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Foxes In The City

I was getting around to a novel that begins a mystery series I am hoping to finish and I found that the lead character, despite being a widow in a first-century mystery novel, was rather Nathanish.  To wit, the following … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Goo Goo Dolls

When one things about the late 1990’s and early 2000’s adult alternative scene, The Goo Goo Dolls were a pivotal group in that scene.  Like most fans of the group, I first became familiar with them off of their massive … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dolly On Dolly

Dolly On Dolly:  Interviews And Encounters with Dolly Parton, edited by Randy L. Schmidt I must admit that my knowledge of Dolly Parton is somewhat peripheral.  In high school I went to an orchestra competition in Gatlinburg, but we did … Continue reading

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Book Review: Little Girl Blue

Little Girl Blue:  The Life Of Karen Carpenter, by Randy L. Schmidt It is easy to see why a story like this could not have been told with the permission and authorization of the surviving members of Karen Carpenter’s family.  … Continue reading

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The Shadow Of The Day Will Embrace The World In Gray

Yesterday, as I was sitting and reading and enjoying my dinner and occasionally looking up to see college football scores, I happened to hear a song that I have not heard for a while on the radio, though it is … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Weezer

By some definitions, Wheezer could be considered a one-hit wonder, despite their lengthy and immensely successful career.  As someone who has sat and watched through several hours worth of track-by-track album reviews, I am more familiar than most people are … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Counting Crows

I grew up listening to this band’s music all of the time on the radio, and a fair amount of the band’s music is a part of my own personal music collection, and so I worry that my fondness for … Continue reading

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Tapestry

In his novel Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham pays a great deal of attention to a small tapestry that the novel’s hero, Philip Carey, acquires during his time in France.  Receiving the gift from one of his fellow artists … Continue reading

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Checking Items Of Your List

Today is one of my favorite days of the year, something that requires a bit of explanation.  To set some context, there are a variety of different types of posts I write regularly and each of those as some kind … Continue reading

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All The Right Moves

One of the bands that I do not think is well understood is OneRepublic.  The band exists, it seems, because lead singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder does not appear to want to be a solo artist.  To be sure, he could be.  … Continue reading

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