We dance just as good as we walk.

It’s strange around my house these days. After years of Kate turning up her nose at every album I ever loved, including the Beatles and Stones, suddenly we’re drowning in it here. The other day she stayed in bed with a sore tummy for the first hour of school. I stuck my head in to ask how she was doing and heard Neil Young singing “The Loner.” This was after the previous week, when it was “Volunteers,” on vinyl of course, a record I once knew by heart but haven’t heard in at least a quarter century. All those deep cuts came back to me like old friends.

But all this was topped this weekend, when I heard her in the bathroom, with her music of course — it goes everywhere with her — putting on makeup to Archie Bell and the Drells’ “Tighten Up.”

“You’re joking, right?”

“No! We listened to it over and over last weekend in Chicago,” she said. They were there playing a gig. Unchaperoned. Hey, they gotta grow up sometime, and they already did this once last fall, in Grand Rapids. The thought of these four teenagers cruising around Chicago listening to “Tighten Up” on a loop is sufficiently amusing that I choose not to be alarmed. (Although maybe I should be.)

“Fun fact: Your uncle served in the army with Archie Bell,” I said. “He was drafted. They both were stationed in Germany.” Family history.

She came home from Chicago with a few records, including the Mamas and the Papas’ “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears” and the Stones’ “Between the Buttons.”

Her boyfriend’s favorite band is Buffalo Springfield. Kids these days.

How was your Monday? Mine was back to the mangle, i.e. the gym, then drive to Ann Arbor, drive home, make a million phone calls, collapse. Along the way I found a li’l bit of bloggage:

It’s all over for Jackie no-last-name and her ridiculous tale of gang rape at the University of Virginia. Rolling Stone’s own independent inquiry will be reporting soon, and that should be an interesting read.

A great story about the prison-written history of the Indiana Women’s Prison. Fascinating. It turns out the Hoosier state likely had its own Magdalene laundries.

As for Ted Cruz? I can’t even. Can you?

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66 responses to “We dance just as good as we walk.”

  1. susan said on March 24, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Speaking of Ted Cruz. Gah.:“Imagine a Slightly Different Announcement from Ted Cruz”

    (This was tail-ended on the last post’s comments…Sorry about the repeat, but it works here, too!)

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  2. MarkH said on March 24, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Chicago gig unchaperoned? They have arrived.

    When our son was in high school ten years ago, same thing. He and a few of his friends were always borrowing my old music. I especially remember hearing a lot of Zeppelin, The Who, Cream.

    Went online searching for all things Deadly Vipers/Assassination Squad, found this, a group of male frogs. Any copyright infringement claims going either way?


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  3. alex said on March 24, 2015 at 6:21 am

    I went to Chicago unchaperoned in my teens. Even got into bars and didn’t get carded, though I suspect that couldn’t happen these days, as they now ask for ID at the door and turn people away who are obviously old enough to be there. Had a neighbor who was in her mid-fifties and didn’t want to be encumbered with a purse one night when we went out, so she tucked some twenties in her bra. She was livid that she couldn’t get in the door anywhere.

    I could use a good Chicago bacchanal one of these days soon.

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  4. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on March 24, 2015 at 6:57 am

    For all of us with college-bound young people in our lives – http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/books/review-in-where-you-go-is-not-who-youll-be-frank-bruni-examines-college-admissions-mania.html

    “Where we go to college will have infinitely less bearing on our fulfillment in life than so much else: the wisdom with which we choose our romantic partners; our interactions with the communities that we inhabit; our generosity toward the families we inherit and the families that we make.”

    Give Frank a robe and staff and call him a prophet.

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  5. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on March 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

    The Lad and his mom are going this coming week to look at DePauw, Hope, and Bowling Green (OH). What a wild, kabuki-esque process.

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  6. Alan Stamm said on March 24, 2015 at 7:15 am

    One generation got old
    One generation got soul

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  7. alex said on March 24, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Jeff, I’m curious — given the ridiculous cost, why would anyone attend a school like DePauw these days when a state school costs so much less? (And as Frank Bruni was just saying, it doesn’t matter where you go but what you do with it.) Does anyone really think that a DePauw degree will have an edge in the job market over one from IU? Will it really make any difference if applying to graduate programs? I’m just curious why people seek out such schools anymore given the cost versus benefit. When we were in college it was dirt cheap and I’m stunned at what it costs now. I know people who put themselves through doing “work study” jobs such as monitoring lab rooms a couple of hours a day. It’s not like professors’ salaries have grown; in fact, schools rely on adjunct faculty more than ever. What are people getting for their money?

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  8. Connie said on March 24, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Jeff(tmmo) please tell your Hope visitors that i suggest a visit to the Holland Peanut Store on E 8th St., the candy store of my childhood.

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  9. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on March 24, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Alex, I should have said that the DePauw visit is purely a courtesy to a friend. It’s not even on the radar screen. Connie, I will let my wife know about Holland Peanut; they already did a tour of Butler last summer (I did my seminary next to the campus, CTS, back ’85-’89).

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  10. Jeff Borden said on March 24, 2015 at 8:03 am

    I just lent 10 of my older punk/new wave LP’s to a young man in one of my speech classes at Loyola. At some point, I had joked about my love the The Clash, which led the kid to give them a listen. Now, he’s plowing through Dead Boys, Bow Wow Wow, Television, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Lene Lovich, The Alarm and, of course, the Ramones. He bought an old turntable on eBay and is discovering vinyl.

    Glad to hear Kate is cool enough to see the music that came before her has some value.

    The funniest thing about the Ted Cruz announcement to me was that attendance at a school called Liberty was mandatory. Funny to see the Randbots were in attendance in matching red T-shirts to show their displeasure, though if there is anyone remotely close to the awfulness that is Ted Cruz, it might be Rand Paul.

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  11. alex said on March 24, 2015 at 8:18 am

    if there is anyone remotely close to the awfulness that is Ted Cruz, it might be Rand Paul

    And out of the whole reprehensible GOP lineup, it’s those two whose rings Jeb Bush will be kissing come the summer of ’16, although this time the wingers may just stage a coup. Really, I don’t know anyone who’s genuinely happy about Ted Cruz’ candidacy other than Democrats.

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  12. coozledad said on March 24, 2015 at 8:19 am

    What? No Kinks? No MC5?

    Are the kids listening to the Cocteau Twins any these days? Jeff Buckley? I’d probably try and sneak some Momus into their playlist, reason #347 “Why I don’t have kids”.

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    • nancy said on March 24, 2015 at 8:28 am

      Duh. The Kinks and the MC5 go without saying. Also, the Stooges. I’m a late convert to the “Fun House” CD, or maybe it’s just been so long since I heard it, I’d forgotten everything about it.

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  13. Suzanne said on March 24, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Alex (#7)- Many people, at least in my acquaintance, are scared to let their kids go to a big, public university. My kids went to state schools, but I was surprised at the number of people who felt the need to ask us if we were sure we wanted to send them there. I mean, “do you know what goes on?” It surprised me how many people truly believe that partying & other egregious behavior only goes on at the big public universities so they want their kids to go to a small, private school to protect their kids from themselves, I guess.
    So we sent our kids off to the big, bad public U with exhortations to use the brains that they were given to make good decisions and with warnings that if they chose to not do so, they’d be home in a heartbeat attending community college, living at home. It worked!

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  14. beb said on March 24, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I still think Ted Cruz is the man to beat in the Republican primary. He’s about as far right as one can get, and he’s not afraid to shut down the government to get what he wants. Even Scott Walker, to some extent, still believes in a working government. I was surprised by the number of mocking Tweets from the captive audience at “Liberty” “University.” With all the do’s and don’ts (mostly don’t’s) connected to attending there I would have assumed a much more sheep-like student body. But maybe over-using John Lennon’s “Imagine” got to these “yout’s.”

    Has modern music stopped droning like Nirvana? I ask because I don’t know. My daughter has a very eclectic playlist on her ipod. She also still has an ipod, which I understand aren’t made anymore. You’re supposed to use iPhones for your music now. One of the songs is Cab Calloway’s “St. James Infirmary,” which she developed a liking for when watching video of old Betty Boop cartoons. Calloway had a unique was of dancing that was captivating as well as a wonderful voice.

    Actually I’m not sure whether she has Cab Calloway on her iPod or Hugh Laurie. He plays a mean piano and sings the blues like he was born black.

    As a big Neil Young fan I was pleased to note that she was listening to him. Of course, if you’re going to play in a rock band you really have to listen to Neil.

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  15. Judybusy said on March 24, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Completely off topic, but an update on my neighbor woes. First, thanks to all who expressed sympathy and support. (And Dexter, I feel a bit whiny about my situation given the horrors you’ve lived through! Just godawful.)

    Our neighbor, Nancy, initiated a discussion last night because her friend, Ted, told her a (highly edited) version of his encounter with my partner last Friday. She is no fool, and knew there had to be more to the story. We spent an emotional hour listening and talking. The short of it is, I feel much better having told her how much I despise this guy and how upsetting it is to see him. I also shared that her having him over so much comes across as insensitive and unfeeling, even though I certainly know that’s not her intent. I think I can say the same for my partner. She will have him over less frequently (she is “very committed” to her friendship and –to me–bizarre belief that she needs to be his friend to help him with his many issues) and we will proceed with the privacy fence. We made it clear we will continue to take photos of the dog off leash and unmuzzled and share them with animal control. We all agreed the situation really sucks, but I am glad we have cleared the air. Thanks again for all your kindness!

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  16. Dorothy said on March 24, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Years and years ago when I would record Letterman on my VCR and then watch it the next day, I remember Paul and the band had played “Tighten Up” when they were going to a commercial. When they came back after the commercials, the camera was on Dave, and he smiled and glanced at the band and said “We dance just as good as we walk!…. Archie Bell and the Drells!” I think of that when I hear that song, which is a favorite of mine.

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  17. Julie Robinson said on March 24, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Judy, that was very brave of you.

    Alex and Jeff, unless things have changed, the private schools will come up with enough scholarships that they won’t cost any more than the state schools. At least that’s what happened to our kids, and one chose Valpo, one IU. That said, even the state schools are ridiculously overpriced.

    I can’t even with Cruz either but I am looking forward to having him picked apart by the late night guys.

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  18. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on March 24, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Michiganders: irresistible force meets immovable object – http://mgovideo.com/charlie-leduff-interviews-harbaugh/

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  19. adrianne said on March 24, 2015 at 9:33 am

    My son’s present for his 15th birthday was Jimi Hendrix “Are You Experienced?” I was so proud!

    Let me echo the statement about college costs – sticker price ain’t nothing. In New York, you will likely spend as much to go to one of the state colleges, which are good and affordable for in-state residents, as to go to a private school with their endowment/scholarship funds. So hold on and see what each school offers your prospective student. You may be surprised.

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  20. Snarkworth said on March 24, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Judybusy, could your neighbor ask Ted to leave the dog at home when he comes to visit?

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  21. Joe K said on March 24, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Beside the scholarships, networking after you graduate, Alumni from those private schools tend to look after their own when it comes to jobs.
    Tell Kate to try listening to the Detroit Cobras, the Cramps, and the Stoned Coyotes, I catch them on Pandora, while I don’t always agree with Neil Youngs politics, love his music. My, my, hey,hey or hey,hey,my,my.
    Pilot Joe

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  22. Bitter Scribe said on March 24, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Apparently “Jackie” is sticking to her story. Seems like that kid has problems. It’s just too bad she made her problems into a problem for everyone who is trying to get colleges to take sexual assault seriously.

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  23. nancy said on March 24, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I’m also growing very, very weary of the don’t-ask-questions-because-victims-don’t-lie school of thought. We’ve learned over and over that victims absolutely do lie, and even if they believe they’re telling the truth, sometimes recollection is faulty. Questions must always be asked. Always. The truth will out.

    This is a very smart take on sexual assault in pop culture, specifically via “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” my current fave show.

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  24. Danny said on March 24, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Somewhere in heaven today, a tortured soul searches a keyboard in order to post an MC5 rant from the real ethereal ether.

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  25. Danny said on March 24, 2015 at 10:33 am

    “for a”

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  26. Dave said on March 24, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Danny, you put into words my thought as soon as I saw MC5.

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  27. Sue said on March 24, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Our Pink Floyd boxed set was scattered to the winds when our kids got to high school.
    We were so proud.

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  28. Minnie said on March 24, 2015 at 11:19 am

    First thing I though of, too. Would so love to see that impassioned post.

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  29. alex said on March 24, 2015 at 11:31 am

    No premium TV so I guess I’ll have to wait a few years to see Kimmy Schmidt, but the New Yorker piece conjures, for me anyway, reminiscences of the sort of gags and humor in Amy Sedaris’ Strangers with Candy.

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    • nancy said on March 24, 2015 at 11:46 am

      It’s on Netflix. You can watch it if you have a streaming subscription.

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  30. Julie Robinson said on March 24, 2015 at 11:47 am

    It’s on Netflix, not cable. Haven’t watched yet but hope to soon. Life, she is too busy right now.

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  31. alex said on March 24, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Oh, duh. I have a Roku but only subscribe to Hulu so far. That’s about how much time I have for television.

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  32. Basset said on March 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Popular music lost me with the advent of disco, never did connect with punk and it’s descendants… that said, the kids can’t go wrong with some early to mid period Seger and the first two REO Speedwagon albums.

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  33. Dexter said on March 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Man, A.B. & The Drells (from Houston, Texas 🙂 ) goes back to way before I could even vote.
    Here’s a link for Kate to pass along to her boyfriend…it’s just another amazing interview by the king of interviews, Ron Bennington: It’s Richie Furay, 50 years friends and conspirator with Neil Young, and a charter member of Buffalo Springfield.

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  34. adrianne said on March 24, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    We’ve become huge Kimmy Schmidt fans. Dead-on satire, but the heroine is incredibly likable. And having to make my way on a daily basis past furries and comic book characters shilling around Times Square, I love Titus leading a revolt of the costumed characters to get their security deposits back.

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  35. Dexter said on March 24, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    …and since Kate and her friends are turning back the clock at times, please pass this along to her; it’s just the greatest less-than-a-minute YouTube in history: It’t the Red Rose Tea Monkeys, complete with stand up bass player. Oh yeah….

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  36. Dave said on March 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Disco about did me in and then marriage. My bride didn’t like what I liked and somewhere along the way, it became less important to me. So, somewhere around the early to mid-eighties, I lost interest and it didn’t sound as good.

    I remember Between the Buttons with a great deal of fondness, I think it’s the first Stones album that I really liked for the entire album, instead of bits and pieces. Buffalo Springfield, love their three albums, even the thrown together “Last Time Around”.

    Still, I love the old music and listen occasionally. I have also delighted in finding a couple of the locally popular Central Ohio bands that were big circa 66 and received a lot of WCOL (AM, of course) airplay. Hearing them now, it doesn’t sound like I thought it did (especially the Fifth Order) but still, it brings a smile. Perhaps a bit before our hostess’ time. The Dantes and the Fifth Order:



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  37. Judybusy said on March 24, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Snarkworth @ 20, part of the dynamic is that Nancy watches Ted’s dog for him sometimes, and he helps care for her elderly dog. (I personally see no reason for the dog to ever be at her house. He has his own place.) Seeing the dog actually doesn’t enrage me as much as his asshat owner. Not happy to see the dog, but I wouldn’t be putting up a privacy fence to screen just the dog. However, Nancy’s made it clear she won’t leash or muzzle him while he’s in her fenced-in yard. My reply: “You need to know I will continue to photograph and document any non-compliance and share that with animal control.”

    But hey, let’s talk of happier things! Does Kate listen to Talking Heads? They remain one of my favorite groups ever. Very different from what’s listed, I know, but great lyrics.

    Also, I think some months ago I shared my great love of the four Von Trapp grandkids: grandchildren of Kurt. They teamed up with Pink Martini and made an absolutely delightful album: http://pinkmartini.com/discography/dream-a-little-dream/ The kids are coming to St. Paul next Wednesday and we’re going!

    Also, Susan @1: love, love that. Oh the hypocrisy! I’m alternately scared and amused at the collection of Republican candidates. The self-immolation will be so fun to watch. I’d better go stock up on popcorn….

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  38. Kirk said on March 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Dave, we used to go out to listen to post-Dantes Dave Workman’s blues band a lot in the ’80s. He and Columbus blues legend Willie Pooch had a band together for several years, and it was a treat. Heard them play a couple of times at the old Moonshine Co-op, where you could get away with smoking dope.

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  39. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on March 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
    And you may find yourself in another part of the world
    And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
    And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful Wife
    And you may ask yourself, “Well… how did I get here?”

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  40. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on March 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    The tragedy is that victims may often displace; this is one of the key things I try to communicate to youth leaders in teaching the importance for *everyone* in two-deep leadership. The actual abuse/molestation may be past, may be present, it may be of a different form, or it might be just a different name, but if they get to a place where they feel they can relieve the intolerable pressures of secrecy and withholding, it might come out — on you. So helping someone feel safe and protected enough to speak can have some unexpected outcomes.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if “Jackie” had been violently abused; it’s just that the specifics of time and place need independent confirmation for credibility, and ultimately, for her full healing.

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  41. Scout said on March 24, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I’ve been on a Dandy Warhols kick lately.

    As for Ted Cruz. I can’t even either. The only strategy I can see in this is that he’ll make most of the other clown car candidates look sane by comparison. Unless there is no strategy… and that TC is just another nut job who believed as a kid that anyone can be POTUS. Even someone who wasn’t BORN HERE. Show us your birth certificate, Ted!

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  42. Dexter said on March 24, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Those David Byrne bicycle diaries from five years ago were fascinating reading…you can link them from this page if it works anymore.

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  43. BethB said on March 24, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    OK, I am very out of it–really, really out of it. The music I loved best are singers like Carole King, James Taylor, and SImon & Garfunkel. I feel so old and almost illiterate about most music. I know what I like or don’t like when I hear something, but I couldn’t begin to tell you the names of most the the singers, groups, composers, etc. I may have to start hanging out on a different blog. 🙂

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  44. Sherri said on March 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    The small liberal arts school may not be worth going into massive debt for, though as Julie and adrianne have pointed out, the cost difference may not be as large as you think. It depends on the school and the state; state funding for state schools varies by state, no surprise, and in-state tuition varies accordingly. Besides, the college choice is not made solely on cost, or more people would begin at community colleges before finishing at four year colleges.

    The SLAC is a different experience than the large public school. I wasn’t afraid to send my daughter to a large public school, and if we hadn’t been able to send her to a SLAC without going into debt, she wouldn’t be there. But we were, she wanted to go there because she fell in love when she visited, and she still loves it.

    One thing I didn’t like about the large public university she would have gone to had she not gone to the SLAC: the incredibly large intro classes. Back when I went to a state university, large intro classes were ~200 students. Now, our nearby Flagship U runs intro classes of ~700.

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  45. coozledad said on March 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Whoa! More treason.

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  46. Charlotte said on March 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    “My” Alaska Reid and her band Alyeska went to SWSX on their own this year. She’s 18 and her bandmates are a little older, but time to leave the nest our darling girl. Did shows on the way and on the way back. Becoming a real touring musician …

    One thing about private colleges — they often have endowments and $$ to give away. Beloit cost me the same as the U of I, and for my Audrey, it’s costing her parents less than sending her to the University of Montana. I do a lot of informal college counseling and essay help, and I tell them all to apply to a variety of places, then go wherever they get the most money — and to major in whatever they’re interested in.

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  47. Kirk said on March 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Charlotte@40: Good friends of mine just kept digging and poking and badgering to find money that was there for the taking so their son could go to Denison. Without the help, they couldn’t have swung it, but they were persistent about investigating every avenue, and it paid off.

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  48. Sherri said on March 24, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Regardless of how you feel about the death penalty, this is a remarkable apology by a prosecutor for having convicted the wrong man: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/longform/opinion/readers/2015/03/20/lead-prosecutor-offers-apology-in-the-case-of-exonerated-death-row-inmate-glenn-ford/25049063/

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  49. brian stouder said on March 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    BethB – you and me both!

    I can say I always liked The Police, and Pearl Jam, and if anything of their’s comes on, I recognize it immediately.

    Here in later life, I can say that Pherell and Katy Perry and especially Lorde – all turn my head

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  50. brian stouder said on March 24, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I bet Connie can top this story:


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  51. annie said on March 24, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I’m also very out of it here today–never heard of MC5. I googled and see that MC stands for motor city so I guess they were more of a midwest thing?? Also, have no idea what SLAC means (Sherri@44).

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  52. brian stouder said on March 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Annie, I was thinking it was her term for ‘small liberal arts school’ – but that would be SLAS….unless the last c is for college

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  53. brian stouder said on March 24, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Breaking News!!!




    “Imagine if even I – Raphael Cruz – could figure out how to distinguish between poopy-dupey and Shinola!”

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  54. brian stouder said on March 24, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    …so leaving aside “repealing every word of Obama Care” – Raphael now needs to cram on his biology homework, the better to distinguish his ass from a hole in the ground!

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  55. Sherri said on March 24, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    SLAC, in college admission jargon, is small liberal arts college.

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  56. Dave said on March 24, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Our daughter was on the library staff at Dupont until they moved away. She had some entertaining stories about some stunts some of the patrons pulled but they were mostly arguments of the, “How can my fine be SO big”, or “Why can’t you do this just because you’re closing in ten minutes”, variety. I remember that they did get one person banished for a year but don’t recall why.

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  57. Sherri said on March 24, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Since we’re talking about Ted Cruz and music, here’s Ted Cruz on his musical tastes: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/03/24/ted_cruz_country_music_9_11_pandering_video.html

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  58. Deborah said on March 24, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Basset, and many of you here probably already know this, but I recently learned that the name of the band REO Speedwagon comes from Random Eli Olds the name of the founder of the Oldsmobile. The Speedwagon was one of the models. I know this because of the playground my husband and I are designing, it’s a convoluted connection that makes no sense now, but will later. I love it when I’m working on a design project and I learn some tangential fact I never knew before.

    As for music, I have schizophrenic tastes, it’s all over the map, too disorganized to explain.

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  59. David C. said on March 24, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Judybusy @37. I knew my mission as a music mentor was a huge success when my niece asked for Talking Heads ’77 for a Christmas present. She was raised on Christian rock, so the thought of her listening to Psycho Killer made me so proud.

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  60. Basset said on March 24, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Exactly… Ransom Eli Olds founded Oldsmobile, then got forced out and founded REO, which built cars early on but concentrated on trucks after WW2, later merging with Diamond T to form Diamond Reo… which I believe lasted into the 60s. Some new-country act years later called themselves Diamond Rio, maybe they just liked the sound of it.

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  61. Connie said on March 24, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Flasher stories, Brian. The one where I realized that the description matched a man who lived in the halfway house where my husband was employed.

    Butler University was very generous to my daughter, Hope and Purdue were not. Her cost for Butler was about what her cost for Purdue would have been.

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  62. alex said on March 24, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    I knew a woman who worked in the Fort Wayne downtown library who was a magnet for flashers. It was a daily ritual there for her, working alone in the stacks, strangers dropping trou. The open-air branch on Dupont is probably just getting its first taste, and from a young psychotic probably strung out on meth, not some old geezer guzzling Night Train. Probably the best show the Allen County library system has seen in decades.

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  63. MarkH said on March 24, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Dexter — Many thanks for the link to that nice Ron Bennington interview of one of my all-time faves. I’ve been a Richie Furay/Poco/Springield fan going back to, well, the first album in ’65. Rich and joyful, his remarkable tenor has lost nothing over the years; if anything it has gained. I mean, does this guy sound like a 70-year-old? For those interested in the Springfield and all of its evolutions and influence, I highly recommend a definitive history co-authored by Fury and Jon Einarson, “For What It’s Worth”. A must for those who have followed Young, Stills, Furay and Messina over the years, with a lot of inside baseball of the 60s-70s rock scene. Hard to put down.


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  64. MarkH said on March 24, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Nancy, JC, Jeff Borden (any other OU J-school alums here?) —

    You all knew or worked with Marilyn Greenwald, no? This would be interesting with the focus on a genuine pioneer.


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