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Deep River (1923) – Marian Anderson

This is the second song to appear here from the exquisite and rarest of female voices – Marian Anderson. So here I am listening to this song through shoddy laptop speakers. Can one imagine what it must have been like

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Wedding at the Marsh – D.H. Lawrence (The Rainbow 1915)

Today’s Wednesday Literature piece presents a second excerpt from D.H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow. Our first encounter with this book told about how Polish refugee, Lydia is tortured by her inability to register with her new English surrounds and her coming

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Cigarettes Will Kill You (1998) – Ben Lee

Today we backtrack a little bit in the music library project since I had forgotten to download the following song to my collection. Ben Lee’s Cigarettes Will Kill You is one of my favourite Australian tracks from the 1990s. I

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Dead Man Walkin’ (1996) – Bruce Springsteen

Today’s featured song is Bruce Springsteen’s title track for the movie Dead Man Walkin’. Executive producers, brothers Tim and David Robbins, personally solicited a number of their favorite musicians for contributions to the project whom included other than Bruce; Johnny

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Dead and Lovely (2004) – Tom Waits

Dead and Lovely is the fifth song presented here by Tom Waits. It comes from his 16th studio album Real Gone. It tells the story steeped in the Noir genre of a middle class girl lured into the underworld by

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De Musica Ligera (1990) – Soda Stereo

De Musica Lijera (translated – From Delicate Music) is the first Latin rock song I have presented here. The Argentine rock band Soda Stereo released it on their 1990 album Cancion Animal (Song Animal). It is one of their most

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Daydream Believer (1967) – Monkees

If I had to choose just one chorus which lifts my spirits higher than any other upon listen then it would be from the Monkees – Daydream Believer: Cheer up, sleepy JeanOh, what can it mean thatTo a daydream believerAnd

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Wonder Boys (2000) – Curtis Hanson (Friday’s Finest)

It’s a wonder I hadn’t reviewed Wonder Boys by now in Friday’s Finest. I’ll introduce this whimsical movie Wonder Boys by celebrating its stellar music soundtrack which includes Bob Dylan’s Oscar winning song ‘Things Have Changed‘ which I discussed in

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Dark Eyes (1985) – Bob Dylan

Dark Eyes is the stand-out 10th and final track from Dylan’s much maligned 1985 Empire Burlesque record. The simple acoustic style and arrangement of this timeless classic isn’t replicated again until Dylan went all acoustic guitar on the 1992 record

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The Rainbow (1915) – D.H. Lawrence

Today’s Wednesday literature piece is from one of D.H. Lawrence’s most popular, but contentious novels The Rainbow. I am astounded it was prohibited for a decade in England after its publication. I started reading it recently and I haven’t found

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