Monthly Archives: May 2011

My Son Calls Another Man Daddy

Country music is absurd. It’s overly melodramatic and the rhythms are happy when the words are sad. It’s about love when it means to be about loss. The sound comes from the nose when the truths are from the gut. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Alien, I Mean Septuagenarian

There’s a DJ at KBCS who doesn’t much care for Bob Dylan. In order to keep his secret safe and save him the barrage of inevitable phone calls on a weekday not Monday through Thursday I’ll refer to him only … Continue reading

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O’ Great Pumpkin, Where Are You?

“Good grief, I said if. I meant when he comes.” -Linus Van Pelt

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Rapture Them All and Let God Sort ‘Em Out! or My Own Private Foxhole

Rapture Watch: 6:00 A.M. Twelve hours remain. I awoke this morning not with rapture, but Christmas onĀ  my mind. Dickens to be exact. Scrooge…resolved to lie awake until the hour was past; and, considering that he could no more go … Continue reading

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Gone, Gone, Gone. Well, Not Quite Yet; One Day Left

Some sunny day baby When everything seems okay, baby Youll wake up and find out you’re alone Cause Ill be gone Gone, gone, gone really gone Here it is Friday evening and I would have thought my mind would be … Continue reading

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From A Revival Hymn To A Survival Hymn With Two Days Remaining: Lloyds of London Will Be Loaded When They Go!

The most comforting thought about the great Tom Lehrer’s atomic bomb ode “We’ll All Go Together When We Go” is captured in the very title. For if the bomb that’s dropped on you gets your friends and neighbors too… That … Continue reading

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There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down: Three Days Left

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be … Continue reading

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