My Favorite Albums – Chicago Transit Authority – Chicago Transit Authority

Does anybody really know what time it is? Well it’s time to introduce my next favorite album, Chicago Transit Authority self titled 1969 double LP. This is the one and only album by them as they are forced, by a lawsuit, to change their name before their next title, shortening it to just Chicago.

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Stereo Cassette Adapter for 8-Track Players

The cassette adapter allows another source of music to be played through sound systems with a tape player

My friend Tim came across this nice condition cassette adapter (Kraco model KCA-7) he had purchased in the late ’70s for his dad’s 8-track player. You simply place your cassette in the tray and push it into your 8-track slot.

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Yosemite (Sidewheeler)

sidewheeler (ˈsaɪdˌwiːlə)
a vessel, esp a river boat, propelled by two large paddle wheels, one on each side

Yosemite was a beautiful steamboat, powerful and fast built in 1862 at the yard of John Gunder North (a Norwegian-born shipbuilder), in San Francisco.

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Fanzine Reviews

Groovy reads

By Glynis Ward

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010. That black siding on the shed is just tar paper like you use on a roof. The shed had been for firewood and open on that end. I had enclosed that side with scrap wood and was going to use vinyl siding, eventually, to cover the tar paper. The paint is dry and cannot be washed or rubbed off. The water is not on to the hose Donnie is holding. It was a fun photoshoot, a lot of laughing that day.

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Betty Lynn Dies

Barney + Thelma Lou!

I remember her from being Barney’s girlfriend, Thelma Lou, on “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1961 to 1966. Betty was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 29, 1926. Her mom was “an accomplished mezzo-soprano” who taught Betty to sing.

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Eraserhead (1977)

In Heaven everything is fine

I watched the 1977 David Lynch Film “Eraserhead” on Netflix DVD for the first time. This experimental fantasy, science fiction, horror film was written, directed, produced, edited, and music scored by, David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Dune, Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, TV Episodes of Twin Peaks). It is about Henry Spencer who is on vacation and having girlfriend issues, nightmares, and a screaming premature ET embryo-looking baby.

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FFA Milton High School Log Cabin

I went to Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia, and even worked on restoring the 1935 log cabin that sat on the grounds there. Phil Thomas had started at Milton in 1971 and when seeing the disrepair of the cabin decided to take it on as a huge project.

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The Henry Repeating Rifle

The Henry gave a single man the firepower of a dozen marksmen armed with muzzle-loading muskets.

The Henry Repeating Rifle is a lever-action tubular magazine rifle designed by Benjamin Tyler Henry in 1860. It was a sixteen-shot .44 caliber rimfire breech-loading rifle and became the basis for the iconic Winchester rifle.

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