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“In an age where everything is compressed – data, time, music, love – the Big Steam Band
offers a rare expansive experience. The songs, from Whitney Smith’s ever-searching imagination, are such an undiscovered country. The singers can’t quite believe where they’re taking them.” ~ Brian D. Johnson, MacLean’s Magazine

Notes on a month of reading: London Walking Tours, Laura Long, Mauricio Minardi: Jazz Italian Style at the Engineer, Hank Jones (1918-2010), The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan, Sargent and the Sea, Towards a Tynan Society in London, 5000 words a day, vegetarian or not, The Body-Talking Method of Repertoire Development, The Total Musicianship of Chet Atkins, Filling gaps in one's education, Hannah Arendt on Brecht the Poet & Political Animal, Making Sense of the terms Socialism and Communism, Mother Courage and The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Big Gun Critics, A new definition of Wild Culture, Why diarize? — Martin Esslin on Brecht.

My C-place News. European Import Has Cars Spinning. Heads, Too. There Will Be Blood, Beyond Understanding (asking the question. Is autism not some ancient anomaly but a constant?), by Andy Martin; What Was the Hipster? Procrastination, The trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Euro Has No Clothes, The pop-up shop phenomenon, Diplomats Noted Canadian Mistrust Toward U.S., Mick Without Moss, "Oh Britain, We Are Not Worthy", Shariah at the Kumback Café , The Post-Cablegate Era, Let’s Not Make a Deal, Web Site for Teenagers With Literary Leanings, Aspirin Helps in Reducing Cancer Deaths, Europe’s Piecemeal Failure, The 'Real Jew' Debate. Learn to Sing Jazz.

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