Tag: nostalgia

Number Forty-One: Saturdays With Dad

Number Forty-One: Saturdays With Dad

Saturday. It’s the night for fighting, if you listen to Elton John. If that’s not your thing, John Travolta would happily take you out on the dance floor and “fever”ishly shake his hips to The Bee Gees. Perhaps you’re more low-key than that and would spend the evening with your feet up, watching comedy sketches … Continue reading Number Forty-One: Saturdays With Dad

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Number Twenty-One: I Miss My MTV (The Music)

Other than Saturday morning cartoons, I didn't watch much television as a child. Then again, there wasn't much on the tube back in those days. Game shows, soap operas, and news dominated the broadcast channels, and cable programming was still in its infancy. I don't remember when our family jumped on the cable bandwagon -- … Continue reading Number Twenty-One: I Miss My MTV (The Music)

Number Twenty: I Miss My MTV (Five Sexiest Videos)

As I've started gathering my ideas for the forthcoming essays about MTV, I decided to mix it up a bit. Rather than doing a half-dozen posts about various aspects of the channel (the music, the shows, the controversy, etc.) and following those with another half-dozen "best of" lists, I'm going to alternate between the two. … Continue reading Number Twenty: I Miss My MTV (Five Sexiest Videos)

Number Nineteen: I Miss My MTV (Introduction)

As amazing as it is that I didn't talk about shitty drivers until recently, it's downright appalling that I haven't broached the subject of music until now. While reading books is my favorite pastime, listening to music would be a very close second, and during difficult times in my life music would have leapfrogged reading … Continue reading Number Nineteen: I Miss My MTV (Introduction)

Number Eighteen: Review of Jason Rekulak’s THE IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS

The year is young, but I’m making a bold prediction: Jason Rekulak’s debut novel, entitled The Impossible Fortress, will be the best book I read in 2017. [Yeah, I said it, and I’m standing by it.] As I think back to all of the books I’ve read during my lifetime, I don’t think any of … Continue reading Number Eighteen: Review of Jason Rekulak’s THE IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS