Category Archives: Music

New Dylan out this week

Via Wired: Starting Tuesday, the latest music from Bob Dylan will be available on NPR. The album is Tell Tale Signs, another addition to his bootleg series of rare and unreleased recordings. Mississippi, the tune available on Wired, is a … Continue reading

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Utah Phillips, Presente!

Hundreds of people from far and near came to the Nevada City, California, Little League park Sunday morning to say farewell to the late, great folksinger and organizer extraordinaire, Utah Phillips. I drove 80 miles from Truckee to pay my … Continue reading

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Memphis Gospel

Darrel Petties & Strength in Praise rock out at the Cooper-Young Festival, Memphis, Tennessee, September 15, 2007. Photo by Tim Shorrock.

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…and if you’re a music fan, don’t miss Respect Yourself, the new PBS documentary on Memphis’ Stax Records, produced by my fellow Memphian, Robert Gordon. It’s a beautifully done tribute to the label that produced some of the greatest American … Continue reading

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Eric Clapton and…Kim Jong Il?

Apparently the Dear Leader’s second son is a big fan. From the Korea Times: “Japan’s Fuji TV has broadcast footage of a man resembling North Korean Leader Kim Jong-il’s second son, who is about 170 centimeters high, wearing blue jeans, … Continue reading

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