Monthly Archives: August 2011

More of Bodies At Rest And In Motion

In the Library of Congress’ News in the 1910s Flickr set, there are some really amazing photographs of people playing tennis, and as I look at them, I find myself drawn to two curious features of the images: the way … Continue reading

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365 Days of the Unoriginal, Day 78: Another Hit From The Request Line!

Alison Krauss has an absolutely beautiful voice. It makes me so green with envy that I look like an enraged leprechaun. Well, in my mind, anyway. I’m too tall to be an enraged leprechaun otherwise. When my friend and Lake … Continue reading

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365 Days of the Unoriginal, Day 77: Wherever did I leave that heart of gold?

You know, I’m not really a huge Neil Young fan. I mean, I like a lot of his songs, and I have nothing but respect for the guy’s work, but it’s just not music I spend a huge amount of … Continue reading

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365 Days of the Unoriginal, Day 76: God Save Queen

I love Queen. I just do. It’s sort of impossible stuff to cover, though. I can neither sing nor play well enough to sell any of my favorites convincingly. Still, I’ve always wanted to try, so I shuffled through my … Continue reading

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365 Days of the Unoriginal, Day 75 Has Gone Down The Rabbit Hole

Some bass parts are simple, elegant, and kind of fun to play. I’m learning this (mostly because I am not capable of doing really complicated, funky, interesting bass parts). Today’s offering is a good example: Jefferson Airplane’s iconic, often-covered “White … Continue reading

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Sidekicks and Illusory Protagonists

I adore Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. I love the setting, the atmosphere, the feel of these stories. I love the characters and the way they deal with their world. They are unendingly fascinating — and at their best, they are … Continue reading

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365 Days of the Unoriginal, Day 74 Wants You To Come Out To Play

One of the main purposes behind this little challenge of mine is to force me to learn to play some damn songs. It’s also about building some skills on instruments that I don’t play very often and with technology that … Continue reading

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