March 8, 2019

Forty artists that you should know about that you won't hear on commercial Country radio. Call it Authentic, call it 'Roots', call it Neo-Traditional, here are the singer-songwriters that are creating a new generati...

December 19, 2018

Our top 10 women of the year In ranked order, has as much to do with attitude & style as god given beauty. 

1. Adriana Lima

To stand out as she does in the rarefied air of the Victoria’s Secret model brigade with...

February 22, 2018

I’ve always loved the deeply romantic songs of Johnny Mercer. I was first introduced to his work through the records of Michael Feinstein and Ella Fitzgerald’s classic Johnny Mercer Songbook. I always thought it was...

March 28, 2017

Cliff 'Sonny' Vaughs in the 60's

The captain America chopper from the movie Easy Rider is probably the most recognizable motorcycle in the world. The 1969 movie starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper about hippy outl...

March 7, 2017

To anyone who remembers the last two decades of the twentieth century, the Polo Ralph Lauren brand and its advertising are etched indelibly in the mind. An impossibly beautiful young woman peers coolly off into the...

February 8, 2017

I've always had a soft spot for Evel Knievel, as guys of my generation do ( I grew up in the 60's & the 70's). Little did I know that he was sort of a poster child for what this blog is supposed to be about.

I wrote...

January 3, 2017

Lucius Beebe in signature top hat and tails drinking champagne at the opening night of the Metropolitan Opera in 1946

In the annals of American dandies and bon vivants, Lucius Beebe stands apart. In his heyday as a c...

August 18, 2016

 Nudie Cohn & Gram Parsons in North Hollywood in 1969. 

If you turn on a popular country station today what you are going to hear mostly sounds like rock music with 'country' themes. Conversely if you tune into a 'pr...

May 10, 2016

What if I told you there was a company that made stuff exclusively for guys, invented promotional advertising, and had their product in the hands in one out of every three Americans in the early 1950’s? And that thi...

March 9, 2016

There is perhaps a no more typically American mid-century look than a young man in a Shetland crewneck pullover. At least among the movers and shakers of the culture at the time. The 35th president  of the United St...

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