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Endless Hate
The other day an image was circling the internet about Australian cops trying to catch Nickelback for crimes against music. There are bands and artists who seem to be more prone to hate than others, and Nickelback is certainly right up there. But is enough enough already? It certainly doesn't accomplish anything, and as your mother may have told you: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it!"...
She is Legend. Mavis Staples with Ry Cooder
With all the talk in tribute to B.B. King lately, I've been immersed in some blues, not the least of which is the music of the legendary Chicago born Mavis Staples – a member of the Staples Singers (her family band which was huge in the 60s and 70s gospel circuit, led by Pops Staples and featuring daughters Mavis, Yvonne, Cleotha, and son Pervis).  Mavis Staples performed at the 33rd Kennedy Center Honors, singing in tribute to Paul McCartney. In 2011, she won her first Grammy for Best Americana...

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