“Scratchy” Impasto

November 16, 2016 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | Fiction, MUSIC |

'Scratchy' Impasto on banjo, 'Rudy' Wiedoeft (clarinet), 'Marco' Woolf (violin), 'Buster' Johnson (trombone), 'Arnold' Johnson (piano), 'Keith' Moon (drums).

The Varnished Culture celebrates the life of obscure but influential Jazz Genius, Elroy “Scratchy” Impasto (15 January 1923 – 3 February 1966) Born Elroy Raymondo Fillibecker III, son of Myron Elroy Fillibecker II (a veteran’s disability pensioner) and his third wife, Mayvis Jo-Anne Minniver Fillibecker (cleaner) in either Hawaii or Kenya, he was raised in an atmosphere made for Jazz.  Plagued with the childhood ailments eczema, asthma, scrofula and tinea, Scratchy grew up in the experimental ‘projects’ of Cleveland, Illinois, surrounded by the hydroponic vertical and roof-top gardens which enlivened the drab apartment buildings of ‘Hypo-land’, as his estate was known.  Myron…

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Suddenly it’s Christmas

October 28, 2016 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | LIFE, Modern Music, MUSIC, RELIGION |

(photo by Prathyush Thomas)

Tidings of Comfort and Joy! Yes, Christmas is almost here!  If you haven’t ordered the turkey, or booked the restaurant, you’ve missed out….  

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Gotta Love Millennials

October 7, 2016 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | LIFE, Modern Music, MUSIC |

We like Micah Taylor’s You’ve Gotta Love Millennials performed by Micah and his 3 twins…

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This is Our Room

September 30, 2016 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | ART, CRAFT |

Or at least, it would be, were we made of sugar, icing and cinnamon!  And it even features Peter’s drinks cabinet, disguised as a globe!  Good one, Lesley!

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Spring Crafts

September 28, 2016 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | ART, CRAFT |

Spring means butterflies…bees, and sun:  

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