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Happy Adam West Day


Photo: Motortrend

My apologies for the scarcity in posts up. The Autumn college semester began a few weeks ago and between that, my work for the paper, the tussle I have been engaged in with the Massachusetts RMV, and an array of other events, mustering the proper combination of free time and energy has been a bit tough.

This past Saturday I went to Wormtown, the annual stew of awesome jam bands, trippy characters, and sunshine that happens every year in Greenfield and this was my first time going. Sorry to say, I didn’t really take any pictures or have cool interview sch wag, but you can get some of that from Angela at buntology, (including cool t-shirts).

Meanwhile well I was jamming out with scores of others; there was another thing few other people knew about. Saturday was the birthday of Adam West. He is best known for his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the 1960s cult classic tv program BATMAN. He’s also appeared in such movies as the Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood, Nevada Smith, and Hooper as well as guest staring on a number of other television shows, including doing voice work in Batman the Animated Series, as well as voicing himself as the eccentric Mayor of Quahog on Family Guy.

No doubt though it is his role in the tripped out, mod style Batman television series that aired from 1966-1968 that West will always be associated with. So whether it be as “Batman”, himself, or a slew of other off-beat often self deprecating roles, or those feverishly looking for an occasion to celebrate. Happy Belated Birthday Adam West.

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BoxoJams: Nixon Tickling the Ivories



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This Date in History

On July 24, 1965 Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” entered the top charts in 1965 and would endure as a classic anthem for decades to come.



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In Memory of Walter Cronkite

Famous coverage of Cronkite announcing the death of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. RIP ‘Uncle Walty’



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The Story Behind an Iconic Woodstock Photo


This coming August will mark four decades since the incredible event that captured the imagination of a generation and the amazement of everyone The Woodstock music and arts festival in Bethel New York.

The New York Daily News had a piece this week on Bobbi and Nick Ercoline, the two lovers standing wrapped in a blanket in the famous photo that appeared on the cover of the event’s record album In it, they reveal their memories of the event, why they believe the photo was chosen and became such an iconic image, and what they are doing now.

Related Items: Also affixed to the orginal print version of the article, is a litany of websites, books, literature, dvds, films, and of course albums to soak up some of what Woodstock had to offer for three days in that sleepy New York town.


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This Date in History

Actor Richard Roundtree (best known as “Shaft”) born this date in 1942.



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This Date in History: July 3

On this date in 1971, The Doors singer Jim Morrison was forever silenced when he died at the age of 27.



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