Graduates of the Class of ____:

Several jobs ago, I wrote a sample graduation speech for a weekly newspaper graduation section. I’ve had the chance to do this speech once, and this is the middle of the college and high school graduation season, so … Members of the Class of 20__: Let me be among the first to congratulate you on […]

Presty the DJ for May 31

We started and ended with jazz yesterday, so it’s worth noting that today is the anniversary of the release of the first jazz record, “Darktown Strutters Ball”: Ray Stevens’ “Gitarzan” reached number eight today in 1969 … … the same day John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace a Chance”: Johnny Paycheck, who sang […]