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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs: Hound Dog

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-15-hound-dog-by-big-mama-thornton/ The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up; on “Hound Dog”, Big Mama Thornton, and misogynoir

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A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night

Yes, believe it or not, I am still writing these and do still intend to finish the book on Nilsson. I had some major life stuff to deal with in 2018, but one way or another that’s all done now, … Continue reading

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs Episode 14: Jambalaya

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-14-jambalaya-by-hank-williams/ Sorry this one, on Hank Williams, is a day late. I used up all my buffer over the Xmas period and then had to deal with some family stuff on my normal recording day. Back to normal from next … Continue reading

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The new episode of “A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs” is now up (four hours late because of jetlag)! This one is on Ruth Brown, and also tells about the first black woman to vote in Florida, the … Continue reading

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Short Story: Fear of Flying

This is one of two science fiction short stories I’m posting on similar themes today. The other is much longer, and is on my Patreon for backers… The robot sat on the window ledge and looked down. The street didn’t … Continue reading

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New 500 Songs Episode Now Up!

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-12-lawdy-miss-clawdy-by-lloyd-price/ The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up. This one’s on “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” by Lloyd Price, but it’s really about its producer, Dave Bartholomew, who turns 100 on Christmas Eve. Happy … Continue reading

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Patreon-Only Bonus Podcast Now Up

Patreon backers can now hear a bonus episode of the podcast, on “Merry Christmas, Baby” by Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, here. And for all of you, here’s a mixcloud mix of all the music I excerpt in this show, which … Continue reading

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