In 1977, twenty-six-year-old vagabond singer Larry Long wrote Pope County Blues in support of farmers fighting a high voltage power line in Minnesota.
In my sophomore high school year, my family moved from the house we had been renting in the suburbs to a five-acre homestead in the country. Whereas previously we had lived within walking distance of primary, middle, and high schools, henceforth my siblings and I would ride the bus.
Sam Baker has told the story of barely surviving a train bombing many times. The stark outline: some three decades ago, the thirty-two-year-old white-water rafting guide […]
I drove to Okemah in early December to see folk singer and songwriter Tim Easton. Easton was on the first leg of a multi-city recording session for his new album Exposition. After we had lunch at the Hen House Café I took some pictures of him working in his makeshift
This writer first saw Carter Sampson three-and-a-half years ago, when she played a short set at the Community Improvement Association (CIA) Stage […]
Born in the Bronx under the name Elizabeth Gowan Berliner, Jaane Doe started her musical career at age eleven in Catholic School. There she would line up her classmates in the halls to teach them the popular folk music of the day […]
met Claude Butler when he 1st moved to Norman in 1987. He had an arrangement with the management at Sooner Fashion Mall (now called “Sooner Mall”) in which they let him set up a shoeshine stand rent-free near the mall’s center court. That arrangement ended in 1990 when some corporate bean-counters got wind of it and… Read More …
After all that research, I decided that, besides buying better lenses for the M3, I was willing to fork over some serious shekels for an M9 — or better yet, an M9-P, as I didn’t trust myself not to scratch the view-screen. […]
I spent the next couple of months obsessively researching Leica cameras and lenses. I began by downloading the owner’s manual for the M3 rangefinder. Then I practiced composing and focusing with no film in the camera. […]
I quickly realized that the lens that Joe had given me was impractical: the frame lines were too restrictive
… Then Joe took a trip to Roswell. As I mentioned in Part 1, Joe rides motorcycles: BMWs, Kawasakis, and more recently, a Harley. He’s also interested in UFOs and the Roswell Incident. I think he’s more interested in the characters who are drawn to them than to the alleged aliens and spacecraft themselves, […]