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Larry’s High Silk Hat

Larry’s High Silk Hat

VeggieTales: Larry’s High Silk Hat – Silly Song Top Hat – Wikipedia VeggieTales Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Congressional Dynamics and the Legislative Process Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations Advanced Legislative Procedure Publications Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: Citizen Advocacy […]

Beniamino Gigli (1890-1957)

Beniamino Gigli (1890-1957)

Beniamino Gigli (March 20, 1890 – November 30, 1957) – Wikipedia . . . . . . . . .

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Assorted Links 2/12/12

Assorted Links 2/12/12

“The PPACA Mandate: The Government’s Best Case” – “We are all familiar with an individual mandate that was authorized by the U.S. Congress and notoriously upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court: the affirmative duty of persons of Japanese descent to report to a Civil Control Station. Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214 (1943).” And […]

Auto-Tune the News – The Gregory Brothers

Auto-Tune the News – The Gregory Brothers

From a cultural perspective, though, this whole story again shows how culture is changing in very interesting and powerful ways. When we talk about things like “remixing” and “mashups,” we tend to hear from a chorus of folks who brush off such things as mere copying and not worthy of being considered art in itself. […]

Sen. Robert Byrd: Mountain Fiddler

Sen. Robert Byrd: Mountain Fiddler

A Virginia-based record label, County Records, is reissuing Mountain Fiddler, a bluegrass album by former Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who passed away late last month at the age of 92.  Sen. Byrd was the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate in history, at 58 years. Byrd was a self-taught fiddle player, heavily influenced by legendary […]

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I Will Survive: Dancing Auschwitz

I Will Survive: Dancing Auschwitz

On a recent trip to Europe, a family of three generations (a Holocaust survivor, his daughter and his grandchildren) dance to Gloria Gaynor’s pop song – ‘I Will Survive’ at concentration camps and memorials throughout Europe. This clip was first edited with the help of my friend Pisithpong Siraphisit who runs Compeung Art Village, Chiang […]

Pop musicians are fakes?!?!  Say it aint so!

Pop musicians are fakes?!?! Say it aint so!

Consider the case of Mississippi John Hurt, the subject of the book’s longest and most powerful essay. First, there’s his name: Mississippi was an add-on from the record company. Then there’s his reputation as a patriarch of the Delta blues: Hurt wasn’t from the Mississippi Delta and he insisted he wasn’t a blues musician. And […]

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Schubert’s productivity

Schubert’s productivity

A company president was given a ticket for a performance of Schubert’s unfinished symphony. Since she had previous plans and was unable to go, she passed the tickets along to the Company’s Quality Assurance Manager. The next morning, the president asked the QA Manager how he enjoyed the symphony, and, instead of a few pleasant […]

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Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk

Blue Monk Thelonious Monk: Blue Monk (recorded in 1958). Thelonious Monk – piano. According to comments: Ahmed Abdul-Malik – bass. Osie Johnson – drums. Hat tip: Orin Kerr More The Monk Zone Thelonious Monk – Wikipedia Thelonious Monk – Blue Monk – on last.fm Thelonious Monk, Biography – from YahooMusic . . . . . […]

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“A Strange Story” – Joyce Hatto, fakes, and “expertise”

“A Strange Story” – Joyce Hatto, fakes, and “expertise”

Joyce Hatto, a pianist who died in 2006, was celebrated by many allegedly knowledgable music critics in the last few years of her life for “a discography that in quantity, musical range and consistent quality has been equalled by few pianists in history.” A preliminary investigation now reveals that many of Hatto’s recordings were copies, […]

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