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THE FORTY YEAR ITCH: SONGS OF EXPERIENCE FROM ABBA’S THE VOYAGE

THE FORTY YEAR ITCH? NEWS earlier this year the Swedish pop superstars ABBA had secretly reunited and were releasing their first new album in nearly half a century had to dumbfound so many of us.…

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“10 THOUGHTS FOR A TUESDAY…” (11/1/21 EDITION)

 1.LISTENING TO FRANK ZAPPA’S “HALLOWEEN 1978” ON HALLOWEEN 2021  Halloween isn’t a  premitted activity where I live(thank God), so with no anticipation of ringing doorbells all evening long I could settle down in the…

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‘STAR WARS: VISIONS”: THIS TIME THE FORCE TRAVELS FROM EAST TO WEST

‘STAR WARS VISIONS’ STAR WARS: VISIONS HARDLY SEEMS the most appropriate let alone artistic subtitle for what this groundbreaking anthology actually is.  Maybe Star Wars: Associations. Or Star Wars: Improvisations Or Star Wars: Reinterpretations. The…

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MORE GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS…A CONSIDERATION OF “SQUID GAME”

  PHENOMENONS SHOULD BE investigated regardless of one’s partisan view(if any) going in. The sensation may be about more than peer pressure, of not having a specific opinion or feeling “left out” of a discussion.…

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“WELCOME 2 AMERICA” 2010…AND BACK AGAIN

BOB DYLAN HAS A HABIT OF not immediately releasing songs. Another Minnesota legend had a habit of not releasing entire albums upon their  completion.  For reasons known only to the Sphinx from Hibbing, some of…

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“ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN” OR A CHEF ADRIFT

IF ANTHONY BOURDAIN(1956-2018) HAD not existed Hollywood(and/or Madison Avenue) would have had to invent him. Perhaps some bright, bright mind with a prescient outlook about the future of American attitudes and consumerism would sit at…

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“10 THOUGHTS FOR A TUESDAY…” 9/28/21 EDITION

1.THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK(2021) official trailer #2 The second and presumably final trailer before the October 1st official release ups the ante from the excellent first effort. It’s even more suspenseful, and a rewarding…

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THE SICKEST PASSENGERS: OR WHY ONLY FOOLS WOULD WILLINGLY DISCUSS “THE PLANE RIDE FROM HELL” in 2021

  THERE ARE STORIES THAT DO not bear repeating—at least in “mixed” company. Among potentially non-friendly ears. Some pro-wrestlers are learning this the hard way after the resumption of season three of Dark Side of…

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“SINGLE GOING STEADY”: KANYE WEST’S “LIFE OF THE PARTY”(FEATURING ANDRE 3000 & DMX)

KANYE WEST(FEATURING ANDRE 3000) “LIFE OF THE PARTY” WELL, AT LEAST DRAKE’S tireless pettiness was finally of some use. His latest attempt to humiliate his bitter rival Kanye West may have spectacularly backfired—not in the…

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“DINOSAURS STILL ROAM THE EARTH”

  ABBA, “I STILL HAVE FAITH IN YOU” I’m probably more interested in the backstory of why a group reunites after 40 years(!) than I am in their first comeback single, video and album. And…

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