November 2010 Blog Posts (17)

They're Taking My Bed Away (OS Archive - 2010)

This was the sole entry in one of my mother's journal's, found among her things after she died in November 2002...

~ Winter, 1986 ~

They're taking my bed away today.

I should be glad, relieved. It is too big. 

I have those lovely old spool headboards for new twin beds. Much more practical. The room will be new…

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Added by Anna Herrington on November 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Greenpiece: Silent Spring where the registers don't ring

originally published Nov. 22, 2010. The environment as metaphor for the economy

With the economy so out of balance, with more and more people making do with less and less, with what looks like very few people exploiting everyone else, some of us have begun wondering if it's time to start channeling Che.

Actually, I think it might be time to start channeling Rachel Carson.

Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring, probably the single piece of writing most…

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Added by koshersalaami on November 22, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Joe Walsh: Life's Been Good To Him So Far

 Joe Walsh has been a presence in the rock world since first arriving on the scene. From the James Gang to Barnstorm to Ringo's All Star Band to  The Eagles he has played in some memorable groups in addition to his solo projects. Walsh's 63rd birthday is today, November 20th,  and I wanted to spend a little time with him. The first time I spent the day with him was at a Day on the Green concert in Oakland, California May 30, 1977. The last time was when he was part of…
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Added by Schmoopie on November 21, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Plug-in musicians

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NOVEMBER 19, 2010 9:10AM

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My dreams often come true. Not those little passing fancies, but the…

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Added by John Manchester on November 19, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Unstoppable - A Review

NOVEMBER 15, 2010 10:13AM

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 “Driving that train, high on Cocaine.

Casey Jones you better watch your…

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Added by John Manchester on November 15, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Man With a Heart of Gold: Neil Young

* November 22 update. Neil talks about the warehouse fire. See below.

 

 

 

Born in Canada, but closely associated with northern California, Neil Young’s massive fan base appreciates his simple yet complex lyrics, his energetic live performances, and his authentic presentation of himself. I think one would be hard-pressed to name a time when the viewer did NOT have the experience of what you see is what you get when it…

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Added by Schmoopie on November 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Ghost Writer

NOVEMBER 11, 2010 7:58AM

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I hear voices. Scornful voices. In my head. They whisper –“You’re not a realwriter.” ”No one’s published your…

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Added by John Manchester on November 11, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Boys and Men Healing ~ and the Oprah show (OS Archive - 2010)

On Friday, November 5th, the Oprah show dealt with a tough topic, airing Part One of a two-part show:  two hundred men were on stage, including filmmaker Tyler Perry, all standing together to speak out about having suffered sexual abuse as boys. The tales were horrific. The men's stories needed to be heard-- but it was very difficult to stay and watch the whole show.

I did stay.

I felt I had to stay and listen, to these men who were speaking out...

....and I…

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Added by Anna Herrington on November 9, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Give 'em Somethin' to Talk About, Bonnie Raitt

 

 

 

 

Bottleneck-style guitar player. Blues singer. Bonnie Raitt. To put it simply, I love her. For a long while when I was singing in bands I tried to emulate her. Not an easy task. Bonnie turns 61 years old on November 8th. Her career has had its ups and downs but she’s never left my cd rotation.  Every now and then something doesn’t feel quite right and I realize it’s time for some Raitt. 

 

 In 1993 I saw…

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Added by Schmoopie on November 8, 2010 at 4:30pm — 12 Comments

One Small Moment (OS Archive - 2010)

Early yesterday morning, I'd just piled two large boxes of groceries into the car trunk outside of the store, the dog was bouncing for snacks, and I was eager to get home to breakfast and my first cup of tea.

As I backed out of my parking spot and began to ease out of the lot, I noticed to my right an older woman sitting in a camp chair, a sign in her lap:

                                "I need help. I'm camping out.                                                    …

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Added by Anna Herrington on November 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Running for Congress with a new third party

originally published on Nov. 7, 2010. This was satire. As time went on, it became less outrageous and closer to true. Still, I wish some of the original readers had gotten the I.M. Peid pun. 





The following is an interview with future Congressional candidate I. M. Peid, self-proclaimed Architect of the New Political Order and founder of  the Corporatist Party of America, or CPA.

What is the point of the Corporatist Party of America?

What's…

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Added by koshersalaami on November 7, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Art Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence...For Now

 

Art Garfunkel as the Cheshire Cat and Paul Simon as the White Rabbit. It sounds like a strange dream. Or a Saturday Night Live skit. But acting together in the play Alice in Wonderland in elementary school was the first time the two musicians collaborated on a project. The duet went on to become part of American musical history racking up mega hits that are still popular today. Art will be 69 years old on November 5th. His…

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Added by Schmoopie on November 4, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

I was a teenage Beatle

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 One afternoon in January…

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Added by John Manchester on November 4, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

OS Comments Thread: Placebostudman: a Personal Shrine #1

I was not familiar with this blogger--but what a beautiful idea--a virtual ofrenda!…
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Added by Poor Woman on November 1, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

OS Comments Thread: Placebostudman: a Personal Shrine #2

This is really lovely, and a fine tribute.



(I mentioned him in my last blog, as there was a connection to something I was writing about. He definitely made a huge impression on me and so many others.)…
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Added by Poor Woman on November 1, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Old OS Post: Honoring Placebostudman: a Private Shrine

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For you, Ry

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because we miss…

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Added by Poor Woman on November 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Brilliance of Oregon's Mail-in Ballot (OS Archive - 2010)

As Election Day rolls around again, our house is strangely quiet:  no phones ringing incessantly only to answer to a taped voice urging us to vote, no doorbells ringing only to answer to polling volunteers wanting to know if we plan to vote, even asking," And do you mind telling us how you plan to vote?"

Yes, I mind!  I'll vote! Stop calling!

This year, and every election year since we've moved back to Oregon, we've voted…

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Added by Anna Herrington on November 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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