Arts and Entertainment

‘Bulo To Appear On WHYY-TV

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Delaware by on August 31, 2016 1 Comment

Yes, I’m trying a new medium.  Or, to be accurate, they’re trying me. I sure know how to secure non-monetized gigs.  Even went out and bought two shirts and two ties and, for the first time ever, had my shirts TAILORED. In order, of course, to highlight my 42-inch biceps.  Sorry, ladies, I’m taken. We […]

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What It Means

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What It Means

Some may say Drive-By Truckers are the best Southern rock’n roll band since Lynyrd Skynyrd, but that is an incredible disservice to the Truckers, since they are probably the most important American rock’n roll band over the last 15 years. They are coming out with a new album in September called American Band. Their second single is What It Means, an examination of US society today.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: July 2016

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: July 2016

Only six songs, with a Very Special Bonus Track (actually two bonus tracks, if you pay attention), this month. Quality over quantity.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: June 2016

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An extraordinarily diverse and rich mixture of compelling music this month.  Something for (almost) everybody. Yes, you have to click on the link immediately below for the first one. It’s worth it, trust me. Astral Weeks meets Haiti: http://www.vuhaus.com/videos/lakou-mizik-wa-di-yo-world-cafe-version   This one will be in my year-end Top 10 for sure: I took my first […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: May 2016

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I’ve assigned myself the task of trying to bring her to the Arden Gild Hall:

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: April 2016

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A couple of these pieces lend themselves to just sitting back and letting the musical experience waft over you.  We’ll start with one of those as it’s the perfect day for it:   Brian Eno channels Lou Reed. In 2016. Who’da’thunk? Another ‘wafting over you’ song. And it’s GREAT: Had no idea this was a […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: March, 2016: Volume 2…With Special Bonus Track for Dave & Everybody!

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: March, 2016: Volume 2…With Special Bonus Track for Dave & Everybody!

OK, I couldn’t wait. This guy thrilled us at the Arden Gild Hall back in February. Yes, everything you hear is him:     Man, this one will almost certainly be in my Top 10 at year’s end:   SPECIAL BONUS CUT!!!: While this was cut around Halloween, I only found out about it when […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: March 2016…Volume I!

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: March 2016…Volume I!

I can hear some of you scream, “Oh, no!”  Well, Jason330 anyway. Fear not. Too much great music last month, one of the best months ever. Too much for one post.  A real wide diversity, something for everybody. Enough talk: Blue-eyed soul from…Australia? Remember his name:  

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R. I. P. Merle Haggard

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on April 6, 2016 1 Comment

No, he wasn’t an Okie from Muskogee.  He was a country bard from Oildale, California, and he was one of the most empathetic songwriters of the last 50 years.  I also think he was one of the greatest.  He was especially attuned to the plight of working people.  Here are some of my favorites, all […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: Feb. 2016

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We’ll start with a legit National Treasure:

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Moose Cholak’s Love Child

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, National by on February 24, 2016 2 Comments

“Never judge a person until you’ve walked in their moccasins”-Quote from some American Indian guy who ought to go the hell back to where he came from. Sometimes we, and yes, by ‘we’ I include me, are too quick to judge. Take, for example, the lonely love child of former pro rassler and man mountain […]

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Let’s Lighten Things Up – I Saw Deadpool Last Night

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 23, 2016 0 Comments
Let’s Lighten Things Up – I Saw Deadpool Last Night

We aren’t a big “go out to the movies” couple. Normally, we prefer to stream – so we can rewind when we miss lines, grab a drink/snack and take bathroom breaks. That makes me feel old.

But last night we went to the IMAX theater on the Riverfront and watched Deadpool. I had some reservations – I didn’t like The Hangover, much to my son’s dismay – but ten minutes in I loved this movie. It hit the perfect note in sarcasm, silliness, and action. Yep, Mr. Pandora and I laughed out loud. It was clever and fun.

FYI: This is not a children’s movie. Not. One. Bit.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: Jan. 2016

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This video immediately takes its place among the most unforgettable ever. What a way to check out:

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‘Bulo’s Fave Songs of 2015: The Top 10!!

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‘Bulo’s Fave Songs of 2015: The Top 10!!

The Final Countdown is here! Bulo’s list of his favorite songs of 2015. But first, a recap for those late to the party:

50-41
40-31
30-21
20-11

And now, the moment that all, or perhaps some, of you have been waiting for…

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 20-11

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 20-11

Coming up on the Final Countdown of Bulo’s fave tunes of 2015. Here is #20 to #11.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 30-21

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 30-21

Here is the third installment of El Som’s countdown of his favorite tunes of 2015. Here are entries 30 to 21.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 40-31

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 26, 2015 1 Comment
‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 40-31

El Som’s year end musical countdown continues.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 50-41

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 23, 2015 1 Comment
‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 50-41

I can’t tell you how many hours go into preparing this list.  I can only say that we are talking geometric progressions of time as opposed to, say, what I spend on the MVP Awards.  My wife and daughters served as sounding boards in finalizing the list. My hope is to turn you on to music you perhaps haven’t heard on your own. Consider it my holiday gift to you–whether you wanted it or not.

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How Many TV Series Are You Watching?

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 13, 2015 18 Comments
How Many TV Series Are You Watching?

Me? I think I might be juggling a bit too many. But let’s face it, television series have become really, really, good. And there’s a lot of them. The problem in the pandora household is that I’m a binge watcher. Mr. Pandora is not. Which means… either I go at his pace (which is ridiculously […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: October, 2015

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: October, 2015

Not since Jason Isbell’s ‘Southeastern’ has an album featured as many good literate tunes as the new Josh Ritter album, ‘Sermon on the Rocks’. We’ll bookend this set with two of those great songs….

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: September, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: September, 2015

Quality and quantity this month. Some new (to me) artists and some faves who have stepped up big time. Let’s start with some truly joyful noise…

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: August, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: August, 2015

More better music this month. Lotsa Americana and roots music this time.  Most of which you probably haven’t heard. So, hear here!

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Bulo’s Fave Tunes: July, 2015

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Bulo’s Fave Tunes: July, 2015

It’s quality over quantity this month.  Fewer tunes. Listened to a lot, but only four made the cut. Great ones, though…:  

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: June, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: June, 2015

Following perhaps the most embarrassing June performance by a General Assembly that I can recall, at least we have some great tunes to help us turn the page.

9-0? That’s the official score when a baseball team forfeits. Which is pretty much what the GA did. Fortunately, the artists didn’t. Not even close. Best music month of the year so far…

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: May, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: May, 2015

Best new stuff I heard last month, and there’s some great new stuff….

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