THE NOTCH

This weekend I learned about “The Notch,” an underground bunker built into the side of Bare Mountain in Hadley (right up the road from Atkins Farm). It was constructed in 1958 and built to withstand an atomic blast. The Notch (aka the 8th Air Force Combat Operations Center) was one of five ground bases across the US, part of the Post-Attack Command and Control System, which was ‘a crucial component of the US mutual assured destruction doctrine.’ Continue reading

Bob Dylan: It Must Be Satan


I think Bob Dylan’s “It Must Be Santa” is a good song. Good video, too. Especially if you pretend that Bob Dylan is playing an unseen, malevolent devil character who is spiriting around the party making people dance and do crazy things. I don’t know if that’s what the video is actually about, but I like pretending that it is. Continue reading