Monthly Archives: October 2011

No Commercials Before Their Time

This has nothing to do with music, but it’s absolutely hilarious. It’s hard to believe that my first encounter with Orson Welles was through these ads . . .

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Lenny Bruce Is Not Afraid?

It’s Lenny Bruce’s birthday today, I just discovered. I watched this clip, and it made me think again about just how bizarre the late fifties and early sixties were. I recently rewatched Rebel Without a Cause and had a similar … Continue reading

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Eubie Blake

I’ve been listening to some Eubie Blake lately, the kid who wrote the “Charleston Rag” in 1899, when he was twelve, and who lived and performed until the early 1980s. Probably his most famous tune is “Memories of You,” and … Continue reading

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