It’s Canada Day, 1st of July! But that is not what this post celebrates…
On July 1st, 1874 the first commercially successful typewriter was put on the market. The Remington No. 1. Isn’t it pretty? Maybe not ideal for Hemingway or Mickey Spillane, but any secretary’s dream for sure…

It’s Canada Day, 1st of July! But that is not what this post celebrates…

On July 1st, 1874 the first commercially successful typewriter was put on the market. The Remington No. 1. Isn’t it pretty? Maybe not ideal for Hemingway or Mickey Spillane, but any secretary’s dream for sure…

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Many good things come in threes, so for no other good reason here is the proto-melody for Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land, originally made popular by The Carter Family, and here recorded by yet another 1960s mainstay…

Joan Baez with The Greenbriar Boys: Little Darling, Pal Of Mine - from Joan Baez, Vol. 2, 1961

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What better way to end the longest day, celebrate the summer solstice, and the 70th birthday of Ray Davies…?

The Kinks: Days - from The Kinks at the BBC, 1968

Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me…

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Eric Dolphy (June 20, 1928 – 1964) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. Dolphy was one of several groundbreaking jazz alto players to rise to prominence in the 1960s. He was also the first important bass clarinet soloist in jazz, and among the earliest significant flute soloists…

Eric Dolphy: Softly as in a Morning Sunrise - from The Illinois Concert, rec. 1963, rel. 1999

Personnel: Eric Dolphy (Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute); Herbie Hancock (Piano); Eddie Khan (Bass); J.C. Moses (Drums)

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