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”

Revved up Like a What?: Thank You to the STJ Class of 1992

by Vallie Lynn Watson My favorite music was produced between the years 1968 and 1986, the latter year mostly due to the usual early-teen nostalgia about pop radio. I was born in 1973 to parents in their late thirties; my brother and sister were born in the 1950s. We lived all over the US and the world, untilContinue reading “Revved up Like a What?: Thank You to the STJ Class of 1992”

Dinner on the Grounds

by Luisa Kay Reyes “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound . . .” were the strains of music the few of us still present at the yearly homecoming at Old Union Baptist Church tried to sing, with only about two or three of us able to sing any of the verses past the first one. Continue reading “Dinner on the Grounds”