Tag Archives: 1973

Dick VS Dick

When the Watergate scandal first broke, it didn’t really break at all. Initial notices about the burglary appeared in news papers but TV mostly ignored it. Of course, Woodward and Bernstein famously bit and wouldn’t let go of the story in the Washington Post, but on television Dick Cavett’s entertainment talk show became the unlikely [...]

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Bukowski: On Writing

I try to do all of my writing during the week. Songs I’ll write anytime. Poems anytime. But everything else gets pushed away at least once a week. It seems I’m always editing something or getting a blog post together by Sunday evening, but mostly, during the weekends, words are for reading. Nowadays that means [...]

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The Farm on Film

My neighbors in Tennessee live on the longest-surviving hippie commune in the United States. Here’s ABC’s take on the place in 2012: If you thought communes had gone the way of the tie dye shirt, think again. New, non-hippy ones are springing up. The oldest, The Farm—still hippyish and still going strong–is the subject of [...]

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The Who, The Mods and Quadrophenia at 40

For those readers who are unfamiliar with Mod culture, let’s begin with the Wiki: Mod (from modernist) is a subculture that originated in London, England, in the late 1950s and peaked in the early to mid-1960s. Significant elements of the mod subculture include fashion (often tailor-made suits); music, including African American soul, Jamaican ska, British [...]

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