Not Forgotten

Even before the untimely death of Minnesota music icon Prince a few days ago, 2016 was shaping up to be a particularly bad year for celebrity deaths. Yahoo lists something like 30 celebrities (major and minor) who have left us so far this year alone. David Bowie, Glen Frey, Patty Duke, Merle Haggard, George Kennedy and Abe…
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Matter Of Record

How was your week? Mine was a little stressful. Here’s why. Some time ago, Ginny and I decided to add a fireplace to our home, forgetting the old adage (I just made up now) that when you add something, something else has to be subtracted. In this case that something else is storage space. That…
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The Man Who Made Album Covers Sing

John Berg has died.  You may not know his name, but you know his work. I guarantee it. Berg was Columbia Records’ Grammy-winning art director, the man responsible for some of the most iconic album covers of all time. The New York Times calls him the man who made album covers sing. His work includes…
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Saddened to learn of the passing of long-time WDAY promotions director Roy “Pete” Peterson. I didn’t know Roy personally. I wish I had. I did know his work. He played a huge role in shaping WDAY’s identity as a station in its early days, as well as how we think of NDSU and the city…
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Mad Music

So, Mad Men has ended with a something of a whimper rather than a big bang.   The series ends with the lives of most of the major characters taking somewhat uncharacteristically positive turns. The one exception was poor January Jones’ character who continues to die (beautifully) of lung cancer.  She also continues to smoke…
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