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No Myth

I’ve been listening to this album for more than 10 years, and yet I only recently learned that Michael Penn is Sean Penn’s brother:


T-Bone Wolk, 58. Don’t know how I missed this one (he died back in February). He’s played with so many people, but most recently I’ve been enjoying his work on Daryl Hall’s home studio series. He had a heart attack and died just after finishing another session with Daryl. He played bass (and everything else) with Hall & Oates since the 80s and was a consummate musician. In this clip, he’s the guy in the red shirt playing guitar.

Wait For Me

The answer’s still “Hell, no!” But it’s a great song, isn’t it? Todd Rundgren and Daryl Hall:

The Apple Didn’t Fall Far From The Tree

What a great story. Last night Alice Tan Ridley, a NYC subway singer who’s been performing her heart out at the 42nd St. station for 20 years, made it to the next round on “America’s Got Talent.” As if that wasn’t interesting enough, she’s also the mother of Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey “Precious” Sidibe.

And what a set of pipes:

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