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Minor Keys

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Lost In Your Eyes

This has the feel of a Van Morrison song.  It’s become a favorite. Full lyrics HERE.

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Nessun Dorma

The look on his face– a combination of triumph and relief when he knows he nailed it– is priceless.

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Yeah, I kind of miss ’em…

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Knopfler on Guitars

I don’t play myself, but it was fascinating to hear him talk about it.  He obviously loves the instrument.

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Hobbit

Hobbit was a regional favorite at the end of the 70s, back in the days when radio stations were locally owned and disc jockeys could play what they wanted. As you can probably guess, most of their songs were Lord of the Rings themed. Their (derelict) website is HERE.

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BBVD

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in on the web HERE. Right now their tour doesn’t take them anywhere near me- but I’ve got my eyes on them.

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All The Way

Fats Domino’s Christmas Gumbo has become one of my favorite holiday albums.  They’re all traditional songs in his own inimitable style- and you can feel his smile while you’re listening.  😀

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Busted

Jump ahead to 3:33 in Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal video, and you’ll see him leaning at impossible angles, using an exclusive system he claimed to have invented— and patented!– himself. But in this excerpt from Bob Hope’s autobiography Have Tux, Will Tavel, Hope describes using the exact same system in 1936: In the same show, …

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Same As It Ever Was

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