car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page

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A Face for Mount Rushmore

08 September 2003 The Last Portrait of Johnny Cash from Country Music:The Masters,a collection of photos by Marty Stuart

Things Ain’t What They Used to Be

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson b. 15 Aug 1925,Montreal,Quebec,Canada d. 23 Dec 2007,Mississauga,Ontario,Canada

Oscar Peterson has died. There will be numerous obituaries in the coming days,lauding a “jazz giant,”“one of the greatest jazz Read on…

A Christmas present I wish I could exchange

I might be late to the party on this one,but I just now have found out about Billy Joel’s latest composition,“Christmas in Fallujah.”I initially caught wind via this TPMCafe post,which linked me to a Huffington Post article by IAVA founder/director Paul Rieckhoff. The Rieckhoff article contains the same Read on…

Braxton’s Suggestion

In my previous post I mentioned that I had picked up John F. Szwed’s Jazz 101:A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz. After a weekend of light reading I’ve already come upon several interesting Read on…

Jazz 101:Because I’m a Giant Poseur

My friend Rob and I recently had a couple discussions which touched on a subject I find a trifle fascinating. The second of our two chats brushed the subject of poseur-ism,and how each of us is more or less a sham artist at one time or another in at least one area of enthusiasm.

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