Category Archives: Old Honkytonk Monkeyshines

Hey Hey!

07 04 16 Hey Hey! Note: I’m in the middle of a summer that is not letting up—writing, editing, planning, traveling—and it’s going to go right up to the new semester (and probably into the next three years, I should … Continue reading

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Prohibition culture

As I’ve mentioned already, I spent two weeks in Los Angeles towards the end of last year, doing research at the Getty Research Institute. This was the longest I’ve stayed in California since I lived there between 2003 and 2005, … Continue reading

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As I’ve written before, one of the general ideas that holds the greatest allure for me is the discovery of long-unheard music and musical practices, of hearing again what is generally agreed to have disappeared and been forgotten, and of … Continue reading

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On Cultural Reclamation

Author’s Note: having now completed the most taxing semester in memory, I openly acknowledge that I have been a blogging failure in recent months. I apologize, though it was due to circumstances largely beyond my control, and intend to restore … Continue reading

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Saturday nutty song

Phil Ford And now for something friggin' nuts. Bert Lahr, best known for stealing the show as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, here performs the unhinged "Woof Song" with a big band. It appears in this anthology … Continue reading

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