Monthly Archives: February 2009

Dead Men Tell No Tales…Or Do They?

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room Birds by the extremely talented Amanda Visssel. The Real Mr. Heartache believes in supporting artists and thinks you should buy some of her artwork. It’s good for you, it’s good for her, and it’s good … Continue reading

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Bakersfield and that Sound – Part One

When I told people I was driving to Bakersfield, California, on purpose as a destination, and not because I had to or knew anyone there, the looks I got were all crazy eyes. Well, here’s first the how and then … Continue reading

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I was recently called mid broadcast and was asked by a listener if I could recommend further reading on country music. You bet I could. Man, can not live on Wikipedia alone (though I do love thee oh great and … Continue reading

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A Girl and Her Guitar

Music in America has always been mixed up. It started that way when white songwriters began writing black minstrel tunes in the 1830s. These songs sounded in no way like black music but strangely continued when blacks started singing them … Continue reading

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Life Has Its Little Ups and Downs

Music, like everything else, falls in and out of style. Its difficult to listen to sounds that are now at best, ironic and at worst, thrown off as terrible. The chains of irony can be broken, though, if you try, … Continue reading

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(from the Latin vertigin-, vertigo, “dizziness,” originally “a whirling or spinning movement,” from vertere “to turn”) is a specific type of dizziness, a major symptom of a balance disorder. It is the sensation of spinning or swaying while the body … Continue reading

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