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Metal for Friday: Dispatched “Dispatched” [audio].

This epic 14-minute mostly (but not totally) instrumental slab of melodic death metal may seem like an odd choice, but it’s a very special song to me. This is my … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The words that ended a presidency: the Watergate “Smoking Gun” tape. [audio]

Forty-two years ago today, sometime in the afternoon of June 23, 1972, a conversation occurred in the Oval Office between President Richard M. Nixon and his domestic policy adviser, H.R. “Bob” Haldeman. … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “I’ll Wait” by Van Halen. [audio]

This has always been one of my all-time favorite Van Halen songs, and the album it comes from, 1984, is nothing less than a milestone in my life: it was that … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

Metal for Friday: “Revelations” by Judas Priest. [audio]

If you love metal, you love Judas Priest by definition. Judas Priest is to heavy metal what Shakespeare is to drama. You just can’t get smoother, heavier or a more … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

A jazzy interlude: “I’ve Heard That Song Before” by Harry James. [audio/video]

I’ve had this very old song in my head for several days now, not knowing precisely who performed it or how old it was, so last night I went searching … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

One of my favorite 1920s songs: “Let’s Misbehave” by Irving Aaronson. [audio]

It’s 1920s Week, and what would it be without some awesome 1920s music? Maybe this is a lonely opinion, but I think the popular and jazz music of the Roaring … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mr. Roosevelt wants to talk to you about banking: the first “fireside chat.” [audio]

Eighty-two years ago today, March 12, 1933, was a Sunday. That night millions of Americans gathered around their radio sets in living rooms, diners, pubs and other places and listened … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The king who gave up his crown: the abdication speech of Edward VIII. [audio]

If you click the above video you will hear, complete and unedited, the voice of Britain’s King Edward VIII announcing on BBC radio his abdication from the throne of England … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 1 Comment
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