Monthly Archives: January 2010

Turban Jones meets Oxford English

When I was in college at the University of Arizona I was in a ska band called Turban Jones. I played the tenor saxophone. Turban Jones pretty much defined my social life from Fall 1998 to Spring 2001. We practiced and composed songs during the week and then gigged on the weekend, sometimes every weekend, sometimes several nights in a row, sometimes during the middle of the week (at one point we had a standing Tuesday night gig at a local New Orleans-themed bar, which is where we were, playing to a skeleton audience, the night Bush won the 2000 election). When I joined I had no idea what ska was. Continue reading

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You may have heard that it’s been snowing a lot in the United Kingdom.  It was snowing throughout December, but last week’s storm was particularly intense, especially in the way it hit Southern England (where London is) and causing havoc … Continue reading

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