Category Archives: Music

Thank You, Robert Zimmerman

I was born during wartime, and during the first decade of Bob Dylan’s long career. Later that same month, the Tet Offensive began — a major turning point in the Vietnam War. After Tet, the Americans who had been “on the … Continue reading

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A Music Video: Janis Joplin’s “Mercedes Benz”

“A song of great social and political import” from the 1960s, as well as a fun song for which to make a music video — or sing, a capella, in public, loudly and obnoxiously. =D

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A Music Video for “Ride Into the Sun,” by the Velvet Underground

This music video, for a Velvet Underground classic written by Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker, was made today — for a song originally recorded in 1969, the year after I was born. I used Windows Movie Maker to … Continue reading

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What’s the Worst Thing a Proselytizing-Attack Can Do, Anyway?

This happened near the end of Summer school, about four years ago. I haven’t been able to write about it until now, but my life is now separated into the unknowing part before this day, when I was so often angry without … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments of the Universe, Set to Music

Because there’s nothing wrong with mixing a little Rolling Stones with your physics, that’s why. 

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A John Lennon Quote, On Waking Up, and Finding a Cure

Source of quote: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=lennon+yoko&commit=Search

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The Seven Types of Beatles Fans: My Utterly Biased View

I have never met a serious fan of The Beatles who did not have one favorite Beatle. (I’m sure it is obvious which Beatle is my favorite.) As for Yoko Ono, she is a highly polarizing figure among Beatles fans … Continue reading

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