Music and Nelson Mandela

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_G7vzJwcYM Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at age 95, inspired some great music. Here is a story from MTV on Mandela's musical legacy: Nelson Mandela, the iconic...

Happy Labor Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiGPbHnpQks Hazel Dickens' song Fire in the Hole is the title track from the 1987 John Sayles movie Matewan, which tells the story of a coal miners' strike in the small...

Is Leon Redbone Serious?

http://www.youtube.com/embed/qJFtSn6ZwYw Here is a rather odd line from Wikipedia's bio of Leon Redbone: According to the Toronto Star report in the 1980s, his birth name is Dickran Gobalian, he came...