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“It Costs a Lot of Money to Look This Cheap”

Dolly Parton (January 19, 1946) It’s one of those lines that endears Dolly Parton to people: self-deprecating to the nth degree. But, for some unknown reason, she decided at a young age that when she grew up she wanted to … Continue reading

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When the Gambler Finally Cashed in His Chips

Kenny Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) All it takes is a chance viewing of a farewell concert to set my Astrology wheels in motion. Last night we watched CBS’ “All In For The Gambler” and then I … Continue reading

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Introducing the Winner of American Idol 2021:

Chayce Beckham (July 18, 1996) It seemed impossible to Chayce Beckham that he even made it to the auditions last year. Two weeks before the event, he wrote off his vehicle in a horrific crash. The accident ‘turned him around’ … Continue reading

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Talk About Timing: The Comeback Special

Singer Presents…Elvis (December 3, 1968) I’ve been watching the two part Netflix show Elvis Presley: The Searcher. Part I: his life before his induction into the Army and, Part II: his life after. There couldn’t be a more stark difference. … Continue reading

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More Inspiration or Plagiarism?

Girl From the North Country Scarborough Fair / Canticle “Remember me to one who lives there: she once was a true love of mine.” Which do you prefer? Martin Carthy: the missing link between Dylan and Simon

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The Genius Behind (Neon) Rose, Toronto and ‘that’ Heart Song

Brian Allen It’s something special to see someone you know succeed in showbusiness. Brian Allen wouldn’t remember me: I was just another student on the school bus to Barrie from Camp Borden and Angus in the middle years of the … Continue reading

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Retirement in the mid-60’s

Flowers on the Wall (1966) I keep hearin’ you’re concerned about my happiness But all that thought you’re givin’ me is conscience I guess If I was walkin’ in your shoes, I wouldn’t worry none While you ‘n’ your friends … Continue reading

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