KoHoSo was born in 1965 in a small log cabin hospital somewhere in the backwoods of Lexington, Kentucky.
After having lived in several different states and too many cities to even begin to list, KoHoSo currently lives in Crestline, California located in the San Bernardino Mountains. He now owns his own house that he shares with his long-time sweetie Miss KoKo, their dogs Ladybug and Oreo, and their cat Misha (all are rescues).
KoHoSo’s most noteworthy previous occupation was as a member of the radio industry, both on and off air. He has also worked in television production, sales, cooking, medical bill auditing, the satellite TV industry, and office management along with many other so-called “menial” jobs. This also gives KoHoSo a unique perspective as he has seen how many business operate from both the bottom and the top. Since December 2010 after being out of work for almost two years in the wake of The Great Recession, KoHoSo now works as a sales manager in the electronic components field in San Dimas (yes, the home of Bill & Ted).
KoHoSo first got online in 1998 with an old WebTV box and took to the Internet and computing like a duck to water. Within months, he had learned HTML and built his first website, “Uncle Fry’s WebTV Radio Links” which was wildly successful as almost one-quarter of all of that service’s subscribers visited it at least once. After getting a personal computer for the first time in 2001, he is now fully proficient in the areas of online security and even builds his own computers. He has also built several other successful websites over the years, both personal and for business. KoHoSo is a proud proponent of GNU/Linux and all open-source programs but keeps full tabs on Microsoft Windows to help his many friends that find themselves stuck in Bill Gates’ digital version of Hell.
While KoHoSo admits that his political views more often than not lean toward the left, it would not be correct to call him a Democrat. As a student of history and somebody that has actually read both the United States Constitution and the Federalist Papers on multiple occasions, he is not happy with either major political party. KoHoSo’s view is that all six of the most recent presidents should have been impeached for major constitutional violations. He also holds views on certain issues that would be more at home in the Republican Party than with the Democrats. His main beef is that, now more than ever, how we all react politically is being driven by “The Man” (moneyed interests) who really doesn’t give a damn about divisive issues such as abortion, affirmative action, gun control, and the like as long as he continues to get to squeeze every dime he can out of American consumers.
Aside from Internet pursuits, KoHoSo’s main hobby is collecting music of almost all types. His love of music is reflected on this site at the Radio page where almost anything outside of the current Top 40 can be found and streamed.
About the Retro/Vintage Posts
KoHoSo’s 1965 starting point is in many ways an odd one as it makes him neither a true Baby Boomer nor a full part of Generation X. His early years living in the Commonwealth of Kentucky also gave him a unique perspective as he lived in the big, modern city of Louisville but traveled to see relatives in the eastern part of the state where a lot of things had not changed in many years or, in some cases, many decades. It was during those times and travels that KoHoSo began to realize he often liked the way “old” things looked over newer designs. KoHoSo does not live in the past but certainly likes to visit it and take others along on the journey through the vehicle of this blog.
As for the Retro/Vintage posts themselves, these can range from old photographs, new photographs of old commercial buildings or other such points of interest, magazine advertisements, postcards, and other similar items. This material is posted for any number of reasons including enjoyment of the design, personal fond memories, longing for a more carefree time in history, and humor.
The intent of these posts — beyond the prime directive of just having fun — is two-fold. First, it is KoHoSo’s goal to sift through the many sites devoted to various types of retro/vintage material and present his favorites, especially items that have not been seen elsewhere over 9000 times already. Second, it is to make sure those that do the yeoman’s work in scanning and photography are fully and properly credited for their work (even if the author creates a derivative of it) in the hope that the readers of this blog will visit the originating sites and find even more things to enjoy.
On occasion, KoHoSo will also post original photographs and scans from his own collection of books, magazines, stickers, and fliers. Unless otherwise noted, such items are all posted under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.