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Best of 2022…thus far

Here’s my list of the best for 2022 to date as we approach the midway point of the year. Enjoy! _______ TV Comedies The Wonder Years – ABC Call Me Kat – Fox The Conners – ABC American Auto – … Continue reading

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“Slow Horses” – a brilliant new spy series

AppleTV has released yet another winner. Slow Horses, based on the book of the same name by author Mick Herron, was released in late April. The six-episode first season is a monumental triumph filled with great acting, superb writing, and … Continue reading

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Largest outdoor rodeo arenas in the US & Canada

Few sporting events can match a Western rodeo for enhancing the image of true Americana. Just the thought of a summer evening under the lights or a sunny afternoon watching courageous rodeo contestants compete in the dusty arena invokes a … Continue reading

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Tuesday tunes: Favorite cover songs

SONG COVER ARTIST ORIGINAL ARTIST Gold Day The Joy Formidable Sparklehorse Enter Sandman Weezer Metallica Don’t Be Cruel Cheap Trick Elvis Presley Stairway to Heaven Heart Led Zeppelin (Oh) Pretty Woman Van Halen Roy Orbison Mr. Tamborine Man The Byrds … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes: Favorite studio album by year since 1970

As a follow-up to last weeks’ list, here are my favorite albums by year since 1970. The list identifies only studio albums, not greatest hits, live, compilation, or similar types of albums. For only two years (1990 and 1999), I … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes: Chronology of my favorite music artists

Below is a table identifying my favorite musical artists over the years. As can be seen, they vary from time to time, with some appearing more than once. Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Weezer, The Stills, and Wolf Alice have all accomplished … Continue reading

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My favorite television “dramedies”

Busy Phillips, James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, John Francis Daley, Martin Starr, and Samm Levine. Throw in occasional and/or guest appearances by Ann Dowd (Aunt Lydia of Handmaid’s Tale), Joanna Garcia (Reba), Rashida Jones (The Office and … Continue reading

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American music birthplace geography

From Jazz to Blues to Hip Hop and Rock ‘n Roll, there are many styles of music that populate the United States. The following map depicts the geographic location(s) where these varied forms and their sub-genres have germinated across the … Continue reading

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Favorite (and punniest) villain names of classic TV cartoons

  Listed below are my favorite villain names from classic television cartoons (1950-1980). Some are funny, some are quite punny, and all of them successfully get the point across that these are villains without being overly scary, offensive, or gross. … Continue reading

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Historical geography of the Blues in America

The list below identifies the historical geography of 17 different styles of “the Blues”. Given multitudes of music genres and sub-genres, it is likely that other forms could have been included. The locations are listed by the decade in which … Continue reading

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