Robert Russell

Robert Russell
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I play guitar professionally in a Cajun/zydeco band named Creole Stomp. We are a nationally touring band that have been together ten years. I also have a PhD in philosophy.
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The Guitar Junkyard is a one of a kind guitar store in Lasalle, Illinois. It provides a unique experience for guitar junkies who are always searching for interesting and unusual instruments. It is well worth a visit if you are traveling on Interstate 39 in Illinois. It is a couple of ...
[link=page::36ysd0h_]John Dewey[/link] was one of America's major intellectual figures. Dewey was philosopher, social theorist, educator and public intellectual. His long life (1859 to 1952) allowed him to witness the United States evolution into a major economic and industrial power....
"The Twilight Zone" was a popular television show created by Rod Sterling. The original series ran from 1959 to 1964. The show was a fascinating mixture of science fiction and social commentary. The episodes often explored different aspects of the human condition and human nature. The...
This is an article about one of the last real honky tonk clubs in the Washington D.C. area. The name of the club was the Surf Club. It opened in 1955 and featured numerous artists ranging from class country artists to blues artists and cajun/ zydeco artists. Unfortunately it closed it...
Red's is the name of a small little juke joint in Clarksdale Mississippi. It has been in operation for over twenty years and features music from local Mississippi blues artists. The patrons include locals as well as people from around the world. Robert Plant has frequented Red's more ...
Peter Green was one of the guitar giants of the blues and rock scene in England in the 1960s that produced Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck. He also founded Fleetwood Mac in the 1960s. Green's career was cut short because of serious mental heath issues. This article looks at th...
This article analyzes two classic Westerns, "Shane" and "High Noon." High Noon is often referred to as an anti-Western and Woody Allen calls Shane one of his favorite films from any genre. Ethical conflict and moral ambiguity play an essential role in both films and is one of the elem...
This article critically looks at the problem of good and evil from three perspectives; philosophy, film, and music. The particular focus is on the German philosopher Theodor Adorno, the Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, and the American blues artist Willie King.
Charlie Patton is less well known than Robert Johnson to the general public. However, Patton was far better known in the Mississippi Delta in the 1930s than Johnson was. Patton is the founding father of the Mississippi Delta blues. He was a significant influence on Johnson and many o...
Numerous books have been written about the history of the blues. This article looks at three authors that provide remarkably original and insightful views about the history of blues and the African American experience. Alan Lomax, Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones), and Andrew Ward. Ward actu...
This article contrast online book buying with searching for books in used bookstores, yard sales, and library sales. Despite the convenience of shopping online there are many advantages to the old fashion approach.
Good communication skills are essential for any business or organization to operate efficiently and effectively. New technologies, from cellphones to blogs to Twitter, make communication and message sending quicker and easier. On the other hand, quantity does not always equal quality....
Multiculturalism has slowly evolved since its origins in the 1950s civil rights movement to become part of the cultural mainstream. The civil rights movement in the United States brought to the surface issues of discrimination, oppression and inequality. Multiculturalism is motivated ...
Human beings are social animals; our humanity is intimately linked to fact that we share a world with one another. According to Aristotle, language, social institutions and culture are what makes use human. However, human beings often don't live together well. The majority of pain and...
In the third grade, students are honing their reading skills and beginning to develop their knowledge of basic mathematical concepts. Learning good study habits now can help them perform well in school for many years to come. Parents can use various techniques and strategies to ensure...
Developing good listening skills is an essential step in building and maintaining a happy marriage. Marriages suffer when communication breaks down between the spouses. The inability to communicate well leads to a lack of understanding, mixed signals and disagreements, and eventually ...
Teaching guitar to a beginner can easily be a frustrating as well as rewarding experience. It helps to keep things in perspective if you remember the first time you tried to plat the guitar. When you have played guitar for a long time it is easy to forget how awkward the guitar can fe...
Human conflict is an old story. It was a major theme explored by the Greek playwrights such as[link=http://www.theatrehistory.com/ancient/aeschylus001.html] Aeschylus[/link] and [link=http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/clsc4.htm]Euripides.[/link] [link=http://www.philosophypages.c...
The bouzouki has become a popular musical instrument in Irish music [link=http://www.bouzouki.com/default.asp?szNav=History]although its origins are Greek.[/link] It was introduced to traditional Irish music in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The bouzouki is similar to a mandolin. Its...
John Dewey was a social philosopher who had a major influence on social thought in the United States in the first half of the 20th century. One of his concerns was the social consequences that followed from the loss of community and meaning that he felt was side effect of the new tech...
This is an [link=http://voices.yahoo.com/american-culture-moral-values-robert-bellahs-habits-10792021.html?cat=38]article on Robert Bellah's "Habits of the Heart".[/link] Bellah is an American sociologist whose work focuses on ethical and moral problems. Habits of the Heart was publis...
Earning an M.A. in psychology opens up many lucrative career possibilities. Pursuing a PhD. in psychology usually requires five to seven years; an M.A., on the other hand, takes between two and three years. According to [link=http://www.collegegrad.com/]Collegegrad.com[/link] the need...
Prior to Socrates, Greek philosophy was concerned with questions about nature. Socrates turned his critical gaze on human beings themselves. Ethics, in Socrates' opinion, concern our public life and not just our private affairs. Hippocrates' Hippocratic Oath may be thought of as the f...
Dada was an early 20th century art movement that rejected the idea of art movements. It began in Zurich during the first World War as a collaborative effort among painters, writers and dramatists as well as other types of artists. It was motivated by the need to come to terms with the...
The issue of the postmodern obviously raises the question of what is meant by modernity or modernization and this question is itself difficult to answer as well. What I am interested in doing in this article is to present a number of contemporary philosophers who shed light on these t...
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