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Funny Names in Jazz Bass T-Z: Very Vivid Vignettes for Victoriously Vanquishing Voracious Vikings

Here we wind up our alphabetical odyssey through the names of jazz bassists, searching for the most numerous numinous names, whether Norwegian or non. Our Norse friends are being singled out, but only because they brought so much attention to … Continue reading

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Funny Jazz Bass Names from M to S: Fording the Fjord

We learn a lot of things at this joint. Things like, whoa, Norway totally dominates funny jazz bass names. At least for the first half of the alphabet. Now we’re here to see if it’s true for M-S. Place your … Continue reading

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The Handsome Family Sparks Up TV

I am laughably behind on TV but I’ve done some catching up recently. I watched seasons and seasons of truly outstanding programs, unlike anything I’ve seen on the medium, or even beyond. There was Breaking Bad. Then there was Better … Continue reading

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Music of the Spheres: Thelonious Sphere Monk

Sometimes BoFN subjects surprise because what is assumed to be an assumed name turns out to be real. Such is the case with Thelonious Sphere Monk. Monk is the family name. Thelonious is the given name. (It was initially misspelled … Continue reading

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Happy 2018! Zoot Sims and Other Funny Jazz Names

Like a desiccated Christmas tree standing in the living room long after Christmas has come and gone, shedding its needles, gathering dust on its ornaments, lights unplugged, inert, incongruous, embarrassing, increasingly ridiculous, so does our seasonal Grinch reblog sit like … Continue reading

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