Monthly Archives: February 2013

Joe’s Back

No one really wants to relive the fifties – those poodle skirts were awful, Dinah Shore was insufferably cheerful, although finally overwhelmed by Bill Haley and then Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, and everything was so damned conventional. People were scared too – … Continue reading

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Plastic People

Growing up in the raw new suburbs postwar of Pittsburgh – the last good years before the city started its slow collapse – was anything but surreal. It was all real enough – cars had big fins, Ed Sullivan was … Continue reading

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