Archive for the ‘Musical Interlude’ Category

A few things I forgot to post yesterday: midterm dystopia and great music!

November 8th, 2014

First, a bit more on the political economy of the midterms, over at PostEverything. Second, and much more importantly, two great musical entrees for your edification, funkification, and swingification. First, it was made clear to me that some of the youngsters where I work were unfamiliar with this funk classic from the man himself, James… Read more

Musical Interlude: One After 909

September 26th, 2014

The Beatles were, of course, many different things over the course of their life as a band. But at their core, they were always mates who just loved to rock out. That’s why I’ve always loved this version of One After 909. There was a lot of water under the bridge already and much more to… Read more

Friday Musical Interlude: BBK!

September 12th, 2014

Could it be that I’ve never featured BB King in a musical interlude…unforgivable! Here’s the man gettin’ down to bizness with Lucille (that’s his guitar’s name) and here’s his great explanation as to why he sings the blues. Both of these are from an album–as in vinyl–that I got in 1969!…now get the hell off my… Read more

Musical Interlude…et al…

September 7th, 2014

Just for fun, let’s try something a little different around here. Along with the occasional musical interludes–a well-established and much beloved feature–let’s try adding snippets about other life lessons, observations, recipes, recommendations, etc. with the only rule being they can’t be about economics as that’s the stuff of all else at OTE. 1) Re the… Read more

Musical Interlude: Sonny and Brownie

August 29th, 2014

I avoid superlatives, so trust me when I tell you that Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee are the greatest blues duo ever. I mean, these guys are just pure music, and if their blues don’t thoroughly soothe your soul then get yourself down to the ER posthaste as your soul needs medical attention. I recently… Read more