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ZOMBIE JAMBOREE: An Ethnomusicologist’s Reflection on that Frito-Lay Superbowl Thing Last Night.

We’ve come a long way from Paula Abdul’s choreography, and Janet Jackson’s for that matter; but where to? Ouch. I don’t think I like where we’ve gone to.  All women, men and children throughout the entire 14 minutes and 20 seconds looked 100% possessed. And you know what other-peoples’ world ethicities I have to compare […]

A quick reflection at the end of a great Longterm Sub assignment.

Ooh, very stressful but oh, so fulfilling. Over the past month and a half I took 4 core classes in 8th grade science from approximately 2/3’s failing to more than 80% passing across something almost resembling bell-shaped curves we used to come to know and love. They were a little heavy on the B’s and […]

POTUS SCHMOTUS: A Metaphorical Ending.

SIR ISAAC NEWT: A Fig For Ishmael’s Hate. by MF. Dedicated to Presidents Of The United States Of America I O new Hank eighth, I pity thee Ye who serveth wives three. One in Heaven, dead too young, Another Lovely Lady One. Third a Pope who you helped stuff, By robbing goat and billary gruff. […]

Why We Clash

Why We Clash by Marco Capelli   We clash you and me. First I thought because you are so different, you see. But then after all the dust cleared And the shrapnel was swept up into neat little tins And all our respective allies’ bodies were policed up by loved ones— Dogs and crows and […]

A SATISFIED MIND: Blogging My Fretboard Logic

by Marco Frucht I must say, of all the lead guitar solos I’ve ever recorded for myself or anyone else, there isn’t one I’m truly satisfied with. I listen back and cringe a little bit usually. None are flawless. Don’t get me wrong. It doesn’t have to be flawless for me to keep from cringing, […]

Sometimes You War; Sometimes You Dialogue; Sometimes You Do Both.

“Sometimes it’s a good day to die, sometimes it’s a good day to have breakfast.” — Thomas Builds-the-Fire College teacher Julie Jennings conveys the following breaking news: “The 3-20-10 Providence Protest has sparked a dialogue with the game’s publisher. The game-maker is starting to consider Native pre-testing of the game. Julie Jennings would like the […]

Ted Kennedy. Posthumous Letter To President Obama

Senator Ted Kennedy’s Posthumous Letter to President Obama

… … … … … … … … U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) … … … … … … …

What you need to know about the Grammys 51

Here we give you some play by play and chatter during the Grammys’ 51st ceremony. Before we get to what they broadcast last nite, I’ll mention that Leo Fender’ wife accepted his Technical Award for designing guitars & amps. And my friend Martha’s Saxophonist, Randy Brecker won the grammy for best contemporary jazz rekkid. Daft […]

My Tweets and Retweets During The Inauguration

I thought archiving Twitter activity, (at least my end of it) would be historically helpful maybe. I’ll try to do this over at LiveJournal too. cheers, marco Shira Lazar interviewed the brand new Energy Secretary last night and hundreds of us helped her in realtime! http://muffinbottoms.org/?p… about 20 hours ago from web Thanks @nmhall for […]