Category Archives: 11 – November

November 24: Happy Thanksgiving, cheerful or grumpy!

Around the time that Old Skull and Human Skab were playing, in a moody voice: “You know, girrrl, you need to realize that it’s the holiday.” “Excuse me?” “It’s a holiday, girl. No one wants to hear this stuff about killing people and sadness. It’s Thanksgiving. I’m about to turn off my radio!”

About 45 minutes previous to that conversation, all smiles: “Girl, I am LOVING your playlist. I cannot wait to hear what you play next. Love you!”

Back to Old Skull and Human Skab: “I hear what you’re saying, but I’m sorry. Thanksgiving was not always fun and games, nor peaceful. Remember when a country full of Native Americans died? The music that’s playing shows a consciousness of social issues happening right now(ish). While we can be thankful now, Human Skab and Old Skull remind us that some things need to change.” “All right, girrrl. Love you!”

I enjoyed talking with that guy, and I hope he has a happy Thanksgiving.
Plus, we compromised. The music merged into some uncontroversial Kermit Ruffins, but Kermit had to share the stage with Human Skab, who continued to scream about destroying the Soviet Union.

So enjoy some old-school rocks n rolls for appetizers.
Have some cuteypie jazz to drink,
and fill up on the meat of precocious children.
Dessert? mmm. Breathe Owl Breathe.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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November 10

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November 3

Contemplative radio.

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Nearly the entire hour passes without words.
Not long ago, I played two hours of story songs, in which each track was a narrative with a clear beginning, middle, and end. conflict and denouement.
Why do musicians often insist on telling you what they think, telling you what to think, telling you things?
Music still talks when no one’s talking.
Don’t believe it?
Listen.
Do we hear the same thing?