Posts Tagged: the 60’s

Song of the Day: “Up From The Skies”

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In February of 1968, Jimi Hendrix’s album Axis: Bold As Love hit #3 on the charts in the United States. While still dominated by experimentation, both in terms of the music and in studio production, the album highlighted Hendrix’s lyrics and songwriting abilities to an extent not seen before. Critics often describe the foot-tapping single “Up From […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: On Madness and Mad Men

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In my eight years as a Mad Men fan, the series has repeatedly prompted me to reflect on parenting.

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Song of the Day: “Strange Brew”

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Since the Wu Tang Clan introduced their own version of the word in the 90s, “cream” has come to be associated with the almighty dollar bill. But the first musical act to popularize the word was probably the supergroup formed in 1966 by drummer Ginger Baker, bassist Jack Bruce, and blues guitarist Eric Clapton. At the time of […]

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