Monthly Archives: August 2013

This Historic Day… My Son-In-Law

On this day, August 27, in 1977, Andrew David Robertson was born to David and Mary (Seely) Robertson in Princeton, New Jersey. Here’s wishing a very, very Happy Birthday!!! to my guitar-playing, Rolling-Stones-loving, brilliant (he married my daughter, didn’t he?), awesome and … Continue reading

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Knowing What

When my daughter Kristin was a little girl, she frequently posed the question: “Hey, Daddy, do you know what?” Being a fan of the old musician’s joke that starts with someone asking a question like: “Do you know the way to … Continue reading

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Verse 1, Verse 2

In September 1980, John Lennon told David Sheff, an interviewer for Playboy magazine, that “In My Life” was “the first song that I wrote that was really, consciously about my life.” John elaborated: “‘In My Life’ started out as a … Continue reading

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I started going to concerts not long after I became a teenager. The first concert I attended was in the Field House at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. The performer was Judy Collins. I don’t remember what songs she played … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Louis Armstrong

In 1979, Woody Allen directed, co-wrote and starred in the film Manhattan, a romantic comedy-drama set in New York City. In the film, Isaac Davis, the character Allen plays, is asked the question: “Why is life worth living?” In his lengthy and now-famous answer … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: A.P., Sara, Maybelle & Ramblin’ Jack

In the evening, on this day, August 1, in 1927, Alvin Pleasant Carter, his wife Sara Dougherty Carter and Sara’s younger cousin, Maybelle Addington Carter sat around a microphone in a make-shift recording studio on the second floor of an … Continue reading

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