Monday Music and Weekly Preview


This is quite a stellar group of musicians all on one stage.  On with the preview.

  • I don’t have this week’s Doctor Who ready to go at Part Time Monster yet, but I’m hoping to get it out sometime today so as not to interfere with tomorrow’s schedule.
  • All the photo features are running at Just Gene’O this week to make room for some written posts here. I’m hoping to have a Top Ten Tuesday tomorrow and a Thursday Thirteen later this week.  I’d also like to put together a post about frequent challenges to Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. I’d intended to do this for Banned Book Week, but I wasn’t able to get it done.
  • The Feminist Friday discussion will be at Things Matter this week, and if you missed Hannah’s Banned Book Week Blog Party over there, you can find a ton of banned book posts in her archives.

BONUS LINK: This is for you comics fans. (I know you’re out there!) Check out CompGeekHolly’s first impression of the new Gotham series.

Have a great week!

Ring Them Bells

This morning, I included a video of Sarah Jarosz with Jerry Douglas in my post about tomorrow’s #FeministFriday post at Drifting Through. This version is different, and it’s the perfect way to end the day. I encourage you to visit @gkelly73‘s blog tomorrow. Thoughts on the music below.

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You know I really prefer to share live performances, but this video is worth watching just for the Harrison-Petty-Lynne interaction.

If you are too young to remember The Travelling Wilburys, here’s a little info for you to read while you listen to this awesome music. They were an all-star supergroup who recorded two albums between 1988 and 1990. Regular members were Roy Orbison, George Harrision, Jeff Lynne (of ELO) Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan. Other people played with them in live gigs. You know you’re dealing with a fabulous group when Bob Dylan is last on the list.

“End of the Line” is fairly representative of their work, both in the technical-music sense and the philosophical sense. Plus, it contains a Jimi Hendrix reference.

Orbison died between the recording of the first and second albums. This video was apparently made after that. There’s s rocking chair with just a guitar in it at around 1:44, and the camera shifts from there to focus on a photo of Orbison for three seconds starting at 1:46.

I believe the drummer is Jim Keltner.

You can find a history of the group here.