Veteran

My father had a huge impact on my music career. He tortured me enough and let me roam through NYC in the late 80s to make sure I had plenty to sing about in life. He also was fully supportive bringing home analog synths from his school’s music lab and then purchasing me a Roland S-50 sampler (story: here). It’s veteran’s day in the US today. My dad hated war and never showed these slides to us. After he died last year I found a few hundred of these. I scanned the first 20 this week and this was one of them. He is reading the Russian author Vladimir Nabokov who wrote Lolitta. If you knew my father a photo of him reading that book would make you laugh pretty hard!

“The Korean War (25 June 1950 – armistice signed 27 July 1953) was a conventional war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), with military material aid from the Soviet Union. The war was a result of the physical division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.” – Wikipedia

For more info: va.gov

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 11, 2011 at 7:23 am, filed under political and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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4 Responses to “Veteran”

  1. dominic says:

    you really look like your father hehe :)

  2. Electronicaz says:

    Touching story Oliver. Well written as ever too. :)

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