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The Swingin’ Years: History comes alive

  Chuck Cecil has been doing his Swingin’ Years program since 1956.  The Swingin’ Years was a long time feature of KFI AM Radio in Los Angeles. He did  shows in the studio and remote broadcasts from Disneyland, Anaheim,  where … Continue reading

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The Last Picture Show–One of my all time favorite movies

Thanks to stereopsis99 for the You Tube That video was the ending credits of one of my all time favorite movies,The Last Picture Show. It was directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released in 1971. Rarely does any work of art … Continue reading

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David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers

I’ve done my share of reviewing of books and music on Amazon’s site, but I’ve been giving more attention lately to my site.  I’ve also been busy writing my own book.  This book was a gift, so I’ll give it … Continue reading

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Teen Pays for College Tuition with a Jewelry Business

According to Chanel Parks of the Huffington Post, LeiLei Secor started an online jewelry shop in 2012.  She began it while she was still in high school instead of looking for a summer job.  She makes and sells her own … 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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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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Happy Feet: Some Tap Dancing Theme Music for Warren Buffett

  In honor of Warren Buffett  and his habit of  tap dancing to work, I’ll play this old Frankie Trumbauer version of Happy Feet with Smith Ballew on the vocal.  After all, Warren Buffett will turn 85 this year, he … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett strikes again: junk food enthusiast doubles down

Warren Buffett told Berkshire Hathaway shareholders at the annual meeting that “happiness is important to longevity.”   and that “I don’t see smiles on the faces of people at Whole Foods.” I have many disagreements with Buffett on politics, and  … Continue reading

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Children Learning on their own

  On a happier note, this is an old story now, but I think it bears repeating.  In this linked article from some years ago by Nicholas Negroponte, he writes about children in Ethiopia who were given tablet computers to … Continue reading

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