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August 28, 2010


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Doug Zielke

Quote from the WSJ article: "Mr. Donaldson spent his youth glued to a short-wave radio that picked up the big bands from New York."

Yeah! How many of us started our jazz-loving lives that way? I still remember listening to various live broadcasts on a little radio I had built myself. I'd listen so long, my ear-lobes would get blisters from the war surplus headphones I used. But the music was the best!
(And thanks for another great article, Marc.)

Richard Mitnick

Thanks for the tip.

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