From the category archives:

The new radio

Director, Graham Streeter just did a PSA for Blind Children Center/LA with music by Roger Bourland.

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Discovering Ian and Sylvia

September 19, 2010

I watched the first disc of three of the Hootenany show that was on TV for a year in 1963. So many memories! But much of it was brand new to me. How did I miss Ian and Sylvia? I love the intensity between the two. The couple met in 1959, got married in 1964 […]

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Remembering Hootenanny

August 13, 2010

In the early 1960s, pre-Beatles in America, we fell in love with a television show that showed on Saturday nights called HOOTENANNY. I’ve never forgotten the theme song: “It’s hootenanny, hootenanny, Saturday night…” and different groups would sing the theme each week. As I look at this promotion for a 3 DVD set of that […]

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I’ve heard that it’s common for men who turn fifty to go out and buy themselves a drum set. Some call it a midlife crisis. I say it’s never too late to rock n roll. And I prefer to call it it a midlife exuberance, in fact I’ve had several so far and am having […]

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ALL THERE IS IS LOVE (1993) Music: Roger Bourland Words: Paul Monette Performers: Phil Hettema, speaker; Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Jon Bailey, conductor. Publisher: Yelton Rhodes Music (Los Angeles) Paul Monette gave me permission to set an excerpt of the introduction to his collection of early poems LOVE SONGS FOR ROG, recited here […]

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“Red Black Window” is from the three movement set for soprano saxophone, viola and cello, THREE DARK PAINTINGS (1983) with music by Roger Bourland and choreography by Dorothy Massalski. The recording is from a concert of the Composers in Red Sneakers with Rikk Stone, soprano saxophone, Scott Woolweaver, viola, and Karen Kaderavac, cello performing. This […]

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This just in from John Hall––and in that I see only 4000 people have seen this so far, more need to see it! Now, what’s the story with this sister trio? Twins and a sister one year older? Damn! They almost look like triplets.

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My grandmother, Nancy Arnold Rhodes, gave me this photo album when she moved out of her home. It was originally given to her by her mother’s mother as a Christmas present in 1905, which is odd in that Nancy would have only been 3 years old. Perhaps it was an heirloom type present given to […]

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Most of you have seen this by now, but for the few of you who haven’t, get ready for great joy.

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Two cool shuffles

June 30, 2010

Alright, I’ll confess: I’ve been watching Dexter — sick and twisted and perverted (although I often like that in a person) — and have heard the theme many, many times. My favorite part is the descending chromatic lines at the end. It’s almost like shuffling on down to hell. Music is by Daniel Licht. And […]

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