Monthly archive November, 2011

Look what I’ve been missing.

Last time I really listened to contemporary Rap was when Tribe Called Quest came out with Low End Theory in September of 1991. It came out at just the perfect time; I turned 21 that October and was finally able to go to some “real” clubs, where I could bug out on the floor without...

Enterprising.

One of the most impressionable photographs for me in the ’70s (aside from the infamous Farrah Fawcett poster) was this huge fold-out centerfold spread of the USS Enterprise in an old 1964 issue of National Geographic. My dad had a ton of those old yellow-jacketed magazines laying around, and it was only a matter of...

The Revell Javelin SST

One of the most unusual, yet extremely precious finds in the clutter of my childhood is this unopened Revell model kit of a Javelin SST. Not that I even know what a Javelin is, but what makes it valuable is the memory of my dad collecting model kits by the dozens when I was a...

Hallowed.

The year you knew what you wanted to be is what we’ll remember for now forever For once the day is short but sweet you know what’s coming your smile aglow burning clouds Who’s that munchkin mix of love who walks on air my son it’s you A moment gone swift so fleeting technology the...

Fedco Lives!

Of all the cool things I’ve caught on YouTube lately, this short but sweet home video of good ol’ Fedco really brought back some great memories. It was taken in 1984—a little later than my heyday (which was probably more like 1976–1981, when I practically lived in their toy section)—but it still gives a rare...