned skywards,
For there you have been
And there you will long to return.
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