Dear Culture Currents readers,
I thought that you browsing visitors might find this list of interest. This post contains the titles of each blog post that I’ve written here, ranked by WordPress according to the number of hits each has received.
So it’s a list of the most popular blogs in descending order. The most hits by far to date was at the home page/archives, representing people checking out my latest posting or searching through the archives, which are listed by months only on the home page sidebar.
So this new list allows a reader a little easier access to the archives. Simply click on any title and you’ll be directed straight to it.
The most popular single post to date is my Moby Dick-like interpretation of Santiago Calatrava’s celebrated addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum (pictured above). I was also happy to see that many culturally attuned people apparently find it significant that Milwaukee has lost its last black talk radio station.
I realize “The Day the United States Hanged a Woman” is a provocative title, but the movie review amounts also to a fascinating true historical story that resonates today, regarding capital punishment.
And the Duane Allman posting is a testament to that great guitarist’s ongoing legacy, evident most notably in the work of Derek Trucks, co-leader of the marvelous Tedeschi-Trucks Band which, in my book, has no peer today among groups attempting to combine and expand on a wide range of roots music styles.
I hope this information helps you to enjoy Culture Currents (Vernaculars Speak) a bit more.
As always, thank you very much for visiting, reading and commenting.
Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)
All Culture Currents postings in order of number of hits (listed after each title):
1.Home page / Archives3,108
5. The Day the United States Hanged a Woman463If These Quilts Could Talk: Signals along the Underground Railroad436Will the Wolf Survive — or Attack? Examining “The Grey” Controversy328Rembrandt: Last Chances To See a Life-Changing Work of Art306A remarkable Mother’s Day story of an unforgettable “Lady” and her gifted son, Arshile Gorky242My All-time Best Americana/Roots albums.221The Deadly Attack of the Smart Phone Zombies205Ishmael and Queequeg: the Original Pan-Cultural Odd Couple?175Samsara: A Wordless World of Magnificent Images (opens Friday)173The Magician Behind Miles: Reviving the American Individualism of Gil Evans146Blogger bio133Garry Wills exposes the cultural roots of America’s gun mentality124Kathy Mattea’s “Coal Journey” Back Home116If Dylan wanted to back him up, he must’ve been a hell of a leader. On mountains, he was.115A graphic version of T. Monk (but not Bud Powell) getting unfairly busted by racist cops…112Jeffrey Foucault: Songwriter on a Train to You112Resources99An Elegy to a Symphonic Musician — Bill Bennett90Manty Ellis builds a new foundation for Milwaukee’s jazz scene89Edward S. Curtis preserved America’s Vanishing Race for Posterity86Milwaukee’s Revived Jazz Gallery: A Beacon for Creative Freedom Burns Again81Undecided Voters (in Swing States?): Who Are Those Guys?81Gifted trumpeter-composer Philip Dizack will play three Milwaukee dates77The “Magic Book” of Weather Report and Zawinul interview71More images from Edward Curtis and The Vanishing Race69Eagle Wings and Byrd Calls, and a Gust of Defiantly Mystical Romanticism68Clyfford Still? Yes, the great American painter still holds up, in a whole museum64A grand dame of jazz presents a celebration of “Dexter Gordon @ 90.”60The Aura of the African-American in Visual Art and Culture59Is the Tedeschi Trucks Band the Best American Group Working Today?56They’ve got the back of the Man in Black: Johnny Cash56Political Call and Response and The Falling Man Who Still Haunts55The paranoid and racist John Birch Society is alive in new guises.51Tedeschi Trucks Band – Part 2: A Comparison and a Closer Look50Edo de Waart records Mahler/Harvey Taylor’s new trumpeting50Following the inextiguishable flight of The Grateful Dead’s “Dark Star”50Riding with another African American as “guilty” as Trayvon Martin, and Pip50My Best Jazz Experiences of 2012 (in memory of James Hazard)49The Perpetual Adolescence of Match.com: Social Network Bans Moby-Dick49Collage: Piecing Together Snips and Heaps of a Common Cultural Act — in Colorado46Weather Report: From the First Lightning Bolt to the Rise of a Jazz Tsunami46Why Gore Vidal (1925-2012) Still Matters45Singer Jackie Allen’s Sophistication and Soul comes home to Milwaukee45Out There in the Life and Time of Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)44Photos That Made History and Make You Remember43The Adventures of Madame Maggie, or the Return of the Hound of the Baskervilles.42Levon Helm and The Band: A Speculative Fictional Fragment and a Tribute41The original Milwaukee Jazz Gallery’s Shadow and Act38Guy Clark and Darrell Scott: Country Troubadours for Our Times38Bandleader Maria Schneider walks a wintry tightrope over her jazz success37Stepping Inside the Outside the Box New Music Festival37My best albums of 2012 in roots vernacular music34Thoreau on newsworthiness/ Environmental writing anthology33Superband leader Christensen survives, but still fights for his financial life33Bluegrass inventor Bill Monroe (Sept. 13, 1911-Sept. 9, 1996) Springs a Surprise32A Musical Meditation on Honor and Barack Obama30Rediscovering a Cezanne Chateau in my Basement30Plucking Musical Fruit Deep in Appalachia30Three Decisive Days of the Civil War, 150 years ago this week30Paul Ryan: The Story of the Peanut Butter-munching Automaton and his Granny29Night Thoughts of a Baffled Humanist: Marilynne Robinson26Kenneth Lonergan’s “Margaret” endures a modern-day “Shock Corridor.”25Rodney Crowell’s long and winding road back to Emmylou24Antler reaches for sky-born ideas and touches people down here23Is She Safe Because Buddha is on the Smart Phone?22Culture Currents moves to the Grand Tetons22P.S. On Trayvon Martin post. Is Zimmerman a provoker or a victim? (Give us The Watchman!)22Riding with another African American as “guilty” as Trayvon Martin, and Pip21Sand County Songs: Aldo Leopold’s Words and Ideas Make Beautiful Music.21Maria Schneider just nabbed 3 Classical Grammies. Deservedly?20Inside a real wild animal sanctuary20“Edward Curtis and the Vanishing Race,” two more memorable samples19Did I see yo mammy steal somebody’s Grammy? Kudos and Komplaints19Toni Morrison on Melville and the Language of Denial19“Hope Springs” Bubbles Below the Oscar Radar18On 9/11 Anniversary: How Another City Survived its own Fallen Men (Women and Children)18Five Visionary Musicians Travel to the Apocalypse and Beyond17Another list of ideas for action from Walter Mosley17The Tedeschi Trucks Band: As Timeless as the Red Rocks of Colorado17P.S. On Trayvon Martin post. Is Zimmerman a provoker or a victim? (Give us The Watchman!)17A Coen Brothers movie reaches for a rootsy wrinkle in time16A Walmart Cinderella Sweeps Up on Desolation Row15“Big Miracle”: A video movie gem hidden below an icy Alaskan surface15“Trains That Passed in the Night” — How photographer O. Winston Link told a classic American story14John Mellencamp and Stephen King conjur the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County14Wall Street on the Edge: A Deadly Margin for Error14The Flatlanders head for the hills, or was it for a sure-bet payday?14A very brief photo essay on driving into Appalachia14How can the government be everywhere stealing our guns, Senator Lee?13Santana, Trucks and Tedeschi feelin’ good13Climber-skiier-banojist Bill Briggs redux and a correction12Trumpeter Jamie Breiwick plays at his CD release party Saturday at the Jazz Estate12Does Marion Cotillard forge an anti-Ahab heroine for our time in “Rust and Bone”?12Heyyy watermelon man, the whole world hears you playin’ that jazz!12While Republicans filibuster (and fiddle), the grieving wall of Newtown may come to life12You Doubt Ryan Thinks of Humans as Mathematical Digits?12Thoughts of a saddened and bemused Bee Gees fan from 196712Paul Geremia Dwells in the Obscure Depths of the Blues He Brings to Light12Another trip, with abundant comic relief from politics and other ugly human doings11WORDS, SOUNDS AND IMAGES OF COMMON (AND UNCOMMON) CULTURE11More thoughts on Levon Helm from Louie Perez of Los Lobos and a great video10Jeffrey Foucault’s Cold Satellite Transmits a Yeats-like Vibe109Digging (up) the Year’s Vernaculars, Roots and All9Two Guys and Their Guitars98Another dose of too-slippery-to-peg Americana8A few thoughts on “Take Five.”7Getting down off your horse and savin’ a little face is as American as apple pie in the face.7Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair. Hover through the Fog and Filthy Air!7A Gust of Cooling Emily Dickinson7Amiri Baraka: A Native Son of Racial Reality and Necessity6“Black Radio” Radiates Across Milwaukee’s Great Divide5Local labor movement struggles for job creation.4As Mittor Romsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams…4National Literacy Month is here4Something to do, to be responsible for.3Happy About a Hanging?3now vote to recall3Does Walker walk the walk, too? Nah, he just pushes a pile he treats like garbage (cartoon by Kevin Lynch).3#2 (loading title)2What’s Scott Walker up to now?2#1 (loading title)2Moby rises again (intact) on match.com1