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22 Nov: Utrecht part 1

I’ll bore the bejesus out of you with my insights into Utrecht later, but first let’s get down to the nitty gritty by posting up some records. 300 more words

Record Fair Finds

Beatles Wednesday Video: 'Beautiful Boy' By John Lennon

If your kids hear this song, they may recognize it from the cartoon “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” but you’ll probably recognize it from John Lennon’s 1980 “Double Fantasy” album. 72 more words


Morning Mixtape: 'Daydream Believer' by the Monkeys

The Monkeys received a gold record for “Daydream Believer” on this day in 1967. This song has one of my favorite refrains in pop music: “Cheer up, sleepy Jean. 17 more words

Popular Culture

Release Round-Up: Week of November 10

The Monkees, The Monkees: Super Deluxe Edition (Rhino Handmade) (Exclusively available directly from label)

It’s Monkeemania all over again: Davy, Micky, Peter and Michael are back with a 3-CD expansion of their debut album featuring 100 tracks – 45 of which are previously unreleased! 944 more words


Classic Television Thursday #012 - 1948 Presidential Election Coverage

Coming out of all of the coverage of the elections this past Tuesday, I thought it might be interesting to see how television covered that kind of thing back in the days before wall to wall 24/7 news channels and all the rest that make up the hubbub and clamor of today’s election cycle, so here are some highlights from NBC’s coverage of the 1948 Presidential election, which was the first in which TV really was a presence in most American homes and the networks were still trying to figure out the best way to use this burgeoning medium to cover such an event. 48 more words


Here in Status Symbol Land

I’m the right age to have grown up watching this lot larking about on the television.  I recall being really excited about watching each episode, although I now have absolutely no memory of what the show was about.   127 more words