In 1984 noted musician Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner made a brief cameo in issue 25 of the comic book Swamp Thing wearing a black and red striped t-shirt. A year later he would appear again in Swamp Thing number 37, magically transformed (possibly through the powers of tantric sex) into the character of John
In 1938 Lysergic Acid Diethylamide was first synthesized by Swiss Chemist Albert Hoffmann. Many folks have enjoyed this creation over the decades. 38 years later, in 1974, noted musician Brian Eno released a song called The Seven Deadly Finns. It was very much a Brian Eno song. 54 years before this, in 1920, commercial
Most accomplished and noted scholars readily agree that Emo was invented sometime between 1599 and 1601 with the writing and production of Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet, which was not an early precursor to Our Town. Achieving some literary fame over the years, the play features a girlfriend driven slowly mad, a blowhard gasbag constantly pontificating
Nostalgia is a funny thing. It has the power to instill positive feelings, to bring comfort and peace in times of uncertainty, or when a person is feeling as if the world they know now is beyond their control and their place in it is becoming diminished. The song that was playing when we
History is a story. It is told by victors and losers alike. Mighty deeds and epic failures, the march of innovation and technology, the rise and fall of civilizations, and even the small moments of individual achievement and perseverance. History is a story that is written and recorded. From oral history to florid prose.
In 1851 the first American edition of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick was published by Harper and Brothers. It was 653 pages long and offered many helpful tips on the art of knot-tying. The book also featured a great amount of water, a whale, and a man with a wooden leg who was not named