Daily Archives: December 1, 2018

Holding Back The Years

One of the unpleasant truths that one gains from listening to a lot of music as well as a lot of music criticism is that people do not do a good job at understanding the gulf between emoting and lyrics.  … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Hall Of Fame: Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan, despite the menacing name, is an easy artist to appreciate.  I grew up listening to a lot of adult contemporary on the radio, at least until my teenage years, when I discovered the joys of post-grunge adult alternative, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catalan Food

Catalan Food:  Culture & Flavors From The Mediterranean, by Daniel Olivella with Caroline Wright There was something about this book that I found particularly troubling, and that was that while I was looking in this book for a glance at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catalan Painting

Catalan Painting:  From The Nineteenth To The Surprising Twentieth Century, by Joan Ainaud De Lasarte Sadly, my local library system only has this one volume of a three volume set by the author on Catalan painting, because this is a … Continue reading

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