Author Archives: Luann Yetter

About Luann Yetter

"Do you remember lying in bed with the covers pulled up over your head, radio playing so no one could see?" (The Ramones) Yes, I do. And I remember the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. And I believed in the magic of rock ‘n roll. Funny thing is, I still do. Somehow I never grew out of my fangirl phase. In recent years I’ve enjoyed writing local history books. But after three successive publications, I took a break. And then I realized that without deadlines or contracts, what I really want to write about is music.

The Shop Land, Part II

By Sylvie Haslam Editor’s Note: Last summer when I taught my class on writing local and family history I got to read some wonderful work. One of the projects I know will be of interest to my readers is this … Continue reading

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The Shop Land, Part I

Editor’s Note: Last summer when I taught my class on writing local and family history I got to read some wonderful work. One of the projects I know will be of interest to my readers is this one by Mt. … Continue reading

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One Scan at a Time

Like a lot of cancer patients I live from CT scan to CT scan.  The last one was good. “I won’t need to see you again until the end of May,” my oncologist told me Thursday.  So right now, I’m … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s “Murder Most Foul”

Immediately after President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 people turned to one another in shock and apprehension and knew inistinctively that this changes everything. We’re in a similar situation now, which I suppose is why Bob Dylan rummaged through his unreleased … Continue reading

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Top Ten Albums for 2019

One thing good about having lots of medical issues, it has meant I’m homebound, and this unwelcome lack of travel has given me time to work on my annual top ten list. Instead of exploring the deserts of Southern Utah … Continue reading

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There is No Other Way, Let’s Try it Another Way…a history of the Hammond Organ

A Guest Post by Nathaniel Gordon I often use rock music themes in my college writing classes, and once in awhile I run across a student essay that really gets me thinking. While Dylanologists have written at length on the … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beat

We’re out on the thumb here in New England, not really on the way to anywhere, and what that sometimes means for logistics is that we’re the first stop on someone’s tour. That was the case last night when Conor … Continue reading

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Cold Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie

Frank and I strolled over to High Street tonight for some live music at the North Church. This is a wonderful old venue right in our neighborhood, built about 150 years ago by the Unitarians. Owned now by the Farmington … Continue reading

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Inviting the Wild In

I met with Dave Fish and Melody Bickford recently to talk about their band Invite the Wild, a blues rock quintet that plays local night spots from the apres ski Widowmaker to the late night Roost to my own neighborhood … Continue reading

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