Moondance

March 29, 2020

“Moondance,” written by Van Morrison, performed by Scary Pockets, 2018. Gabriela Welch (vocal), Ryan Lerman (guitar), Jack Conte (keyboards), Kiel Feher (drums), Kaveh Rastegar (bass), Morgan Jones (sax), Gabe Steiner (trumpet), Vikram Devasthali (trombone)
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I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water

March 29, 2020

“I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water,” attributed to Eddie Miller, recorded by Lou Rawls, 1962. Lou Rawls (vocalist), Les McCann (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Ron Jefferson (drums).

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The Chain

March 29, 2020

“The Chain,” written by Fleetwood Mac, performed by The Highwomen, 2019. Brandi CarlileNatalie HembyMaren Morris, and Amanda Shires, vocalists.

The Highwomen website

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Prayer For The Sick

March 29, 2020

“Prayer For The Sick,” written by James Walker, recorded by The Dixie Hummingbirds, 1966.

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For Once in My Life

March 28, 2020

“For Once in My Life,” written by Ron Miller and Orlando Murden, interpreted by Suzy Jones, 2019. Suzy Jones, Ryan Lerman (guitar), Jeff Babko (piano), Jack Conte (Fender Rhodes piano).

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Nobody but You

March 28, 2020

“Nobody but You,” by Lil’ Bob and the Lollipops, 1966. It’s the flip side of “I Got Loaded,” a big hit.

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Thoughts and Prayers

March 28, 2020

“Thoughts and Prayers,” written by Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, recorded by them as Drive By Truckers, 2020.

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That’s Alright With Me

March 28, 2020

“That’s Alright With Me,” written by Andreya Triana and Paul Staveley O’Duffy, performed by Ms. Triana in 2015.

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Hello Aloha

March 28, 2020

“Hello Aloha,” a 1952 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy, directed by Jack Kinney. Written by Milt Schaffer and Dick Kinney, with music by Joseph S. Dubin and ‎Harry Owens. Principal animation by George Nicholas, Ed Aardal, and Dan MacManus.

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COVID-19: Trump’s Easter Parade Death March

March 27, 2020

COVID-19: Trump's Easter Parade Death March

While Americans shelter at home to slow the spread of a deadly virus and the number of US infected and dead grows, all President Donald Trump can see is plunging numbers on Wall Street. Public health officials advise months of social distancing and the closure of all non-essential businesses, but Mr. Trump wants the lockdown to end by Easter.

“We’re opening up this incredible country. Because we have to do that. I would love to have it open by Easter,” Trump told a Fox News virtual town hall. “I would love to have that. It’s such an important day for other reasons, but I’d love to make it an important day for this. I would love to have the country opened up, and rarin’ to go by Easter.”

“Easter’s a very special day for me,” he told (you guessed it) Fox News. “Wouldn’t it be great to have all of the churches full?”

Maybe the White House Easter Egg Roll can be replaced by a Toilet Paper Roll Roll.

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