Archive for June, 2012

My Musical Evolution – Part 122 Academy Days Abracadabra

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Today, I’m a little surprised that my entry into the Steve Miller Band was this album Abracadabra.  I won’t be ashamed though. I wasn’t and don’t claim to be any kind of music critic or scholar. I like what I like and I won’t make excuses. Nor will I chastise you for not liking the […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 121 Academy Days Hanging On In Quiet Desperation Is The English Way

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I am still amazed that there ever was a time when I didn’t know of Pink Floyd.  As much as I loved Kansas, Boston, Styx, and Journey, Pink Floyd would eventually eclipse them all. I began The Academy Days the year that The Wall was released. I remember sitting in Mrs. Lind’s Biology lab freshman […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 120 Academy Days Here Comes A Bikini Whale!

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Is this New Wave? I seemed to pick up a lot of this so-called new wave stuff.  Like Adam And The Ants and Devo, there was a certain electronic understatement with The B-52’s. It almost sounds amateurish compared to the likes of Kansas or Styx. Still the music was infectious. I wonder if a group […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 119 Academy Days Messin’ With The Kid

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Have you ever gone to a movie an have no prior knowledge of it what so ever. Vermont Academy would occasionally have bus trips to the movies. space was limited. A sign up sheet would go up on the wall. You could sign up and then be bussed to a not so nearby city to […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 118 Academy Days Worth Mentioning

We have been exploring My Musical Evolution through the Academy Days. So far it has been about the albums I owned back then.  In the interest of being thorough, there were still a few artists and songs that should be included.  John Lennon was killed my sophomore year and his album Double Fantasy was getting a […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 117 Academy Days People And Places

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If I had to depend on 30 second samples, I never would have bought Departure which would eventually become my favorite Journey album.  I really like Open Arms from the Heavy Metal soundtrack. I loved the Escape album that I got for Christmas. I bought Infinity and Departure at the same time from Columbia House and […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 116 Academy Days Journey Continues.

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To the 1982 me, Journey was one my pillar bands. Kansas, Styx, Boston, and REO Speedwagon and Journey all seemed to fit well together. Is it a coincidence that they all are named after location or transportation related things? I drove my REO Speedwagon on a Journey from Kansas of the river Styx all the way […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 115 Academy Days Journey Begins

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Here is another spin off from the Heavy Metal Soundtrack. It was another in the Christmas presents from my cousin series and I am so grateful. I was familiar with Open Arms from Heavy Metal but the rest of the album was just as good. Of course it is full of hits and radio favorites […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 114 Academy Days It’s Showtime

Although I didn’t actually own any showtunes during the Academy Days, the musical was a part of my life at this time. VA did a musical every year. I always seemed to be involved at some level. Being at rehearsals night after night, it was difficult to not get into the music. The big standouts […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 113 Academy Days There Are Three Girls Here At Ridgemont That Have Cultivated The Pat Benatar Look

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As we discussed, my introduction to Pat Benatar was Crimes Of Passion that I received as a Christmas gift. I back filled with In The Heat Of The Night, then went forward with Precious Time. This album was good but didn’t quite reach me like her previous two. In fact, it seems that I liked […]

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