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February 17, 2006

The Nearness of You

Snl_ferrell_kattan You thought the leaden winter would bring you down forever
But you rode upon a steamer to the violence of the sun.
And the colors of the sea blind your eyes with trembling mermaids
And you touch the distant beaches with tales of brave Ulysses...

The Day the Music Died, February 3, 1959, refers to the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper (J. P. Richardson) in a farmer's field en route to a concert near Fargo, North Dakota. Don McLean's 1971 song, "American Pie", contains many references to this day, including the phrase itself

Animusic: Pipe Dream

Musicians of the Sixties, photographed by John Byrne Cooke

In the Spirit – Conversations with the Spirit of Jerry Garcia. By Wendy Weir

A big linkfest of Pink Floyd Videos from “Look at this”

Electronic pop with Pamela Martinez

Johnny Sinclair & Leslie Stanwyck are Universal Honey

Some covers of Hoagy Carmichael’s songs. (Last two links from Ample Sanity)

Many More Unusual Musicians and their Music Here

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Thanks for the mention. Actually, i stuck that in because my father used to play cards - poker, i think - with Mr. Carmichael decades ago. "Playing cards" was really an excuse, i suspect, for far too much alcohol consumption and rascal-like behavior. Have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by: Anne at Feb 17, 2006 11:38:26 AM