Patchouli & Birkenstock; No, Not “The Producers”: Fashion (Mis?)-Statements of the 1970s by Gavin Lakin – Post 25

  We were all guilty. That is, those of us who remember. Suffocated by the overwhelming scent of Patchouli oil, kicking back in our bell bottoms, fearlessly adorned with platform shoes, vinyl jumpsuits, sequined shirts, bushy sideburns, knee-high socks, XXL loop earrings, studded belts, Mohawk hairdos, or leisure suits over Texas-sized-collared shirts, we represented our … Continue reading Patchouli & Birkenstock; No, Not “The Producers”: Fashion (Mis?)-Statements of the 1970s by Gavin Lakin – Post 25

The Way that Kindness Died: An Updated “American Pie” by Gavin Lakin – Post 22

In 2015, James Morgan, BBC correspondent wrote on the topic of the lyrics of Don McLean’s 1971 song, his best-known work that was named Song of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2001. Citing Jim Fann, author of Understanding American Pie, the line "The man there said the music wouldn't play" speaks … Continue reading The Way that Kindness Died: An Updated “American Pie” by Gavin Lakin – Post 22