A good portion of my summer vacation in 1971 was spent trailing my two older brothers and cousin around Brainerd, Minn., visiting every record store and head shop in hopes of finding the new album by The Who. My cousin had just seen them in concert at the Mississippi River Festival, and "obsessed" is not … Continue reading Who’s Next
At the beginning of this week, I trashed my entire iTunes music library on my computer at work. It consisted of 4,077 songs, which, if played consecutively, would go on for 13 days, three minutes and 20 seconds, according to the application's statistics. Over the last couple of years I've imported a number of CDs … Continue reading Refreshing My Music
Note: This is the third of a three-part "mini-series" of posts. The first two parts are here and here, but if you'd like you can start right in with this one. The St. Louis Who concert announcement may have been the worst-kept secret in the world. By the time they actually went public, in about … Continue reading April 28, 1980: The Who At The Checkerdome
"I've got to move with the fashions, or be outcast..." The story of our WHO weekend in 1980 continues. Episode 1 is here. After our adventure in Columbia, Geoff and I rode the bus back to St. Louis on Monday, arriving mid-afternoon at the downtown bus station. I showed him around a bit; I think … Continue reading Why Should I Care If I Have To Cut My Hair?
Preface: Maybe I have a strong internal calendar. I seem to remember a lot of key dates in my life ; I remember way more birthdays than I have a right to; and if I hear it's the anniversary of something or other, it always seems to be more interesting to me than to the … Continue reading A One-Way Drive In 1980