Category Archives: Pop

Slim Whitman: January 20, 1923 – June 19, 2013

Slim Whitman Is Not Like the Others: Our First Cosmic Cowboy This blog was originally posted on January 21, 2012. Tune in Sunday morning to KBCS 91.3 in Seattle or to http://www.kbcs.fm this Sunday morning, June 23, 2013, for a … Continue reading

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Link by Link and Yard by Yard

It all started in 2009 as a screwball post about Tim McGraw. I had just heard his song It’s A Business Doing Pleasure With You and specifically the line “I spent fif-teen hundred dollars on your damn- dog’s -collar / … Continue reading

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Unraveling Mystery Train

Elvis Presley recorded his last master session today at Sun Records in Memphis back in 1955. He recorded three songs with Bill Black, Scotty Moore and Johnny Bernero: I Forgot to Remember to Forget, Trying to Get to You, and … Continue reading

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If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out

So there I was, disheveled, a day past unshaven and holding on to the bear. My head hurt. My brain hurt. My damn left shoulder hurt. In my younger days all that would have been the tells of a fine … Continue reading

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Eli’s Victrola Favorites, Part Five: Ooby Dooby

Roy Orbison is the little match girl of rock ‘n’ roll; he’s neither here nor there. He’s perfect for 2 a.m., for lonely couples parked amongst trees and dark nights of the soul. He’s an everyman for the rest of … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury: Someone Wonderful That Way Goes

We lost the patron saint of tall tales weird and strange today. Though I would prefer to think Ray Bradbury abducted or time traveling or maybe just rocketing off into the blackness of space with a pile of books and … Continue reading

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Charlie Poole Says Goodbye To Booze

Of all the stories, lies, tall tales, legends and rumors told about old Charlie Poole today is the anniversary of one verifiable fact; his death. He died at age 39 from gross negligence of the liver and if the accounts … Continue reading

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