Archive | January, 2014

“Snowfall”

When the world was young (1968), my friend John Battle wrote the poem below. This winter has brought it to my mind more than once.   Snowfall Whether it fell softly In the cold, quiet Air of early evening, Or was carried helplessly along In an erratic path of glory By the awful winds of […]

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Cayman Islands

A beautiful image and the works you get to by clicking the link are very good, too.

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Robert E. Gilbert in Black and White

In the 1960s and early 1970s Robert E. Gilbert (or REG as he was known) was a prolific fan artist in science fiction fandom–and a popular one. More than once the members of the Southern Fandom Press Alliance voted him Best Fan Artist, and his work appeared on the covers and inside of Hugo Award […]

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Net Neutrality Is Dead—Here’s How to Get It Back | Common Dreams

Net Neutrality Is Dead—Here’s How to Get It Back | Common Dreams.

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The Basic Components of Songs

Originally posted on Song Classes:
Songs are made of components. Almost all songs have verses and choruses, and many have bridges. Some have pre-choruses. Occasionally there are intros and outros. All songwriters should be familiar with these building blocks of songs. Introduction: This is usually a short passage that logically introduces the song to the…

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If You Need Somebody

I’m going to post video here of the song “If You Need Somebody,” the lyrics to which I scribbled down one night long, long ago in PKs down in Carbondale, before a show. A few months later, that summer up at my sister Linda’s place in Naperville, I got around to putting the words to […]

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A Fantastic Cover

I’ve always thought the cover to the left, from August, 1962 Fantastic Stories was great. An internet search for the names of most Sixties Fantasy or SF artists will usually garner significant information. But I found virtually nothing when I Googled the name of Vernon Kramer, who created this cover. All I can tell you […]

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