I've gotten a little behind in my reliving the year 1980, so will try to catch up a little bit here. In September, I went away to college. Yes, I had done this before—to Missouri University in 1977—but Mizzou was sort of the expected thing to do, and I knew a lot of people there. … Continue reading 1980: A New Setting
A friend of a friend posted this on Facebook, and I just had to pass it along. At various times, I have tried listing my All-Time-Top-Five-Favorite-Songs (try it sometime; it's a lot harder than you think), and I usually come up with two Rolling Stones songs—Sympathy for the Devil and Gimme Shelter—in that list, even … Continue reading Speaking Of The Rolling Stones…
NCAA Division 1 Football is only sports league that holds its meaningless exhibition games at the end of the season, rather than the beginning of the season. Check 'em out: there are 34 college bowl games, beginning with the "New Mexico Bowl" on December 18, right on through the "Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl" on January … Continue reading Boycott The Bowls!
One of my favorite lines from a music review comes from way back in 1977, after Linda Ronstadt released the Simple Dreams album. About her version of the Rolling Stones' song Tumbling Dice, the reviewer wrote something to the effect that "the lyrics meant so much more when when we couldn't understand them." I've thought … Continue reading Lyrics In Exile
So I've run two half-marathons this fall. Add 'em up, and that equals ... a marathon! So I should be satisfied, right? Actually, yes, I am pretty happy. The Lewis & Clark Half Marathon on October 3 was my first road half-marathon in several years, and it was also something of a learning experience. Long … Continue reading Marathon Dreams (Continued)
We visited Santa Fe, N.M. in October 2009, a rare fall vacation and our first trip to the Southwest. We were shopping in the Plaza when we saw crews setting up for some kind of filming; the first activity we saw was some guys carefully building some rails for a dolly. Being from St. Louis, … Continue reading Due Date