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On Viewing “Straight, No Chaser,” Uncut

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4pmPPtKU64 Well, what can one say about Thelonius Monk, looking way back at 1965 from our plasticized 2011 – who was he anyway – that disoriented bearded being floating precisely around airports and clubs and concert halls, spinning like an … Continue reading

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New Dyllenium

So I’m sitting in a hotel room in the foothills of the Japanese Alps, surfing Bob Dylan interviews on YouTube going back fifty years, and here comes 60 Minutes’ Ed Bradley in 2005 asking the singer the same benighted questions they … Continue reading

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Kannon’s Cannon

  Twice now, Jacob had nearly bought a new bicycle for his wife.  Mieko was using his ancient Schwinn to cart around their two-year old boy, one he’d bought in the early Nineties, long before they’d met.  Little Alex rode … Continue reading

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Regarding Brooklyn

  Legal documents indicate that I arrived into the world at Jewish Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn a few hours after Adolph Hitler blew his brains out in Berlin.  There was a time in my insensible youth when I would tell … Continue reading

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