This week Christopher Long takes another cozy stroll down memory lane, reflecting fondly on first being exposed to the music of Detroit rocker Bob Seger, circa ‘76. Fast forward a couple of lifetimes, and Chris scores a reportedly hard-to-find used LP copy of Night Moves at a local thrift joint for just a couple of bucks. “Come to Poppa,” indeed!
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A TikTok video brings memories of long-ago escapades with girly magazines and rock and roll, kicking off an archival excavation to find a controversial 1972 album by Mama Lion. Welcome to Bob Pomeroy’s new occasional column, Archive Archaeology.
After a near-50-year search, this week Christopher Long finally brings (back) home a well-cared-for used LP copy of Behind Closed Doors — the iconic 1973 breakout record from country music legend Charlie Rich — for three bucks.
Following his recent unexpected concert experience, Christopher Long digs out his much-loved All ‘n All LP — the 1977 classic from Earth, Wind & Fire — a slightly abused copy he procured a while back from his GF in a savvy trade-out.
Orlando Shakes presents Boulevard of Bold Dreams, a behind-the-scenes account of the racism and inequality surrounding actress Hattie McDaniel’s 1940 Oscar award.
Comedy flows from a spy on the run in The 39 Steps, set in Jolly Old England.
Just when he needed it most, Christopher Long stumbles across a super-cheap, poorly aged original vinyl copy of Chicago II, the classic 1970 sophomore LP from, well, you know.
This week Christopher Long brings home a doozie. FULL DISCLOSURE: he didn’t discover it at a garage sale, and it sure wasn’t cheap. However, the near-mint copy of Beauty’s Only Skin Deep, the debut 1978 solo LP from Cherie Currie, is his most sought-after score of 2023!
Sure, they cute and two dimensional, but they still have something to say.
Twin adventurers with twin servants cross paths at Mardi Gras in the spot-on Shakespeare comedy, Comedy of Errors.
A family wedding goes out of control, just like it should.
Mom says you can never have enough fame.
You are happier than you think.
The iconic rock and roll magazine from the 1960s is back and just as relevant and snotty as ever.
This week, Christopher Long nearly fights a famed rock star in defense of his 1970s pin-up princess. To prove his point, Chris goes into his own garage and digs out his musty vinyl copy of the self-titled 1972 alt. country classic from Linda Ronstadt.
A former convict returns to London to avenge his former enemies and save his daughter. Carl F. Gauze reviews the Theater West End production of Sweeney Todd.
This week, cuddly curmudgeon Christopher Long finds himself feeling even older as he hobbles through a Florida flea market in pursuit of vinyl copies of the four infamous KISS solo albums — just in time to commemorate the set’s milestone 45th anniversary.
This week Christopher Long scores a timely treasure — a near-mint vinyl copy of The Dream Weaver, the classic 1975 LP from Gary Wright — for just eight bucks.
Mid-century teens discover the joys of drugs, only to see themselves made examples of to all the rest of us.
Coming out in rural Indiana is no fun, and a pack of well-meaning C-list Broadway stars isn’t helping.
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