watch & listen— for the songs, records, tapes, CDs, concerts, movies, and TV shows of Generation X

The watch & listen section of level:deepsouth is for recollections and ruminations on songs or albums, record stores or music collections, movies or movie theaters or TV shows that were important, for whatever reason. In an era before the downloads and streaming services, music was harder to come by and easier to steal, shows onlyContinue reading “watch & listen— for the songs, records, tapes, CDs, concerts, movies, and TV shows of Generation X”

That Vibrant Community

by Foster Dickson In the summer of 1974, I came home from Baptist Hospital to a small, brick, ranch-style house in Normandale, on the corner of Princeton Road and Byrne Drive, which my father inherited after his mother passed away in 1971. This meant that my older brother and I were raised in the houseContinue reading “That Vibrant Community”

Historians and Journalists on the Generation-X South

——— “Southern states did comparably better than others, but all flourished, at least in comparison with the past. The region was no longer the nation’s number-one economic problem not the nation’s number-one moral problem, but economic and racial problems persisted.” — from the last paragraph of Numan V. Bartley’s The New South, 1945 – 1980Continue reading “Historians and Journalists on the Generation-X South”