Archive for March, 2012

My Musical Evolution – Part 60 Did I Mention Monty Python?

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And now for something completely different. I’m at a point where I’ve moved on past the Scratchy 45 days and into the KISS Age and I remember a few things that I should have discussed.  Of course this will put the chronology even further out of whack but in the interest of being thorough, I […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 59 Agony by İlhan Mimaroğlu

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It was a late summer evening in a quiet village in southeastern Vermont.  My aunt would often listen to WHOM broadcasting from High on Mount Washington. It was an early NPR type station that would run Star date with Joel Block and various classical and unsual musical choices. This next one was so unusual in […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 58 The KISS Age Meets Elementary School & The Devil

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My school mates and I all seemed to share this fascination with KISS. It would manifest itself in a bunch of unpredictable ways. A guy named Ricky would collect a handful of ketchup packets [maybe it was catsup in the public school system] from the school lunch. As we walked home from school, he would empty […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 57 The KISS Age Meets Paul Lynde

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It is hard to describe the KISS explosion of 1976. KISS had been a band for a little over three years at that point so it while I’m sure it didn’t feel like an overnight sensation to the band, it sure seemed like that from my perspective.  I’ve given this some considerable thought and I […]

My Musical Evoution – Part 56 A Short Term Step Brother

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It was about this time that my dad got remarried and I suddenly had an older Step Brother. Dan was a year or two older. He had KISS Originals but wasn’t quite as enamored with KISS as I was. Still there are a few songs that he was into that I can recall. His presence […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 55 Scratchy 45 Days

So much happened in that tiny window of time from our nations bicentennial in 1976 to my first day of middle school in Bellows Falls, Vermont in the fall of 1977.  Jaws, Star Wars, Rocky, my dad got remarried, skate boarding took off, Disco was on the rise and the Scratchy 45 Days were over. […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 54 Summers In Vermont

I’ve send it before and here I am saying it again. Some songs are linked to people. Some songs are linked to events. Some somgs are linked to moments in time. I mentioned earlier that after I finished 4th grade, I went to Vermont and spent the entire summer with my cousins at my Aunt […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 53 The KISS Age

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KISS was more than just a little smart when it came to cashing in on their fame.  They knew that people were joining the KISS Army all over the place. Sales of Alive! and Destroyer were on the rise. They enticed people to buy their first three albums by bundling them together and throwing in […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 52 Scratchy 45 Days

King Harvest – Daning In The Moonlight The Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother The Hues Corporation – Rock The Boat Mary MacGregor – Torn Between Two Lovers Paul Anka – I Believe There’s Nothing Stronger Than Our Love Elton John – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me Joni Mitchell – […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 51 Scratchy 45 Days

The Jackson 5 – Never Can Say Goodbye Paul Simon – 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Rod Stewart – Tonight’s The Night The Caprenters – Yesterday Once More Alice Cooper – I Never Cry Another instance where things seems so odd to me. In the mid to late 80’s I became more familiar with […]

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