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Dr Frank - "Sackcloth and Ashes" live in Bergamo, Italy, 2006. Video on YouTube. "Minor secrets" here. Songs for Odin playlist here. More video of this ilk may be found on my YouTube channel.… more
1 day ago
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Some Writing I Wrote about Music:  "My appreciation bordered on the sardonic, possibly even on the sarcastic, sputtering, giggling, saying 'oh man' over and over, glorying in the absurdity. Then, I looked up, and, imperceptibly, it had become one of the greatest albums of all time..."   The post is on Medium.… more
3 days ago
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THIS! the imminence of Mtx forever, Odds 'n' Shards, Odin, popculture colonization, Johnny Thunders, Agatha Christie, ACLU, BBQ Sauce Gate and American Dirt, Coffin Joe, Winona Ryder, plus updates, news, oddities, pretty ladies,loving you, and music music music...  ...it's the Dr Frank Weakly Reader for 02.21.2020!  New post on Medium.… more
7 days ago
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Dr Frank - "Who Needs Happiness (I'd Rather Have You)" live in Belgium, Sept. 2012. Video on YouTube. "Minor secrets" here. Songs for Odin playlist here. More video of this ilk may be found on my YouTube channel.… more
Feb 19, 2020
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ODIN XXIII: Yet still more minor secrets of the Mr T Experience, edited, illustrated, collated. Contents: “I Don’t Need You Now”; “More than Toast”; “I Wrote a Book about Rock and Roll”; “Dumb Little Band”; “A Song about a Girl Who Went Shopping”; “Ska-nic Reducer”; plus “Thinking of You” and “Love American Style.”  New post on Medium.… more
Feb 18, 2020
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On meeting one's idols and trying to play the blues with them:  The MTX-Johnny Thunders incident happened 30 years ago.  Here's the story written up as a sort of personal essay on Talkhouse.… more
Feb 18, 2020 • Edited
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"Just Keep Your Fingers Crossed" Is a Double Entendre... Valentines, Mtx forever "dibs", plus double entendres, the subjunctive mood, and nonstraightforwardness in love songs and scheduling, plus "More than Toast" ingredients, an MTX boardgame, Amazon and Jeopardy, a slow clap for my eight-year-old daughter, seven years of GK Chesterton, lacquer blanks in the age of the Apollo fire, plus Cardinal Newman, Orson Bean, Robert Conrad, the Death of Art History (and much else), plus news, updates, pretty ladies, and much much more...  ...it's the Dr Frank Weakly Reader for Saint Valentine's Day 2020!  New post on Medium.… more
Feb 14, 2020
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The Mr T Experience - "Love American Style" (Mtx forever test pressing): "dibs" are live, and test pressings are cool. Video on Youtube.… more
Feb 14, 2020
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