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by Peter T.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Biology of Good and Evil (another podcast recommendation)
Replies: 0
Views: 16

The Biology of Good and Evil (another podcast recommendation)

https://samharris.org/podcasts/the-biology-of-good-and-evil/ This may well change your perception of why we do the things we do. You might even view Trump a bit differently. Turns out he, like the rest of us, are victims of our biology, genes, and hormone levels, our culture, our evolutionary past, ...
by Peter T.
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1933 (The History)
Replies: 0
Views: 102

1933 (The History)

Frank's songs serve many purposes and I often appreciate the historical references that they sometimes provide. Here's a riveting book review that's especially timely, not your usual summertime, beach-reading fare, but this is unfortunately no ordinary time. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/06/...
by Peter T.
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Television Appearances?
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Television Appearances?

Hello Frank,

While supporting Tape Deck Heart, I recall you and the band played songs on several American talk shows. Any chance we'll have the good fortune to see appearances in support of Be More Kind?

Peter T.
by Peter T.
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Music
Topic: The Greatest Concert Footage Ever?
Replies: 0
Views: 423

The Greatest Concert Footage Ever?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWos8TS9yaE Here is the Springsteen who won me over 40 years ago during the The Darkness on the Edge of Town tour. This isn't the muscled-up Brooce that would capture the world in 1984. This was the lean and hungry Bruce, who had everything to prove. Even if you're no...
by Peter T.
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 of My Favorite Thinkers and My Favorite Skinny Half-Arsed English Country Singer
Replies: 0
Views: 525

3 of My Favorite Thinkers and My Favorite Skinny Half-Arsed English Country Singer

https://samharris.org/podcasts/114-politics-and-sanity/ If you're interested in a thoughtful analysis of American politics, then this recent podcast is right up your alley. Sam Harris recently interviewed David Frum (a former Bush speechwriter) and Andrew Sullivan. They offer up an insightful, far-r...
by Peter T.
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Richard Thompson (Gloom and Doom From The Tomb)
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Richard Thompson (Gloom and Doom From The Tomb)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XROMXqCtvsE I had the good fortune to see Richard Thompson for the second time recently. It's hard to think of someone else who combines a haunting, world-weary voice, with such dark lyrics, ... and then there's the masterful, almost peerless guitar playing. I'm not a...
by Peter T.
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Podcast of 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Favorite Podcast of 2017

As I've gotten older, I try more than ever to make the best use of my time. I mean, the clock is ticking! I find it interesting that Frank has articulated this understanding so often and at such a relatively young age. As a college freshman, I was introduced to the concept of "opportunity cost" and ...
by Peter T.
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Smoking Hot Song From Paul Kelly
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Smoking Hot Song From Paul Kelly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjkM3uDK6Fs In Australia, Paul Kelly is revered as one of their finest singer/songwriters. In the USA, he has a relatively small but devoted following. I've been fortunate to see him about 10 times during the last 30 years. Last week he drew just a few hundred fans to...
by Peter T.
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Confederate States of America
Replies: 0
Views: 625

The Confederate States of America

This motley crew is getting a lot of press of late. For the benefit of our European friends, when you hear the word "confederate", think "traitors who believed it was their divine right to own human beings". Just saying. And this tune, from the immortal Bottle Rockets, should be required listening. ...
by Peter T.
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: In Praise of Parent's Music
Replies: 0
Views: 443

In Praise of Parent's Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNqs2lcFN1I Back in the 60s, my late, thoroughly great mom used to put on this song. I'd long since forgotten most of it. Didn't know the title though I had traces of the lyrics rattling around my head, and I knew it was Pearl Bailey. Took a while, but I finally re-co...
by Peter T.
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: In Praise of Regional Bands
Replies: 0
Views: 438

In Praise of Regional Bands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXya45nAy7g More than a decade ago, a Canadian guy I met on-line sent me a mix-tape. I lost track of the guy, but I'm forever appreciative that he included a few songs by Edmonton's Junior Gone Wild. I don't know how much of an audience they earned outside of their lo...
by Peter T.
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: The Possible Silver Lining of a Trump Administration
Replies: 0
Views: 583

The Possible Silver Lining of a Trump Administration

Might it usher in some blistering, kick-ass songs that are chock full of pungent socio/political commentary? Our nation's garages are full of aspiring, pimple-faced, axe-wielding loudmouths who need look no further than their television sets for inspiration. They're just waiting to slap on a "This M...
by Peter T.
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Fave Christmas Tune
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Fave Christmas Tune

Frank made a fine selection with The Pogues and I'll offer up mine: Australia's brilliant singer/songwriter, Paul Kelly, doing How To Make Gravy. Imagine how utterly miserable Christmas must be if you're behind bars. That's the set-up for this gem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoJxigEuVC4 Peter T.
by Peter T.
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Many years ago, I gave Frank...
Replies: 0
Views: 646

Many years ago, I gave Frank...

a "best of" CD by these Aussies. Never found out if he liked or even played it. I know some of the Smith Street guys dig em, and you should too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSHdow62aYE

Peter T.
by Peter T.
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Music
Topic: A Cool Song For History Nerds
Replies: 0
Views: 449

A Cool Song For History Nerds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLCQz-vBW00

I know there's at least one rocking history nerd on this message board.
You don't have to dig Tolstoy to appreciate this tune!

Peter T.