The Rocky-ness of Being Alone

Contenders and pretenders

Where I worked was to the mid-upper right (Photo by Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash)

Somewhere in the presidential year of 1976, Jackson Browne’s The Pretender was released. I was twenty years old, a college junior. I had already seen Browne live twice and thought his earlier album, Late for the Sky, a modern masterpiece. One of my best friends and I gave each other a copy for Christmas, 1974. A strange invitation. And then we broke up with our…

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Terry Barr

Terry Barr

I write about music, culture, food, and my Alabama past in The Riff, InTune, FanFare, A Cornered Gurl, Rock n”Heavy, Counter Arts, and Flint&Steel.