“Dig it” is an informal slang expression that originated in the 1960s in the United States. It has several meanings and uses depending on the context. This usage has nothing to do with digging a hole. In a casual and enthusiastic manner, “dig it” can mean to like or enjoy something. For example, if someone says, “I love this music, man! I really dig it,” they express their enjoyment or appreciation for it.
Cynthia Weil wrote the lyrics and her husband Barry Mann the music.
Cynthia Weil was an American songwriter and lyricist known for her contributions to numerous hit songs from the 1960s and beyond. Born on October 18, 1940, in New York City, Cynthia Weil grew up on the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side of Manhattan in a Conservative Jewish family.
When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange for them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.
Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.
Greetings From Windy (Melody Hill Executive Editor)
Hello Melody Hill readers. This issue is all about that wonderful musical invention called a record. Vinyl collectors and fans have a culture that is all their own. So if your universe spins at 33 or 45 this issue is dedicated to you. For this issue, we decided to ask the Circle Sky Staff to name the first album that changed their musical world. We then asked some of our musician friends to do the same and the results are spread out among these pages. Happy reading!
“I wear black for the poor and the beaten down
Living in the hopeless, hungry side of town
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime…
I’d love to wear a rainbow every day
And tell the world that everything’s OK
But I’ll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
Till things are brighter, I’m the Man In Black.”
Inductee number 10 and my second in the country genre is Johnny Cash. He was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, and died September 12, 2003, at age 71 just four months after the death of his wife, June Carter Cash. His mother wanted to name him John and his daddy wanted Ray so at birth they named him J. R. Cash.
Batman aired on ABC beginning January 12, 1966 and ran for 120 episodes over 3 seasons. The last episode aired on March 14, 1968. I never missed an episode. It was intentionally humorous, simplistic morality that included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables, and drinking milk.
Anita Mann has been honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as one of America’s top five contemporary choreographers. She is also the recipient of five Emmy Awards and accolades from every corner of the industry.
Anita Mann is an American choreographer, dancer, and actress born October 21, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan. She was one of David Winter’s (English-American actor, dancer, choreographer, producer, distributor, director, and screenwriter) dancers on shows such as Shindig!, The T.A.M.I. Show and Monte Carlo: C’est La Rose, a Grace Kelly documentary special.
Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010. We took a series of pictures of items strategically placed on a white piece of Coroplast with another piece of Coroplast as the background. Coroplast is a chemically inert, extremely durable polypropylene copolymer, extruded twin-wall fluted plastic sheet. It is resistant to water and we used them all the time to make signs advertising the record store. All the items on display were from Donnie’s personal collection.
Glen Campbell checks all the boxes as a talented, influential musician who sold a lot of records and was revered by his peers. He’s also an underrated guitar player and one of the most gifted artists whose reputation in Nashville is stellar.
I’m not a fan. The building is cool. I’ve been there, it was nice. The exhibits were spectacular and I highly recommend that you visit if you’re in Cleveland, Ohio. Do I think they are doing a good job with the inductees? No.
I agree with Black Sabbath superstar Ozzy Osborne who said…
Felix Silla was born in Roccacasale, Abruzzo, Italy on January 11, 1937. He trained as a circus performer and came to the United States in 1955 with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He was a bareback horse rider, trapeze artist and tumbler which led him becoming a Hollywood stuntman in 1962. He played a leprechaun on an episode of Bonanza (1963), Baron Munchkin on Petticoat Junction (1965), Cousin Itt on 17 episodes of The Addams Family (1965-66),