JWDailies 05-17-2021

Song of the day: “All Along the Watchtower” by Dave Mason. (Which version of this Dylan classic is your favorite? Mine is Hendrix. Did you know that Dave Mason plays on the Hendrix version? Here’s a great analysis of Hendrix’s version by Eddie Kramer who was the engineer.) Poem of the day: “Lives of the … Read more

JWDailies 05-10-2021

Song of the day: “Hard Time Killin’ Floor” by Geoff and Maria Muldaur. Poem of the day: “Noli Me Tangere” by Traci Brimhall. Fact of the day: American church membership continues to decline. Learned one thing today: COVID has reached Mt. Everest base camp. Visual of the day: A double dose of interesting charts. Perceptions … Read more

JWDailies 04-10-2021

Song of the day: “Sometimes the Bottle Hits You Back” by Ray Scott.

Poem of the day: “For the Union Dead” by Robert Lowell.

Fact of the day: Superfetation — getting pregnant while you’re pregnant. Rare, but it happened recently to this woman.

Learned one thing today: A couple of interesting jazz tidbits. Some insider insights from a bassist payiing tribute to a drummer he played alongside. The story of the Real Book, a photocopied compilation of jazz sheet music passed around under the table for decades.

Visual of the day: Aerial photo of electric bikes lined up in downtown Shijiazhuang, China.

Good thing going on: The Colorado legislature is considering funds to provide teens with free therapy counseling to cope with the coronavirus.

JWDailies 03-22-2021

Song of the day: “Polly” by Nirvana. Poem of the day: “Egg” by C.G. Hanzlicek. Fact of the day: Public libraries matter. Even in the midst of war, in this case the attack by Assad’s forces on the Syrian town of Darayya. Learned one thing today: Texan Ben Kirby started an Instagram account @PreachersNSneakers to … Read more

JWDailies 03-05-2021

Song of the day: “Your Good Thing is About to End” by Robert Cray. Poem of the day: “First Thanksgiving” by Sharon Olds. Fact of the day: China has a two-track approach to freedoms. Restricted for ordinary people. Not so for entrepreneurs and scientists. Learned one thing today: The pandemic created a baby bust not … Read more