Category Archives: Music

Friday Five: 1992

Life is filled with pivotal moments, periods of time that change us in fundamental ways. Most of us don’t have many, but the ones we do have are indelibly part of our story. I’d guess, for most of us again, … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Uncle Danny

The Sandoval family said goodbye to one of our own today. Danny Sandoval was an amazing man. He was a loving father and grandfather, and a loyal brother and son.  He was a beloved cousin and nephew.  To me and … Continue reading

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Friday Five: 1991

The early 1990s were an eclectic period in popular music and my tastes were no different. Combined with my (st)age––that powerful period in life when you’re actively discovering who you are and deciding who you want to be––my wide interests … Continue reading

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Friday Five: 1990

It was a good year for me, a big year. In 1990 I graduated high school and started college. For a young Chicano, who came from a family who didn’t have a lot but always had enough, that was probably … Continue reading

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Friday Five: 1989

The end of the 1980s was the high point of the reign of hard rock.  After Motley Crue and (especially) Guns N’ Roses, if you had long hair and you were in a guitar band that played L.A. clubs, you … Continue reading

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Friday Five: 1988

This weekend is my 25th high school reunion!!  25 years!! I can’t be there because I’m in Tampa at a conference, a commitment I made before the date was set.  So what better way to celebrate than a selection of … Continue reading

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Friday Five: 1987

Popular music and teenagers have gone together for the better part of the last century of U.S. culture.  There’s a lot I could say about this as a historian, and as a lover of music, but the only thing that … Continue reading

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