The Blues News

George Grosman
politics, history and jazz
Created 07 Jun 2021
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  • Shaun Newman podcast
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    just a heads-up please check out my chat with Shaun here: (comments and likes appreciated)
  • DECEMBER 8th, 1980
    17 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    My little corner of SUBSTACK is called “The Blues News”, yet I haven’t yet had a chance to write about my life in music. My thoughts - like yours, I’m sure - are constantly preoccupied with the societ...
  • Tyrone, My Main Man
    14 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 9 10
    I’m lying on my bed, with Tyrone, my long-haired domestic feline, sprawled across my chest. I know that the moment I make a move, he’ll jump off and find a different spot to snooze. They do that a lot...
    09 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    This is my end of the week post for subscribers only. I will write on a potpourri of topics; some informed by my graduate degree in linguistics, some by the historical bird’s eye view I feel I have at...
  • Extraordinary alien
    05 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 7 0
    I became a US citizen on August 11, this year (2021). Prior to my swearing in, I had been a Green Card holder since 2015. And prior to that, I had been a legal alien resident. My visa was the O-1 type...
  • There'll be some changes made
    04 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 5 0
    Hello friends, fellow travelers, dear readers, It’s time for some housekeeping. My readership has grown - for which I am incredibly grateful. I’m basically starting a third career at the age of 68. I ...
  • Red days better than dead days?
    02 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 14 4
    I have given a lot of thought recently to comparing what was called “socialism” in the Czechoslovakia I grew up in and what’s called “state of emergency” in the United States in the third decade of th...
  • How I became a hippie
    29 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 6 2
    [the following is a part of the first chapter of my memoir. I’m hoping to complete it by next summer but the temptations of writing for Substack and all my music activity may delay the target date] **...
  • Writing your own script
    27 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 10 4
    I’ve had emails from friends in the Czech Republic, chiding me about being too harsh on the old homeland, as if trying to paint a portrait that will find favor with my American readers. In other words...
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