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This song, often collected in anthologies of cowboy ballads and identified as traditional, was in fact written by Owen Wister for the 1904 stage adaptation of his novel The Virginian. Wister, a classically trained musician, had seriously considered becoming a … Continue reading
Blu-ray is to DVD what vinyl is to CD — that is, it offers an incremental increase in quality that somehow takes the viewing or listening experience into a new realm. Vinyl sounds more like live music than a CD … Continue reading
. . . for Malala Yousafzai. Moderate Muslims need to put a stop to the insane savagery festering in their midst — and they need to do it now.
Say a little prayer for Hal David, too.
. . . the two and only — by Drew Freidman, the one and only.
Carla Laemmle recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She was the niece of Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Pictures, and she had a modest career as an actress and dancer in Hollywood. She appeared uncredited as a ballet chorine in the … Continue reading
“I’m an occational drinker, the kind of guy who goes out for a beer and wakes up in Singapore with a full beard.”
“I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun.”
With thanks to Ray Sawhill . . .
The complete recorded works of The Mississippi Sheiks on vinyl, volume three — from Third Man Records. Another treasure. “No use to praying when you get in Hell — I don’t want you no more, sweet baby . . . … Continue reading
. . . by Ray Pease. Click on the image to enlarge.