Now that November is here, we ought to kick away the dust accumulating at this joint. I'm getting my writing groove back after the three-of-a-kind update last August and some insights during September. The months of October and November mark the tradition of remembering relatives who have passed away. Dia de los Muertos (Day of … Continue reading 173 – On Catching Up For October And November
124 – On Channeling The 1950s And The Quarrymen
Before The Beatles, the so-called Fab Four, there was a skiffle band in Liverpool known as The Quarrymen. The group included a young John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and performed skiffle tunes—offshoots of blues and jazz music that utilized improvised instruments such as tea-chest basses and banjos made from cigar boxes. However, skiffle didn't last … Continue reading 124 – On Channeling The 1950s And The Quarrymen
118 – On Signature Jackets
This jacket is the stuff of legend. Celebrities that have worn this include actors Steve McQueen (Bullitt) and Daniel Craig (Skyfall and Spectre), and musicians Elvis Presley (The King of Rock and Roll) and Frank Sinatra (yes, the Chairman of the Board). It's also a mainstay in the mod subculture; mods usually pair off this … Continue reading 118 – On Signature Jackets
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