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The Cool New Music Chronicles: Les Pommes Sont Rouges et Je Suis Désolé

LES POMMES SONT ROUGES ET JE SUIS DÉSOLÉ (September, 2015)   The older you get, the less things change. It had been three years since my previous mix CD, and my life was more or less exactly as it was … Continue reading

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Look Upon My Senior Photo, Ye Mighty, and Despair

In preparation for yesterday’s post I hauled out my old high school photos. All I really have from those days are my senior pics. I wanted the “casual” one there, but I couldn’t not scan in the formal tuxedo pic. … Continue reading

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Rasputin and the NSA

I used to know a guy we’ll call “Rasputin”. That wasn’t his real name, but his real name was similarly odd and mystical. A different former friend of mine (and yes, I’m aware how many of those have stacked up) … Continue reading

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My Weird Musical Memories of the 70s: 1976

It’s strange that after some solid memories of 1975, there isn’t much I can say about ’76. I certainly know a lot of the songs, but I don’t have nearly as many specific memories about them. 1977 also has a … Continue reading

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My Weird Musical Memories of the 70s: 1975

It’s 1975, and I’m seven years old. As you can expect, I’m getting more and more memories here, so the songs of 1975 I recall is a much longer list. There are songs I simply remember hearing, such as “Laughter … Continue reading

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My Weird Musical Memories of the 70s: 1974

In 1974 my family moved to River Ridge, a suburb of New Orleans. I consider myself as being “from” New Orleans because really, that’s where I really gained sentience. I also started first grade, so I was now regularly around … Continue reading

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My Weird Musical Memories of the 70s: 1973

The 1970s are something of a mystery to me. I was alive through them, but not in much of any real capacity. Until 1977, when Star Wars came out, I didn’t have much of an awareness of any culture, pop … Continue reading

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Who Listens to The Watchmen (or, Sometimes You DO Have Too Much Free Time)

There are some things you never talk about to other people because you’re sure they’ll think you’re a freak. Often, when you finally do admit to it, you find that everyone does it, just nobody talks about it out of … Continue reading

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