Education

FTV: Joan Baez

    Joan Baez was a big part of the 1960s and played a major role in defining the entire protest singer genre.  I didn’t like her.  I liked Donovan, Dylan and Arlo Guthrie, all artists who were supporting causes and writing songs very similar to Baez, but I could never quite get past her often prickly, […]

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FTV: Sound Advice – Part 2

      Part one of this column began when I was ruminating about things that get passed along to graduates by various commencement speakers.  Somehow things kind of swerved into a discussion of  how bullying each other has changed since I was in junior high those many eons ago.  Being mean to each other with pencil […]

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FTV: Celebrity Sightings

      One of my favorite cartoonists these days is Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis.  I have never met him, but I always enjoy reading the introduction he writes for his daily cartoon strip compilations.  Many of them involve his dealings with fans and/or other cartoonist.  In his honor, I almost called this FTV Sometimes […]

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FTV: Gigs in the Round

      You read that right:  “Gigs in the Round”, not “Getting Around to Gigs”.  Transportation to and from gigs is a different chapter.  This one will discuss gigs where the band is not on a traditional stage but literally surrounded by the crowd they are playing for.  The name more than likely is a play […]

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