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March 18, 2010

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Life is a shipwreck

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

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March 17, 2010

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Mars or Bust

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

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March 17, 2010

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Sassy Gay Friend, 2

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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March 16, 2010

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Reverend Byrne

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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March 16, 2010

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A real Hasil

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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March 15, 2010

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Sassy gay friend

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

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March 14, 2010

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Third Eye Cabaret

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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March 13, 2010

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Saruman’s Voice

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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March 11, 2010

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Riding the Ark

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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March 11, 2010

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Taking on Foxy News

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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