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Author Archives: Dan Bain
When I was very young, one of my older sisters began dating a Jewish boy. I’d never heard of Judaism prior to that, and didn’t learn much about it until I was much older — other than one important detail … Continue reading
For an indeterminate amount of time in my memories of that period in my life, my older brother Walter set up a music station in the corner of our dining room. He had a turntable, headphones, and scads of LPs … Continue reading
The original is the best-selling single of all time, as recorded by one of the greatest crooners of all time. I can respect that, but there’s something to be said for a band that can cover a beloved standard and … Continue reading
Every November, the stacking would begin. We would pull the old Christmas LPs out of the storage compartment of the antique radio and out of the messy existing stack on the bottommost inset shelf in the wall in the corner … Continue reading
They say music tames the savage beast. Whoever “they” are, they got the quote wrong. It was actually, “Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast.” Somehow, they mistook a breast for a beast. They’re stupid. Perhaps you can tell … Continue reading
How should guys help a woman when another guy just won’t leave her alone? Continue reading