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The bloom is off the rose: The Saturday morning cartoons of my youth in decline, 1969 - 1972

By Scott Ross

Partly as a result of getting older, I suspect, the allure of Saturday morning cartoons began to abate somewhat as I turned eight. 2,118 more words

Personal Essay

Daydream Believer

When I saw today’s prompt, the first thing I did was smile.  The only subject which always holds my attention.  If you were a stranger I’m meeting for the first time, talk about music.  328 more words

Post A Day

1968 Fest #3 - Getting Into Your... Head (1968)

Hey, hey, we are The Monkees
You know we love to please
A manufactured image
With no philosophies

We hope you’ll like our story
Although there isn’t one… 779 more words

Movies

Bang Bang My Own Negative Self-Projection Shot Me Down

Homework from therapy this week is a new angle for me. Having recognised that focusing on the loud noises of anxiety which often masquerade as an internal dialogue makes me depressed and feeling like I’d rather listen to audio of sea lions masturbating, it’s interesting to be actively spending every other day encouraging myself to tune in to the worst things I say to myself about myself. 138 more words

Life

Eight Psych Albums from '68

1967 is the year that psychedelic music really took off on both sides of the Atlantic, thanks to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and the Doors, among others. 1,761 more words

Opinions

My Retro June 1967 Charts

3rd June 1967

It was 50 years ago today…and also today as Sgt Pepper tops the UK charts in 2017. 

That gives me good reason to do what would have happened, had streaming been a thing back in the day, and have a Beatles invasion, led by the genius Macca ballad with roots in traditional melodic folk madrigals (apparently), the heart-rending She’s Leaving Home in at 1 for a 2nd chart-topper of the year. 3,259 more words

Glen Campbell

Cosplayers, Monsters and The Monkees, Oh My: Seeing the Sights of Toronto Comicon 2018

After years and years of going to comic conventions and loving them, I can honestly tell you that I have the best time heading to these things with my daughter with me. 463 more words