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68 hours in Manzanita…. The Monkey Power Trio’s 24th day as a band

The weekend of October 20 marked the 24th meeting of my one-day-a-year pseudo-band, the Monkey Power Trio. For those of you who might not be familiar with our origin story, it all began back in 1995 with a promise between old friends one hot, summer afternoon in Brooklyn. Without much in the way of any […]

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Ann Arbor’s rat poisoned produce brings to mind the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror case

News tonight that a young man has been apprehended by the FBI in Ann Arbor for apparently spraying a mixture of hand cleaner and rat poison on grocery store produce, has led to a great deal of speculation online as to what might cause a person to do something like this. While I suspect we’ll […]

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Up to 150 well-armed, white, Christian, self-described “patriots” take a “hard stand” against federal “tyranny,” taking over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon

Last night, up to 150 well-armed, white militia members led by rancher Cliven Bundy’s son Ammon took over a federal wildlife refuge in the high desert of Oregon. Ammon Bundy, urging others to join him, declared the following in a video posted to Facebook. “We have basically taken over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge,” he said. […]

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The Monkey Power Trio present “Left Behind,” chronicling their musical adventures from 2011 – 2013

There must be something in the air… A few days ago I posted about our just-completed Monkey Power Trio session in Cleveland. Then, yesterday evening, I got word from a friend in Ann Arbor that WCBN was playing our stuff. And, now, after years and years of waiting, the world has the new Monkey Power […]

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Michigan Musicians on Vacation: Timothy Monger in Oregon

Following my recent interview with Matt Jones about his trip to Gettysburg, I’ve been inundated with suggestions as to other musicians I should speak with about their vacations. Today’s interview is with Timothy Monger, an accomplished singer-songwriter, who is perhaps still best known in these parts for his work with Great Lakes Myth Society. Well, […]

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