Category Archives: Music

In Which the Prof Serves as a Gentleman, a Scholar, and a Dork

(Not necessarily in that order.) I spent yesterday in Real City, doing a variety of things, culminating in a visit to the Berries’ former haunt of Art Bar to see contemporary garage faves the Woggles. But I’ll get to that … Continue reading

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Bad News from an Old Hometown

I learned last night that a high school classmate and former bandmate, Kevin Black, was found dead at his home yesterday. Details are sketchy — apparently he had complained of respiratory issues earlier in the week, but had not seen … Continue reading

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Not All Change Is for the Best…

My friend and colleague Tracy Power observes that today marks the 107th putative anniversary of Robert Johnson‘s birth. Johnson, of course, is considered “King of the Delta Blues”, and by extension, one of the fathers of rock and roll and … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Commencement Edition

Woke up just a little while ago — clearly, I’m already adjusting to my post-Gradeapalooza schedule. Commencement is this afternoon, followed by the end-of-year faculty party, to which Mrs. M is contributing Southwestern/Black bean hummus. Between now and then… *** … Continue reading

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We Interrupt this Gradeapalooza…

… To note that today marks my 8th bloggiversary. Eight years ago, my parents had been buried for ten months, and my brother had been charged with their murders for eight. These were the first things I thought of every … Continue reading

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Weekend Potpourri: Gradeapalooza Break Edition

Something very strange is happening this semester. I decided to set up the syllabus so that I could get everyone’s big project with a little more time left in the term, allowing myself a bit more time for Gradeapalooza. And … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Aurora

Some of you may recall that one of the Berries’ final shows was a benefit gig for a little girl named Aurora Schmitt, who was suffering from cancer. While I devoutly wish I could offer better news, that’s not how … Continue reading

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