Category Archives: Music

Saturday Potpourri: Catching Up Edition

The new semester officially begins on Tuesday, but of course there’s been other stuff going along with that as well, so let’s get to it, shall we? *** The pre-semester faculty in-service took place on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Terpville Addenda Edition

A few bits and pieces left over from the trip and other matters… *** On the way back to Mondoville yesterday, we had the misfortune to get caught behind some sort of dump truck south of Richmond. It began to … Continue reading

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Farewell, Mr. Clegg

Johnny Clegg, a one-time anthropology prof turned world music pioneer, has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 66. His South African bands Juluka (with creative partner Sipho Mchunu) and Savuka were among the first to merge Zulu and … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Daydreaming Edition

Happy Ringo’s Birthday, everyone! Meanwhile… *** Last night, as I sometimes tend to do, I was noodling through cars for sale on Ebay and various other online locations. I’ve made no secret of my love for convertibles, so that’s usually … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon Potpourri: Half-Baked Alaska Edition

July is drawing near, so I just hit the reset button on the AC unit and am sitting in my basement grotto, listening to David Bowie covering the Velvets’ “White Light/Heat.” The Spawn is splitting her time between recovering from … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Near a Couple of Alma Maters…

Not long ago, I wrote a little about the late 80s/early 90s music scene in Lexington, KY. One of the town’s lesser known points of pride is the fact that Richard Hell, an important figure in the early punk movement, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Afternoon Potpourri: HeroesCon Addenda and the Death of a Former Rival

Next week’s Summer Term finish line is in sight, and there’s interesting stuff afoot, so why not take a little time for potpourri? *** I spent a significant part of the previous post talking about the T-shirts I buy from World … Continue reading

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