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Weekend Reading – Apophenia & The 27 Club

March 3, 2012

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Apophenia:  Seeing a pattern where none exists. When Robert Johnson died on August 16, 1938, a pattern was born.  Johnson was a wonderful blues singer.  I’ll embed some tunes below.  He was 27 years, 100 days old when he passed.  He was preceded by Alexandre Levy and Louis Chauvin – both musicians – who died […]

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Your Weekend Reading, February 11, 12, 2012 – Jim Morrison’s Will & Some Bootleg

February 11, 2012

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Your Weekend Reading, February 11, 12, 2012 – Jim Morrison’s Will & Some Bootleg

Forty-three years ago this weekend, Jim Morrison signed his Last Will & Testament.  He left everything to his girlfriend, Pamela Courson.  She lived not quite three years after Jim died.  Then it got ugly.  First, here’s the text of the will (or an image if you’d rather): LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JIM MORRISON I, […]

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Your weekend reading, January 21-22, 2012 – What’s in a word? A bit over $500 million and counting if it’s “Apple”

January 21, 2012

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Your weekend reading, January 21-22, 2012 – What’s in a word? A bit over $500 million and counting if it’s “Apple”

When you’re in the market to piss off someone, try to avoid making it one of The Beatles – they can be a litigious bunch. In 1968, The Beatles reformed their business interests into Apple Corps, Ltd.  The entity owns (or owned) 80% of a partnership of The Beatles, with the remaining 20% split equally […]

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Your weekend reading, January 14-15, 2012 – Janis Joplin Autopsy

January 14, 2012

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Your weekend reading, January 14-15, 2012 – Janis Joplin Autopsy

All due respect to Janis, but let’s play doctor. One thing an attorney must do to be successful in litigation is to learn the details of other trades.  It’s not enough to know a breach of contract when you see it – the clear violations get settled.  More often, there are technical disagreements that require […]

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Your weekend reading, January 7-8, 2012 – John Lennon’s FBI File

January 7, 2012

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Your weekend reading, January 7-8, 2012 – John Lennon’s FBI File

You can spend minutes or hours on these files.  The FBI recently released the third and last installment of their files on John Lennon.  You can catch all three installments here.  I was just tripping through the last file.  It’s sorted by chron, and I dropped to 1977+.  Seems he was dealing with some idiot […]

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