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Life is a shipwreck

March 18, 2010

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“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”
~ Voltaire

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Mars or Bust

March 17, 2010

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I spent part of my youth in Mars. (I know, that would explain a lot.)

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Sassy Gay Friend, 2

March 17, 2010

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The return of Sassy Gay Friend, this time to talk some sense into Juliet. Here was his first visit, to save Ophelia.

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Reverend Byrne

March 16, 2010

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Of late, I’ve begun some collaborative musical work, so was intrigued to read one of my musical hero’s thoughts on collaboration. Here is David Byrne on working with a bunch of Brian Eno ‘wannabe’ songs that had languished on a shelf, until Eno turned them over, with some ground rules. Byrne writes: How do these […]

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A real Hasil

March 16, 2010

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Here’s me before work this morning. No, not really. This would be West Virginia’s greatest psycho-billy rocker,  the late, legendary Hasil Adkins. (1937-2005). I’m working on a multimedia piece for my newspaper on the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame at Tamarack near Beckley, W.Va. The eclectic exhibit documents a host of performers with W.Va. […]

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Sassy gay friend

March 15, 2010

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We all need a sassy gay friend to talk some sense into us now and then.

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Third Eye Cabaret

March 14, 2010

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Been recording all this weekend at Audible Arts Studio in Princeton, W.Va., for an upcoming project called Third Eye Cabaret.

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Saruman’s Voice

March 13, 2010

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We’re coming  to the wire on health care reform and it’s time for all hands to get into the game. On Friday, my wife called our Cabell County congressman’s office, Nick Jo Rahall, to urge him to vote for the health care bill coming up in the house next week and opponents had so far […]

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Riding the Ark

March 11, 2010

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As someone haltingly moving toward launch of an online podcast and video space opera called “Saint Stephen’s Dream,” I happened across this remarkable Vimeo sci-fi tale called “The Ark.”

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Taking on Foxy News

March 11, 2010

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Howell Raines, former executive editor of the New York Times, asks in the March 14, 2010 Washington Post, a fine question in an op-ed titled: “Why don’t honest journalists take on Roger Ailes and Fox News?”

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