Tag Archives: Music

A Harmonica in Carnegie Hall —

For some reason, it makes a lot of people laugh — but for me, I always had a weakness for the nasal drawl of a harmonica. Around the campfire, perhaps, its bright sound cheerful, brash, unabashed. But Bach? Rossini? In … Continue reading

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Reptiles of the Mind: Coda

Recent post Reptiles of the Mind tripped swiftly off my fingertips, and it sounds very well and straightforward, my wisdom (ahem) about new ideas. But let me tell you something. There’s an old saying by I’ve-forgotten-whom: God, beware of Philip … Continue reading

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Atheists Don’t Have No Songs —

Steve Martin is so outrageously talented there ought to be a law against it. He’s a stand-up comic, an actor, a director, a novelist, a playwright, a first-rate banjo player, and an all-around wild and crazy guy. So leave it … Continue reading

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A Physician’s a Musician…

and Safety is his Mission! (as reported in the New York Times): I was never much for rap music, but this video is the BEST! It’s “Gap Rap,” a rap about safety in the New York subways, and it’s one … Continue reading

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