Dick Cavett meets Salvador Dali

(i put this post together after watching a clip of Salvador Dali on Dick Cavett’s old talk show. Other guests on the show that night were Lillian Gish and Satchel Paige. If you decide to watch the video, i suggest watching it at 0.25 speed.) sometimes your spine turns into a gummi snake, and yourContinue reading “Dick Cavett meets Salvador Dali”

ChatGPT answers your burning Rock and Roll questions!

In this blog post I will have ChatGPT answer some age-old questions poised by rock and roll. I’ll ask IT about songs by The Beatles, The Who, The Clash, The Police, and others. Why do an AI-powered interview? Well, I’ve always enjoyed longform interviews, be it the PBS variety of everything from Firing Line toContinue reading “ChatGPT answers your burning Rock and Roll questions!”

Do you believe in Painting with John? YES!

On Feb. 22, 1980, when the United States Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviet Union, Al Michaels famously said, asked, and proclaimed all at once with the words “Do you believe in miracles? YES!” Mr. Michaels summed up the 80s, even before they happened. The 80s lifted America and the world up from a horrendousContinue reading “Do you believe in Painting with John? YES!”

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Sleepless in Toronto

In college, the person living in the apartment next to me had a supply of Nytol. As I recall Nytol helped me get my Z’s, but I only used it a couple of times, and not since those days. I want to sleep, not kill myself.

I also mentioned that watching reruns of television shows looped helped me sleep. Familiar voices and all that. As my dad used to say, “TV is the greatest sleeping pill ever invented“.

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Dick Valentine Takes Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car for a Spin

Recently Dick Valentine reintroduced me to the Tracy Chapman song Fast Car.

Valentine’s version of Fast Car is definitely his own, but it shares the same intrinsic, smoldering intensity that Chapman’s original did. Both versions are so heartfelt and authentic that they refused to be ignored. They are so honest that they are sad. You need to know both, trust me.

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According to Rogers CEO, someone who gives you money is a “consumer”.

When it comes to The Media Monopoly, Ben Bagdikian literally wrote the book on the subject back in 1983, and since then media ownership has continued to be controlled by fewer and fewer players. Fewer owners mean fewer choices, fewer jobs, fewer voices being heard, and fewer checks and balances in terms of what companiesContinue reading “According to Rogers CEO, someone who gives you money is a “consumer”.”

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