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Music Notes

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On June 16, 2019
As you know by the now, the great Dr. John has passed. One of the most unique figures in late 20th century music, his reputation probably somewhat outmatched his body of recorded work. The heroin took its toll. But as perhaps the most prominent ambassador of New Orleans music to white rock kids, he is […]
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This is the grave of Elizabeth Edwards. Born in 1949 in Jacksonville, Elizabeth Anania grew up in a military family and moved around a lot. Her father fought in Vietnam and she was living in Japan at that time at a base that also processed injured soldiers, an experience she later said shaped her in […]
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On June 11, 1352, a series of trials were held against laborers from Wiltshire, England who had violated a 1349 ordinance that decreed that all laborers must accept the wages they had received in 1346. This is a rare specific date when we can look at the economic impact of the Black Death and how […]
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On June 9, 1880, the Greenback Party’s political convention began in Chicago. While the Greenbackers would not make a long-term impact on American political life, they were indicative of the great dissatisfaction millions of Americans had over the Gilded Age, which was a slap in the face to them of the promises that capitalism had […]

Deadwood

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On June 7, 2019

This post will contain plenty of spoilers from the Deadwood movie, so I don’t want to hear any complaints from you hoopleheads. Like many of you, I waited with great anticipation for the Deadwoo

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