Category Archives: Music

Housing and Economic Anxiety

Ned Resnikoff makes a very important point about the Hollywood strikes (boldface mine): But one of the most important background conditions for these two strikes is the housing crisis. As labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein recently noted, dizzying housing costs in … Continue reading

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Who Will Win?

Observed at the corner of 15th and U Streets NW, U Street Corridor, D.C.:

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Mr. Brightside

This has been cracking me up all week. Enjoy:

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Toby Keith In Saudi Arabia

While having Il Trumpe represent the U.S. abroad is one long national humiliation*, the weirdest thing about it was the Toby Keith performance (yes, the Saudis brought in Keith to play). This is like going to Paris and then eating … Continue reading

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The Women of Rockabilly

This is long, but fun to watch: For a small taste:

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Slickee Boys

There’s a band name I haven’t heard in a long time (though I was more partial to their alter-ego rockabilly group The Wanktones). Observed in the Martin Luther King Library, D.C.:

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With Mambo Sauce

Observed in the Martin Luther King Library, D.C.: More about Chuck Brown here.

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B.B. King, R.I.P.

One of the first albums I remember as a child was the late B.B. King’s Live at the Regal. Farewell, Chairman of the Board.

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Get Funky D.C.!

If you’re in D.C., the Funk Parade is taking over U Street. The actual parade is from 5 – 7 pm.

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Because we need a happy picture after this week (observed at the Martin Luther King Library, D.C.): Bonus fun music! (they definitely don’t make it like this anymore…)

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