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A Private Concert with Townes Van Zandt

Some days I wonder about the choices I make, the missed opportunities and friends not met. See, I love live music. The nuance, the feeling, the tenor filtered out in the studio. There’s nothing like watching an artist bend a … Continue reading

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Living too close to town

Edward Abbey died 20 years ago today.  The American Spectator has a nice essay that sums up my love-hate admiration for the Conservative Anarchist of the Desert Southwest: Cactus Ed was a prickly sort; a conservative anarchist, if you will, … Continue reading

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Alison and Robert Sand the Grammys

Last year I was Grumpy about the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. I can’t be grumpy this year. My gal Alison Krauss cleaned up. Producer T-Bone Burnett worked his magic on her duet album with Robert Plant, Raising Sand [ Rounder]. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was one of my first heroes.  Growing up in the rural Midwest, he was a man of my people.  As a young conservative, he was the founding father of the Republican Party.  As an American, he was the man … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ronald Reagan

Now, so there will be no misunderstanding, it’s not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work—work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can … Continue reading

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