Monthly Archives: April 2011

Richard Manuel Shall Be Released

Tears of Rage Richard Manuel died tonight in 1986. Maybe he took his own life, maybe he didn’t. Yes, it was a hanging. Is that so cut and dry? To some it is, to me I don’t know. There’s more … Continue reading

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Just the Facts

In a recent post inspired by the passing of the fine country singer Mel McDaniel I made the dubious claim that Keith Whitley was country music in the 1980s to which critic / writer Adam Sheets countered with Bocephus. Both … Continue reading

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There Is No Joy In Mudville

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break you heart. ~ A. Bartlett Giamatti A swing and a miss and the Mariners leave the bases loaded. That’s how the top of fourth ended and how my season began. Today … Continue reading

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