Category Archives: music

“The best songs feel like they’ve always been here”

–Merle Haggard. The Working Man’s Poet has died at age 79 on his birthday.     (Image: digplanet.com/ Creative Commons) There’s a good Rolling Stone interview with him from 2010. He was magical and ahead of his time. He called out the … Continue reading

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Devils and Dust

Springtime in Amarillo is it? You be safe out there. Damn dust.

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Best indie radio

   (Image: clipsuper.com) Is out of Taos and at least a hundred others but Taos is just one. So is Amarillo College. The former: One of the oldest and still the best. There are tons of good ‘uns out there. … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of A Love Supreme

Fifty years ago December 9th, John Coltrane recorded “A Love Supreme.” It never gets old.  If being in love had a sound, it would sound something like that: improvised, sensual, energetic, dreamy, omniscient, passionate, nuanced, thorough, primal, mysterious, unable to … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift Writes Op-Ed on the Music Biz: ‘Music Should Not be Free’

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New Pink Floyd album?

Passing it along: “The news was leaked in what seemed an aside: On Saturday, the author Polly Samson, who is married to David Gilmour, Pink Floyd’s guitarist, went onto Twitter and tweeted, to her 17,100 followers: Btw Pink Floyd album … Continue reading

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Sub Pop offers streaming music from within its own label

In a move designed to put people back in touch with musicians who have smaller audiences, Sub Pop offers a subscription service for listeners for the type of music that the label puts out. This company introduced Nirvana and the … Continue reading

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Pelosi to travel to border and South Texas children’s detention facility

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.   The California Democrat will also tour … Continue reading

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Kathleen Hanna: always a hot topic in my book

http://touch.dangerousminds.net/all/incredible_unpublished_1995_interview_with_bikini_kills_kathleen_hanna#1   “Kathleen’s support for aspiring young female writers and musicians cannot be overstated. She was the riot grrrl movement’s big sister, muse, and fairy godmother. Bikini Kill wasn’t exactly raking in a ton of money, but she still bought … Continue reading

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Art as Therapy in Rwanda, 20 Years Later Twenty years after a genocide left an estimated 800,000 people, mostly Tutsi men, women and children, dead over a period of 100 days, Rwanda is on the rise. Its economy is growing; … Continue reading

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