Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Today in journalism history

On this date in 1980, the N&O in Raleigh had a fire. Owing to the comity that then prevailed among publishers, the N&O was printed that night at the Herald plant in Durham, and the next day's edition of the N&O remains a collector's item, because it looked just like the Herald: Awful.

A couple dozen miles away, a bunch of people at my first newspaper were watching one of the staff favorite bands (the guitarist worked in the composing room, and they did genuinely rock). And that, believe it or not, was Your Editor's first date with the lovely and talented Language Czarina.

(Different club entirely, of course, but those of you who remember that era will enjoy this collection of posters from the old Cradle.)



Blogger Strayhorn said...

I had an email from Parthenon Huxley (nee Rick Miller) not long ago. He's now living in the DC area after relocating from LA a couple years ago. Still touring, now as "Huxmonster."

Too bad that poster collection didn't have the original Dads poster, which was assembled on the dumps one day when Orville wasn't looking.

I also wish I still had that photo of him wearing a shower cap and sunglasses, riding on the back of my Triumph when we crashed the Homecoming Parade.

Them was the days . . .

10:44 AM, March 18, 2010  
Blogger Strayhorn said...

Oh, and congrats to you two.

10:53 AM, March 18, 2010  
Blogger fev said...

The streets of Faber are yours!

And alas for the demise of the British roadster. What journalism students today are missing ...

11:13 AM, March 18, 2010  

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