Posts Tagged: the rumpus oral history project

Starting the New Year Off with a Bang

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An Oral History of January 1, 1989: Circle Jerks Vs. Skinheads Greg Hetson (guitar, Circle Jerks/Bad Religion): Recently my daughter asked me if any skinheads ever came to Circle Jerks shows. When I told her yes she said, “Don’t they know you’re Jews?” I guess they did, and so I told her this story…

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Equinox Oral Histories #2

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As part of Daniel Nester’s English 251: Interviews and Oral History class, students took trips down to Equinox, a community services center in downtown Albany, New York, to interview some teenagers and young adults who take part in their Youth Outreach Program. Here are four oral histories from that project:

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Jeff Buckley and His Band, An Oral History

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Jeff Buckley: Having Tim Buckley as my father gave me the parts needed to play music.  Even if I went and became a lawyer and someone asked me to sing something, I’d have the parts to sing. But that’s it. It’s not really [Tim Buckley’s] voice that I have – because it wasn’t really his […]

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