Category Archives: Music

Family, of several sorts

Smitty and I went on vacation. On ‘vacation’, that is, in quotes. We don’t know how to go lie on a beach. It’s possible we just don’t know how to relax, period, but nothing in this trip promised relaxation. We flew … Continue reading

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Ted’s Everywhere (or at least a couple of places)

‘Mindbenders’ got a mention on the Front Row Monthly site (link here) and My recollections of Woodstock (family-friendly ones) appear here at Hooplaha.com – however, they chose not to use my photos. The editors there probably doubt the thrill of … Continue reading

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‘Searching for Sugar Man’ – Go Now!

  I usually don’t do back-to-back blogs anymore but I have to do this one: Go see ‘Searching for Sugar Man.’ If it’s not playing where you are yet, find out when it will – here’s the site with trailer. … Continue reading

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Confession

I wrote about Levon Helm the other day and then realized I’d left out part of the story – my personal connection: the thing I stole from him. I saw the Band at Woodstock (supposedly they were disappointed with their performance … Continue reading

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Levon

Levon Helm. If you don’t know the name, go to YouTube and listen to  ’The Weight’, ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’, ‘Up on Cripple Creek’ and ‘The River Hymn’. That’s just prime-era Band songs. He won Grammy’s for … Continue reading

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What Dance Do You Dance at the End of the World?

It’s hard to walk the streets these days without feeling like the whole damn place is collapsing around your ears. I suppose proper writing style calls for me to document that statement, give a few examples but I’m not even going to … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Neil (Part One)

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Just to get business out of the way first: The 99 cent sale on my thriller ‘Mindbenders’ is going on for ONE MORE WEEK! F. Paul Wilson, author of the Keep (NY Times bestseller!) and the Repairman Jack novels, says … Continue reading

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Clarence

Clarence Clemons never walked out in a contract dispute. He never complained to anyone (that I ever heard) about that Bruce guy’s attitude. He never told an interviewer that he didn’t need those other guys in the band. He always … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of Gato Barbieri

When I was in college, Gato Barbieri was all the rage. ‘Last Tango in Paris’ came out in the middle of my college years and, if you see the film today, the music is the only thing that holds up. … Continue reading

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Random Notes and Viruses

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- There’s a mockingbird in my neighborhood. I never understood what a mockingbird was until I heard this guy. He sits in the tree outside my house and mimics the cries of the other birds relentlessly. Yesterday, I woke to … Continue reading

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