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The Green Thing

A friend sent this along, and I found it really interesting – I’ve edited and changed it around just a bit to suit the realities of my childhood and youth.  —————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Checking out at the shop, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic … Continue reading

Softly as in a Morning Sunrise

It was more than 40 years ago, and I was growing up listening to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Alvin Lee, Jeff Beck, Peter Townshend, et al. Fantastic guitar playing, a lot of grandstanding, pelvic thrusts, burning guitars, broken up amps…and I had just heard the Woodstock LPs, and figured that the guitar was … Continue reading

Ten feet tall

(This was originally published, in a slightly different form, on December 8, 2013 in the online edition of DNA Mumbai – you can check it out here.) The blues is simple, really simple. Just three chords, very rarely a fourth and a fifth. The songs are twelve bars long, that’s it. Typically three lines per … Continue reading

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