The Blues News

George Grosman
politics, history and jazz
Created 07 Jun 2021
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  • THE 5 YEAR OLD IDEOLOGUE
    07 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    The following is an excerpt from the first chapter of my memoir. It describes, pretty vividly, I believe, the atmosphere we lived in in late 50’s Communist Czechoslovakia. Every neighbor was a potenti...
  • TRUTH WILL OUT
    03 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 5 2
    Galileo Galilei, an accused heretic whose truth prevailed ________________________________________________________________________ Lies take root fast. It wasn’t just Hitler’s chief town crier, Josef ...
  • THE WORST NIGHT
    03 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 8 1
    When I sit down to write a piece for “The Blues News”, I have every intention to analyze current events, muse about our struggle to regain liberty from medical fascism, or, as the title of my little c...
  • TRANSITION
    25 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 9 3
    I played my last gig as a full-time professional musician on Saturday, March 7th at an art gallery in New Smyrna Beach, FL. There were no masks at the time, but the signs that something isn’t right we...
  • USEFUL IDIOTS
    19 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    This piece is for paying subscribers only. If you enjoy my writing, please spread the word - and thank you for reading and for subscribing George Grosman ______________________________________________...
  • 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 • 3 2
    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...
  • LINGUISTIC MUSINGS
    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...
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