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On July 21, 2018
So, I was reading Rachel Lee Rubin’s new short book on Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee” and I learned something I didn’t know but that also didn’t surprise me. You know how on the famous Johnny Cash Live at San Quentin album, how the prisoners cheer when he sings on “Folsom Prison Blues” “I shot […]

Music Notes

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On April 28, 2018

It’s time to talk some tunes. Cool piece on the 40th anniversary of the B-52s releasing “Rock Lobster.” I reviewed Jaimie Branch’s incredible Fly or Die album awhile back. It&#

The Best of Haggard

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On April 13, 2016
One more Merle Haggard post is necessary to commemorate of the career of one of the greatest musical artists in American history. I wanted to share with you 10 songs I think are just outstanding. My list might be a little different tomorrow and these aren’t his 10 more popular songs per se. Just 10 […]

On the Hag

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On April 7, 2016

A few disorganized thoughts on the death of Merle Haggard. This death is a tremendous blow to the world of American music. One of the finest singers and songwriters of any genre in American history, w

Merle Haggard, RIP

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On April 6, 2016

Fuck everything. Life is no longer worth living. Merle Haggard is, in my opinion, the greatest artist in country music history. Much more later. …If you have never read the legendary New Yorker

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