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A Moment’s Pause

Posted on: February 14, 2010

Back in the 70s, we ran this town. There wasn’t a road sign that didn’t have our signature on it. Under every “One Way” sign was a friendly reminder to play your music backwards. Above every “Speed Limit” was the word “Suggested”. Even the Town Clock was emblazoned with “Time to Rock!!!”

And everybody knew our names. There was Blinko, Tommy, Dorskin. Jazzman, Redney, Tohmas. Lots of us. Collectively, we were known as “Frangipani”. The police were scared of us, because they hadn’t invented anti-spray paint yet. Veterans and protestors alike recognized us as the force to be reckoned with. Even my grandmother couldn’t lecture us.

We had a glorious past. A long trip it’s been, right up to the AGO exhibit on us now. Still, I would trade it all for a moist cranberry-and-tuna salad sandwich on ciabatta bread. Or a package of William Goldman’s cough drops.


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