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Tagged: 1970s


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I have been a science fiction nut probably since I first started to read. It didn’t help that I saw Star Wars at the tender young age of six, and it completely blew my young mind. My Dad actually took off work so we could go see it, and I remember everything about our trip […]

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One bright Christmas in the late 70s my younger uncle decided he was going to assemble for his young nephew a proper musical education. This was nothing new. He was the “cool” uncle, only sixteen years my elder, and kinda reminded me of the latter-day Beatles in the way he dressed and wore his hair. […]

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I was working in a small print shop as a prepress technician, although I was also doing design and IT work because there was no one else around to do those things. As with many small business situations, there were oddities and annoyances, especially as the basic personality traits of both The Owner and Operations […]

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2014-02-28 :: Edward Semblance // Snapsongs
Snapsongs: “She’s Gone” by Hall & Oates

Quick and to the point: along a winter’s day, with the tap-tap-tapping of the furnace minutely echoing through the floor registers through the house, this little scrap of blue-eyed soul would get me stop what I was doing and crowd near the speaker of my stereo. I liked the song — the vocal interplay, the […]

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I was most definitely too young to embrace disco in the way it was intended. Although I did wear polyester at times, it was more often in the form of blue-and-red striped ZOOM shirts than pleated flares, and my mother didn’t let any soft drinks in the house, so I rarely got any Coke. But […]

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