Archive for April, 2012

My Musical Evolution – Part 68 The KISS Age

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The KISS age was beginning to wind down. Out in the country, I didn’t have access to all those magazines and record stores that fuelled my KISS addiction. The guys in school didn’t seem all that interested in KISS. More importantly, the girls I was interested in certainly weren’t interested in KISS.  If I was going […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 67 KISS Meets The Phantom

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As I started 7th grade, it seemed that music took a temprary back seat. There was so many new things going on. I was in a new school hundreds of miles from home. In 7th grade it was the first time that I changed classrooms for every class. It was the first year without recess. […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 66 Did I Mention Donny & Marie?

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I know we talked about Donny Osmond and Donny & Marie in the context of the Scratchy 45 days but I think it is worth mentioning Dony & Marie again in the context of their variety show. I’m not sure how influential this really is in the scope of My Musical Evolution but Dony & […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 65 The KISS Age

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I’m not sure when it was that I decided to abandon the notion of going to Franklin Junior High and instead attend Bellows Falls Middle School. Here are a couple of things that of which i’m certain. My Aunt, Uncle and 2 cousins lived in Vermont. When I was very young, somewhere in the 4 […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 64 A New Hope

I’ve been spinning my wheels and and trying to keep this transitional period organized. As I probably mentioned before, so much seemed to be going on at this point in my life. In my mind the timeline is written on a piece of paper that is crumpled and wadded up so it seems that things are […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 63 Barb Goes Manilow

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An interesting side effect to mom buying KISS ralbums for me is that she felt compelled by fairness to also purchase records for my sisters. I’m not certain what factors guided my sisters tastes in records. We all started on the same batch of Scratchy 45’s.  I’ll have to ask them how it happened. All […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 62 Did I Mention Mom’s Christmas Albums?

Like the Disney albums that we discussed at the beginning of the year, mom had a bunch of classic Christmas albums that she got by filling up her gas tank at Gulf stations or Texaco or something. She had Bing Crosby’s Merry Christmas and maybe 7 or 8 other Christmas compilations featuring the greats like […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 61 The KISS Age

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All through 6th grade, KISS was a large part of the conversation. We would even figure out ways to insert KISS into our assignments in class. KISS make up was being drawn on everything from blackboards to notebooks.   At that time, I never knew when a new album was going to be in stores. I’d […]

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