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    Happy Holler is fun to say. The profusion of...

    Happy Holler is fun to say. The profusion of names for the area is a little baffling, but I think that's partly because the bounds keep expanding. There's Old North, but that's really east of Central...
  2. Thread: Poetry

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    BRAZIL, JANUARY 1, 1502 . . . embroidered...

    BRAZIL, JANUARY 1, 1502

    . . . embroidered nature . . . tapestried landscape.
    ––Landscape Into Art, by Sir Kenneth Clark

    Januaries, Nature greets our eyes
    exactly as she must have greeted...
  3. Thread: Mad Men

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    Man, if Don's ever gonna learn anything about...

    Man, if Don's ever gonna learn anything about anything, he better start soon.

    Nice Neve Campbell cameo.
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    Sticky: It was. The most life-affirming memorial I can...

    It was. The most life-affirming memorial I can imagine. Rikki's life in particular, but also just life as a force and an experience and a curious quizzical phenomenon. Made me glad to be there today,...
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    ... and none are a patch on the original. Robert...

    ... and none are a patch on the original. Robert Palmer was a cool customer.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_SAMrDnXOE
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    ... or Melissa Manchester's ... ...

    ... or Melissa Manchester's ...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OfjAmgywNA
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    ... and neither is as good as Tina Turner's ... ...

    ... and neither is as good as Tina Turner's ...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tLyqA6Xn94
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    ... but I think I like the Notwist cover better...

    ... but I think I like the Notwist cover better ...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gifFhyMmXk
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    This cover makes sense (in terms of the...

    This cover makes sense (in terms of the participating parties) and I like it ...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibuSxgL83dE
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    Great news!

    Great news!
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    One more nice write-up, from Vice:...

    One more nice write-up, from Vice: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/big-ears-festival-knoxville-keiji-haino-steve-reich.

    Short version, skip to the conclusion:

    Then again, that’s part of what makes...
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    Good thoughts your way, Carl!

    Good thoughts your way, Carl!
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    Music for 18 Musicians was no doubt one of the...

    Music for 18 Musicians was no doubt one of the greatest things I've ever heard performed. With Reich in the audience, it was like hearing Beethoven with Beethoven sitting there.

    The whole weekend...
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    I was just asking Joe M about you on Friday, and...

    I was just asking Joe M about you on Friday, and here you are -- like Candyman!

    I was glad to hear you're doing well. Nice to see you here! For some reason I suddenly feel like listening to the...
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    Most of us can't stay up til 2 in the morning...

    Most of us can't stay up til 2 in the morning arguing on the Internet anymore. Sundays are the next best thing.

    For what it's worth, SnM and I had a long, sometimes tempestuous, but ultimately...
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    Sorry man, I didn't mean to make you feel...

    Sorry man, I didn't mean to make you feel attacked. After 15-plus years of us arguing about everything under the sun, I think you'd know I'm not attacking you just because I challenge something you...
  17. Thread: Poetry

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    Victory the woman whose face has just finished...

    Victory

    the woman whose face has just finished breaking
    with a joy so infinite

    and heavy that it might be grief has won
    a car on a giveaway show, for her family,

    for an expanse of souls...
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    And you did a thorough job reporting on that. You...

    And you did a thorough job reporting on that. You know I'm not going to argue with you about it. I will say that if people are concerned about that issue (or any), they might ought to make their...
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    Right, but you and I could both name ten times as...

    Right, but you and I could both name ten times as many property owners in the downtown area alone who have done expensive, difficult, admirable things with historic properties in the last...
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    Har har. My point is that things don't happen...

    Har har. My point is that things don't happen because "Knoxville." Good or bad. They happen because people do things or don't do things. In this case, there are actual legal things you can do to try...
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    Really? You don't exempt yourself? Pryor Brown...

    Really? You don't exempt yourself? Pryor Brown has been up for discussion for how long? Have you been bothered to look into the legal options? Have you written a single post anywhere advocating...
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    I am always curious what or whom people mean by...

    I am always curious what or whom people mean by "Knoxville." Spoken in the negative, it always seems to exempt whoever is speaking. Spoken in the positive, it includes them. This is convenient, but...
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    Sticky: For Rikki: ...

    For Rikki:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMYu6rq23gY
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    We're only about four or five episodes in,...

    We're only about four or five episodes in, because we got distracted by realizing that the first season of Orphan Black was streaming on Amazon. I hadn't really heard much about it, which is probably...
  25. Thread: I resign.

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    Appearing tonight: Nemo and the Tender...

    Appearing tonight: Nemo and the Tender Resignations
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