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Another Talented Musician, Another Great Anti-war Song.

When I asked some time ago where all the anti-war songs of today were, I was seriously concerned that contemporary music was not playing the role it did in the sixties. I shouldn’t have worried. Here’s another great response to … Continue reading

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R. I. P. Ketzel

It’s always a sad and traumatic moment when a much loved pet passes away, but occasionally it involves a specific and particular poignancy. Such was the case with cats such as Socks, Oscar and now Ketzel. Aside from being a … Continue reading

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Russell Brand’s Heartfelt Comments On Amy Winehouse

“When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call”, he begins. Brand is no stranger to addiction himself and, having been a friend of Winehouse, offers an … Continue reading

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Another Anti-war Song

Now we’re rollin’! Well, off to a good start, anyway.

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Another contemporary anti-war song…

and another good one, this time by The Terry Sutton Conspiracy- Fallujah (sample here). All right! I’m starting to feel better about my sixties roots. Update: got a kind response from the composer who also sent a link to the full … Continue reading

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April 9, 1898- the birth of Paul Robeson

Today marks the birthday of a truly remarkable American. Paul Robeson was a star athlete, a singer, an actor and an early advocate of civil rights. Famous internationally, he is little known in the U. S. because of blacklisting over … Continue reading

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The reality behind the love songs

Michael Brown, the keyboard player of The Left Banke wrote Walk Away Rene, Pretty Ballerina and She May Call You Up Tonight about Renee Fladen, with whom he was in love. Unfortunately for Michael she was the girlfriend of Left … Continue reading

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