Bands and musicians

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FTV: Tom Who?

      “Tom who?  Tom Hambridge you say?  Never heard of him.” That was the sum of my knowledge about the drummer/vocalist/songwriter/producer a few years ago.  These days, I would update my summation to: “Yeah, we have HEARD music with his fingerprints all over it, we just didn’t know it was him.”  Now thanks to an […]

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From the Vaults: U-2

      It is probably a bit misleading to use ‘U-2’ as a title because with the musical vein of the majority of the FTV articles, it will make one think instantly of Bono and the boys.  With that said, it can also trigger a different memory for those who follow aviation circles. A fan of […]

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FTV: The Eagles Abide

      It is 2019.  Jeff Bridges tours between acting gigs with his band The Abiders.  The name, of course, was lifted from his character’s oft quoted line in his 1997 movie The Big Lebowski, “The Dude abides” (‘The Dude’ being his self-bestowed handle in the movie).  From what I have seen and heard, Bridges’ work […]

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From the Vaults: Bjo Trimble

      If you are not a hardcore Star Trek fan, then you have no reason to recognize the name Bjo Trimble.  If you are a red (or perhaps green) blooded Trekkie, then you probably already know that she is the woman who saved the program from being canceled after its second season.  She had a […]

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From the Vaults: Stealing

      Stealing or borrowing?  I have been trying to decide whether my teaching career had been one based on ‘stealing’ or ‘borrowing’ ideas.  Of course I could sound noble and say I was “recycling ideas” in the classroom, but that flies in the face of everything I have be taught about finding and using other […]

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From the Vaults: Uncle Walter

 “And that’s the way it is.”  For some reason this phrase used to irk my brother Ron.  Any time he heard this phrase, he would snarl, “No, that’s the way you SAY it is.”  I am still not sure why this riled Ron up, but coming from Walter Cronkite at the end of his daily […]

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