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jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Feb.08.2014
I was born eight years too late.   I wasn't one of the kids that got to see that fateful Sunday when Ed Sullivan saved the best for last: He saved it for last: THE BEATLES!!!  Then we heard many people screaming and shouting. They sat through dancing bears, an unknown Davy Jones as the...
walter-rimler's picture
Dec.07.2013
Lennon's final decade of life—his post-Beatles' career—was spent almost entirely in the United States. In 1970 he and his wife Yoko Ono went to Los Angeles where they both underwent therapy with Dr. Arthur Janov, author of The Primal Scream. The Janov book had come to him in the mail and Lennon...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Aug.13.2013
This summer has definitely had its downs for me personally. I am grateful though: Dad is doing better, although he has a scar on his neck. We joked it made him look like a James Bond/Alfred Hitchcock villian. He kept on quoting Marlene Dietrich when she showed off her scar and said “You want to...
scott-c-holstad's picture
May.12.2013
Whew! I finally finished this 850 page beast of a book. There is so much there, it’s so packed with information, that it’s hard to recall everything one would want to include in a review. Philip Norman did an outstanding job of going through documents, media, and interviewing everyone under the...
chris-bohjalian's picture
Feb.17.2013
A broken record? Not so fast.When Apple introduced the iPod eleven years ago, it boasted that you could carry a thousand songs in your pocket. To put this in perspective, that was roughly a hundred record albums – or 65 pounds of vinyl and cardboard. To this day, I still use what the company now...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.16.2012
He had the most beautiful fingers. With head bent slightly tuning the sitar, he looked like a mother putting a child to sleep. Ravi Shankar is asleep forever. He died on Tuesday, December 11, at 92. Frozen in death, memories come alive. He made the sitar, essentially an accompanying instrument...
mark-miller's picture
Sep.03.2012
In 1968, film maker and pop art legend Andy Warhol memorably stated: ‘In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes’.I can clearly remember him saying these words. I was only twenty-four at the time, fresh out of the British Army’s Royal Corp of Signals, and steeped in the pop...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jun.18.2012
He was the cute Beatle. The one that wasn't taken (until later)  He was the one that all the girls really liked. John was the smart one, George the quiet one, Paul the cute one. What was Ringo? Ringo was the all around guy, the drummer. But Paul was the non threatening one, the one that was so...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Dec.05.2011
It seemed natural to follow up my tribute to "Happy Christmas/War Is Over" with Paul McCartney's holiday classic, "Wonderful Christmastime." Now for years I thought this song was called "Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas time" Or "The Christmas song Paul sings with the cool synthesizers." ...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Oct.22.2011
Montreal in the sixties. Brown buses. That's what I remember most. Orange bus tickets, I think. 10 cents for kids. Lots of cars with giant fins..all turquoise or pink. And that  alluring sweet smell of their lead- laden exhaust.. Ummm.   Anyway, today I started to watch a 2010...