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August 1st, 2009 - Pulling Out The Savoy Truffle

Date: 2009-08-01 20:40
Subject: Long Time Gone...
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Many beloved television shows are no longer with us, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Six Feet Under, and Mystery Science Theater 3000. What defunct television show do you miss the most?
The title of this piece is a reference to a great song on the first Crosby, Stills, and Nash album.  It also refers to my piss poor performance as a blogger. This will be my first entry since October 14 of last year.

I can offer lots of excuses, of course. I have been busy with my musical pursuits. And as Elvis Costello supposedly said, "writing about music is like dancing about architecture." But that never stopped me before.  So I can only plead guilty as charged if anyone accuses me of simply neglecting this blog to chase the unicorn in the garden....

But I'm back now - I hope regularly - and in casting about for something suitable to open this new phase of blogging with, I hit on one of those topics that seem to have begun flitting around the edges of Boomer consciousnesses everywhere: death.

Specifically, I thought I'd check some sites like Dead Rock Stars Club and see which musicians had left for Rock and Roll Heaven since last I blogged here. So here, with some annotations  based as much on on my idiosyncratic interests as any scholarship is a list of the departed.

So here we go....  

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