IN WHICH A PERSON CONTINUES TO LONG FOR ERAS SHE DID NOT LIVE THROUGH, VINTAGE ROLLING STONE MAGAZINES PART 7

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June 7, 1973. The height of technology.

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Daltrey, piercing even in black and white. (June 7, 1973)

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The Master of Erotic Despair, Leonard Cohen. Dayyyum. (June 7, 1973)

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Utterly classic. Ad from June 21st issue, 1973.

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Maybe these hip people are listening to Bowie on their Hear Muffs!!! (June 21, 1973)

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“A young man’s search for the things that everybody wants.” (July 5, 1973)

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More like hot Mid-Western, amiright? (Dylan is from Minnesota…too much of a stretch? July 5, 1973)

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Glorious. (July 19, 1973)20150328_145820

Isaac. (July 19, 1973)

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George. (July 19, 1973)

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I’d like to wear that on the subway, next to a man spreader. (August 16, 1973)

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I had wondered about this. The oldest copies have not held up well, what with the folding. (August 30, 1973)

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Sleepy Van Morrison. (August 30, 1973)

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New York Dolls ad, August 30, 1973.

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Roberta. (September 13, 1973)

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I wonder how much praise the person who came up with this concept received.

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Maybe if I am ever famous I would shill for something, but only if I actually liked to product, and only if I could pose in an ad with it like this. (September 27, 1973)

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A timeless Ralph Steadman piece, September 27, 1973.

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Persistent pant campaign. (October 11, 1973)

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David Carradine serving major face. (October 25, 1973)

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Slumber party at Al Green’s house! (October 25, 1973)

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Liza Minnelli, Alice Cooper, and Ronnie Spector. How did the camera not combust?! (November 8, 1973)

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Crazy. (November 8, 1973)

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This accompanied a piece called “Hatboxes Full of Dreams” about beauty contests. I like that flashbulb quality image layered over a solid color. (November 8, 1973)

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Gimme Mick. (November 8, 1973)

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Bowie’s marketing and style presence really set the bar. (November 22, 1973)

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Also great design, though I don’t know about the cherub. Plus OVERALLS (November 22, 1973)

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Radical. (December 6, 1973)

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Could you imagine what would happen if 70s Lou Reed and Loudon Wainwright III got together? What would they talk about?

(December 6, 1973)

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I should research who designed ads for Apple Records. (December 6, 1973)

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I feel like that is a genuine smile on Diana’s face. (December 20, 1973)

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This goof again. How could I not? The colors, the colors! And the curls.  (December 20, 1973)

Apparently I jumped to 1982…

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Belushi and Aykroyd. Can we talk about the name Aykroyd? The more I look at it and say it in my head the stranger it seems.

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I’ll tell you where you went wrong – you placed overalls in the past. Overalls are the present and the Future!

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Indeed.

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Again, not praising the actual product, just the design of the ad.

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Zappa babies.

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Diane Keaton is the coolest.

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Worlds are colliding! Joe is such a babe.

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Now that’s a dynamic layout.

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Damn. Sanity versus insanity.

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Is This a Joke?

I’m just perusing the October issue of Spin (I only just received it, as part of this magazine sharing program I have with one of the coolest guys I know – my dad) and I’m only a few pages in and I’m already severely annoyed. Lately Spin is good for little else.

There is an ad for Dickies clothing that features a rather rotund young fellow, with dark, thick-rimmed glasses and a goatee.

What is the problem, you ask?

This ad strikes me as irritating because it demonstrates how it is apparently ‘okay’ for a fat guy to be in an ad, for clothing nonetheless, but we rarely if ever see an ad featuring a woman bigger than a size 0. Though I am not plus-sized, this still annoys me, and it should annoy anyone with an ethical conscience.

Searching for some sort of explanation, I scoured the page, looking for fine print to indicate that this dude is some sort of musician, or famous tattoo artist – something! Alas, no further information.

But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since Spin has basically decided to target the demographic of fratboy. At least they don’t get my money.