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Purzycki To Panhandlers: “Drop Dead!”

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 10, 2018 24 Comments

Let’s be honest: Mike Purzycki only represents people who come to Wilmington to build their already huge fortunes, but who don’t live here. People of substantial economic means who offend easily. People who apparently are offended by panhandlers. Not the circumstances that lead to the need to ask for money, but the people in such […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 10, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 10, 2018 0 Comments

From a really cool band that got lost in the shuffle of the ’80’s:

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 9, 2018

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Little Steven’s Underground Garage sent me here. From Sweden, with three chords:

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With Friends Like These…

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 8, 2018 6 Comments

Another blatant example of different standards of ‘justice’ for different classes of people. Just look at all these luminaries rushing to provide character references for  disgraced Wilmington Trust officer turned convicted felon Robert Harra, Jr.: A court filing Friday shows that those vouching for Harra include former Democratic Gov. Jack Markell, former Republican governor and […]

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Well, Well, Well. 2018’s First Thru the Legislator-to-Lobbyist Revolving Door Is…

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 8, 2018 2 Comments

…this guy. What, you were expecting him to represent workers or the disadvantaged?  Of course, Short was representing the interests of this association and other business interests throughout his career in Dover. Burying minimum wage. Cutting ‘unnecessary’ regulation. ‘Privatizing’ state giveaways to corporations. Doing Jack Markell’s (and Pete Schwartzkopf’s) bidding by killing progressive legislation in […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 8, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 8, 2018 0 Comments

“Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then.” As did I today:

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 7, 2018

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How about an injection of spiky punk energy to close out the working week? BTW, this has nothing in common w/the Henry Mancini standard with the same name:

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 6, 2018

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My journey into Fagenville led me to Sunken Condos, a pretty darn good album from 2012. More late Dan-esque certainly than The Nightfly. And, let’s face it, how can I resist any song with verse like this: ” “Today we were strollin’/By the reptile cage/I’m thinkin’: Does she need somebody/Who’s closer to her own age”?:

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This Could Get AWKWARD…

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 5, 2018 7 Comments

…in the best possible sense.  No one deserves this more than Park City Kathy, soon to be the Delaware State Auditor. Here’s the delicious story. Absentee Auditor Tom Wagner fires Kathleen Davies back in 2017, apparently b/c she was getting too ‘uppity’. By which he meant actually functioning as an auditor and performing audits. Davies […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 5, 2018

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Let’s take one last listen to ‘The Nighfly’ before we move on. Wonder if there’s anything worth salvaging off of ‘Kamakiriad’…

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 4, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 4, 2018 4 Comments

Donald Fagen’s hommage to the Four Freshmen:

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 3, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 3, 2018 4 Comments

Here was the event.  Here’s the song:

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 2, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 2, 2018 4 Comments

This guy had more than one great song in him.  But he’ll be remembered most for this one:

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