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50 Years Collecting Dust

September 14, 2022

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Michael Geiger

50 Years Collecting Dust The 1936 Olympics in Berlin introduced basketball as a completion.  Between 1936 and 1972, the U.S. Men’s Basketball Olympic team compiled a record of 63 wins and zero losses.  The Soviet Union took home the silver or bronze medals in 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968.  The resentment from the Soviet […]

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The Two Plinys

August 24, 2022

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Michael Geiger

The Two Plinys Dateline:  Early morning, August 24, 79 AD, Misenum, Italy.  Roman Naval Commander, Pliny the Elder, discusses the days affairs with his nephew, the Roman poet and administrator, Pliny the Younger.  Let’s listen in. Pliny the Younger: “Uncle.  I miss the old August when it was called ‘Sextilis’”. Pliny the Elder: “Now, Nephew.  […]

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Arrgh! ‘Tis Pirate Radio My Friend!

August 16, 2022

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Michael Geiger

Arrrgh!  ’Tis Pirate Radio My Friend! England.  1964.  Rock-N-Roll is a teenager growing from the Do-Wopp ’50s bands to Elvis, and now to England’s own Beatles.  Beatle-mania is sweeping through Europe and heading toward the United States.  Yet, you can almost never hear a song from the Beatles on the radio in England.  The BBC […]

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A Spaniard on the Far East

August 10, 2022

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Michael Geiger

A Spaniard in the Far East  August 6, 1945.  An atomic bomb explodes over Hiroshima.  August 9, 1945. A second atomic bomb explodes over Nagasaki.  These events directly lead to the end of World War II less than one month later.  While the estimates vary greatly, at least 20 million military personnel and over 40 […]

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In the Summertime . . .

July 22, 2022

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Michael Geiger

In the Summertime . . . Summertime simply means more music in our lives.  It could be driving with windows down or sunroof open which causes us to play music instead of listening to podcasts and news.  With weekend getaway trips and vacations, we want to hear familiar and favorite songs.  Maybe we are anticipating […]

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