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Aubury (1972) – Bread

Keep the tissue box handy because we are going to visit this soft love ballad hit released by the band Bread on their 1972 album Guitar Man. David Gates wrote and composed the song after watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s which

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Camino Real (Royal Road) – The road between Barichara and Guane

For this Wednesdays’ literature quote we are going to take a different route again. Years ago I wrote an article for a travel web site which described 5 relatively obscure places to visit in Colombia. My introduction was as follows:

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Arthur McBride (1992) – Bob Dylan

Oh, me and my cousin, one Arthur McBride As we went a-walkin’ down by the seaside Now mark what followed and what did betide For it bein’ on Christmas mornin’ Now, for recreation, we went on a tramp And we

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22/10 – 28/10 incl. Rick Danko, Freeze, blog-notes and Adam Scott

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Album : Rick Danko – Rick Danko Article by Cincinnati Babyhead: I think you all know that CB is a big fan of The

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At The Mid Hour of Night (2017) – Eleanor McEvoy

At The Mid Hour of Night is an old Irish love ballad written in the 1800s by Thomas Moore who was himself a poet, a sweet-voiced singer and accomplished musician. He is now best remembered for the lyrics of “The

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Loveless (Russia) 2017 – Andrey Zvyagintsev (Friday’s Finest)

Loveless (Nelyubov) is a 2017 Russian film nominated for best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars. It lost to the Chilean transgender drama A Fantastic Woman. Although I liked the latter, I thought Loveless was deserving of more ‘love’.

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Ask the Mountains (1995) – Vangelis

Ask the Mountains is a single by the Greek electronic composer Vangelis from the 1995 record Voices. According to Last – Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (born 29 March 1943 in Volos,Greece), known professionally as Vangelis, is a Greek composer of

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Bobby Fischer – My 60 Memorable Games (First printing 1969)

During one of my chess phases I bought the above book off ebay. It cost me a small fortune since it was a first printing. I have collected other written material about Fischer including the original Life magazine about his

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Archie, Marry Me – Alvvays

This 2014  single is some sweet indiepop. Archie, Marry Me is from Canadian group Alvvays. It was their second song on their marvelous self-titled debut album.  It’s a great sweetener too to the type of music you can expect on

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15/10 – 21/10 incl. Springsteen, Madness of the Crowds and Poltergeist

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Seeing ‘Western Stars’ Article by Richard Williams at Thebluemoment: “This is my 19th album,” Bruce Springsteen says towards the beginning of the film Western

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