1980: A New Setting

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


London Calling

It was 30 years ago this spring that music--both my own and the world's at large--got an incredible jolt. The Clash album London Calling was released in England in December of 1979, and in the U.S. in January 1980. Normally I'm not an "early adopter" of new music, but thanks to my good friend Geoff, … Continue reading London Calling