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Musical palate cleanser, another anniversary edition

Dylan’s Nashville Skyline turns 50.  I can’t say it’s one of my favorite albums of his, but, damn, do I love this song.



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Musical palate cleanser, seems like yesterday edition

R.E.M.’s Reckoning turned 35 this week.  Hard to believe, innit?

Anyway, here’s my favorite song from a great, great album.



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Your latest streaming service roundup

This one’s at Awful Announcing and looks at what the author calls the major players:  DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue.

Read through it all, as everyone has different needs, but I’ll just say as someone who never watches the NFL that she’s spot on with this:

Sports-wise, YouTube TV is the best bang for your buck for the basic sports channels, and the unlimited DVR storage, for $40 a month.

After having cycled through several of the others (thanks for the free trial periods and month to month contracts, fellas!), I’ve been very happy with YTTV.  What say you guys?


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Musical palate cleanser, when he had it edition

Here’s one of my favorite Dylan covers — IMO, it surpasses the original — from Rod Stewart’s Never A Dull Moment, “Mama You Been On My Mind”.

The only downer about that song is the way it reminds me of how great Stewart was until he didn’t care about being great anymore.


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Musical palate cleanser, another one edition

D, JD.

Roger Charlery, aka Ranking Roger, lead vocalist for ska band The English Beat and co-founder of General Public, died Tuesday at 56.

Social media channels for The Beat (known in the U.S. as English Beat) confirmed the news with a post.

“Sadly Roger past away a few hours ago peacefully at his home surrounded by family,” The Beat website stated. “Roger’s family would like to thank everyone for their constant support during this tough time. More to follow in the coming days. RIP ROGER!”

“He fought & fought & fought, Roger was a fighter,” the post added.

The English Beat and the greatest song ever about fellatio:


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Musical palate cleanser, still going strong edition

If ever the phrase “dulcet tones” is a perfect description of a person’s vocal abilities, it’s Aaron Neville’s.  Last night I enjoyed seeing him perform at City Winery, where he enthralled the audience with his 1966 hit, “Tell It Like It Is”.

You know, it’s reassuring to see a performer fifteen years my senior manage to go at it without missing a beat.  Thanks, man.


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Musical palate cleanser, baroque ‘n’ roll edition

From 1968, here’s the Left Banke, with “Desiree”.

Now, flash forward 43 years and add a full-blown chorus.

Love that female trombone player…



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