From Faith Current: “The Sacred Ordinary: St. Peter’s Church Hall”

By |May 1, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Folks, this piece was in the editorial queue before Nancy and I decided to put this site on hiatus. To honor my commitment to Faith, I post it here. Enjoy.—MG BY FAITH CURRENT  St. Peter’s Church, Woolton Village, Liverpool January 11, 2023 “You’re lookin’ for Eleanor then?” The voice startles me — I’d thought I was alone and anyway, disembodied voices in [...]

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A brief (?) hiatus

By |April 22, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

After much discussion over several months, Nancy and I have decided to put Dullblog in the deep freeze, at least temporarily. We may post occasionally, but comments will be off. We'll be leaving it up as an archive—for now. Diverting as it has been, Dullblog has never really fit with the rest of my professional life, and my first impulse was to [...]

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Something Happened

By |March 6, 2023|Categories: 1960s|

After reading my post on LA's legendary radio station KHJ, commenter @Hieronymus wrote, This is fascinating, Michael. We are roughly the same age and while I’ve been obsessed with the Beatles and 60s culture since I hit double figures, I only really started digging DEEP into the 60s (aside from the Beatles) around 20 years (I know, ONLY 20 years ago, ha!) [...]

The Beatles As They Were Heard: KHJ 93 Los Angeles

By |March 4, 2023|Categories: Radio|

KHJ billboard, LA, 1960's. Yesterday quite randomly I stumbled upon this archive of recordings from Los Angeles' legendary rock and roll radio station, KHJ. "Boss 93" started in 1965, and for fourteen years was beloved by young groovers like Quentin Tarentino, who used the station as part of the soundscape behind Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. (Here's a nice [...]

All is well!

By |February 28, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

The float right BEFORE the John and Yoko one. Folks, sorry about that -- the site went down yesterday for the most prosaic of reasons, an expired credit card on Autopay. We're all good now. …or are we? I must admit my first thought was all the attackery, hackery and miscellaneous jackery the site's been suffering over the last year. [...]

We have a Patreon!

By |February 2, 2023|Categories: Housekeeping|

"Just enough for a macrobiotic Big Mac." As we've occasionally shared, maintaining Hey Dullblog isn't cheap. Nancy and I spend at least $1000 per year on this magnificently creaky edifice and well, 2023 is the site's fifteenth anniversary. More than once I've considered declaring Total Victory over all Blue Meanies Everywhere, and running down the curtain. But every time I [...]

From Victoria: The Lennon Diaries: A Multi-Decade Adventure

By |January 9, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Regular commenter Victoria has patiently untangled the saga of John Lennon's diaries, sorting through books and clippings to present us with an account worthy of film noir. I hope you find it as fascinating as I did. BTW, forgive any typos or funky formatting; I'm having terrible trouble with the backend. Just note any in the comments and I'll fix.—MG There are [...]

Ian Leslie: “Notes on Peter Jackson’s Get Back”

By |January 2, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Four unidentified musicians, ca. 1969 Through the magic of the internet (actually my friend @comicthief on the rapidly decaying Twitter) I stumbled upon this chunk of fine writing by Ian Leslie on Peter Jackson's Get Back. So many solid insights here, I'll forgive the insane length. I always feel so bad castigating contemporary writers for their prolixity; it's just contemporary [...]

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