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Dr. John’s Reconsiderations

Posted in: General by Tom Beaudoin on March 31, 2012

In Friday’s print edition, James McKinley Jr. reported in the New York Times on the new music of Dr. John, including what sounds like a substantial reconsideration of some of the costs of the life he has lived.

Having inhabited a “psychedelic voodoo stage persona” for four decades, Dr. John is ready now to be known by his real name, Mac Rebennack. In religious stories, changes of name are often significant; maybe this change back bears symbolic weight, too. The article¬†is here. It sounds like there is a lot more to the story.

His new album is “Locked Down”:

Tommy Beaudoin, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York