Monthly Archives: December 2020

FTV: Ronnie Milsaps

       No need to tell me that I spelled his name wrong in the title.  When his first record came out on the small Princess label, Ronnie Milsaps was thrilled.  Then he ‘read’ a review in the Atlanta newspaper.  They said nice things about the record, but had dropped the last ‘s’ from his name.  […]

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FTV: Communication

   The  following snippet of information was printed in the “CHEERS and JEERS” section of the AARP Bulletin back in March of 2016 and was recently unearthed from my pile of clippings:  “CHEERS . . . to the new SAT test that will focus less on obscure vocabulary.”  The press release said:  “The abstruse vocabulary words […]

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FTV: John Fogerty

  Back in the fall of 2019, the last round of touring by Creedence Clearwater Revisited (or CCR2 as we referred to them) was chronicled in this space (FTV:  CCR  10-16-19).  The article included the following description of their interview with the original CCR and CCR2 rhythm section:  “When CCR’s Complete Studio Albums Deluxe Box Set […]

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FTV: Shifting a Pair of Dimes

     Many years ago, Ontonagon Area Schools business teacher Diane Hardes and I were sent to a workshop held at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.  The day’s theme was “integrating computers into your school” and on the way home, we agreed that beyond the lunch we were served, it was a big waste of time (we […]

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