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The Final Inch

March 11, 2010

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“AND NOW LISTEN: THE RULE OF THE FINAL INCH! The realm of the Final Inch! In the language of Maximum Clarity it is immediately clear what that is …”

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Really cool music

March 11, 2010

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How utterly cool — literally. For $10 a ticket, you enter the Crystal Grotto theater carved out of ice (seats 125 cold people), where musicians play music on instruments made out of ice.

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Bloggers Anonymous

March 11, 2010

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I still haven’t figured it out. Figured out what? The strange, neurotic landscape that comes with hanging out your blogging shingle

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Moving the music

March 10, 2010

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Ron Sowell’s Open Stage open mic night at the Unity Church in North Charleston, W.Va., moves on to a higher profile joint.

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Santana in Verona

March 10, 2010

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This is the last, and perhaps the most offbeat, in a series of audio slideshows I created after a trip taken to Rome and Northern Italy in Summer 2008, with my 18-year-old-son Lucas and his cousin, Neil.

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Greetings Earth

March 9, 2010

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About time advanced beings from another galaxy saved our hind ends. An “Internet Intervention” directed to the citizens of Earth, courtesy BBC Global News.

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Sing along with John

March 8, 2010

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As someone who has flailed often enough on stage, I present the following with love and affection.

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Curiouser and curiouser

March 8, 2010

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In “West Virginia Curiosities,” the state’s oddball charm has found its Boswell.

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Elephant needed

March 7, 2010

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Just back from an International Film Fest showing of  “Burma VJ” at Huntington’s Keith-Albee Theater, and am quite blown away. I’m still taking in this devastating, searing film, cobbled together from citizen video-journalist footage from concealed cameras, documenting street protests led by Buddhist monks a while back in Rangoon and repressed by that country’s awful, […]

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Crazy People

March 5, 2010

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Some people are crazy. Then…. there are these guys. The must-see video of the week, OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass.”

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