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Song Of The Day: Oct. 13, 2018

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Dixon reworked a Gospel tune called ‘This Train Is Bound For Glory’ into this distinctly secular hit. Reached #1 on the R & B charts:

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Song Of The Day: Oct. 12, 2018

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Van Morrison loves him some Willie Dixon: So does Muddy Waters:

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Song Of The Day: Oct. 11, 2018

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‘Back door man’ referred to the lover who heads in and out the backdoor to escape the jealous spouse. Yes, the Doors created an electric rock version of the song. But, this here is the blues. Howlin’ Wolf more than doing justice to one of Willie Dixon’s most famous tunes:  

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Another Sleeper Race For Y’All

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 10, 2018 14 Comments

My skepticism notwithstanding, people in the field on both sides of the aisle tell me that Krista Griffith has a legitimate shot at taking down Deborah Hudson in RD 12. Why have I been skeptical? The numbers, mostly. 7168 D; 7313 R; and 5336 I. The only NCC Rep. District with an R plurality. Hey, […]

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We COULD Have A Progressive-ish AG In Kathy Jennings

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 10, 2018 14 Comments

No, not someone who would implement the visionary proposals of Chris Johnson. However, Kathy Jennings adopted (appropriated?) many of Chris’ ideas and, unlike Tom Carper, who we know doesn’t support a $15 minimum wage or drug reimporation despite lying about that during his debate with Kerri Harris, Jennings doesn’t have a history that suggests she’s […]

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Song Of The Day: Oct. 10, 2018

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I’ll give you two versions of this Willie Dixon-penned blues standard. First, the original, featuring Otis Rush: And then the version by world-famous blues wannabes. Gotta admit, they were pretty good wannabes:

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Song Of The Day: Oct. 9, 2018

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Everybody covered this one. Figured I go with the biggest hit version of it:

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Song Of The Day: Oct. 8, 2018

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There’s little doubt that Willie Dixon was the greatest songwriter of what is known as ‘Chicago Blues’. His songs have been covered by everybody. We’re talking classics.  I’m gonna feature his songs all week. You won’t believe how familiar you are with his work w/o knowing that it was his work. Here’s one originally performed […]

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A Sleeper Race For Y’All

Filed in National by on October 4, 2018 11 Comments

Been doing some due diligence during my days off from work.  I’ve gotten some interesting insights into this November’s races. And I’ve got a live dog in a State Senate race. A race that has some interesting twists on traditional themes.  Here goes: People who have a sense as to what races are competitive and […]

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Privileged Princeton Preppy Poisoned Pledges…And Skated

Filed in National by on October 3, 2018 17 Comments
Privileged Princeton Preppy Poisoned Pledges…And Skated

Said privileged preppy is one Ken Simpler. Our State Treasurer.  In light of L’Affaires Kavanaugh, I decided to take a second look at what Simpler himself called a ‘brush with the law’.  Here’s what I found (it even made the New York Times): Saying he would not treat the case ”as an undergraduate frolic that […]

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Meet Your New State Legislators

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 2, 2018 1 Comment

I know, I know, election’s not until November.  However, there were several contested primaries, and the winners of many of those primaries face no opposition in November.  So, they’ll be on the payroll the day after the election.  Let’s take a look at them, accompanied by my occasionally trenchant analysis: Senate District 2: Darius Brown […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: Sept., 2018: Volume Deux

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on September 30, 2018 0 Comments

More goodies: Don’t know how I missed this elegiac John Prine song from earlier this year. Missed no more: Lots to love, and some stuff that the hatas might hate.  What do you like, and what do you, um, not like?

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: Sept., 2018: Volume One

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on September 29, 2018 0 Comments

Too many intriguing songs for just one music dump this month.  I’m gonna continue doing them in alphabetical order by artist’s name.  Select your faves: This was Drive-By Truckers before they were Drive-By Truckers.  Just now being released: A classic in its infancy: I’m a sucker for great harmonies. When the song also gives me […]

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