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No, this isn’t Ron Jeremy

It’s Ferenc Santa, Jr., the virtuoso lead violinist and Artistic Director for the Hungarian National Gypsy Orchestra, who blew...

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November pic(k)s

Thrilled I finally got to watch, listen to and dance along with Youssou N’Dour last month! This was taken at the Salle des Etoiles in...

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Feed the World + 25

Band Aid recorded this on November 25, 1984 (you would have known that if you’d have read this recently).  I have to say, watching...

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Happy birthday Prešeren!

France Prešeren, Slovenia’s most famous poet and writer, would have been 209 today. Above is a pair enjoying a mid-afternoon snooze...

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Paradise is exactly like where you are right now

Only much, much better....

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The bowling song.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four turns 25

For the first time in a long while, I listened to the Eurythmics soundtrack for the film 1984 last night, and it struck me how much it...

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Gotan Project – Epoca

Igor Stravinsky conducting....

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Storm

By Tim Minchin....

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LJ Pic of the Day

Groovy cover, no? Spotted this relic at the Collecta International Collectors Fair on Friday. Here’s Birth Control singing The Work...

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Kenge Kenge’s Obama For Change

Via World Music Network comes this song by Kenyan band Kenge Kenge, their humble tribute to Kenya’s current favorite son of the...

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LJ Pic of the Day (Rokia Traore)

Besides the music of Rokia Traoré and her compatriot Habib Koite, I know next to nothing about Mali. But that’s more than enough to...

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Vinicio Capossela

Discovered this Italian singer from Putomayo’s Music From the Winelands compilation. Simply Fabulous. Here’s an interview with...

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Empty Prayer, Empty Mouths

No, this has nothing to do with McCain-Palin. Here’s a silver anniversary memento I’m looking forward to: a remastered two-CD...

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Man of Constant Sorrow for Obama

Probably not uplifting bumper sticker material, but nifty nonetheless. Just heard this from an old friend who has The BluegrassRave...

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RIP – Andy Palacio

Just 47, singer and bandleader Andy Palacio, who spearheaded the revival of his native Garifuna music, passed away last week. The Garifuna...

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A pistol hot cup of rhyme

I’ve found myself humming this quite a bit all summer, from REM’s best album, Lifes Rich Pageant, released 21 (!) years ago. If...

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