My Name Is Barbra

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April 28, 1965 – Millions of American television viewers tuned in to a primetime hour of 22-year-old Barbra Streisand in her first-ever TV special, the triumphant My Name Is Barbra. It won two Emmys and a Peabody Award and helped make Streisand a household name.

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John Prine – “Hello In There”

This song about old age and loneliness, written about an old couple, is a theme relatively unexplored by songwriters. What’s amazing is how it rings so true despite being written by a 25-year old young man.  John Prine cuts to the soul of humanity like no other.

Words

Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.

― Hunter S. Thompson