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Song Of The Day: Nov. 25, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 25, 2017 1 Comment

Lazy and languid:

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Delaware Political Weekly: November 17-23, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 24, 2017 25 Comments

1. 1982 Called. They Want Their AG Election Back. Faced with the possibility of having either a pro- marijuana legalization candidate (David Skoranski) or a ‘nut’ (Tom Neuberger), as one party flak put it, the R’s are rumored to be pushing for Richard Gebelein to be their AG candidate.  If the D’s nominate Charles Oberly,  […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 24, 2017

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Since I’m not Captain Obvious, or at least, try not to be, I’m skipping the obvious (not that the obvious is bad or anything) to go with this adrenaline rush of a song:  

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 23, 2017

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We Are Family!: What are your Thanksgiving faves?  Post ‘em!

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 22, 2017

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It’s a family affair.

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 21, 2017

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Homecoming. Coming home:

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 20, 2017

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Home and family. This week, some songs that suit that sentiment.  Starting with this one:  

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 19, 2017

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Cut 1. Side 1. Album 1. Nothing cut through the overproduced crap of the era like this. A hurricane of fresh air:

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 18, 2017

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Cut 1. Side 1. Album 1. “He said ‘Take a right at the light, keep going straight until night, then boys you’re on your own’.” Youthful exuberance never sounded so good:

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Delaware Political Weekly: November 10-16, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 17, 2017 6 Comments

1. D Primary In RD 12? Looks that way. I wrote about Rachel Blumenfeld’s candidacy three weeks ago. It now appears that there will be another D challenger.  Her name is Krista Griffith and, like Blumenfeld, she appears to be a quality candidate. She is currently the Vice President of the Down Syndrome Association of […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 17, 2017

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Cut 1. Side 1. Album 1. A friend of mine and I once put together something we called “The Adrenaline Tape”. Every song had to get your pulse racing. I admit that listening to the finished product left us exhausted.  But, if you’re searching for  a ‘First Song Out Of The Box’ must-listen, this highlight […]

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Al Franken Accused Of Groping (With Photo)

Filed in Featured, National by on November 16, 2017 61 Comments

A woman who was on a USO Tour with Al Franken, then entertainer, now senator, claims that he groped her and made her uncomfortable during the tour. The photo, if indeed it wasn’t consensual, leaves little doubt: http://thehill.com/homenews/news/360656-woman-accuses-al-franken-of-kissing-groping-her-without-consent We’ve clearly entered a new and, IMHO, utterly necessary phase of our discussion on sexual harassment. It […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 16, 2017

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Cut 1, Side 1, Album 1. Some artists say ‘Here I am’ right out of the gate.  Like this guy:

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 15, 2017

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Did someone mention Dave Alvin? I did. After he left the Blasters b/c he and his brother Phil just couldn’t get along, Dave joined X for one album. This great song first appeared there. It’s one of Dave’s best. Here’s a real cool version of that song, performed with, among others, David Hidalgo of Los […]

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Rethugs Call For Investigation Of Clinton

Filed in National by on November 14, 2017 8 Comments

So, I’m watching this so-called questioning of AG Sessions during a House committee hearing. Slimy chair Bob Goodlatte says that he has no choice but to call for a joint House committee investigation into all things Clinton. As if all things Clinton haven’t been investigated to death.   He also calls for Sessions to appoint […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 14, 2017

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Glad to see a couple of other Tom Russell fans on the board.  Here is my fave song of his, this time performed by one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Dave Alvin. Dave wrote all the songs for the Blasters, and he has written dozens of songs I love. But he’s also a great interpreter, and […]

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Song Of The Day, Nov. 13, 2017

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So I’m watching this film noir on Turner Classic Movies.  It’s called ‘The Window’, it’s really suspenseful and it features this child actor named Bobby Driscoll, who was on loan from Disney. Turns out he was a huge child star at Disney and was the voice of the animated Peter Pan. He was big.  By […]

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Song Of The Day For Nov. 12, 2017

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We close out a week of early 70’s soul goodness with this Grammy Award-winning slice of what made Philly the Soul Center Of the Universe at the time:   Don’t fret, folks.  We haven’t exhausted this treasure trove of sweet soul. Not by a long shot.

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 11, 2017

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Staying with Philly producer/composer/arranger Thom Bell, he turned Motown afterthoughts The Spinners into Atlantic Records soul stars. He wrote and produced this classic:

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Delaware Political Weekly: November 3-9, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 10, 2017 31 Comments

1. Who’s In, Out, Or Otherwise In AG’s Race. D’s:  Tim Mullaney: In Sen. Bryan Townsend: Out Rep. Sean Lynn: Likely In Chris Johnson: Likely In Charles Oberly: Considering, but will not be in race if Jennings runs Kathleen Jennings: Considering, but will not be in race if Oberly runs Ian McConnel: Was thought to […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 10, 2017

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‘Backstabbers’ by the O’Jays wasn’t just one of the greatest songs of the ’70’s. The album with the same name was, IMHO, one of the great soul albums of all time. One great cut after another. Buy it if you can find it.  Produced by Gamble and Huff, gorgeous arrangements from Thom Bell. Just let […]

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BREAKING: Townsend Will Not Seek AG Nomination, Will Run For Reelection To State Senate

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 9, 2017 5 Comments

State Senator Bryan Townsend stated today that he plans to seek reelection to the State Senate instead of mounting a race for Delaware Attorney General. Two D’s who might seek to appeal to progressives are considering the race and will likely decide in the next few weeks.  State Rep. Sean Lynn appears poised to run […]

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BREAKING: Roy Moore Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With 14-Year-Old Girl

Filed in Featured, National by on November 9, 2017 13 Comments

Whoa. It COULD be a hoax, but if true…: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?utm_term=.c1a64ab8a9b1 R senators are saying that, if true, he must leave race. The holier someone pretends to be, the sleazier they often are.

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 9, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 9, 2017 10 Comments

One of the great soul ballads of all time. Out of the Philly Gamble and Huff stable.  Of course, it really should have been Teddy Pendergrass and The Blue Notes, at least on this song: BTW, did’ja know that Melvin discovered Pendergrass while Teddy was the drummer for the Cadillacs, a band who often toured […]

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Tom Neuberger Running For AG

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 8, 2017 18 Comments

Cites Tim Mullaney’s background, calls him dangerous: “I represented various people who wore the wire for the FBI back during the years when Tim Mullaney was the county attorney for New Castle County during the first [Tom] Gordon and [Sherry] Freebery administration–that’s when the county was buffeted by FBI investigations, federal corruption charges, criminal proceedings, […]

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