Hayseed Brown

  1. Bukowski: National Poetry Month

    Since itís National Poetry Month (no, Iím not crazy, you mean you didnít know?) I thought Iíd post one of these blog entries about my favorite poet. And then I realized that I donít really have one. On the surface, the task seemed simple and straightforward. But after some consideration, I realized that to pick a poet was no easy task. And the reasonís not because I adore scores of poets or that my collection is so expansive, but because I find it difficult to define what poetry is. At times Iíll ...
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  2. Watches, Seventies Style

    One need not look far to find contemporary wristwatches that were influenced by the styles of their predecessors from the 1970s. The very popularity of two iconic Gerald Genta pieces from the seventies, the Patek Philippe Nautilus (the 5711 flies off shelves with legendary abandon) and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (in its infinitesimal iterations), proves the spirit of the seventies to be alive and well in 2015. Glashutte Original even released their own homage to the decade when they introduced ...
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  3. Like a Complete Unknown: Some Thoughts on Rediscovering Dylan

    As a nod to my favorite all-time musician, Bob Dylan, I thought Iíd compile a list of five of my favorite lesser-known/acclaimed Dylan songs. These may differ from the stalwarts of your everyday Dylan lineup, but in no way are they bench players. The beauty of being a fan, whether itís going to live shows, listening to rare bootlegs, or even listening to entire albums, is uncovering those all-star tracks, special simply because they rock. As itís difficult to navigate the myriad of Dylan songs out ...

    Updated Feb 1, 2015 at 05:44 AM by Hayseed Brown

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  4. Do Horology Hounds have Black Friday Antibodies?: An Unscientific Look at Resilience

    The mere mention of ďBlack FridayĒ will induce varying reactions across a broad spectrum. Some will seethe and wince, sweat trickling down their recently-dry brow with dread and apprehension of the upcoming shopping-induced mayhem; some may salivate in anticipation of deals and ďepicĒ savings and even crossing names off their gift-lists before December even begins; and an even larger population may be just a bit confused about what the hell is going on in society. I fall into categories one and ...
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