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With the news that Old Crow Medicine Show is on permanent hiatus (I always view these things as permanent, whatever the language of the announcement), it is time that I feature one of the great acts of the Old Time resurgence.  With Old Crow Medicine Show…
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Tor Books has just announced that they will be publishing Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan in fall 2019.  Warrior of the Altaii is the book that started Jordan’s career, but it has never been published.  Expect something more along the lines of his…
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I just learned of The Steel Woods a few months ago, but their album Straw in the Mind, as did the album title song and their version of Uncle Lloyd.  I’m not going to wait a year and a half for their new one. Out today: Old News by The Steel Woods.
New Music Friday: Old News by The Steel Woods
New Music Friday: Old News by The Steel Woods
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I know that Space Cadet is a good book on an intellectual level.  But it doesn’t evoke the same kind of visceral gut reaction that Have Space Suit—Will Travel did.  There certainly isn’t anything remotely as gripping as the two space suit walks in…
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Daniel Woodrell coined the term “country noir,” and with Winter’s Bone he created a landmark work of country noir.  Ree Dolly is the epitome of the tough-as-nails female protagonist that has become so recognizable to the genre.
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Originally posted on Every Day Should Be Tuesday: This is my favorite of all Top Ten Tuesday posts.  To the point that you can find favorite new-to-me authors posts going back past when I actually started participating in Top Ten Tuesdays.  Some blog…
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This is my favorite of all Top Ten Tuesday posts.  To the point that you can find favorite new-to-me authors posts going back past when I actually started participating in Top Ten Tuesdays.  Some blog prompts are so great you have to go back in time to…
Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Favorite Authors of 2018
Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Favorite Authors of 2018
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I took way too long to finish Ozark season 2.  When I did finish the last three episodes in a rush, I was rewarded with three killer episodes.  Including one featuring one of the all-time great songs in country music history.
Music Monday: Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell
Music Monday: Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell
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  Nightfall and Other Stories is a collection of 20 pieces of short fiction by Isaac Asimov, including, of course, the novelette “Nightfall,” one of his most famous works.  “Nightfall” was Asimov’s 32nd work but in many ways his first breakout work.  The…
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I was lauding Justified just yesterday (the entire series is now available in a blu-ray set, by the way), but Ozark is gearing up to give it a run for its money as the preeminent country noir television show.  Netflix’s yarn about a Cartel money launderer…
Television: Ozark season 2
Television: Ozark season 2
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