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Psyched on Si Kahn

Si Kahn performed at Dartmouth in 1985, my junior year. I don’t remember this, but noticed an ad in the 1985-1986 bound volumes (I was an editor of The Dartmouth so received such as parting gift). He is a liberal … Continue reading

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Declassified Don Cherry at Dartmouth

OR, TWENTY-SIX AOA FLUTES AT DARTMOUTH Don Cherry was artist in residence at Dartmouth in 1970. I wrote something about that, years later, for the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. On Don’s Blue Lake recording, he plays a wooden flute. In the … Continue reading

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‘Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, oh’ VS ‘Wah-hoo-wah’

“Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, oh” is a lyric or trope or sound made by 20-year-old Claremont, New Hampshire Christian syren Evelyn Cormier, who sang Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” just now on ABC’s “American Idol’. Meanwhile, for readers of “Plastic Alto” … Continue reading

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Happy new year or ‘Oy vey’ yo musician and activist Si Kahn

I had repressed the memory but suddenly recall his wonderful workshop how old a Dartmouth spring of my junior year Two thousand seventeen  lifetime achievement award from the folk alliance   . Maybe EarthWise productions can bring him out here. … Continue reading

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Dramatis personae featuring minor characters

This started out as a private correspondence about sundry arts topics but I thought I’d reduce it to alphabetical list, short i.d., and a link, for general use: Alden Van Buskirk, minor Dartmouth Beat Poet (d. 1961); Aleta Hayes, teacher, … Continue reading

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Random Dartmouth ’22, copyright The Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1769/1817

  edit to add: “Hello, Mark Weiss? This is Dartmouth College calling. We are very sorry to have to bother you, but we will be needing to have you return your diploma, even after 32 years in that our sources … Continue reading

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Martin Kryska at Dartmouth ski team banquet, circa 1986

I wrote about Martin Kryska(1964-1992) and posted an eerie screen capture from someone’s youtube about a cross country race in Colorado 30 years ago. Martin was one of 14 Palo Altans in my Dartmouth class, 1986 (two from Gunn, seven … Continue reading

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