Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s foremost blues musicians. . . that you probably never heard of. He was born Robert Lee McCollum in Helena, Arkansas on November 30, 1909, but blues aficionados know him as Robert Nighthawk. “In many ways,” writes an anonymous author at the site Sunday […]
According to a BBC report: A controversial Scottish brewery has launched what it described as the world’s strongest beer — with a 32% alcohol content. Tactical Nuclear Penguin has been unveiled by BrewDog of Fraserburgh.
by Terry Hargrove Yesterday, Nancy asked if I’d look at the car because it was making a funny noise when she accelerated. “Sure, I’ll put The Finger on it,” I said. “Enough with the stupid finger,” she replied. “I don’t want you to put your finger on anything, I want you to look at the […]
Our friend Lee Camp asks the hard questions.
There are lots of versions of this, but my favorite remains the one I bought in 1964 (which I still have, amazingly enough) by the Robert Shaw Chorale–in this case, just the women’s chorale. One of the first classical recordings I ever bought, in fact. It’s the loveliest version of one of the loveliest pieces […]