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The Boys of Summer (1984) – Don Henley

Boys of Summer is one of the most indelible rock songs of the 1980’s and was number one on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart for five weeks. In a 1987 interview with Rolling Stone, Henley explained that the song

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Singing the Enhanced Community Quarantine Away (Part 2) — The Open Concavity

I thought I would share the following post from Tina who is a follower of my blog. Tina and her brother have lovely voices and they introduced me to a wonderful new song, which I have shared with family and

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Boundary Rider (2005) – The Go-Betweens

It’s a toss-up between today’s song Boundary Rider and Finding You as to which Go-Betweens song I would take away with me to my Desert island. That should tell you everything you need to know about what I think of

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COVID-19 Media Resources

Media Resources: I have been trying to curb my reading of COVID19 news from mainstream media web sites. The only benefit I see from traditional media form is local news about the status of Corona virus infection. Nationwide and international

Posted in Health, News, politics

Murder Most Foul (2020) – Bob Dylan

There I was this morning reading the BBC news homepage…Corona, Corona, Corona, Corona, Bob Dylan, Corona. Wait, this quarantine business isn’t making me see things I wondered? After rubbing my eyes..I read ‘Bob Dylan releases first new music in eight

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Day 6 Quarantine in Bogotá (Managing our Emotions and Aeterna)

*Catching some rays leaning out from my window sill this morning in Bogotá Managing Our Emotions (Peter Attia MD): ‘Just on a personal level, I could use your help and a lot of other people can as well. Our minds

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Coronavirus & Curb Your Enthusiasm (random thoughts on both)

COVID-19 I hope this message finds everyone well as we enter ‘Lockdown’ mode. It feels to me like we are living in our very own Science Fiction movie. Certainly we haven’t lived in times comparable to the these. Perhaps psychologically

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Both Sides, Now – Joni Mitchell

The title of Joni Mitchell’s 1966 album ‘Clouds‘ comes from today’s song Both Sides Now. It is one of her most adored tracks and for good reason – it’s simply a classic. ‘The lyrics explore dualities ― “give and take,”

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3/03 – 9/03 incl. Peter, Paul, Mary Magdalene, Andy Kaufman, Melbourne and Pornography

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene – Bart Ehrman Audio interview at Faith Reason: I have read many of Bart Ehrman’s books and watched many

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Born to a Family (2005) – The Go-Betweens

Born to a Family is the B side off the Go-Betweens single Finding You taken from their 9th studio album Oceans Apart (see image above). Finding You peaked at Number 17 on the Australian music charts and will feature later

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