Another Deep Southern Gen X sampler, from “the lists”

The section in level:deepsouth called “the lists” is for collecting and sharing articles, sound files, videos, and images from Generation X’s early years in the Deep South and from today. Below is a sampler. Bear: The Hard Life and Good Times of Alabama’s Coach Bryant by Paul “Bear” Bryant  with John Underwood (1975) Bear BryantContinue reading “Another Deep Southern Gen X sampler, from “the lists””

Bitter Melon Soup

The ’78 Astros were not very good, but I remained a devoted fan, following them on my portable radio through another summer. One slow Tuesday, I was listening to a double header, half-heartedly rolling newspapers for delivery, when the bounce of a basketball caught my attention. I pushed my work aside—I was twelve at theContinue reading “Bitter Melon Soup”

Southern Christian Soccer-Punk and Other Unicorns: A Dispatch from the ’90s

by Ben Beard 1. The last cassette I bought was U2’s Achtung Baby! The first CD I purchased was Pavement’s Slanted and Enchanted. That’s the true story between 13 and 14, part of my hidden history, the autobiography we all elide and as we age, choose to forget. I ran with alternative rock for aContinue reading “Southern Christian Soccer-Punk and Other Unicorns: A Dispatch from the ’90s”