Tag Archives: Music

Everybody gets their asphalt from Sherwin

OK. Just for the Record: This is one of the items on my bucket list. I’ve been scouring Rummage Sales for it for years. It was just a cute little post card sized ad I’d like to have. Years ago … Continue reading

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The First Snowfall of the Winter

My dear Patrick, It is a song, a very real song, and a song from some time ago. It’s about the first snowfall of the winter. I have this vague childhood recollection of watching two girls, teenage girls – most … Continue reading

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I Changed The Lyrics Without Your Permission

Written about 1913, this simple hymn by Clarence Herbert Woolston is a sweet, familiar, but outdated little ditty best and most poignantly done by a children’s choir. Unfortunately it reflects the racial labels and overtones of the times in which it … Continue reading

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They must be Deaf: Not so much as The Courtesy of a Reply

The Following is a copy of an earnest email message I sent to the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee last year. In return I did not receive a response from any of them and not even … Continue reading

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Rap

Never use the words “rap” and “music” in the same sentence. There is no such thing as “rap music.” Rap is a cry for help.

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Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?

Lady Marmelade – LaBelle with Patti LaBelle – 1974 The chorus of “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir” is French for “Do you want to sleep with me tonight?” When (the) Labelle (group) performed this on television, broadcast standards of … Continue reading

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Japanese Culture

We were watching an old movie. The story of which takes place in Japan. Ron sez: “Everybody knows everything in Tokyo – the walls are paper-thin.” Bar rhum puhm, tish. He’s got a million of ’em. Anyway, following in this … Continue reading

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