Tag Archives: Carl R. Hultberg

Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs : Rock’s Inner City Shaman

Tuli Kupferberg. Image from The Poetry Project.Beat poet, humanist, political mystic, rock star:The Fugs’ Tuli Kupferberg dies at 86 Despite all my waspy-whitebread cultural upbringing I fell in love with this individual immediately, even though he was probably the ugliest … finish reading Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs : Rock’s Inner City Shaman

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A Poet’s Legacy : No Rest for the Weary?

Image from Steve and Sara’s Photostream / Flickr.Edna St. Vincent Millay andThe profitability of charity By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / April 12, 2010 “Thou canst not move across the grassBut my quick eyes will see Thee … finish reading A Poet’s Legacy : No Rest for the Weary?

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Susie Q and Oh Susanna : Riffing on Music About Women

Rick Nelson and James Burton. Image from theexpress-band.com.From Susanna to Suzie Q:Don’t you cry for me… By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / February 23, 2010 You can gauge the status of women from the music we like … finish reading Susie Q and Oh Susanna : Riffing on Music About Women

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Book Ends : Writers Salinger and Zinn Made a Difference

“The Man in the Books,” by Andre Martins de Barros / Found Shit.Two writers who changed us:J. D. Salinger and Howard ZinnBy Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / January 29, 2010 It is impossible to predict whose writing … finish reading Book Ends : Writers Salinger and Zinn Made a Difference

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Songbird Kate McGarrigle : Heart Like a Wheel

Kate McGarrigle. Photo from BeatCrave courtesy McGarrigles.comKate McGarrigle:The fading art of singing together “Some say the heart is just like a wheel, once you bend it, you just can’t mend it…” By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Songbird Kate McGarrigle : Heart Like a Wheel

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Willie Mitchell and Mary Daly : Partners in Demise

Above, Willie Mitchell with his axe and, below, Mary Daly with hers (a labrys, a traditional symbol of the Goddess).Intertwined obit:Soul man and radical feminist leave the stage By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2010 … finish reading Willie Mitchell and Mary Daly : Partners in Demise

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Rush Limbaugh : Get Well, Class Clown

Rush Limbaugh. From “Republican Clowns” / Daniel Kurtzman / Ask.com.Sick, sick, sick…Rush Limbaugh, Class ClownBy Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / December 31, 2009 There’s one in every classroom. Competing with the teacher for attention, cracking jokes, disrupting … finish reading Rush Limbaugh : Get Well, Class Clown

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Yes, Virginia : The Truth About Santa Claus

Does Santa exist? Coke thinks so.The truth about Santa Claus The hope of us all is not that children will finally learn that Santa Claus is not real but rather that adults will finally realize that he is very real. … finish reading Yes, Virginia : The Truth About Santa Claus

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Liam Clancy : Putting the Irish in Folk

>Above, Liam Clancey. Below, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem:Irish music and the American folk scene By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / December 17, 2009 In the beginning it was William Clancy, … finish reading Liam Clancy : Putting the Irish in Folk

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Rocking New Hampshire : James Montgomery and J. Geils

James Montgomery, coiling and kicking. Photo from The Sun Chronicle.Rocking New Hampshire blues:James Montgomery and J. Geils at The Middle He rushes forward on stage like a ranting king exhorting the other players, filling in rhythm details with showy flashes … finish reading Rocking New Hampshire : James Montgomery and J. Geils

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RIP Bobby Keane : The Rise and Fall of a Music Man

Ritchie Valens, left, and Bob Keane, then president of Del-Fi Records, on TV show in Los Angeles, 1958. Photo from Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images.Musician and music biz progidy:The ill-starred life of Bobby Keane By Carl R. Hultberg / … finish reading RIP Bobby Keane : The Rise and Fall of a Music Man

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