Monthly Archives: September 2019

Now Melting Down

This can’t be happening. This is happening too fast. With that Watergate business, there was breathing room between the surprises – weeks and weeks between Alexander Butterfield surprising everyone with news that Nixon had a taping system and had taped … Continue reading

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The Shadow Knows

Down on the corner of Sunset and Vine there’s a modern bank where NBC built a second Radio City in 1938 to match the one next to Rockefeller Center in the middle of Manhattan. But this one wasn’t a “Music … Continue reading

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Everyone Knew

Things were slower long ago, in the early seventies. There was Carole King and her cat sitting in the window of the house she was renting up the way here in Laurel Canyon, the cover shot on her 1971 album … Continue reading

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Something for Nothing

Things got serious. Donald Trump wanted something and the Ukrainians had it – dirt on Hunter Biden, thus dirt on his father, Joe Biden, and he made an offer the Ukrainian couldn’t refuse. He’d free up the military aid Congress … Continue reading

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Nancy’s Boots

These boots are made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.  Are you ready, boots? Start walkin’ – That was the hit song written by Lee Hazelwood … Continue reading

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The Reverse Nixon

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! It was 1966 and that was just a movie – Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin in his first major film role, Brian Keith, Theodore Bikel, Jonathan Winters, and Paul Ford … Continue reading

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So What?

It was 1959 and Miles Davis was cool, and the album was Kind of Blue – and every kid who played anything back then learned every tune on that album. Even a white high school kid in Pittsburgh could be … Continue reading

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