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Political reporter and columnist, music columnist, public radio DJ, Radio Mutation podcaster
Political reporter and columnist, music columnist, public radio DJ, Radio Mutation podcaster

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Love Letter to Ketty Lester
I was just a kid -- third grade I think -- just discovering the joys of early '60s AM radio when my young soul was captivated by a husky voice singing over a haunting piano. "Love letters straight from your heart / Keep us so near when we're apart ..." It w...

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WACKY WEDNESDAY: It's Feast Day for Santa Muerte
Today, August 15 is the Feast of Santa Muerte. Fans of Breaking Bad have at least a passing familiarity with the cult of Santa Muerte. Here's what the New York Times had to say in 2017 about this religious movement: To her followers, Santa Muerte is a power...

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ROCK N ROLL WEEKEND: HICKOIDS, ROOSTER, TURNER
Lotsa good music in and around Santa Fe this week. Tonight, barring some last-minute work emergency, I'm heading out to The Mineshaft Taven in Madrid where The Hickoids are playing tonight.  Opening the show, which is scheduled to starts at 9 p.m., is the p...

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TERRELL'S TUNE-UP: New Albums by The Fleshtomes and Miss Ludella Black
A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican   August 10, 2018 It’s no secret that I’m a major fan of The Fleshtones , that dandy, beyond bitchen little band from New York that’s been grinding out no-frills, back-to-basics rock ’n’ roll — the...

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: 88 Years of Betty Boop
On Aug. 9, 1930, America's cartoon sweetheart made her debut in a cartoon feature called  Dizzy Dishes. Although she would become one of the sexiest cartoon characters of that era -- or any era -- Betty actually started out as a dog. From  Mental Floss: ".....

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WACKY WEDNESDAY: The Magic of Root Boy Slim
This Wacky Wednesday we celebrate the life and music of Foster MacKenzie III, better known to the world as Root Boy Slim. If you're not familiar with Root, who died in 1993, read this profile in the Orlando Weekly. Then boogey til you puke ... (This video i...

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Spending this Sunday morning with this classic Big Enchilada

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Songs the Sun Sessions Taught Us
Elvis Presley was more than a great performer. With his earliest recordings he showed that he was a gifted currator of American songs. On this Throwback Thursday let's look at original -- or in some cases, just earlier -- versions of some of the songs -- co...

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WACKY WEDNESDAY: Famous Musicians' Birthdays Today
It's the Oneth of the month! Aug. 1 is the birtday of several iconic musicians. Here is some music from some of them. First, Suzi Gardner of L7 turns 58 today. Here she is singing one of my favorite L7 songs, "Andres." Chuck D of Public Enemy also turns 58 ...

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Enjoy the Latest Big Enchilada Podcast Episode
A phony demon is better than no demon at all. And now it's time for good old fashioned demonic rock 'n' roll with bitchen sounds that even the angels can cherish. There's even an entire set of songs that musicians have submitted to Radio Mutation . Remind y...
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