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Eric Burdon's New CD, "'Til Your River Runs Dry"

Posted 02-20-2013 at 01:55 AM by ChrisGeorge
Updated 04-07-2013 at 09:32 AM by ChrisGeorge


You can listen to samples of music and also read an interview with Sixties English-born blues rocker Eric Burdon courtesy of Rolling Stone magazine at the following URL --

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...miere-20130126

I have been a follower of Burdon for almost fifty years, ever since as a schoolboy in Liverpool...
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Paintings

Posted 06-22-2012 at 08:59 PM by ChrisGeorge
Updated 06-25-2012 at 03:07 PM by ChrisGeorge
Yes, the title reads correctly. He has an exhibition of his paintings opening up today, June 23, at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and showing through September 23. There are some of examples of his artwork in the latest, July-August, issue of Poetry magazine. I don't subscribe but have been picking up the issues in this the periodical's centennial year, as I noted in a recent blog entitled "A Hundred Years of Pegasus."

As you might anticipate, seeing Ferlinghetti's...
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Sanctorum

Posted 03-01-2012 at 11:36 AM by ChrisGeorge
Updated 03-04-2012 at 01:39 PM by ChrisGeorge


Yes, you read the title correctly. I initially thought that GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum made for an attractive candidate, which I made a note of a few weeks ago when I wrote here "Rick Santorum for President?" That was after his speech in Iowa where he spoke about his working class upbringing and his immigrant coalminer grandfather's large hands as he lay in his casket (Santorum often...
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My Left Foot . . . . and Smelly Dog

Posted 02-26-2012 at 03:53 PM by ChrisGeorge
Updated 02-28-2012 at 05:37 PM by ChrisGeorge
Yes, the Academy Awards are coming up tonight and here are some thoughts about the awards and some recent great films and actors.

First, did you know that in the "goody bag" to be received by folks at the Oscars tonight is a spray called "Smelly Dog" meant to eradicate pet odors? Obviously, there will be more people receiving "Smelly Dog" than individuals who take home a coveted Oscar!

"My Left Foot" -- great performance...
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All About Mitt... and What the One Hand Doesn't Know the Other Hand Is Doing

Posted 02-14-2012 at 02:16 PM by ChrisGeorge
Updated 02-14-2012 at 10:01 PM by ChrisGeorge
There was a good op-ed piece in the Washington Post by Eugene Robinson last week questioning what exactly Mitt Romney stands for. Apart from being able to sing "America the Beautiful" badly and promising to return this country to its supposed pre-Obama greatness, it's difficult to know what the former governor of Massachusetts stands for. Er, apart from the fact that he wants to replace Obama and insists that his business experience makes him fit to do so, because he can get the United...
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