Guilty pleasures: Neneh Cherry, “Buffalo Stance” (1989)

(Above: This time, she is *not* introducing the high hat.) Thirty years ago this week  "Buffalo Stance" by Neneh Cherry was on the doorstep of the Billboard Top 40. It entered Casey's countdown on May 6, and climbed up all the way to #3 before falling back off the charts. Neneh Cherry is the stepdaughter … Continue reading Guilty pleasures: Neneh Cherry, “Buffalo Stance” (1989)

New this week in ’69: April 19

April 19, 1969 It's the day after we first see a controversial innovation that has pitted brother against brother and father against son. I'm talking about baseball's designated hitter rule, which is first used in the AAA-level American Association on April 18. Technically, the hitters that day that played the role were DPHs - "designated … Continue reading New this week in ’69: April 19

New this week in ’69: April 5

(Above: Baseball comes to Canada, April 14, 1969.) April 5, 1969 Leading the news today: a sniper takes to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and begins shooting at random from his car parked on the shoulder. Two are killed and fifteen are injured. The gunman later shoots his wife and turns the gun on himself. He's identified … Continue reading New this week in ’69: April 5