Between Rock and a Hard Place

Greg Mitchell
Award-winning author and film director ranges widely: from politics and media to music and movies.
Created 09 Jan 2021
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  • The Most Amazing New Year's 'Bowl Game' Ever
    01 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 1 3
    Below you will find my annual posting (always somewhat revised) on the Atomic Bowl, featuring pro and college stars, played in Nagasaki less than five months after our A-bomb killed tens of thousands ...
  • Women of the Year
    30 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 6 9
    For some reason—for whatever reason—about 80 percent of the music I listened to this year, new or more likely from years back, was written and sung by female artists/musicians. Even when males appeare...
  • Cartoons of the Year
    28 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 2
    No, this is not an ambitious survey of the entire universe, or even this very newsletter, but just one selection from each month to sort of chart the year. First, a song from way back in January from ...
  • Back At Ya, Maybe
    27 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 6 34
    As you may have (not) noticed, I halted production of these thrice-weekly newsletters back in November while finishing another film. And, indeed, I finished the doc (see below), but then did not promp...
  • Waltzing with The Band
    24 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 4 0
    With the annual anniversary (at Thanskgiving) renewal of interest in The Last Waltz, here’s a re-run of my excerpt earlier this year from the 2021 book by Jonathan Taplin, The Magic Years: Scenes from...
  • Cartoons Sunday!
    21 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    And away we go with this week’s political potshot picks. But first, for Thanksgiving week, Sam Cooke, one of the true greats, from his gospel days with the Soul Stirrers, mentioning everything from fl...
  • The Byrd Who Took Flight
    17 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    As some may know from previous postings, Gene Clark, who co-founded, then prematurely quit, the Byrds (but went on to a stellar solo career before succumbing to drink and drugs) is a particular favori...
  • Cartoons Friday!
    12 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    Some political potshots for the weekend. You might also enjoy Stephen Colbert and Paul Rudd mocking (in advance) his improbable selection as People’s Sexiest Man Alive, which may not have pleased the ...
  • A Little Bit of This and That
    10 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Rather than one longer piece or a collection of cartoons/music videos, today we’ll just go eclectic. Enjoy, then subscribe, it’s still free…. Leonard’s Last The great Leonard Cohen died just over five...
  • Cartoons Monday!
    08 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    And away we go for another week. But first, a highlight of the new (at long last) Robert Plant/Alison Krauss album is their cover of Annie Briggs’ classic “Go Your Way.” Uh, who is that? Yes, a revere...
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