Posts Tagged ‘Academy Days’

My Musical Evolution – Part 146 Academy Days Goodbye, Farewell And Amen

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In May of 1983, I graduated from Vermont Academy. It was also that spring when the long running television series M*A*S*H would air its final episode. I had watched M*A*S*H from a distance over the previous decade. I had seen enough to more or less know the characters and the situation. I wouldn’t consider myself a […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 145 Academy Days A Flock Of Seagulls

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A Flock Of Seagulls is an album that I struggle with in that I don’t know which era to assign it to. I acquired it in the Academy Days. I was one of the last factory cassettes that I bought as I closed down my Columbia House membership in preparation for graduation. So it can easily […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 144 Academy Days Vegemite Sandwich?

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I feel like Men At Work  stormed onto the scene. It seemed like one day nobody had heard of them and the next we all loved Who Can It Be Now. Of course I could be mistaken and I am willing to be wrong. This was the last of my Christmas albums from my cousin. […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 143 Academy Days Stereos And Other Worth Mentionings

The Stereo systems of the Academy Days were really something to behold. Most of the kids at prep school had excessive budgets for that kind of equipment. Today, technology has changed the game dramatically. It has been over a decade since I’ve owned a big stereo component system. Today, with the advent of 2.1, 5.1, […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 142 Academy Days Science!

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I just put The Golden Age Of Wireless on and just a few notes into She Blinded Me With Science,  I feel like the MTV age of the early 1980’s is suddenly here.  All those electronic drums and synthesizers simple scream 80’s to me. I love it. In the previous post, I wrote about being […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 141 Academy Days Judging A Book By Its Cover

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I could have been listening to this album years earlier than I did because this album cover failed me. My older cousin had this album and I saw it in the stack for years. I never sampled it though because the cover looked like something I wouldn’t be interested in. I can’t tell you what I […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 140 Academy Days He Used To Cut My Grass

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The White Zone is for loading and unloading only! If you gotta load or if you you gotta unload, go to the White Zone. Senior year, I found my Columbia House catalog had the conclusion to Joe’s Garage. Back in those days the physical limitations of a vinyl record or cassette meant that Frank Zappa […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 139 Academy Days Chipmunk Punk

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Before we proceed I want to make it perfectly clear that I really don’t like Alvin & The Chipmunks. They show again on my Time-Like Treasury Of Christmas and I hate that song. I find the chipmunks the epitomy of annoying. The high pitched squealing and the dreadful behavior. There is nothing remotely cute or entertaining […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 138 Academy Days Klytus, I’m Bored

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In 1980, Adam, Carolyn and I took the movie trip bus to Keene, New Hampshire to see Flash Gordon. My mom used to go to the Saturday Matinee to see Flash Gordon when she was a kid. I had a history of liking science fiction. I had a history of liking Queen. It was awesome. It […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 137 Academy Days The Monkees

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Did I mention that back even before the Scratchy 45 Days that I was a fan of The  Monkees? I wasn’t quite interested in their music at that time but I was an avid viewer of their quirky TV show.  I had just turned 3 years old when the show was cancelled but even at […]

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