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Vote Blue No Matter Who

June 30th, 2022 · 1 Comment · Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy, Politics

With the recent stacking of the Supreme Court and overturning of Roe vs. Wade and gun protections in New York, I was reminded that these events all happened because just enough people of the left spent the 2016 general election campaign trashing Hillary Clinton and either not voting or voting third party that an amoral […]

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Kerouac in Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire” Podcast

May 31st, 2022 · 1 Comment · Interviews, Kerouac and The Beats

Billy Joel Interview Story   . I was contacted by this Since The World’s Been Turning podcast production out of New Zealand to talk about Kerouac. Ever since Peter Jackson’s masterful recreation of The Beatles: Get Back, and watching a thousand interviews with him with his New Zealand accent and sensibilities, I developed a real […]

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The Chad Allan Story

April 30th, 2022 · 33 Comments · Music, Poetry, Real-life Adventure Tales

The Chad Allan Story . With Chad Allan’s passing at age 80 on Nov 21st, 2023, the CBC called and we did this rockin fun playful jamming live radio interview that you wanna hear  — https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-367-the-weekend-morning-show-manitoba/clip/16027369-chad-allen-drops-writes-song-winnipeg-teen…in-1977. Or they also wrote it up as a story you can read here — although my full account follows […]

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Kerouac’s 100th birthday celebration in Lowell

March 20th, 2022 · 25 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, Real-life Adventure Tales

. Everybody’s known for ages that Jack Kerouac’s 100th birthday was coming up on March 12th, 2022, but it was still the dark Covid times, and I hadn’t been On The Road in over two years — not since the New Hampshire Democratic primaries in February 2020 — plus I was really in no mood […]

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – The Greatest Show in Television History

February 28th, 2022 · No Comments · Weird Things About Me

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – The Greatest Show in Television History THIS IS A ROUGH DRAFT — MUCH MORE TO COME NEED SCREEN-GRAB LENNY BRUCE  I know I’m a few years late on this, but — √ season one — 8 episodes √ two — 10 episodes √ three — 8 episodes √. four — […]

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Beatles post Get Back Lessons and Reflections

January 30th, 2022 · 3 Comments · Movies, Music

Some reflections on The Beatles post Peter Jackson’s masterpiece, and some fun facts picked up along the way . . . It was so much the blending of the four compatible yet different personalities that was key to their creativity and longevity. And that there were four different individuals for people to identify with and […]

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The Beatles: Get Back — Time-Coded and Annotated

December 28th, 2021 · 66 Comments · Movies, Music

The Beatles: Get Back Time-Coded and Annotated . Some of the characters beyond the Fab Five: (And yes, it’s five — because in this doc The Beatles become a quintet.  😉) Peter Jackson — the cinematic master behind this entire production Jabez Olssen — Peter Jackson’s super-skilled right-hand-man editor – never seen on screen, but […]

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The Power of Recycling

November 30th, 2021 · 5 Comments · Weird Things About Me

The Power of Recycling . I inherited a bunch of stuff when my dear friend Uta passed away a few years ago.  One thing was her old laptop.  I wiped it clean of her personal files, and always thought I might use it, but it’s a PC and I’m a Mac guy, and “once you […]

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Bill Clinton Election Night in New York City 1996

October 23rd, 2021 · No Comments · Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

When The Good Guys Win — Head To The Skyscraper Rooftop .   A wee rooftop Adventure excerpt from Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy  . . .  The Democratic Party victory party at the Sheraton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan in 1996 . . . New York City is a very liberal and a very Democratic town.  […]

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How To Remove A Squirrel’s Nest From A Tree

September 30th, 2021 · 13 Comments · Brian on YouTube etc., Weird Things About Me

How To Remove A Squirrel’s Nest From A Tree   . We live in a very wildlife-rich area, and everybody gets along.  Well, I’m sure the rabbits aren’t too fond of the coyotes and foxes, but other than that, the deer, skunks, opossums, minks, beavers, chipmunks and raccoons don’t cause each other or the non-furry […]

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