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Banana Fritters and the Golden Age of Musicals

January 12, 2017
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Djiboutian Breakfast BANANA FRITTERS INGREDIENTS 3 ripe bananas ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup flour ¼ cup butter 2½ teaspoons honey (½ teaspoon per fritter) Makes 5 fritters. Takes…

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How the Scrinch Loved Christmas … Songs

December 22, 2016
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Years ago I DJ’d part time at a local radio station, and happened to be on duty when the boss decided it was time to start the Christmas season with the Gift of Music. He…

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Humor Meets Horror – Phantom to drop first album in over eight decades

October 21, 2016
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By Noe Noyse Staff Mu-sick Writer The Phantom of the Opera has been back at the pipe organ lately and, next week, will drop his first album since the 1920s. Friend and longtime collaborator Mad…

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There’s No Cure for Chicago Driving

October 15, 2016
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK I thought I’d seen bad traffic. I thought I’d seen crazy drivers. Then I went to Chicago. I’m a small town boy. When I was younger, my idea of heavy traffic…

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A boomer’s playlist for medical procedures

August 31, 2016
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Imagine that you’re having your annual mammogram (guys, just play along, okay?). You’re standing there half dressed, with one of your tatas squeezed flat, holding your breath while the tech zaps it with radiation. Then,…

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The Stars May Not Be As Great As They Were During The Good Old Days, But Then Again, Neither Are We

April 22, 2016
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Over the past several months we have lost many musical legends. Two of these people were David Bowie and now Prince. I mention these two names from among the rest only because they both transcended…

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ALLIGATORS, LIP GLOSS AND SEX IN SPACE: WHAT I LEARNED FROM MAGAZINES THIS WEEK

February 29, 2016
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  According to both Russian and American space authorities, nobody has ever had sex in space. (Popular Mechanics, February 2016) Wealthy people don’t watch a lot of TV. (Money, March 2016) The more sleep you…

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Kathy’s Points to Remember

February 13, 2016
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To Sing or Not to Sing Chances are very good that nobody except your mother wants to hear you sing karaoke. It is best not to sing opera arias during a formal dinner party. Everyone…

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In Today’s Enlightened Society, Sucker MCs Still An Unfortunate Target of Bullying

August 8, 2015
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Sucker MC

With many formerly oppressed groups finally gaining crucial civil rights, one group seems to stand alone as still being an acceptable target for ridicule. Rightly so, discrimination against racial minorities, women, gays, lesbians, transgender persons,…

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Nobody Knows the Trebles I’ve Seen

June 3, 2015
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Nobody Knows the Trebles I’ve Seen

f (forte) I’m not one to toot my own horn, but when I started playing trumpet at the age of seventeen without any previous musical background whatsoever, many people told me they expected me to…

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