The Iordan/Leonard/Mutch/Wolfson-Foster School of Fine Arts: Admission!!! (Bo Diddley #3)

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[Sheldon, Vermont, March 2000]

I am happy to report that my application to the ILMW-F School of Fine Arts has been accepted! I received this message from Dean Wolfson-Foster:

“Your letter of acceptance is on its way, Sir Knight. Also, you will be receiving an ILMW-F School of Fine Arts t-shirt and backpack . . . and a bill for $25,000 to cover your first semester (books included). It is an honor to welcome such a talented photographer to our small, yet prestigious family.”

$25,000? For one semester? Well, at least the books are included. And the t-shirt and backpack are nice.

I am including this photo with my application for financial aid, because I know the School’s founders like dilapidated buildings. (I wonder what the dorm looks like . . .) Wish me luck!


I took this pic ten years ago as I traced the escape route of the Confederate raiders that had robbed the three banks in St. Albans, Vermont, and were now making their way to Canada, with a federal posse in hot pursuit (1864). Sheldon is located about 11 miles east of St. Albans. The area is rugged, and there is little evidence of any prosperity. It was a cold wintry day, and I felt a little like Heathcliff wandering around on the moors . . .


Bo Diddley’s “beat,” which was introduced in his self-titled “Bo Diddley” (1955), was frequently copied, and today the beat is considered one of the most important building blocks of the rock ‘n’ roll sound.

Linked below is Dee Clark’s “Hey Little Girl” (1960), a virtual note-by-note adaptation of the “beat.” You’ll enjoy this. It’s a classic.

For all you “Stones” fans: You won’t have long to wait . . .

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