I loved Studs Terkel the minute I started reading Race, when I was 19. He's one of my absolute heroes--I could never be like him, but I can learn from his example at least some of the time. Here's a short piece about him as a music fan, the level on which I connect with him most deeply. R.I.P. to one of the greatest of all time.
I used to sell hologram bolo ties at the Mall of America