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Class to Spare: Zooey Deschanel

Yeah, she was the cute-as-can-be gal in the one great Will Farrell movie, Elf .  Also in Almost Famous , early on as the hip sister who becomes a stewardess. The commenters at Big Hollywood are happy about Zooey’s rendition of national anthem at the World Series—not her first time at . . . . Continue Reading »

Words and Music

But really, when you consider how much praise and attention is heaped on lyric writers, its astonishing how rare it is for any of its great exponents to try to dig a little deeper (or at least ramble on a little longer) than a three minute pop song allows. I have a theory about this. It’s a . . . . Continue Reading »

My Rock Songbook on #Occupy

What to make of the #occupy “movement?” Well, come to think of it, I unknowingly did say something about it a few weeks back when I wrote a far too long post on Joe Pug’s contemporary folk song I Do my Father’s Drugs. So my contribution to the punditry’s occupation with . . . . Continue Reading »

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