AC-DC TributeIf Dirty Deedsget Done Dirt Cheap,I pray the Lord,Bon's soul to keep.He made a Jailbreakand Let there be Soundbut he ended up tumblin' & a-rockin' down."You Shook Me All Night Long"said the Fly on the Wallafter Big Jack met Rosiein the ol' Big & Tall.Have a Drink on Me,best damn woman I've seen.Let's Get it Upfor the War Machine.I had some T.N.T.and some dyna-mite.Flicked on High Voltage,& out went my lights.Slidin' on the Black Icemade those Wheels in my head tirewhile a million Heatseekerslit the Skies on Fire.But my Rock 'n' Roll Trainon the Highway to Hellgot Thunderstruck by them big Bells.So I'm Back in Black,still a Ballbreaker too.So For Those About to Rock,I Salute You!
Brushing Up Against HistoryNovember 1963I'm eight years old and sitting in class (I strangely recall that my seat was in the middle of second row, on the side away from the window), when the principal comes in to tell us that the president has been shot.I do not knowwhat it means, but I knowthat it scares me.May 1968My mother meets Senator Robert F. Kennedy while he is campaigning in San Francisco and gets his autograph. I live with my father in a small town in Michigan, where every year leading up to Memorial Day, I sell paper poppies for the VFW.blood-red poppiesblood of soldiers on the fieldwar has come homeDecember 1971 I watch the news and see the body count, arranged like a scorecard. The numbers say we are winning, but one of those numbers is from our town, the only casualty that week. I don't know him, but I see his picture on the cover of Life Magazine.I turn 17 the next monthand try to join the Marine Corpmy father will not signNovember 1973As a small-town b