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Emmett Till disappeared 60 years ago today; his mutilated body was found three days later. His mother allowed photos to be taken of his open casket, and the horrifying pictures helped galvanize the Civil Rights movement, including the “I Have a Dream” speech eight years, to the day, later.

But that’s not what I wanted to talk about. I want to know why it is Read the rest of this entry »

votingI came across this website via Facebook, VoteForBernie.org. It does not appear to be authorized by the Bernie Sanders for President campaign. But it had some useful information.

Among other things, it notes whether one had to be a registered Democrat in one’s state in order to vote for Sanders (or Hillary Clinton, or whomever) in next year’s primary/caucus season. And it would likewise apply to Republicans’ ability to vote for their candidates.

Some states allow for Open Primaries. Read the rest of this entry »

Boz_Scaggs_SpotlightI had this need to find out if I had ever seen Boz Scaggs, and what the venue was. As I suspected, I had, in 1972, according to the Boz Scaggs Music Community website at http://www.bozscaggs.org/, though it had expired; I retrieved the information from the Wayback Machine. The Facebook page associated with it hasn’t been updated since 2010.

I didn’t put the info together, it’s not mine, and I can’t verify the entries. But it seemed a shame that the listing was inaccessible. So if anyone wants to take and expand this roster, it’d be fine with me. And if the BSMC objects, please let me know.

1967
1967 Jun 17 Monterey Pop Festival Monterey, CA w/ SMB, Canned Heat, Janis, Country Joe, Al Kooper, QMS

1969
1969 Please Submit Awalt High School Mountain View, CA
1969 Feb 21 Petersen Gym, SD State University San Diego, CA Quicksilver, Robert Savage
1969 May 15 Cal State Hayward Hayward, CA Ike & Tina Turner, Elvin Bishop
1969 Oct 17-19 Piedmont Park Music Festival Atlanta, GA ABB, Mother Earth, Joe South, Jackie Wilson

1970
1970 Please Submit KRON Channel 4 San Francisco, CA First live quadraphonic broadcast of a concert performed in TV studio
1970 Please Submit Frenchy’s Hayward, CA Either 1970 or 1971
1970 Please Submit University of New Hampshire Durham, NH It’s A Beautiful Day, Steve Miller
1970 Jan 7-11 Whiskey A Go Go Hollywood, CA
Fleetwood Mac
1970 Jan 14-15 The Matrix San Francisco, CA
1970 Feb 12-14 The Matrix San Francisco, CA Steel Mill (Bruce Springsteen) opened
1970 Mar 17-21 The Matrix San Francisco, CA
1970 Mar 27 Capitol Pavilion Olympia, WA Cold Blood, Lovecraft
1970 Mar 28 Seattle Arena Seattle, WA Cold Blood, Lovecraft
1970 April Springer’s Ballroom Portland, OR
1970 Apr 19 Berkeley Community Theatre Berkeley, CA Billed as Frank Zappa and the Hot Rats
1970 May 2 Fillmore West San Francisco, CA Tull, Boz replaced Fairport Convention,Sant ‘n Pepper
1970 Jun 19-20 Civic Auditorium Honolulu, HI Mike Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop, John Lee Hooker
1970 Jun 27 Euphoria San Rafael, CA Ike & Tina, A.B. Skhy Read the rest of this entry »

"I really don't know if Obama was born in the US"

“I really don’t know if Obama was born in the US”

The morning after the list of candidates who would appear on the Republic Presidential primetime debate on August 6, the Daughter wanted to stop the news broadcast so she could get the names.

I told her she had to get ready for camp, and that I would print out the roster of 10 who made the main stage Read the rest of this entry »

greenland_map_220Leslie, part of our ABC Wednesday team, posted this on Facebook. I’m lazy enough to stretch it into a whole blog post.

“The last name game: Use the first letter of your last name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real places, names, things, nothing made up.”

1. Last name? Green.

2. An animal? Giraffe. I could have gone with one of these, but it was the first thing I thought of.

3. A boy’s name: George. The obvious choice Read the rest of this entry »

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