Home
Loading
  Contact Us    
The Doctor is IN!

Column Debut.

by Dr. Spin
April 22, 2002

Bookmark and Share


The Doctor is IN!_Dr. Spin-Column Debut. Hello, loyal and not-so-loyal PO readers! Welcome to the debut of a new column! I am the Dr. Spin, Doctor of Rockology. What makes me a Doctor of Rockology? After studying at a prestigious liberal arts school (who’s name escapes me), and getting my B.A in Twentieth Century Music, I then went on to the Masters program for Rockology, and finally my PhD on my thesis, “The Monkees and Their Musical Influence on the Beatles.” I am fully qualified to answer and address all subjects relating to Rock music, particularly the music between 1964 and 1985, which was the vast majority of my graduate work.

The purpose of this column is to spotlight music you may or may not have heard. There are many bands I’ve listened to and many I have not. I do not comb the dark recesses of sweaty nightclubs, trying to find the newest sensation before they become “big,” nor do I spend hundreds of hours in used record stores, trying to find the bootleg Cramps’ single that only hardcore fans know. Rather I am an average guy who likes music, all kinds of music, with a particular fondness towards Rock. And, of course, I have my degree!

I am also willing to (shudder) give advice and perhaps answer that needless trivia question about your favorite group. I do not know every stat of every band member, or every song of every band that ever recorded. No one has THAT much time to waste. Rather, as Socrates, or someone else unrelated to Rock music once said, “The world’s best teachers are those that are willing to still learn.” I am an expert in the field of Rock ‘n’ Roll music, but by no means the final authority (that would be Rolling Stone magazine).

My column will appear monthly for now, depending on the interest of readers and the willingness for me to actually sit down and write an article every month. With permission of the Webmaster, and apologies to Dear Jon (who came up with the concept first), I give you a form to send me, Dr. Spin, your musical questions. Remember, your questions must be of a MUSICAL NATURE! Anything else should be sent to my good colleague, Dear Jon.

And, please no questions like, “I have this song in my head that goes ‘Dah-dah-dah-DUM, Dah-dah-dah-DUM!’ What is it?” because humming doesn’t translate into print, and even if I could hear you humming it, I wouldn’t know what you were attempting to sing.

See you in 30!

(0 Comments)
Post a Comment

Send Us Your Opinion
(Comments are moderated.)
Your Name:*


Your E-Mail Address:*
(Confidential. Will not be published.)


Location:


Comments:*
Note: In order to control automated spam submissions, URLs are no longer permitted in this form.



Verification:
Please type the letters you see above.

  Printer-Friendly

Bookmark and Share


RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Dr. Spin: RSS Feed for Dr. Spin
EMAIL ALERTS
Sign up to receive an e-mail notice when new articles by this author are published. Your address remains confidential, and you may cancel at any time. A confirmation email will be sent.

Your e-mail address:
The Doctor is IN!
po Books
Now Available!

Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.

A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.

More Information.

More by Dr. Spin
Last Time Around
Dr. Spin ends his column
by Dr. Spin, 1/23/06
An Eclectic Group of Letters
Dr. Spin answers questions on Gospel music, jam bands and more.
by Dr. Spin, 12/26/05
Voices and Videos
On attractive female singers and what makes a good music video.
by Dr. Spin, 12/12/05
Dress For Success
What do musicians' outfits tell you about their music?
by Dr. Spin, 11/28/05
Should you listen to H.I.M?
A concerned fan questions a band's loyalty.
by Dr. Spin, 11/14/05
A Brief History of Modern Music, Part II
Part 2 in a series
by Dr. Spin, 10/3/05
A Brief History of Modern Music, Part I
Dr. Spin helps a fellow POer define the terms of contemporary music.
by Dr. Spin, 9/19/05
» Complete List (101)


RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Dr. Spin: RSS Feed for Dr. Spin

Recently Published
View Article A Way with Words
Exposing President Trump's verbal challenges
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/20/18
The Word Cup in a Cave
Celebrating the rescue of the Thailand soccer team
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/13/18
Let's Hear It for Liberty!
Celebrating our independence takes more than just one day
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/6/18
The Big Black Dog
A prayer for those with depression
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/29/18
And the Children Cry
A lament for the illegal immigrant children separated from their families
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/23/18
A NEW Poem About OLD Glory
What does Frances Scott Key have to do with Flag Day?
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/15/18
Oh, the Places You Will Go
A poem for high school graduates (with apologies to Dr. Seuss)
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/8/18

Get the Partial Observer's
'recently published' headlines via RSS.


RSS Feed for Recently Published PO Articles    What is RSS?

Reproduction of original material from The Partial Observer without written permission is strictly prohibited.
The opinions expressed by site contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the editors.
Copyright ©2000-2018 partialobserver.com. All rights reserved.
Home · Site Map · Top