Category Archives: General Musings

The Big Picture: beer; the world; the universe; beer. That sort of things.

You Can Stop Worrying

Or at least, I can stop worrying, provisionally. The lump is probably not malignant, and after I get the sonogram in two weeks we’ll know one way or the other for sure. For now they think it’s a lipoma, which … Continue reading

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Questions – Authority?

Could we have a little less running around and a little more bored downtime at the office, please? Would that be all right? And if we have to pick a day when I fire up the old Liberal dancing shoes … Continue reading

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Who Knows What Evil Crap Lurks on the Desks of Men?

Linus knows. Muahahahaha. Adjacent to the envelope where receipts are supposed to go, there are receipts. Also under the envelope, which is some sort of skill shot I’m sure. In the envelope where the receipts are supposed to go? Not … Continue reading

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Dewey (Beach) Decibel System

And they’re off: we go to the Dewey Beach Music Conference down in Delaware this weekend for a few days of post-season seafood, beachfront musings, musical happenings, and wide-eyed dreaming, avec des Cute Girls and Much Rejoicing. Wish us luck; … Continue reading

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Great Scott (RIP Scott Muni 1930-2004)

When the voices of our youth pass away, the silence is resounding. Today we have news that Scott Muni, one of the bedrock personalities of progressive rock radio, died last night. He had been ill following a stroke last month. … Continue reading

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The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plain

In New York City however, it falls mainly in the subway tunnels.

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The 200 Blows

Truth or Dare: Have You Ever … ? Duck — it’s a blog meme! These doing-the-rounds toys propagate more than they’re read, so I’m making it easy to avoid; click on the MORE link if you’d like to see it, … Continue reading

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Onward, Pussycat

I was never a huge fan — eh eh, he said “huge” — of Russ Meyer, though the man could name a movie with the best of ‘em. Whatever issues other people had with him, I didn’t share them. Mostly … Continue reading

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Contemplation of a Serious Matter

In its six or so yearning minutes, Charles Ives‘s famous chamber composition The Unanswered Question takes you in hand and gives you a longing look and a nudge and a nod of gentle recognition. But that’s not all. In brief, … Continue reading

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It’s All Weird

Sometimes, it gets really tiresome to hear people comment on how weird New York is and all that but, frankly, why is there an M14 bus that plays The Star Spangled Banner from its front-left wheel well when the door … Continue reading

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