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In memoriam: Art Buchwald, Denny Doherty January 22, 2007

Posted by Jeff in "Reality has a well-known liberal bias", Folk, In memoriam, Music, Rock.
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Art BuchwaldI mean no disrespect whatsoever when I say that I never really got Art Buchwald (1925-2007).

Buchwald came from a really terrible childhood. He ran away from home at the age of seventeen and enlisted in the Marines at the beginning of WWII, hiring a drunk to sign as his legal guardian because he was underage.

He had been the Paris correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune for thirteen years, something like a funnier Jewish version of Janet Flanner. I read a book of his Paris columns, a handful of which are almost up to Flanner’s standard (and IMHO Flanner set a very high standard). Among other things, Buchwald may have been the first non-music writer to get Elvis Presley.

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Ms. Horne demands equal time! October 15, 2006

Posted by Jeff in Folk, Music.
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Well, she didn’t demand it, but I did post two Susan Graham arias to Marilyn’s one …

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Arlo and John August 27, 2006

Posted by Jeff in Folk, Music.
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Nowadays, it seems to be be intractable Conventional Wisdom that “country singers” are red-staters and “folk singers” are blue-staters. (Remember what a shock it was to learn that the Dixie Chicks had the same opinion of our unelected non-President that we did?)

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