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On February 3, 2018
The grave series will probably always skew to people of longer ago because half of modern people get cremated instead of buried. Sometimes, they are they placed in a cemetery, but often they are not. So there are lots of people from the last half-century I’d like to cover, but can’t. However, occasionally those people […]

Best Albums of 2017

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On December 31, 2017

Because my list of albums to listen to still contains a lot from 2015 and 2016, my listening of 2017 albums wasn’t quite what I would have liked it to be. This will continue to be a problem in 2

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On November 11, 2017

I saw the Australian legend Paul Kelly last month in Portland. Nearly unknown in the United States, he’s perhaps best introduced to Americans as a sort of Australian version of Springsteen and u

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On October 14, 2017
Obviously the major event in music since I last wrote one of these posts was the death of Tom Petty. There is much to say, but I will simply link to this Patterson Hood remembrance, which is really outstanding. Charles Bradley also died. I had the chance to see him a couple of times and […]

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On September 17, 2017

I know that I just did one of these, but I had the chance to listen to a bunch of new albums this week and didn’t want the list to get too long. Plus it’s Sunday night so who cares. How ab

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On September 14, 2017

I want to bring up a comment about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from the last music thread, all the way back in late July. The RnR Hall of Fame is a legitimately bad museum – it’s not ki

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On July 29, 2017
Been a good long time since I have done one of these. Rolling Stone released a list of the top 100 country artists of all time. Please feel free to complain. The bottom of the list felt like they had to throw all the douche country acts of the last 20 years in, and I […]

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On June 3, 2017

First, this is a good time to thank all those who gave a few pennies in our recent fundraising drive. Many thanks. While it is the blog’s 13th birthday, it was right around this time 6 years ago

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On April 8, 2017
Time for some music notes. The only story I have about Chuck Berry is that he was the opening act for the only Grateful Dead show I ever saw. This was in Portland in 1995. The last tour. I was as excited or more so to see Chuck than the Dead. But the traffic was […]

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On March 11, 2017

On a recent trip to New Mexico, I saw a band called Lone PiƱon play at the Historic San Ysidro Church in Corrales. This is a very interesting musical project. As you may know, over the past 20 years

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On February 4, 2017

A brief music notes, just to get our mind off politics. Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours just turned 40. Here’s a ranking of the songs on the album. Putting “Don’t Stop” last is t

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