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ELO – Can’t Get It Out Of My Head

Originally posted on PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture:
The song is appropriately named because it’s hard to get it out of your head after you listen to it. The song peaked at #9 in the Billboard 100 in…

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Lynyrd Skynyd (Freebird) – How Life Once Was!

I think when I saw this video today in my YT feed of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing Freebird I knew I was in trouble nostalgically from the get-go. My understanding is this concert was performed just 40 days or so days

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Ain’t Got No, I got Life (1968) – Nina Simone

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
Ain’t Got No, I got Life is my favourite song from Nina Simone and it also includes my favourite performance of her at the end of this post. I’ve listened to and watched this performance…

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Do you believe in Santa Claus?

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How Jordan Peterson might respond to the question (From Dr Beckerwood on Reddit): I act as if Santa Claus exists. People have often asked me (especially around this time of year) if I believe in…

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Alone (1987) – Heart

I could get hauled over the coals for having this song in my music library.  To even admit that I might have even once liked it could put me into the ‘Did he really like that? – Oh Lordy’ box.

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Lacy J. Dalton – 16th Avenue

Originally posted on PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture:
I remember this song as a teenager and have never grown tired of it. It’s a salute to the unheralded songwriters. This song means a lot me because I have…

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Bridge of Spies (2015) – Steven Spielberg

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Bridge of Spies is a highly engaging political-adventure based on a true story about a highly covert Spy swap deal between the CIA and KGB during the cold war. Lawyer James Donovan played by Tom…

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Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
I had been wanting to read a Charles Bukowski novel after seeing the illuminating documentary, Born into this. As Goodreads describes Ham on Rye, ‘Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble…

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Heaven Knows What (2014)

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
Every two weeks or so I check out the movie database Rotten Tomatoes which lists amongst other things – the latest DVD releases. The movie information of Heaven Knows What caught my eye. ‘Heavan Knows…

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20 Seconds of Insane Courage

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
For the school social I gargled Listerine. The pain felt reassuring. I sprayed my hair with Mum’s hairspray, “Taft”. In the school hall, we shuffled to Toto’s “Africa”. Girls on the other side, giggled about stuff…

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