The Autoharp by Gavin Lakin – Post 15

Do Our Early Seminal Moments Define Us Outright, Or As We Age, Do We Reconstitute Our Narrative to Fit Our Most Recent Version of Who We Are? Then She stood ever-so-elegantly on a rickety wooden chair, her slender arms reaching out to the top left corner of another Duck and Cover poster where she applied a … Continue reading The Autoharp by Gavin Lakin – Post 15

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I am humbled by the generous and exceedingly professional team at BoomerCafe.com. Today, they have published my piece about the 1970s writing a poignant letter to 1969. I hope you enjoy reading it and it would be very meaningful to me if you could leave comments at BoomerCafe. Thank you to all my family, friends, … Continue reading *** Special Announcement ***

You Talkin’ to Me? I’m Mad as Hell, Stayin’ Alive, and I’m Gonna Fly Now; A Treatise on 1970s Cinema by Gavin Lakin – Post 13

Plush red carpeting surrounded by walls of art deco sconces dimming. Then total darkness. The curtain reveals the screen as if hiding an elegant silver gem. On your lap, an enormous tub of buttery, salty popcorn. Ushers with flashlights seat the late arrivals, careful not to blind patrons with their flashlights. Settled in, there follows … Continue reading You Talkin’ to Me? I’m Mad as Hell, Stayin’ Alive, and I’m Gonna Fly Now; A Treatise on 1970s Cinema by Gavin Lakin – Post 13

The Role of Social Commentary Songs in Popular Music; Preaching to the Choir or Effecting Change? By Gavin Lakin – Post 11

Some might say that there is no place in popular music for commentary, politics, and opinions - essentially sounding “preachy.” We’ve all been there in our own lives, when someone may be speaking to you directly or to a larger group about some idea or product, and you can feel the oily, snaky and unwelcome … Continue reading The Role of Social Commentary Songs in Popular Music; Preaching to the Choir or Effecting Change? By Gavin Lakin – Post 11

Communication Breakdown Over the Decades or Have You Become an “Ex” via Text? By Gavin Lakin – Post #9

“The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.” -Dave Barry A rotary phone call dialed late in the evening, a handwritten note left on the nightstand, a tear-stained letter sent via U.S. Mail, a face-to-face conversation where, sadly, it all slipped away in … Continue reading Communication Breakdown Over the Decades or Have You Become an “Ex” via Text? By Gavin Lakin – Post #9

I Write, Therefore I Am an Author By Gavin Lakin – Post 8

author (n.): The originator or creator of work, especially of literary composition; Someone who writes books for a living. Synonyms: bookwright, creator, artist, writer, fabulator. I amble across a congested room in an independent bookstore to the eye of the literary storm. He, having spoken to an overflowing audience of adulation, greets each individual with … Continue reading I Write, Therefore I Am an Author By Gavin Lakin – Post 8