Tag Archives: Music

  • Real Love, From Jody

    Posted on July 1, 2015 by admin in Popular Culture.

    Sometimes, it is okay to go all fanboy. Gonna do that right now…  

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  • Music on My Mind

    Posted on March 23, 2011 by admin in Popular Culture.

    For those who are not long time readers, I have mentioned my retreat into music in prior blog entries.  I grew up in Central Illinois with seasonal allergies that made breathing outside a problem several months of the years.  Imagine being allergic to pollen and dust and growing up in a small town surrounded by […]

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  • Michael Jackson—Modern Heretic

    Posted on July 15, 2009 by Alvaro Vargas Llosa in Popular Culture.

    Michael Jackson—Modern Heretic July 15, 2009Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—Although I do not entirely rule out having tried to imitate his moonwalk on a moving skateboard in my earlier years, I was more fascinated by Michael Jackson’s public persona than by his lyrics, videos or eclectic version of rock music. He was a modern heretic, something that […]

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  • Feeling His Pain

    Posted on May 15, 2008 by admin in Popular Culture.

    Wil Wheaton on crying hey man this is babylon :  See, this is why the loss of Tower Records is going to seriously hurt a generation of young artists, because it was in a Tower Records that I found all of these things. Sure, it's great to have the convenience of buying and instantly downloading […]

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  • Too long the songs have been silent… Too long the strings have been still

    Posted on December 18, 2007 by admin in Popular Culture.

    Sadly, musician and songwriter Dan Fogelberg passed away on Sunday after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer.  His official website posted this message for fans: “Dan left us this morning at 6:00 a.m.,” the statement read. “He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife, Jean, at […]

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  • Soundtracks

    Posted on September 14, 2006 by admin in Popular Culture.

    Yesterday, Wil Wheaton (http://wilwheaton.typepad.com) had this to say on nostalgia (http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2006/09/in_the_heat_of_.html): "It's music, too: Squeeze, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, The Cure, The The, and Oingo Boingo." "It's movies: Batman, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Dawn of, Night of the Living, and Day of The Dead." "It's not talking to girls, […]

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  • Old pulp culture day upon day…

    Posted on September 13, 2006 by admin in Popular Culture.

    This Wapsi Square comic cracked me up (http://wapsisquare.com/d/20060814.html). It may not make sense to some younger Generation Y'ers, but if you came of age in the 1980s, you'll get the references. Link courtesy of Mr. Dolby (http://blog.thomasdolby.com/?p=252).

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  • That Kid Owes Me

    Posted on July 22, 2006 by admin in Popular Culture.

    For the last month, my nine-year old son has been riding with me to work (one hour each way) since his day camp is about 2 miles from my office.  This has been great as he gets my undivided attention, and I his, for two hours a day, when he isn't napping in the back seat. […]

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  • He Blinded Me With Blogging

    Posted on April 17, 2006 by admin in Blogging and Journaling, Popular Culture.

    Thomas Dolby (yes – that one) has been blogging for a few months now and is currently on tour.  Well, apparently he had been "keeping online journals of one sort or another" for many years – so this is not really a new concept for him.  Unlike many celebrity bloggers, he is actually using a real blogging application (WordPress) rather […]

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  • Such Bloody Awful Poetry

    Posted on February 3, 2006 by admin in Popular Culture.

    Mark McDevitt, writing in the February issue of Giant in Morrissey and Me: I still listen to the Smiths — though maybe not as obsessively as I once did, and their music still speaks volumes to me. I love the writing of course: It’s as adroit and funny as anything by Oscar Wilde or Dorothy […]

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