Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 117

Tobin Sprout - All Used Up
Chastity Belt - Different Now
The Roadside Bombs - War On Love
The Stripes - Observer
Purple 7 - Poison Ivy
Red Zebra - Innocent People
Kate Fagan -  I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool
The Dualers - Traveling
Radio Ska - Minhas Palavras
Yellow Umbrella - You Never Cared For Me



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Ten For Tuesday Episode 116: Chris Cornell Tribute

Chris Cornell has passed on but he leaves behind plenty of proof of his talent. This wasn't easy to select but here are ten songs showcasing his amazing voice.



Soundgarden - Rusty Cage
Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose
Soundgarden - Outshined
Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike
Soundgarden - Fell On Black Days
Soundgarden - My Wave
Audioslave - Like A Stone
Audioslave - Out Of Exile
Soundgarden - Been Away Too Long
Chris Cornell - The Promise

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 059: Live Your Life, R.I.P. Chris Cornell

Once again a great voice has been lost to us. Chris Cornell died the other day and I decided to speak my mind about not waiting around to see or do something because there might not be another day.



Opening Music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing Music - Soundgarden - Been Away Too Long

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 115: Nothing But X!

This special episode is because I finally got to see X in concert earlier this month in Oklahoma City and I didn't want to play just one of their songs. Why choose one when you can play ten right? So enjoy these amazing songs and by all means go out and catch them live if you get the chance, I hope I'll get to again and soon.



Burning House Of Love
The Have Nots
The New World
Los Angeles
4th Of July
How I (Learned My Lesson)
I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts
Country At War
Devil Doll
White Girl

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Monday, May 15, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 58: Something Always Comes Up

Episode 58 was recorded on the return drive from Dallas where Tommy and I went to see Testament, Sepultura and Prong. We talk about the show, the food we ate, upcoming concerts and more.



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Friday, May 12, 2017

Photo Album: Local H @ The Shrine, Tulsa, 9 April, 2017



This was the first time for me seeing Local H and all I can say is I hope there will be many more occurrences. Just two people playing stripped rock and roll yet with a very full sound that does not suffer from having no bass player, no second guitarist, not even a keyboard player. My friend Aaron has sung praises for catching Local H live for many years to me and finally I had the chance and listened to him. Call me converted now. I am a fan and can't wait until they come somewhere close again. I will travel to see them, they are that good.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 114

I've been in a bit of a nostalgic mood for the nineties lately so expect more of this to come.

Alejandro Escovedo - Falling Down Again
Screaming Trees - Dollar Bill
Sonic Youth  - Bull In The Heather
Michael Been - Us
Concrete Blonde - Joey
Natalie Merchant - Wonder
Gin Blossoms - Found Out About You
Soul Asylum - Black Gold
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
Live - I Alone



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Monday, May 1, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 057: Road Trip Talk

Finally Tommy has returned! As promised this episode comes from the recent road trip to Dallas on our way to see Testament, Sepultura and Prong. Be forewarned, this was recorded in Tommy's truck with Chris and Robbie in the back so there is a lot of noise but that cannot be avoided. Luckily it's not too bad. As usual we talk about politics, especially those here in Oklahoma, specifically how the elected officials in this state have decided that they know what's best for the people, so they can ignore what was voted on.

We talk about the bureaucracy that is the U.S. government, what's wrong with the medical insurance here (i.e. we have no real choices) and once again how marijuana should be legalized and what a complete joke Scott Pruitt is. All that and more, plus we also recorded another episode on the way back home the next day which will be coming soon.



Opening Music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing Music: Armored Saint - Mess

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Photo Album: Roddy Radiation 5/7/2015 Boulevard Trash Tulsa


Excited wasn't strong enough of a word for how I felt when I found out that guitarist Roddy Radiation (Byers) from the legendary 2Tone ska band The Specials was going to be in Tulsa. This was a must see show as far as I was concerned. I had actually had a picture taken with him on the Warped Tour in 1998 with the version of The Specials that was touring at that time. One of these days I'll get it scanned and show it here. I thought about mentioning it to him because he was very accessible in the small space that was Boulevard Trash but ultimately decided to let him be. It's not as if he would remember the few seconds that he took with me considering all that he was done in his life. Seeing him perform in this setting was more than enough for me.
 
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Friday, April 21, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 056: Roadtripping

I promise new episodes are coming with Tommy. As a matter of fact I am editing them now but in the meantime I felt like talking about music so here you go. Another episode of me rambling along about the recent concerts I've seen and those that are upcoming. Names like Prong, Sepultura, Testament, Local H have been seen and those like X, Alice Cooper, Megadeth and Scorpions are all on the schedule amongst others. Once again there is talk about wanting to do new music because I have a ton of lyrical ideas sitting and waiting but also about trying to learn to play a little guitar. It's not too long of an episode so go ahead and check it out.



Closing Music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing Music: Thurston Moore - Cease Fire

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Photo Album: Alejandro Escovedo June 11th, 2014 The Vanguard

In an effort to put content on this blog other than info on my podcast episodes I've decided to start uploading pictures from anything that strikes my fancy, so long as it's from something I've done or seen, with some info tacked on as well. At least this will fill the gaps until I feel like writing the odd short story, lyrics, bunch of crap, etc. Who better to start things off than one of my favorite musicians?





This photo was taken from the fourth time that I have seen Al in concert. Unlike the previous three shows there was no band backing him this time. It was just Al, his guitar and violinist Susan Voelz. The stories were there, spun in between songs, but the songs themselves had changed. A different energy had been given to them with no difference in the brilliance of the performance, it was if the songs lived, even breathed and adapted to the circumstances. That's part of his talent. I missed seeing him this past November right before my birthday but I won't make that mistake again.


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 113: AV Undercover Special

This is an extra special bonus episode which features artists that have gone to AV Undercover and performed live cover songs. If you look at the playlist below you should be able to tell what I was going for. Right now I've got so much music lined up  just felt the need to get it out. So enjoy this Ten For Tuesday Twofer.



Local H - Shock The Monkey
Superchunk - In Between Days
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Troubled Hubble - Things Can Only Get Better
Courtney Barnett - Cannonball
Mac DeMarco - Undone
Sharon Van Etten And Shearwater - Stop Draggin My Heart Around
The Falcon - Keep Your Hands To Yourself
The Minus Five - Cherry Bomb
The Dismemberment Plan - Barracuda

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Ten For Tuesday Episode 112

The Skints - Rise Up
Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps
The Au Pairs - It's Obvious
Izzy Stradlin - Baby-Rann
Local H - Cool Magnet
Smashing Pumpkins - One And All
The Toadies - Possum Kingdom
Bedouin Soundclash - When The Night Feels My Song
10,000 Maniacs - Candy Everybody Wants
The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town



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Friday, April 14, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 055: Conclusion Of The Conversation With Aaron

In the fourth and final installment of my conversation with my friend Aaron we again are talking about music. This time it's about party bands, you know, the kind where people just want to hear something familiar without any concern for content. Then Aaron starts talking guitars (he's got fifteen) and how he started experimenting with altering them. After that we talk about music keeping you young and then the guitar nerdery returns with talk about recording and editing skills and how we earned them. It all closes up with some social media etiquette or at least how we do it and with that this chapter closes. However I have a feeling that once we records some new music another conversation will be had.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Mastodon - Show Yourself

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 054: Aaron Part 3



Part three of my conversation with my friend Aaron finds us continuing to talk about Metallica and selling out, the line you can choose to not cross when a band changes their sound too much, cover songs, gaming and how it can bring family and friends a bit closer when separated by time and distance and movies like Star Wars: Rogue One, the Bladerunner sequel and Highlander. I mean the first one not the crappy second one. Probably some other stuff I missed too.

Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Local H - Shock The Monkey

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 111

Wovenhand - Long Horn
Nerve Quakes - Honey Hive
Sonny Sixkiller - Number One
Rank Xerox - M.y.t.h.
Ruts DC - Vox Teardrop
Shonen Knife - Ramones Forever
The Old Firm Casuals - Perry Boys
Izzy Stradlin - FP Money
Bon Scott? - Back In Black
Ghost - Square Hammer



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Sunday, April 2, 2017

A Trip To Josey's Records New Tulsa Store

Last Saturday a rare window of time and opportunity emerged for me. To take advantage of it, meaning to do something that would satisfy my personal needs, I targeted the newly opened branch of Josey's Records here in Tulsa. It's extremely rare that I have any kind of time to go crate digging these days what with family, work and other personal projects and understandably I leapt at the chance. Plus I finally had some expendable cash so I didn't have to worry about spending it on something that might be considered frivolous.

My favorite place to buy vinyl and zines here in Tulsa was Holy Mountain but unfortunately it had closed down very recently and I had been unable to even go visit the store one last time. The good news is that Jay, the owner of Holy Mountain, now works for Josey's and Jay is the type of guy who remembers regular customers and what they like. That's a rarity these days. There was no other place in Tulsa that offered what Holy Mountain had, nothing even came close and I worried about that.

When I arrived to Josey's the first order of business was to walk around the aisles to get a feel for the place. Even though the space is renovated and has a clean, crisp look to it, still, there was the smell that I immediately noticed. The smell of old records I mean and I breathed that smell in for several minutes as I just walked around and taking in what selection they had. That smell is a good thing by the way. It's an odor that conveys comfort to me.

Having taken the atmosphere in I chose a random section of the rock alphabet and got to work. Time slipped away and lost all meaning as I flipped through the bins with my head down. Slowly but surely I began to gather a few albums at a time and would periodically journey over to the listening station (comprised of three record players with headphones) and see what I had found. Not all of them made the cut but I was beginning to find some gems.

After several trips to the listening station what emerged was a pattern of music from 1978 to 1985. That appeared to be what I was focusing on even though when I had arrived I had no clear idea of what I would be looking for. When I had begun my search I had a thought of just buying a few things but by now I realized that I had almost enough music for a podcast episode of Ten For Tuesday so I dug in and continued to search. I mean why stop short right? Better to make it happen at this point. Go big or go home or insert your own overused cliche as needed.

Eventually I realized that I had been there for close to three hours and knew that I needed to pay up and run some errands before my wife started calling asking where I was. What I ended up with was two albums I had owned on cassette back in the day, two from artists whose music I had listened to and liked, a German compilation of Australian bands and three from bands I had never heard of before. Check out the complete list at the end of the column and wait for the podcast episode in about a month or so. Hey, it takes time to digitize music and it's not like I don't already have enough music already prepared for seven episodes waiting to go. This one will probably leapfrog most of them though. Probably.



Red Rockers - Schizophrenic Circus 1984
Scandal - Self Titled EP 1982
Raging Fire - A Family Thing 1985
Rock Paket - Australien 1982
Tuff Darts - Self Titled 1978
Any Trouble - Where Are All The Nice Girls 1980
The Police - Reggatta de Blanc 1979
Jason & The Scorchers - Lost & Found 1985

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 53: Concerts, Flooding In Peru and Kola Inglesa

I decided to throw together a brief episode to offer a break from my conversation with Aaron. Do not fear, there is more to come on that front, and soon. For if you choose you can hear me rambling on about my computer situation addressed, the flooding situation going on in Peru and my recent family trip that ended up at Pops, a cultural spot on Route 66 and some upcoming concerts I'd like to attend. Oh yeah, and the idea that I could be working on new music in the near future. Now excuse me while I get back to watching Jason Bourne.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Superchunk - In Between Days

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 110

There are a few concerts I hope to attend in the coming months, the first of which is Prong, Sepultura and Testament, none of which I have ever seen before. That was enough to be the impetus for this episode. There's a lot of thrash going on in this one, hope you can stomach it. I can.



Metal Church - Needle And Suture
Metallica - Atlas, Rise!
Anthrax - For All Kings
Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
Sepultura - Resistant Parasites
Prong - Ice Runs Through My Veins
Sinner - Battle Hill
KXM - Breakout
Thunder - Rip It Up
Last In Line - Starmaker

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 052: Aaron Hlusko part 2

Part two of my conversation with Aaron is all about music. First we talk about the songs we have done then venture into the reality of how some bands can change their songs as time goes by and have their fans be perfectly okay with it while others cannot. As well, some bands can experiment with different ideas and sounds while others remain trapped in what they have created. Strange how this happens. Rush, Iron Maiden, Smashing Pumpkins, Twisted Sister and more get discussed. I also offer up my definition of what hair metal really is/was. Finally, we delve into the idea of selling out and the episode ends in mid thought of Metallica. Do not fear, it will continue on in part three.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music - Smashing Pumpkins - One And All

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 051: Aaron Hlusko part 1

A few weeks ago I sat down with my friend Aaron and I recorded over three hours of our conversation. This is the first part. Aaron is the guy who plays the music that I put my lyrics to, so of course we started off talking about music, specifically some upcoming concerts in our area. That led to talking about drunks, Aaron's hometown of Huntington, WV, work and then we cycled back to music, this time our stuff. Music is a theme in life that we share albeit in different ways.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Local H - Cool Magnet

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 109

Ruts DC - Psychic Attack
Conmen - Beat Me Up
Tom Grrrl - Glue Sniffer
Big Kids - Let's Make More Plans
Shonen Knife - Jump Into The ew World
5 6 7 8s - I'm Blue
Drops - Unknown Song
Alejandro Escovedo - Horizontal
The Beat featuring Ranking Roger - Avoid The Obvious
The Surpressors - Jump Up Girl



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Saturday, February 25, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 050: Can You Define What Fake News Is?

Once more I journey into the land of the solo episode where I ponder on upcoming changes at work, reviewing zines for zinenation.org, the alien idea that the only political party a Christian can belong to is Republican, the false idea that God loves the U.S. better than the rest of the world and the truth that Donald Trump doesn't know what fake news means.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Ruts DC - Psychic Attack

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 108

Real Life - Send Me An Angel
Berlin - The Metro
The Human League - The Lebanon
Missing Persons - Walking In LA
Modern English - Someones Calling
Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
The Outfield - Say It Isn't So
Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking
The Fixx - Red Skies
The Hooters - All You Zombies



Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

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Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com
Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 107

Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods
Killing Joke - Eighties
The Ruts - Babylons Burning
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
PIL - Public Image
X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Day-Glo
Jim Carroll Band - City Drops Into The Night
The Fall - No Bulbs
Joy Division - Disorder
The Call - I Don't Wanna



Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 049: Four Years Of This Crap?

The focus of this episode is the Executive Orders and the Presidential Memorandums that Donald Trump made in roughly his first week as President. The lesson I learned in recording this episode is to be better prepared. Notes are fine and all but a good outline would have made it go so much smoother. As it was I had to do a ton of editing and since I was under a time constraint I can only hope I made my points in a somewhat sensible order. The thing is though, not one day after I recorded it Trump and his cabinet of imbeciles have made what I talked about seem tame in comparison. Can we really survive four years of this? Only time will tell.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day Closing music: Prong - Ice Runs Through My Veins

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode: Episode 106

Edit: Somehow the wrong file got uploaded so that has been fixed. Also, I am aware that I say episode 105 in the podcast. That is because after recording the file was unavailable to me and I had to do another episode in it's place. Perhaps I'll fix it one day in a bog brother overdub sort of way.

This is yet another continuation of episode 103, the third in a row featuring music from the late 70s to the early 80s and it's just more great music. This time I opted to only speak once at the very beginning so you got that going for ya.



Devo - Beautiful World
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
The Specials - A Message To You, Rudy
The Police - Message In A Bottle
The Cars - Just What I Needed
INXS - Don't Change
The Fixx - Stand Or Fall
Midnight Oil - Dead Heart
The Ruts - Staring At The Rude Boys

Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course. Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 048: Mass Shootings and Back Tracking On Campaign Promises

I was up late, my mind on several things, so I decided to go ahead and record something at the risk of sounding sleep deprived and not very lucid. Normally when news breaks I give it some time for things to settle down before I weigh in. That way some of the hype has died down and a modicum of common sense can be appreciated. Sometimes. On this night though I felt like talking about the Ft Lauderdale Airport shooting as well as Donald Trump backing out of another of his campaign promises, as was to be expected. He's a conman who tricked his way into the presidency. He just told bigger lies than the career politicians.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Vox Populi - Everything

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 105

I had plans to have this episode ready so that I could upload it while I was in Peru. That didn't happen thanks to less than dependable Wi-Fi, tourist illness and a lot of other things. But now I am back in the U.S. and hopefully the illness is behind me so it's time to catch up on everything I've left waiting in the wings. The good news is I got a ton of Peruvian punk and metal while down there so soon I'll be digitizing it for future episodes. As for this one, well it's an eclectic mix so show it some love, alright?



The Black Black - The Plan Is There Is No Plan
Low Fat Getting High - No More Feeling
The Zig Zags - Sunken City
Chuck Prophet - Alex Nieto
The Smithereens - Sorry
Teenage Fanclub - Loves Taken Over
Soul Asylum - When I See You
Bob Mould - Hanging Tree
Erica Freas - Please Go Walk In The Rain
Colin Hay - I Want You Back

Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics 
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Staring At The Stars

Charles, Tommy and me, the three of us decided to get an apartment together while in college. Tommy knew Charles from high school, they graduated in the same class and though I knew Charles I didn’t really know him. Tommy well, that was another thing entirely. He was my best friend, my brother from other parents. I was two years ahead of both of them and had spent those two years off and on in college occasionally going to class.

The place we found to live in was in the southern part of Tahlequah just off of highway 62. There was a small cluster of one story apartments, two to a building, all around each other and we got one with a standard three month lease. On the other side of us were these girls from Tri-Sigma sorority whom I passively tried to impress by playing my music loud and by laying on the hood of Tommy’s car at night where I would stare at the stars. I was young and dumb, what do you expect?

The question to ask though is did it work? Did I impress them? Since they never spoke to me or even acknowledged my existence I would say no. Overall the Tri-Sigs were known to be a bit stuck up so perhaps it wasn’t totally an indication of my lack of importance on the social scale. Yeah, I can’t even keep a straight face as I type that bull. I wasn’t anybody that mattered in their world. I was just a nothing occasionally seen but never heard.

My personality consisted of being a nervous bundle of insecurity with a bad self-image and very low self-esteem. A single “Hi” from one of them would have made my year.  A smile accompanying that “Hi” would have had me walking on heights I’d never known. They didn’t owe me anything of course and that is exactly what they gave. After all these years I cannot recall any of their names but I’m sure I knew who they were then.

But those nights spent on the hood of Tommy’s car, now they were worth remembering. Staring at the stars made me realize how small and insignificant we all were in the grand scheme of things. It wasn’t just me feeling the way I did. Somewhere else another person could be having the same thoughts, doubts and dreams as me. Those stars and the night sky made anything seem possible. Childhood sci-fi dreams lived on in my vivid imagination as I stared upward. The future was infinite. Maybe there was somebody out there that would actually like me for me. I’m talking of the female persuasion here.

What wasn’t infinite however was our time in that apartment. Before the three month lease was up Charles deserted Tommy and me. He found a better deal I guess. Tommy and I ended up moving into a two bedroom cabin with our friends Gary and Chris in a speed trap little speck of a town west of Tahlequah named Hulbert. It turned out to be a better deal for us too. No rent or utilities and only a minor infestation of field mice. And when I say minor I’m understating it on a grand level but it was okay considering everything else.

That part of Tahlequah we lived in is very different today. The city expanded and grew and that little area disappeared, consumed by the ever growing hunger of big business and the expanding economy of a college town. Where we spent those three short months no longer exists except in my memories. I wonder if anybody else who lived there remembers that place. Even if it is just an occasional thought every few years or so, it still counts.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.