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Pastdaily Weekend Gramophone – Douglas Moore: Farm Journal – 1945.

Since we’re rolling into the Fourth of July shortly, I thought I’d toss on some mid-century Americana tonight, by way of the State Department Transcription Service. Douglas Moore, who is probably best known for “The Devil and Daniel Webster” is one of those quintessentially American composers whose subject matter and...

Nights At The Roundtable – Intimate Stranger – 2012

I realized I haven’t played anything new in a while, it’s been mostly material from the distant and deep-distant past. But there’s a lot going on in the real world, and a lot of it is pretty sensational. And one of the bands I’ve been following for a few years...

Pastdaily Backstage Weekend – Split Enz – Live At Pinkpop Festival, Holland – 1980

One of my favorite, and probably most underrated bands of the 70’s and early 80’s. Split Enz were amazing to see live.I remember their first tour of the U.S., promoting the release of “Mental Notes” (which was called “Second Thoughts” in New Zealand and Australia). They played a sold out...

Getting Sick In The Sixties – Healthcare In America – 1968

Since the subject of Healthcare has been front-and-center in the media and most conversation the past few days, it’s sobering to know it’s not a new argument. In fact, the subject of affordable healthcare has been argued since as far back as 1909. So in the 1960’s, even with Medicare,...