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The Brits, The Music and I.

I cannot remember a time in my life that I did not enjoy the music of the sixties. Most of it has to do with my upbringing. 1,127 more words

Fear and Loathing in America

Hunter S. Thompson is one of the great American writers, muddling (and somehow transcending) genres like journalism and fiction. Superficially, Thompson is a madman. But peel away a layer of language and a layer of meaning, and revealed is biting Public Moralist channeling the best traditions of Mark Twain, Ernst Hemingway, and F. 453 more words

Book Reviews

A conversation with Noam Chomsky on organizing for a next system

Philosopher, linguist, and social critic Noam Chomsky recently spoke about his experiences in campus activism and his vision of a just society to help inaugurate the Next System Project’s ambitious new… 3,743 more words

U.S. Economy

'CARE OF CELL 44' by The Zombies

I really can’t remember how we managed before 1967 (we did, obviously) but I do know that the advent of Radio One meant that ‘unwilling schoolboys’ like myself could leave the house for the bus stop at least with some sort of catchy tune on their tongues.  732 more words

British Pop

Tail Gunner's Daughter: Ch 3, part 3


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Mom did her best to keep us grounded. She told us how she had grown up in a small cabin in Montana and that she knew what it was like to go without. 1,173 more words


Round, Round, Get Around, I Get Around

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in the summer of 1964, my dad told me he wanted me to go with him to run an errand. There was something secretive about his request along with a sly smile on his face, making me stop whatever it was that I was doing, slip on a pair of shoes, and head out the back door behind him. 644 more words

When I was a Child

a thousand years ago
simple things seemed
to be enough

and things were beautiful
for the most part

bright flashes of color
“The whole word is watching. . . .”