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This is the memorial stone of Glenn Miller. Born in Clarinda, Iowa in 1904, Glenn Miller moved around the Great Plains in his early years, eventually settling in Fort Morgan, Colorado where he became a prominent high school football player. He picked up the trombone at an early age and became especially interested in the […]

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On April 15, 2017

Another Saturday evening, another discussion of the glories of music. On Sunday, I had the tremendous honor of seeing Wadada Leo Smith at Firehouse 12 in New Haven. Smith, the great trumpeter and one

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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 exci

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On March 11, 2017
On a recent trip to New Mexico, I saw a band called Lone Piñon 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 or so, there have been several projects that revive old, often nearly lost music. The Freighthoppers, […]

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On February 18, 2017

We need to talk about the amazing awesomeness of Drive-By Truckers live shows. I saw my 11th show in New York last weekend. It was supposed to be my 12th, but the Boston show the previous Thursday had

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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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