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FTV: Walrus

       When searching for ideas for these written ramblings called ‘FTV’, I periodically feel the cosmic wheels spinning when inspiration pops an idea into my brain.  The way my mind works, a tune, a fragment of a memory, a photograph, or a bit of stray conversation can plant the seed of a topic for consideration.  […]

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FTV: Ronnie Milsaps

       No need to tell me that I spelled his name wrong in the title.  When his first record came out on the small Princess label, Ronnie Milsaps was thrilled.  Then he ‘read’ a review in the Atlanta newspaper.  They said nice things about the record, but had dropped the last ‘s’ from his name.  […]

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FTV: John Fogerty

  Back in the fall of 2019, the last round of touring by Creedence Clearwater Revisited (or CCR2 as we referred to them) was chronicled in this space (FTV:  CCR  10-16-19).  The article included the following description of their interview with the original CCR and CCR2 rhythm section:  “When CCR’s Complete Studio Albums Deluxe Box Set […]

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FTV: Random PMMF Memories

  My annual ritual of summarizing the backstage events of the Porcupine Mountain Music Festival dates back more than a dozen years.  I was organizing some of the articles that I keep filed chronologically, so naturally I started re-reading some of these ghosts of PMMFs past.  With the COVID-19 pandemic scuttling our favorite local festival this […]

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