"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
The tragic Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie are recalled at Otto-da-Fe. Companion materials (including an explanation of the cryptic "AEIOU" device) are available at Hapsburg.com.
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Erik Keilholtz has been listening to country music and drinking Budweiser. Contra Erik, drinking Budweiser is rarely a necessity, other options typically being available. My taste for Hank Williams and Patsy Cline was cultivated here while drinking National Bohemian, and Miller was the default beer at my college bar, which didn't even offer Bud because Jimmy the owner reportedly had had a fight with the Bud distributor. Hereabouts, anyway, there's always Rolling Rock. Bud is rarely the only option: even at the good old Pleasant Café, where the three taps read Bud, Bud, and Bud, there are plenty of other brands in the bottle. Strike a blow for distributism, I say, and drink something else.
Erik also sets aside ethical qualms and listens to a little Spade Cooley, hillbilly swing king and convicted murderer, with whom I had been unfamiliar, and who sounds a bit like Bob Wills. Vitaminic offers several tracks.