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How about a video? Here’s “Inchworm”, an old Sesame Street classic. Just because. My Mom used to sing this song to me when I was young and, sometimes, I’d sing the counterpoint melody — the part with the math. I still have days and nights, even as a grizzled adult, when I want my Mom [...]

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If this 5-minute (give or take) Neil Peart drum solo from last night’s episode of David Letterman’s show doesn’t give you a couple good cases of the chillbumps, then we really need to talk. A few things to note: Neil was in control of all the instruments, including the big band group at the end. [...]

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For reasons I can not fully comprehend, one of my local classic rock radio stations has put several songs from the Grease soundtrack into its daily rotation. It’s not at all unusual to hear Jimi Hendrix follow by “Summer Lovin”. Well, on my way home from church today, the station got me. I can’t get [...]

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Jimmie on December 16th, 2010

Today is the birthday of legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who would have turned 241 today if he had been a Galapagos Tortoise instead of a human being. To celebrate the day, Jenn at It Ain’t Baroque has shared with us a little Beethoven Humor. You could also find a friend to help you recreate [...]

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Jimmie on December 4th, 2010

I really miss the Muppet show. The more I watch it as an adult the more I realize how grown-up the humor and music really were. Also, how many chances did you have to see two of my favorite Muppets who never got much of the spotlight, Zoot and the Manah Manah Guy?

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Jimmie on December 4th, 2010

This is an incredibly cool video. A group of youngish folks started to sing “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah in a food court, assisted by a pianist there playing incidental Christmas music. It’s obvious they had scripted out the first part of the chorus to get people’s attention. What they got was this: It’s obvious that [...]

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I get that web sites want to be hip and culturally edgy. I even get that the easiest way to do that is to hire a bunch of hipster writers yearning to hit it big with some ironically-titled book. But at some point, one of those young hipsters will post something like this, which’ll make [...]

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Jimmie on October 21st, 2010

It’s been a long week and I’m in need of a pick-me-up. Since today is Dizzy Gillespie’s birthday, I figured he’d be the perfect guy to deliver the shot in the arm I need. If Dizzy playing “Manteca” doesn’t make you smile, then you’re simply beyond my help today.

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