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The Critical Mass

  The Persistence of Memory Connie Deming was playing at the Little Café Saturday night when a stranger came up to me. “I loved your stuff,” he said, and handed me a glass of wine. That’s been happening a lot since I got laid off by the local newspaper on Sept. 16. It seems like half […]

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The Critical Mass

I read The Sunday New York Times, so you don’t have to: June 3 Rain: It’s a deluge this morning. The dog refuses to go out. She’d better not crap by the door. The coffee is from the island of Java. First music of the day: Jimmy Smith’s jazz organ. 1, The National Rifle Association […]

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The Critical Mass

I’m more popular than Bob Dylan I’m really excited. Bob Dylan wants to be my friend. He came looking for me under “Friend Requests” on Facebook. And immediately I thought, Why does Bob Dylan need to be friends with me?  Interestingly, we have seven mutal friends. I click on Bob’s profile (Yes, we’re already on a first-name […]

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I read The Sunday New York Times, so you don’t have to: June 27 I’m back to reading The Sunday Times for you, after a two-week absence that I’m blaming on barbecue and jazz. This morning, Miles Davis’ Miles in the Sky is drifting out the deck speakers, chicken thigh quarters are marinating in a […]

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The Critical Mass

If nothing else, Barack Obama has elevated the presidential iPod. Bob Dylan and a handful of decades-encrusted troubadours, including the Blind Boys of Alabama, John Mellencamp and Smokey Robinson, as well as youngsters such as John Legend and Jennifer Hudson, have been invited to be a part of In Performance at the White House: A […]

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