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David Jones
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aka Johnny Bacardi in some of the seedier parts of town.
aka Johnny Bacardi in some of the seedier parts of town.

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Excerpt from a letter written by Robert Heinlein to Paul Kantner, September 18, 1969, as excerpted in volume 2 of Bill Patterson's biography.  The album in question was Blows Against The Empire which draws on Heinlein's novel Methuselah's Children.  Apparently Paul Kantner was the only person who ever asked Heinlein in advance for permission to swipe his ideas.
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Thirteen Ghosts.
Hey, at least I remembered this year. Today marks the lucky 13th anniversary of the JBS. Just felt like commemorating. Hope you're all happy and well and enjoying whatever it is you all enjoy. See ya in 2016, with any... luck.

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Sharp take by Mr. Alcott.

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I love Chris O'Leary's perceptive Bowie blog, "Pushing Ahead of the Dame". This entry hit my sweet spot, detailing the George Harrison-penned song for Ronnie Spector that David covered in 2003.

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The Emperor of Wyoming.
Neil served notice right away, on the first track from his declaration of independence, his first album under his own name, that he was not going to conform to expectations. Those expecting more "Mr. Soul" or "Expecting to Fly" had to have been nonplussed b...

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I knew it would happen someday, but I was surprised when it actually did. The 12th anniversary of this blog came and went on October 24th, unremarked upon by me. When I realized this, I was equal parts amused and sad. Back in July, I really did entertain no...

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