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A muleskinner’s job was not quite as…grim as it sounds. Still…kinda grim though.September 1, 2021
There are a couple different definitions for a blue moon, both of them kind of rare, and neither of them have to do with color of any sort.August 31, 2021
The man Winston Churchill called “Scotland’s greatest ambassador”.August 30, 2021
The moon has served as muse for countless numbers of poets, from the unnamed and unknown, to Shelley, Dickinson, and Kerouac. But only one of these had to worry about record label execs. You’re on the Sound Beat. You’re listening to Jack Kerouac reading his poem “The Moon Her Majesty”, on Dot Records’ Poetry for the Beat Generation, ...August 24, 2021
Play Ball! Baseball’s unofficial anthem gets the All-Star treatment.August 23, 2021
Some believe Elvis liked Nashville’s RCA studio so much that…he never left. Presley recorded “I Was the One” as the b side to “Heartbreak Hotel”, his first RCA single, in 1956. It was later converted to a TV studio, but some claim Elvis never, well, left the building. Legend has it whenever Presley’s name was mentioned ...August 19, 2021
The National Film Board of Canada honored Oscar Peterson with a short film, “Begone Dull Care”, in 1949. It was directed by Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart. Using drawn-on-film animation, McLaren and Lambart paint and scratch directly onto film stock to create a visual representation of Oscar Peterson’s jazz music. Check it out here!August 18, 2021