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Retrotisements — 1975 Chevrolet New Car and Truck Lineup

Retrotisements — 1975 Chevrolet New Car and Truck Lineup

Featured Posts, Retrotisements
I wouldn't go so far as to say that 1975 was a great year because that's when I was born but it's totally the case. And that's pretty much all the inspiration behind the choice for this car capsule. It features Chevrolet, perhaps the most All-American automotive brand around (sorry Ford fans). Chevy's slogan for the 1975 model year was "Chevrolet Makes Sense for America," which was a recession-themed tagline carried over from the previous year, according to this very in-depth look at Chevy marketing. Their TV ads sported a catchy little jingle titled "Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet." And the '75 Chevy lineup was rather a large one, featuring nearly a dozen passenger cars. And here they are, ads and brochure pages for every Chevy model from the subcompact Vega to...
Tube talk: Nova – “Musical Minds”

Tube talk: Nova – “Musical Minds”

TV & Radio
Quite by chance, I caught Dr. Oliver Sacks' appearance on The Daily Show a few days ago, where he was promoting an episode of PBS's venerable science magazine Nova called "Musical Minds".  Dr. Sacks is a British neurologist whose book Awakenings was the basis for the excellent movie with Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro.  "Musical Minds", based on his 2007 work Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, boasted no such celebrities but was pretty interesting nonetheless. The bulk of the special was dedicated to profiling four people who have very deep but very different connections to music.  Two of them (Derek Paravicini from England and Matt Giordano from upstate New York) have a high degree of innate musical ability that allows them each to seemingly overcome a significant neurologic