Wear orange: end gun violence

“I will also Wear Orange on June 2nd for the other 30,000 lives lost to gun violence in our nation every year.”

gun-control-wearing-orangeIt was only this year that I heard about the # Wear Orange movement. Thursday, June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

“The color orange symbolizes the value of human life. Hunters wear orange in the woods to protect themselves and others. In 2013, teens on the South Side of Chicago asked classmates to honor their murdered friend by wearing orange.” And it has become a national movement.

I asked my friend Ruth Senchyna to write about it from her very personal perspective: Continue reading “Wear orange: end gun violence”

T is for Traveling Wilburys

The two Traveling Wilburys albums were out of print for about a decade.

Dylan, Lynne, Petty, Orbison, Harrison
Dylan, Lynne, Petty, Orbison, Harrison
Everything about the creation of the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, I love. From the website comes a story I already knew.

George Harrison was asked by the folks at Warner Brothers Records to put together a non-album B-side for a single from the ex-Beatles’ album Cloud Nine.

Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison had shared dinner, then went to Bob Dylan’s home studio in Malibu, California. George had left a guitar at Tom Petty’s house, and when he went to retrieve it, he invited Petty to join in the fun.

Harrison played the resulting track, Handle with Care, to the WB brass, who thought the song was too good to bury on the flip side of George’s single. Maybe it could become part of an album?

The five frontmen took on the persona of the Traveling Wilburys from this: Continue reading “T is for Traveling Wilburys”