1970s

Howdy 7Up!

I became interested in pop bottles (I grew up in the Chicago area where we all said “pop”) and related stuff when I was about 12 years old. I had gone inside an old garage that was attached to a neighborhood house that was being torn down and inside was a cache of un-returned...

1970s Backpacker Magazines Online

Its been a tough winter here in New York City. We’ve had record snowfall and here at the beginning of March we’ve still got 20 degree temperatures. I just want to go camping on a hot summer day, by a lake, with a couple of friends and a rope swing. Damned if Google doesn’t...

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

As a nine-year old, I received my first hip-hop cassette tape, “On the Rap Tip,” as holiday gift from my mother. (My second cassette was a bootleg of 2 Live Crew I stole from my older sister!). I was a Midwestern kid learning about urban music from two coastal cities I was nearly equidistant...