Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Beatles and Rock and Roll

Last week, while watching the PBS History of Rock and Roll series, I was struck by a comment that Ringo Starr made when Sgt. Pepper came out. He said, “ If we would have tried to play that live we … Continue reading

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Too much free time !!

Due to the fact that there is not much work this summer, I have a lot of free time on my hands. This has caused me to watch a lot more television and read a lot more books than usual. … Continue reading

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Woodstock

This weekend is the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock, and one can’t escape the memories. 400.000 people! Not enough food! Lots of mud! In the middle of all of that is a statistic that hardly seems to be mentioned, but is … Continue reading

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R.I.P.

As I get older it becomes increasingly distressing to read about people that I knew passing away. This week, I read about  two really cool people passing away. In November of 1990, I was assigned by Time Magazine to do … Continue reading

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The Decisive Moment

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is considered by many to be the father of modern photojournalism. In 1957, Cartier-Bresson told the Washington Post: “Photography is not like painting,”. “There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. … Continue reading

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