Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fats on Friday — Somebody Stole My Gal

This song was written by Leo Wood in 1918 perhaps as a theme aimed at the veterans of World War I who were returning home at the time.  I’m not sure if it was intended as a broken hearted love … Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake in the Aleutian Archipelago during the night.

                  The epicenter was 400 miles southwest of  Anchorage, Alaska, and 20 miles down in the Earth.  It struck around Midnight Pacific time.  No tsunami is expected at this time.  For more … Continue reading

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Another volcano erupts this time in Southern Japan

                NHK, the Japanese Television Network, reported today that the volcano Kuchinoeabu-Jima on an island south of the main island had an explosive eruption.  Officials issued an evacuation warning for the island.  Here … Continue reading

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4.8 Earthquake Friday May 22 Southeastern Nevada

                              On Friday, May 22,  just before noon local time, an earthquake struck in the hills 47 miles northwest of Mesquite, Nevada and 60 miles west … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday

Here’s a Fats Waller record, Rhythm and Romance, for this Friday night.   I recently rediscovered it, so I found a You Tube of it to post here.  Notice the wonderful combined piano and celeste solo.  That he could play … Continue reading

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That’s A Plenty

I can’t remember if I first heard this when I went to the Circus in Duluth when I was a real small guy.  Or, if it was on the Ed Sullivan Television Show when I was older and living in … Continue reading

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Armageddon Today—Asteroid 1999 FN53—NOT!

Oh boy!  Today was going to be it.  It’s all over, a Maki and the Bolide event.   So said the UK Express with all caps 48 HOURS and MASS EXTINCTION on Tuesday.  What is missing is the word “might.”  … Continue reading

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7.3 Earthquake Aftershock in Nepal this morning

A 7.3 Aftershock Earthquake struck Nepal this morning 47 miles East North East of Kathmandu.  This is the 6th Aftershock of 5.0 or more.  For more, go to Earthsky.  I share the hope that this is the end of it. … Continue reading

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Remembering Don Brown and the Cobweb Corner

Don Brown During  the summer of 1969,   I began  listening  to the Cobweb Corner, Don Brown’s radio program, on LA FM station KRHM.  He was the guide to my journey into the past through his radio program and his … Continue reading

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Remembering Don Brown and the Jazz Man Record Shop

After my visit to Cousin Walter’s house, I started making a monthly trip out to the Jazz Man Record Shop in Santa Monica near Pico and Sepulveda.  Cary Ginell has written Hot Jazz For Sale, a great book on the Jazz … Continue reading

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