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The second song of Christmas: Drifted snow

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

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The first song of Christmas: The gold standard

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

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Prelude: Twelve songs of Christmas

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

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Blue Moon on Monday

My wife has loved Duran Duran since they broke through the American music scene in the early 1980s. If I’m being honest, I’ve been a fan since then, too — although I’ve been loathe to admit it ever since being teased … Continue reading

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Carol ears

Christmas is a little tougher and a little sadder this year following the loss of my mother two months ago, but I’m also enjoying some nostalgia I’ve recently uncovered. This was unequivocally her time of year, and that meant it was our time … Continue reading

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MMM 6 — Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans

I didn’t cry when I heard John Lennon was dead. I’m embarrassed to say, I didn’t know enough about him then to appreciate what a loss the world had suffered. That was still before I had developed a renewed interest … Continue reading

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MMM 5 — Four lads who shook the world

Love Me Do was released 50 years ago – or at least, it was released 50 years before the day I started writing this, which technically is now yesterday. Regardless, the Beatles’ first single is now 50 years old. I think it’s safe … Continue reading

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