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Snogging, The Beatles, and Me

My Real Memoir I was in love. Not with a girl, but with music. And yet, somehow the two seemed inextricably linked. Music in the 1960s was an explosion of styles: Pop, Soul, R&B were constantly merging and borrowing from … Continue reading

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The Year I Fell in Love With Music

Me, age 14, rockstar posing at the local music store My Real Memoir I’d had a crush on music from early on, especially after seeing my first musical hero Sam Cooke sing “You Send Me” live at our local bijou. … Continue reading

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Off the Hook

“Off the hook.” Does anyone under 40 even know what that expression means anymore? My Featured Blogger this week is Bluebird of Bitterness. B.O.B. consistently finds funny stuff to post: quips, videos, and cartoons (see below). And since her (yes, her) … Continue reading

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This Little Light of Mine

A Filmmaker’s Journal Five years ago an independent production company agreed to finance my “compelling little story of forgiveness” as one of eight feature films for limited release to a faith-based audience. Thrilled, I wrote, directed, and produced the movie … Continue reading

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Why The Beatles Are Still Relevant

Originally posted on PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture:
This is my 5th-year anniversary on WP. Thank you all for still reading and commenting.? This was part of Dave’s at A Sound Day “Turntable Talk” series…hope you like it.…

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Ridiculous Signs and Labels!

They’re everywhere. There’s no escaping them. We need a labelotomy! Meanwhile, there are only three ways to respond: 1) Obey them, 2) Ignore them, or 3) Make fun of them. Sane people choose the latter. “Secretly we’re all a little … Continue reading

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Beyond Useless!

Use·less [ˈyo͞osləs] ADJECTIVE – Not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome, e.g. “A piece of useless knowledge” – Synonyms: futile · pointless · purposeless. Be·yond – Uselessness that rises to the level of an art … Continue reading

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Time to Cocoon!

Autumn has just begun where I live, but temps are plummeting, rare for this early in the season, and all I can think of is getting cozy with a latte and a hoodie and, of course, a book! Which means … Continue reading

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Masters of Sarcasm

If colleges offered degrees in Sarcasmology, a huge percentage of students would change their major. Others learn through on-the-job training from snarky parents, bosses, and especially friends. Still, with or without the diploma to prove it, here are some graduate-level … Continue reading

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Two New Studies Reveal: Time Travel is Real!

A heavily funded study at the Institute for Advanced Research in Really Important Stuff has shown that all humans (and most animals) travel forward at the rate of 1 (one) DaaT (Day at a Time)! More information will be released … Continue reading

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