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March 11, 2010

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The Final Inch

“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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March 11, 2010

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Really cool music

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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March 11, 2010

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Bloggers Anonymous

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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March 10, 2010

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Moving the music

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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March 10, 2010

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Santana in Verona

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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March 9, 2010

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Greetings Earth

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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March 8, 2010

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Sing along with John

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

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March 8, 2010

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Curiouser and curiouser

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

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March 7, 2010

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Elephant needed

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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March 6, 2010

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Human spirit slumbers

“MOST OF LIFE IS SO DULL that there is nothing to be said about it, and the books and talk that would describe it as interesting are obliged to exaggerate…”

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