Category Archives: music

Quote of the Day Feb 9 2009

“Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.” Serge Gainsbourg (04/02/1928 – 03/02/1991) French singer

Free the Weed – Serge Gainsbourg

French chanteur Serge Gainsbourg appeared in the 1969 film CANNABIS with his English muse, Jane Birkin. In 1973 America responded to this Gallic challenge by adopting the Rockefeller drug laws, which set the penalty for possession of more than 2 ounces of heroin, morphine, opium, cocaine, or cannabis on the same level as 2nd degree […]

Bowery Boxing Day – Dec 5, 2010

Boxing Day is celebrated on the day after Christmas mostly in the UK and host of occupied nations dominated by the British Empire such as Australia, Canada, Ghana, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Kenya, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, and Jamaica. For years I thought ‘Boxing Day’ was traditionally the holiday on which the rich gave […]

White Christmas White Race

HOLIDAY INN was released in 1935 featuring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The composer Irving Berlin wrote twelve songs for the movie about a nightclub in the country. WHITE CHRISTMAS was the hit song.THe record has sold millions, but Irving Berlin was troubled by the lyrics, because of his Jewish faith. I have always thought […]

Joni Mitchell In Drag

I was born in 1952. During that prehistoric period doctors had no way of predicting an infant’s sex, yet my mother was so convinced that her second child would be a girl that a year’s worth of pretty pink baby clothing lay neatly stacked in a crib prior to my birth. I imagine she experienced […]