Monthly Archives: April 2012

American Permanence

This happened today in 1949. Imagine getting that horse to do that. Advertisements

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Record Store Day

Dinosaurs roam the Earth tomorrow in search of vinyl and whatnot. Children (and people who act like children) should be shielded as things will turn ugly when Lee Hazlewood fans are turned away empty-handed. Seriously, don’t screw with those guys. … Continue reading

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When Lilacs Last in the Doorway Bloom’d

Poetry is one of our greatest inventions. To see how it has fallen out of favor as a worthy past time breaks my heart. To see how badly it has been watered down with sloppy free verse and dear diary … Continue reading

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When I Paint My Masterpiece: Levon Helm

To pick my favorite Levon Helm moment is a fool’s game. There are simply too many. For now though, today, even this hour I find myself listening to his lovely rendition of Bob Dylan’s When I Paint My Masterpiece. The … Continue reading

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Sisyphus, Selig and Seattle’s Albatross

At some point during some hard day when good work has turned to bad, when the absurd has been capitalized and underlined, when the sweat and stress of grindingĀ it out comes again to rest upon our shoulders we’ve all compared … Continue reading

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I Hope So

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill … Continue reading

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Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko She stands on the banks of the mighty Mississippi Alone in the pale moonlight Waitin’ for a man, a riverboat gambler Said that he’d return tonight So begins the tale … Continue reading

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