Disco Tunes That Rockers Can Tolerate

by Kevin Burton    Found another story last week on the animosity toward disco from rock and rollers in the 1970s.  This one contained a little surprise.    The story was under the headline, “Surviving the 70s: 12 disco songs even rock fans enjoy.”  It was written by Greg Brodsky on the Best Classic bands …

Of OSSB And A Bright Sunshiny Day

by Kevin Burton    How do you get to 50 years? It starts with a day, or a night.    Then, you turn your heart toward the sunrise, again and again.    There was a night when my parents put me into the family Delta 88 and drove me from our home in Yellow Springs …

K&J Points: Our Mercurial, Floating Currency

by Kevin Burton    I was born in the heyday of S&H Green Stamps. By God’s grace I have lasted into the era of bitcoin.    I learned barter by baseball cards before I ever heard the word barter. I used to get fistfuls of Pesos for teaching Mexican nationals how to speak idiomatic American …

Make It Happen For God Today

by Kevin Burton    The first time I ever heard the phrase “make it happen” was in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ fight song in the 70s.    The 70s-era Cavs are my all-time favorite pro basketball team.    A few years later the staff at the Frontiersman, the newspaper in Wasilla, Alaska where I worked, got …