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“10 THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY…”, 2/23/21

10 RANDOM THOUGHTS THIS WEEK BY THE HERMIT OF MINK HOLLOW  CONCERNING TOPICS ACROSS THE POP CULTURAL MATRIX. 1.BAD BUNNY. I don’t give a shit if Bad Bunny ruins pop music, just get him the…

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10 THOUGHTS FOR THIS TUESDAY

1.RIP MARY WILSON. Singer, orginal Supreme. May you sing in the Heavenly Choir for eternity. 2.RIP SOPHIE. Musician. Alas too many artists you only discover after their death. Worthy of further meditation in the near…

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“WALLS & WALLS”: PHIL SPECTOR(1940-2021)

I GREW UP ON STORIES OF Phil Spector pulling a handgun on John Lennon, Leonard Cohen and The Ramones, if not just Joey Ramone. Of Phil Spector shooting holes in the ceiling at Gold Star…

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“DAVID BOWIE: ‘5 YEARS’ AND 5 YEARS…”

MARCH 12, 2021 FIVE YEARS AGO YESTERDAY DAVID BOWIE DIED, A YEAR SHY OF 7O. BOWIE WAS SO protean a talent, so iconoclastic, so mercurial, visionary and profound that his absence remains felt. His shadow…

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SPRINGSTEEN’S LETTER TO US…AND HIMSELF

I RESISTED LISTENING TO LETTER TO YOU(2020) FOR THE LONGEST TIME. WHY TAKE THE CHANCE? I had liked Bruce Springsteen’s last album, Western Stars(2019) well enough, more than his latest releases. Why take the chance…

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R.I.P. TONY RICE(1951-2020)

OBITS SEEM TO DOMINATE THESE WEEKLY POSTS. PLANNED CONTENT IS OFTEN scrapped to accomodate a salutation to some passing dignitary of the arts. Maybe this is as it should be but it doesn’t make it…

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THE TREACLY, TERRIFIC ANTHEM OF BAND AID’S “DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?” X YEARS LATER

    PURCHASE HERE CHRISTMAS EVE, 2020, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THE ROAD TO HELL MAY OR MAY NOT BE PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS. IF TRUE THERE is no more persistent 20th/21st Century cement…

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“THE CHILD AND OTHER CONCLUSIONS…” SPOILER-FREE NOTES ON THE ENDING OF THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2

HOW A BELOVED TELEVISION SERIES ENDS–NOT HOW IT BEGINS–OCCUPIES SO MUCH social media bandwidth that this instantaneous democratic Greek chorus improbably affects how many people come to view the series itself. Beginning with The Sopranos;…

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