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”

Good Tunes: Local Music Festivals

In a time before Coachella and other big festivals, cities and towns all over the Deep South had their local music festivals. On some set weekend in the spring or summer, local organizers would scrape together what money they had, book some (mostly local) acts, erect a stage in a parking lot or a field,Continue reading “Good Tunes: Local Music Festivals”