It may be--it certainly is--that Llewyn Davis of the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis makes the music of Dave Van Ronk. One of the nice touches of the movie is the use of DVR's actual music over the final credits, rather than another of the film's recreations. From the first chords of his "Green, Green … Continue reading Inside Morgan and 4th
Sunday morning, for the second week, the New York Times arrived in print. With a certain nostalgia, I reenacted something I had given up years ago, separating out the magazine, the book review, and the Week in Review for relaxed reading over the next few days. The Week in Review came first, the op-eds to … Continue reading "One Or Two Hard Feelings"
Something made me think of Richard Farina the other day. Something often does.He was dead (1966) before I had read Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me or was familiar with his music directly (I knew it through the recordings of others), so there has always been a bit of nostalgia for … Continue reading Reflections on a Crystal Poet
Many on the right say that they want smaller government, but their politicians have yet to prove that they agree. When they get in, the government grows and spends. And what does it do with the money it takes in as it grows? It provides it to the rich (or spends it on them). As … Continue reading Song Parody: Pack Up You Dollars