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Heartattack and Vine (1980) – Tom Waits

Heartattack and Vine is the title track from Tom Wait’s 1980 album. What really struck me about the live performance below are the fabulous instrumentals of gutbucket blues with rock edges. Tom’s a great lyricist, storyteller and performer, but the

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The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 19) – Vicarious, Paralogy & F.A.C.T

Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy. More information about Anki can be found in this article. Vicarious (adj.) I heard this word mentioned often in the recent conversation between former deputy Prime Minister of Australia John Anderson and

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Heard it in a Love Song (1977) – Marshall Tucker Band

I first heard this song from one of my esteemed blogger enthusiasts; so thank you whoever that was. Heard it in a Love Song is the second track off the Marshall Tucker Band’s record Carolina Dreams. I really admire the

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6/05 – 12/06/22 Dopamine, an actual Top Gun & the Power of Observing

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Return to a Baseline of Dopamine – Jocko Willink & Andrew Huberman Podcast at Jocko Podcast This week’s News on the March features two

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Some Observations about Space – Time

This short piece presents some esoteric thoughts I observed from readings on Space – Time. I expect these ramblings will be refined with further reading, but this is so far what I could glean. There are two videos below which

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Heading for the Light (1988) – Traveling Wilburys

Stand up comedian Neal Brennan made the following observation about the Travelling Wilburys here: “Was talking with friend about how impossibly old the Traveling Wilburys seemed when they released their music in 1988. “I’ve listed their ages at the time. For some perspective,

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Half Nelson (2006) – Ryan Fleck (Friday’s Finest)

One description of the movie Half Nelson I related to was ‘unsentimental’. This movie does not offer answers instead it reflects what the actor Gosling does in his role as a middle-school history teacher (as seen in the video below)

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Hay Poder – Generacion 12

This song ‘Hay Poder’ (There is Power) was written by Generation 12 from the International Charismatic Mission Church in Bogota. Even after reading their web site, I was unable to ascertain what the ‘MCI’ logo meant. Thank God for wikipedia

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Nirvana – Tom Waits reads Charles Bukowski

Today’s Wednesday literature post features a reading by Tom Waits of Charles Bukowski’s poem Nirvana. Jordan Peterson uses it in his presentation below to great effect. If you want to just listen to Tom’s narration you can watch it from

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Hard to Say I’m Sorry (1982) – Chicago

Along with ‘If You Leave Me Now‘ and ‘You’re the Inspiration‘, ‘Hard to Say I’m Sorry‘ is in my trilogy of favourite power ballads by the American rock band Chicago. I remember their music being played a lot at family

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