Peter Gabriel: My Favorite Recording Artist

Peter Gabriel: My Favorite Recording Artist

His “Sledgehammer” music video ushered in the advent of MTV in 1986, and for two years it was virtually impossible to watch that network for more than twenty minutes without seeing Peter Gabriel's claymation masterpiece. Since then he's been inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame both as a founding member of Genesis […]

Doc’s Sports Cards Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Its Closing. Part III (Bruce Hampton) :

Doc’s Sports Cards Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Its Closing. Part III (Bruce Hampton) :

The Doctor is Outta Here: Part 3 of 3.  Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.): The dots are where I say they are… Preface: To fully appreciate the following essay, the reader is advised that I taught a course that I designed on The History of Popular Music in America: From Ragtime to Rock 'n Roll at […]

Memorial Day: What Did You Do In the War, Great-Great Gran’daddy?

Political Correctness and the Confederate Dead  I have to go back a long, long way to find a military hero in my family. Silvers are famous for shootin' off their mouths, but when it comes to guns, um, not so much. I had an uncle in the Navy during WWII, but what he did thereafter […]

What Did You Do In the War, Daddy?

What Did You Do In the War, Daddy?

Memorial Day 2014 I grew up in the Fifties, when memories of WWII and Korea were fresh and wounds had not completely healed. Everybody's daddy had done something in the war, not that everybody's daddy liked to talk about it. A lot of men had seen horrible things that they did not share with their […]