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Rob Jones
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Writer, blogger, dad, music geek, interested in cities, sustainability, the future
Writer, blogger, dad, music geek, interested in cities, sustainability, the future

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Eco-Friendly Overview: A Few of My Favorite Things

It's reaching the end of the year. Here's an overview of favorite things from green blogger Nan Fischer.

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Waiting

Read this new story, Waiting. It's a tale of bad deals, false advertising, and cultural betrayal.

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With our fossil fuel-based economy not looking so great as far as sustainability is concerned as our century rolls along, how will you manage rising food costs? Well, one way is by looking into growing it yourself. Take a look.

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Rob's 1970s AM Radio singles: Shaun Cassidy "De Doo Ron Ron".

In the late 70s, teen pin-up heartthrobs abounded, just like today. Some of them recorded 60s girl group tunes (this one by the Crystals) and had hits with them.

Cassidy, who simultaneously starred in the Hardy Boys TV series, allowed the show to be loved by boys (because it was the Hardy Boys!), and by the girls because of Shaun, with his prescient appeal that forsaw Duran Duran in the Dude Looks Like A Lady stakes.

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Rob's Google+ AM radio singles of the 1970s - Carly Simon "You're So Vain"

"You probably think this song is about you". And I did. When I was a little kid, the "you" always meant me. It's taken years to get over that, actually. To this day, I'm sure Carly was, in fact, talking about me. Except for the scarf. Apricot isn't my colour.

Favourite line in the song? "Clouds in my coffee". I have no idea what that means, but it captured my imagination as a kid. I wonder now if she was talking about Columbian marching powder.

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Rob's Google+ 1970s AM radio hits: "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass. It's a rock n' soul sea shanty about a port town waitress missing her sailor boyfriend, while everyone she meets has the hots for her. We've all been there.

It was a big hit in 1972, something of a one-hit wonder. Yet, one hit wonders are great, aren't they? They last FOREVER!

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Graham Parker is a songwriter of immense talent, eluded largely by world-wide fame. Yet, he's written some of the most affecting songs in pop/rock history. Here's one of them - "Partner For Life"

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The Girl had her Christmas Concert recently. And here's what I thought of it. Hint: it's a positive review.

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Shawn Colvin was 8 1/2 months pregnant when she recorded this song - a Christmas song that also references her own soon-to-be role of mother. Have a read/listen!
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