My background collage. Too fun.

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TSE, The CRITERION Vol 2 No. 8 (June 1924)

Idiotboy struck again, but I minimized (I hope) the damage.

tse the criterion v 2 8 june 1924

TSE, The CRITERION, Vol. 2, No. 7 (April 1924)

t-s-eliotFeel free to download, read, and share.  Sadly, Idiotboy struck, removing pp. 231-236.  I happened to have pp. 231-235 from a previous research trip to the library.  I stuck them back into the pdf–hence the change of colors from the first three scanned pages to the fourth.

Oh, Idiotboy, where are you now?

tse criterion vol 2 no 7 1924

T.S. Eliot THE CRITERION, vol. 2, no. 6 (February 1924)

T_S_Eliot_Simon_FieldhouseAnd, the scanning and upload continues.  Idiotboy (as I will refer to the person who tore out pages from the original issues) did not find anything worthy of removing from the original.  Amen.

tse criterion v0l 2 no 6 feb 1924

T.S. Eliot, THE CRITERION, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1923

For those of you who know me, you know how frustrated I am that T.S. Eliot’s The CRITERION is not readily available for researchers and interested parties.  Rather than continue to complain, I’ve decided just to scan the whole darn [feel free to insert a stronger word here] thing and post every issue.

The first one–the October 1923.

Sadly, some idiot at some point in time removed pages 103-106.

Regardless, enjoy.

criterion vol 2 no 5 october 1923

RochaNews: New Pineapple Thief Now Out


I’ll have a review of Magnolia soon, but let me state it’s the best TPT album since WHAT WE HAVE SOWN.

Thanks, Brian Rocha!



10th album “Magnolia” out now on Kscope

ENGLAND -U.K. rock troupe, The Pineapple Thief, has launched a clip of the beautiful title track from its new album Magnolia being performed acoustically by frontman Bruce Soord. Check out the video on the band’s Kscope page at: or directly on Vimeo at:

“Here’s a stripped back acoustic version of ‘Magnolia’ I performed in my studio recently,” commented Soord. “All the songs on Magnolia began their life this way, on acoustic guitar and vocal, so it was really nice to go back and play this song again, in the form as it was when it was born.”

Magnolia, which released last September on Kscope, can be purchased…

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Sunshine of Your Love: Thoughts on Jack Bruce and Cream


Jack Bruce SB 326_1In 1968 Jimi Hendrix took the stage at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, and as part of the set introduced a song that had worked its way into the repertoire:  “Right now we’re gonna do a song by some real groovy cats, it’s too bad they are breaking up, it’s one of the heaviest groups in the world . . . it’s not sayin’ we can play the thing better than them, it’s just sayin’ we dig the cats and dig this song and we’d like to do it our own way, which will be an instrumental jam.”  The song was Sunshine of Your Love, and the group Hendrix referenced was (The) Cream.

Hendrix’s powerful instrumental take on the song caps a double tribute:  Cream wrote Sunshine of Your Love on the heels of seeing Jimi Hendrix perform in London, as a response to the jaw-dropping challenge he proposed…

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