Monthly Archives: August 2011

Elvis at 34

Elvis Presley died 34 years ago today. What better way to remember the King than to look back at his 34th year of life? Elvis turned 34 in January of 1969. The once reigning King of popular music had become … Continue reading

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Racism, Riots, and “Reality”

When a police officer shoots and kills a person of color, whether in the US or in Britain, most in so-called civil society wait until some sort of formal inquiry or investigation before passing judgment. This is a necessary thing … Continue reading

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The Journey

In a matter of mere hours, for the very first time in our lives, my wife and I will be the parents of a kindergartener. It seems like decades ago that my son was born. While I can remember life … Continue reading

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Gene McDaniels

I am saddened at the news of the passing of Gene McDaniels. One of the most eclectic, soulful, political, gentle, and passionate talents in modern jazz/soul music, McDaniels was 76. You can read about his life and career here. I … Continue reading

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MONDAY BLUES (08.01.11)

Back with bullet! The legendary Albert King performing “Blues Power” live and in color!  The song was part of his recorded concerts at the Fillmore Auditorium (San Francisco) in June 1968, concerts which generated three live albums–Live Wire/Blues Power, Wednesday … Continue reading

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