Tag Archives: Nostalgia

Always Sailing Again Into That Imaginary Past

It was one of the biggest hits of 1979 – What a Fool Believes – and went on to win the Grammy for Song of the Year – one of the very few non-disco hits that year. Yes, disco was … Continue reading

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Dealing with Family

The weekend before Christmas, in Los Angeles, and specifically here in Hollywood, is about as surreal as can be imagined – large inflatable plastic snowmen on the lawns in Beverly Hills, under the elegant palm trees, and a snow-covered Christmas … Continue reading

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Induced Xenophobia

It’s hard to be xenophobic in Los Angeles. You’d have to stay home with the windows closed. Back in the eighties it was sitting and sipping scotch down in San Pedro late at night with the retired Croatian merchant marine … Continue reading

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