Measure For Measure: The Hunger

“Measure for Measure” has always stressed craftsmanship, but “the hunger” turns the equation upside down.

[caption id="attachment_208696" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Photo by Frank Stefanko. Photo courtesy Shorefire Media[/caption] I see you found it — my sorry little shotgun shack down in Tupelo. Not much to look at from the outside, I admit, but come on up — don’t trip over the cat now — and you’ll see it’s bigger on the inside. A lot bigger. And the sound system? One of the best this side of Muscle Shoals. So please, make yourself at home. Pour yourself a drink, and I’ll queue up some songs for you. Now this is what you might call a kind of a quiz. Just listen to these tunes and see if you can tell what they have in common. Here’s a hint: It’s not that they’re hits. That’s a given. So listen close: 1) “Maybellene,” Chuck Berry, 1955 2) “Heartbreak Hotel,” Elvis, 1956 3) “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles, 1964 4) “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” The Rolling Stones, 1965 5) “Light My Fire,” The Doors, 1965 6) “Solitary Man,” Neil Diamond, 1966 7) “The Sound of Silence,” Simon & Garfunkel, 1966 8) “Sunshine Superman,” Donovan, 1966 9) “Purple Haze,” Jimi Hendrix, 1967 10) “Fire And Rain,” James…

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