Monthly Archives: June 2010

What I Know About The Honeycutters

What I know about The Honeycutters: They’re from Asheville, North Carolina. They formed in 2007 and used to be called the Bees Knees. Asheville is just north of Route 40. Route 40 begins close to my Maryland hometown. Okay, so … Continue reading

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Lindsay Fuller: The Last Light I See

Lindsay Fuller’s second album is a hammer. The natural pounding of this Alabama girl’s rhythm stands out in front of these songs like Southern shape note singing with her band in place of a choir. Her voice, a cotton mouthed, … Continue reading

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Porter Wagoner and the Great American Album Cover

Porter Wagoner, without any doubt or argument, has the greatest oeuvres of album covers in country music. A collection of neurotic and paranoid, broken men (all Porter), sweat covered, starring into the distance, walking in on affairs, bedraggled and drunk … Continue reading

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Big Al Hall Ain’t Got No Use for that Red Rockin’ Chair

Big Al Hall hails from that hillbilly heaven found stretching between western Virginia and North Carolina. It should come as no surprise that this was also the home of the great Charlie Poole. This was the original west, and for … Continue reading

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Breaking Glass

The new, artfully punned album from super modern maestro Philip Glass, “Breaking Glass”, is a superb piece of post classical deconstruction. At 32:08 it is indeed a bold, view changing piece of work. The primary movement revolves around a 300lb … Continue reading

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Ken Griffey, Jr – A Career From Any Standard 1989-2010

Today No. 24 said goodbye after 22 seasons, 2,671 games, 2,781 hits, and 630 home runs. In a city where watching beleaguered teams lose is the norm, this man’s smile could make me smile and remind me that, baseball, is … Continue reading

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