Monthly Archives: March 2012

Beatles Song of the Week

This week we have another White Album track that was written during The Beatles stay in Rishikesh, India in the early part of 1968.  And like “Sexy Sadie” this too was written about an actual person.  “The Continuing Story of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Without economic freedom the number of the miserable increases, requiring further constraints to keep the peace among them, with a consequent greater loss of freedom.” -P.J. O’Rourke

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Want to Lose Weight? Eat Chocolate

Nearly all my life I’ve believed that chocolate is a miracle food and I’ve welcomed the increased scientific research, such as the Cocoa Genome Project. Now a recent study is linking chocolate consumption to lower body mass indexes: For the … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we bring you “The Fool on the Hill.”  Perhaps more importantly we have an outstanding early music video.  Magical Mystery Tour may not have been The Beatles most creative endeavor as a film, but my goodness, what great … Continue reading

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Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up

In this day and age of sampling, parodies, and 24-hour news I suppose it was only a matter of time until they all merged into one hilarious video at Mitt Romney’s expense. I laughed, I cried. It was the best … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

In February of 1968 The Beatles followed through on a promise they had made to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to study advanced Transcendental Meditation technique at his ashram in Rishikesh, India.  They had first met the Maharishi in August of 1967 … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday: Trampled By Turtles

One Minnesota band that has quickly become one of my favorites in the last couple years is Duluth’s Trampled By Turtles. Most people wouldn’t think of Minnesota when they think of a great bluegrass band, but perhaps this song would … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

Here is a nice little song from Revolver that most Beatles fans like, but John hated, for some reason.  It’s hard to figure out why.  It’s catchy, well performed and not lyrically boring.  At this point John may have still … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“[A]nd I really can’t think about kissing when I’ve got a rebellion to incite.” -Katniss Everdeen

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Beatles Song of the Week

With all of the Monkees nostalgia floating about after Davy Jones’s passing we thought we would reveal some of the musical connections between the groups.  In early 1967 The Monkees played live dates in London and got to meet The … Continue reading

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How the Drug Quagmire Harms Business

Forbes has posted a great piece by Eric E. Sterling on how the drug war hurts businesses and investors in addition to increasing public and private corruption: In the early 1980s, I helped Congress investigate how drug money laundering was … Continue reading

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