another errant umphred post bites the dust

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ONCE AGAIN it’s hap­pened: I ac­ci­den­tally pushed the Pub­lish button on Word­Press in­stead of the Save Draft button. Of course, the two but­tons shouldn’t be near one an­other so ac­ci­dents like these should never occur.

But the two but­tons are a couple of inches apart and when I’m fo­cused on com­posing some­times I just press the wrong damn button. [Continue reading]

are today’s pop song lyrics getting more redundantly repetitive?

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DOES YOUR BABY DO THE HANKY PANKY? The ques­tion asked on Quora was “Are Pop lyrics getting more and more repet­i­tive?” In­stead of a well-reasoned, thoughtful an­swer, I posted this in­stead (and my com­plete an­swer is be­tween the two lines):

 

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This is the Roulette Records ver­sion of Hanky Panky that was the #1 hit on Bill­board and Cash Box and sold mil­lions of copies in 1966. [Continue reading]

on musicians who ruined their careers (and lives) with “reckless behavior”

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A YOUNGER MEMBER of Quora—meaning sig­nif­i­cantly younger than me—asked me to an­swer the ques­tion, “Which mu­si­cians ru­ined their ca­reers with their reck­less be­havior?” Quora is the place I seem to get rather easily dragged into on an al­most daily basis, gen­er­ally an­swering ques­tions about Elvis. [Continue reading]

the dillydallying is over and “the endless sixties” is alive and well!

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AFTER TWO BLASTED YEARS of dil­ly­dal­lying, pussy­footing, farting around, and lol­ly­gag­ging I fi­nally (FINALLY!) got my new blog off the ground: The End­less Six­ties is up and run­ning and waiting for readers. There are half a dozen ar­ti­cles al­ready posted plus the home­page, and everyone should read the in­tro­duc­tory home­page first, of course.  [Continue reading]