Mid-Century Albums

To some, Mid-Century Albums may come under the heading "Remember When". Others may appreciate the great design possibilities offered by the best Mid-Century Albums.  Collectors spend a lot of time mining auctions and garage sales in the hope of finding mint condition LPs and covers. What followsRead more

Blinded By The Light

Topping the list of the most misquoted song lyrics,  you don’t have to be “blinded by the light” of bare light bulbs anymore.  Apartment Therapy loves them. Sculptural, warm white light, not that cold blue florescent glow that has driven us from those horrible energy efficient replacements for incandescent

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Colour Me Dead

In our neighborhood there seems to be a pronounced decrease in the number of little kiddies dressing up in homemade costumes and trick or treating.  My brother-in-law used to offer a small tipple to parents as a consolation prize and to ward off the chill of the

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Snoopy’s Sopwith

As a World War 1 flying ace, the Sopwith Camel was Snoopy’s plane…. err… doghouse of choice.  On went the helmet, goggles and scarf and Snoopy rode his Camel high into the sky to battle The Red Baron. Snoopy had other personas; he was a tennis player,

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Blowin in the Wind

Blowin in the Wind may bring back memories of a Dylanesque time for some.  For me, it is the music of Sam Cooke.  Spurred by Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”, Cooke set out  to compose a song for the 60’s civil rights movement.  He wrote “A Change

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“Benched”, past participle, past tense of bench (Verb) can be used in a number of ways and does not always mean kicked to the sidelines (not to be confused with curb). When you live with a woodworker there are definite pluses and minuses.  You get used to being benched.

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