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Ry Cooder at home in the California desert

There are nearly 100 Ry Cooder tracks on my iPod, just ahead of Randy Newman, including songs, film scores and his last three releases, the superb trilogy “Chávez Ravine” (2005), “My Name Is Buddy” (2007 ) and “I, Flathead” (2008), … Continue reading

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Comedian George Carlin dies

By Ray Bennett I saw George Carlin, who died today aged 71, perform live in Detroit and Los Angeles and he always put me on the floor. One of his most observant and funniest routines was simply about “stuff”: my … Continue reading

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