Equinox Deliveries – My Thanksgiving tradition

Yes, I’m writing this blog at 5:30 in the morning, but I need to get my thoughts down on cyberpaper before I leave for the Empire State Plaza. While the Capital District’s families gather together for delicious turkey dinners, reunions with loved ones, and trying to guess how many points the Detroit Lions will get…

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A Prayer for a Flooded Record Collection

My friend Mark Pisani lost tons of records while he was on vacation.  His loss affected me as well. Spin back to college.  Mark and I attended Hamilton College, and graduated together.  We were both part of the “Young Turks” who changed the college radio station, WHCL, from an afterthought to a broadcast powerhouse. Mark’s…

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Saved by Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka and Gil Scott-Heron!

It’s a cool spring day, April, 1985. It’s finals week at Hamilton College, and the students who were part of Hamilton’s on-campus radio station, WHCL, switched over from the playlists of alternative pop, new wave and R&B, going for a week-long “Classical Orgy” of finals study music. Yeah, nothing improves your grades more than hearing…

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