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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

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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

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‘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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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: April, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: April, 2015

Come inside for ‘Bulo’s favorite tunes of the month…..

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes (Plus One Anti-Fave): March, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes (Plus One Anti-Fave): March, 2015

Quality over quantity this month.  Or maybe I get more jaded as the year goes on.  Good stuff’s still really good, though.  Unless you’re Jason330…

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What Am I Doing Today? Getting Ready For The Walking Dead Season Finale

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on March 29, 2015 19 Comments
What Am I Doing Today? Getting Ready For The Walking Dead Season Finale

When The Walking Dead first aired I didn’t pay much attention. Hello? Zombies aren’t really my thing. I was a Game of Thrones addict. Loved Dexter. Orange Is The New Black is sooo good. Rome is still one of the best series I’ve seen. Everyone on House of Cards is scarier than TWD zombies. Sherlock is one of the most perfect, amazing, wonderful series EVER. (If you haven’t watched Sherlock I strongly suggest you do.)

I started watching The Walking Dead (TWD) with my son as a sorta mother-son bonding thing. He liked all things zombie and I’ll admit to rolling my eyes when he suggested we start the series on Netflix. Now, I can’t get enough. This series draws you in. So much so that I’m writing about tonight’s season finale.

If you’re not interested in TWD, I understand. But if you are, share your thoughts, hopes, dreams in the comments!

Note: I have not read the comics. Everything written below is just me guessing.

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: February, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: February, 2015

Two great months of music in a row featuring both quality and quantity.  This month features an almost-certain end-of-the-year Top 10 song, and several worthy contenders.

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: January, 2015

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: January, 2015

Wow. A lot of great music this month, including several songs that are guaranteed to make Best of the Year lists.  At least one contender for the top spot and, no, I’m not gonna tell you which one. Which is why I’m presenting them in alphabetical order.  Memo to Jason330: If the rest of the […]

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