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God Save Strawberry Jam and All the Different Varieties

The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society – I kind of feel that the Kinks are…well, not necessarily misrepresented, but underrepresented on the radio. I have nothing against “You Really Got Me” (although my wife doesn’t like it), but … Continue reading

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Sitting on a Cornflake, Waiting for the Van to Come

I have a fondness for the Beatles song “I Am the Walrus,” as I’m sure many people do. Beth told me she found it scary, which I can see, but I don’t remember thinking that. I was, however, a little … Continue reading

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If you lose your fear of God, you are an animal at heart

Here are some thoughts on albums I received as birthday presents: The Dukes of Stratosphear, 25 O’Clock (reissue) – Since this was a set of songs released in the eighties made to sound like they were from the sixties, I … Continue reading

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The Man with the Golden Coat

The legend of El Dorado, which is Spanish for “The Gilded One,” began with the Muisca tribe of modern-day Colombia. When Spanish explorers reached South America, they heard the Muisca discuss an ancient coronation ceremony. A king-to-be was covered in … Continue reading

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