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Judy Garland – Everybody Sing (1938)

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Would-Be-Goods – The Hanging Gardens of Reigate (1988)

I heard this wonderful song in a bookstore in Raleigh NC recently. Late ’80s, British, indie pop, with a quintessential British aesthetic… like if Ray Davies had a twin sister.

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Frank Allen: “The Other JQ: The Jazz Question”

At Counter-Currents, Frank Allen has a very good essay on “The Other JQ: The Jazz Question”. As a big jazz fan myself (especially the harder East Coast style), I found this to be a very good orientation of the contours … Continue reading

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NYT’s Q&A w/Billy Joel

Virtually every NYT culture story injects Trumphitler into the mix. They just can’t help themselves (“Billy Joel’s Got a Good Job and Hits in His Head”). After sustained Q&A about his musical past and present, the reporter (Rob Tannenbaum) throws out … Continue reading

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Judas Priest – Victim of Changes (1983; live)

In 1983, this is how you did it. Fantastic rendition, with the band firing on all cylinders.

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The Unband – Geez Louise (2000)

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Racist Beatles Songs

Was “Hey Jude” written about the Jews, specifically the Jewish sense of self and history? (“Jude” means “Jew” in German.) And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders For well you know … Continue reading

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Billy Joel – Allentown (1982)

Having gone through Billy Joel’s entire catalog recently (fun fact: his then wife Christie Brinkley, the ultimate shiksa, painted the wonderful album cover of River of Dreams), the song “Allentown” has been stuck in my head for nearly 2 weeks … Continue reading

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Page & Plant – The Rain Song (1994)

Back in 1994, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant recorded No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded, which was recorded in front of live audiences, with the London Metropolitan Orchestra in tow (but, strangely, John Paul Jones wasn’t even told … Continue reading

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Big Dipper – Ron Klaus Wrecked His House (1988)

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