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#10: That Darn Cat

September 24th, 2015 · 177 minutes

The boys settle into a detailed exploration of "Merlin's world of music." From AM radio (through a pillow speaker) to abortive accordion and trombone lessons to impersonating Pete Townsend through the Bacon Ray years.

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Links and Show Notes

This final episode of Season 1 kicks off with some fascinating FU on Clever Hans and proceeds into a listener question about John's feelings about "faith."

Clever Hans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith: Anne Lamott -
Intelligence Squared
Intelligence Squared Podcast on iTunes
Light My Fire - The Doors - YouTube
Whiplash (2014) - IMDb
Come Dancing - The Kinks - YouTube
D.V.C. - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives
Fauvism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (French for "the wild beasts"), a loose group of early twentieth-century Modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism.

Merlin's World of Music - Apple Music Playlist
Sacred Harp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sacred Harp singing is a tradition of sacred choral music that originated in the American South of the United States. The name is derived from The Sacred Harp, a ubiquitous and historically important tunebook printed in shape notes.

D.V.C. (Darth Vader's Church) - Descendant Upheaval - YouTube
Happy Birthday ruled public domain as judge throws out copyright claim | The Guardian