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Images that “Fit” Me:

The Hermit . . All images courtesy of Pinterest.

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We Seem to be Seeing a Lot of Child Proteges Lately

Champ Jaxon (Jackson Champion Winkler) (August 28, 2010) Here’s another surprise entry in my day yesterday: this young musician was on Ellen yesterday afternoon at 4:00 pm local time. Here’s a link to the EllenTube video. At first, I wondered … Continue reading

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“‘Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky”

Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) Have you ever noticed that most Jimi Hendrix photos show him in mid-song? This was a man in constant musical motion. He and his band The Experience were the toast of … Continue reading

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Did He Finally “Break on Through to the Other Side”?

Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) This post was inspired by a conversation I had yesterday with my son, Derek. We were discussing how Val Kilmer had absolutely nailed the portrayal of Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s … Continue reading

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The Inspiration for John Lennon’s “Imagine”

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (2018) Call it Serendipity, call it Kismet, call it in time for dinner: we wouldn’t have watched this Channel 4 film on Netflix last night if there had not been an interruption to … Continue reading

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Fascism: Fascination of the Mind

Pink Floyd The Wall: the Movie (2000) Life in Britain during World War II must have been hell. The constant fear of invasion by the Germans coupled with nightly bombing raids and V2 rockets would have kept the population on … Continue reading

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Free Bird: Lynyrd Skynyrd Crash (October 20, 1977)

If I Leave Here Tomorrow (Netflix) For a group of musicians who were just coming into their own in the 1970’s, Lynyrd Skynyrd were cut down in their prime. I watched two-thirds of their documentary last night. Because the FAA … Continue reading

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“In a Coat He Borrowed from James Dean”

Bob Dylan (May 24, 1941) Not sure why I’m supposed to feature Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman) today. It started with the line from Don McLean’s American Pie, quoted as the title of this piece. Then it evolved into his … Continue reading

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And Now to Address the Elephant in the Room:

Elvis Presley and Adam Lambert Ever since Adam Lambert showed up on American Idol, all those years ago, I’ve had this sneaking suspicion that he was Elvis Presley’s reincarnation. The timing of his birth (1982) four-and-a-half years after Elvis’ death … Continue reading

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When the Feeling’s Right, I’m Going to…

Run to You (1984) The other person knows who this refers to, so I’ll say no more… We were no April Fools…

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