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Gaye keeping it uppity down in Virginia

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Jenny Scheinman (w Finn Taylor) vs Aleta Hayes (w Jack Tuttle)

I just got word that a Jenny Scheinman project has been announced for onsale at Stanford Live Arts, for January, 2022. It’s called “Kannapolis” and is a performance piece that combines live performance of written and improv music in reaction … Continue reading

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Anything with love

Yes, I use “they/them” pronouns and the reason why I put “and anything with love” is because I appreciate words that can be used to signify community or kinship. Given that I am Black, I often hear phrases (especially from … Continue reading

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Candye Kane, truly gifted

Live your life, play your part. Let the feelings flow from your heart. You can’t change the tide, you can’t change the sea you just gotta be who you were born to be. I wouldn’t be alive now if it … Continue reading

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The Lord is first; my friends and family are second; I am third.

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And God said

I like it when gentiles get Hebrew characters tattooed on their wrists and they think it’s Genesis 3:16 but it’s really a recipe for matzo balls. REFRIGERATE THREE HOURS. FOR FLUFFY, bw Kudos Bells Books for best use of 25 … Continue reading

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Shout out to Jeff Parker and Aretha Franklin sample song

I have Jeff’s phone number, and that of his agent. Mark my words, he will lead a band in Palo Alto soon. Recently I named, as part of a poll I took, his band Tortoise as one of my five … Continue reading

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Good on Molly and Laurie for ‘flower’ power

I just noticed on the Fretboard Journal website that there is a soundsample of a collaborative song between Laurie Lewis and Molly Tuttle called You are My Flower. I don’t know the song but it is on “Will The Circle … Continue reading

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Dave Douglas, Trumpet, Aoife O’Donovan, voice ‘Barbara Allen’ VS ‘KC Moan’ Memphis Jug band, from Harry Smith Anthology

Or the Aoife O’Donvan Time Warp Tour Dave Douglas sent around to his mailing list a version of exquisite Barbara Allenism, with Aoife O’Donvan, the singer from Bluegrass band escaping Crooked Still, she’s neither. it’s doesn’t ring true like something … Continue reading

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Matt Nathanson my modern love for his work, in a straight manly and professional way

BLUF he’s nobody’s girl friend vs speak friend and enter Last time I saw Matt Nathanson was in San Jose around 2009 or so and he wrote the words “WALLACE STEGNER” on his wrist with a sharpie. Not apropos of … Continue reading

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