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Marginalia #2

An epic about change and organized around the history of the world. I can’t imagine any reader not knowing some of these stories. I had been meaning to read the whole thing for years, especially after coming across Samuel Beckett’s enthusiasm for it. I can only remember offhand Beckett celebrating Proust, Joyce, and Ovid. Beckett’s … Continue reading Marginalia #2

Marginalia #1

A recent read that gives insight into before and after the folk explosion of the 1960s, referred to here as The Great Folk Scare. Great stories with a personal perspective on an era considered so important because of its connection to songwriters like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Van Ronk’s relationship with and stories about … Continue reading Marginalia #1

It Happened

This wasn’t only my first live show since the pandemic started, but my first live show in a decade. Kids, career change, moving, etc. We played “Where Pathways Meet,” “Plutonian Nights,” and “Space Is the Place.” The group was headed by Cliff McPeek, and included LaDonna Smith, Charles Pagano, Holland Hopson, and several others. I … Continue reading It Happened