Remembering Bluegrass Great Mac Martin

This article originally appeared in Our Sunday Visitor sometime in 2006. I can't find it on the internet so I'm reposting it here. 

Aside from seeing Sonny Rollins, seeing Mac Martin and the Dixie Travelers was the most powerful music…

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On the Hypnotic Sound of The Vulgar Boatmen

 An image borrowed from The Vulgar Boatmen Facebook Page. Not sure of the origin. It fits the theme of the post.

A word that I often hear people use to describe the Boatmen’s sound is “hypnotic.” I’ve also heard “trance”…

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Year No. 2: September is Vulgar Boatmen Awareness Month

Vulgar Boatmen Awareness Month began as Vulgar Boatmen appreciation day, September 23rd, with an e-mail to some old bandmates as a funny excuse to stay in touch. With my “modernization” last year, my wife set-up a Facebook page for me…

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Why I’m Singing Cheeseburger In Paradise Today

Synchro fills a certain niche that you never knew there was a need for.

For years, Celeste and the kids would hear the songs and catch glimpses of synchro practice as they walked over to the tennis courts each morning…

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Set List for the Concert for the Pool

Picture of random setlist from the internet. Our setlist is as follows. Order and contents subject to change.


Baby what you want me to do (Jimmy Reed)

The Wanderer (Dion)

Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash)

California Stars (Wilco)


Neon Lights (Original)

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Remembering Grant McLennan 

Grant McLennan:  February 12, 1958 – May 6, 2006

I’m highly susceptible to the phrase “The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard Of.” What? A great band that I have never heard of. Who are they? 

Starting with my teenage infatuation…

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Grant McLennan Tribute by Mark Davies

I'm a new convert to the Go-Betweens. I noticed that May 6th is the 15th anniversary of the passing of Grant McLennan, so I posted on the Go-Betweens fan page on Facebook if anyone was interested in writing a tribute

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From the Profit He's Made on Your Dreams

“And the man in the suit has just bought a new car from the profit he's made on your dreams” Low Spark of High Heeled Boys 

I received this e-mail today and I couldn’t help but make some comments in…

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