Cloud from 1st nuclear explosion, "Mike."
I was scouting…
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Another Move & My first “C”:
1961 was a busy year: In his Farewell Address President…Continue
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I realize this post may lead some of you to question my level of musical taste. My writing on OS consists mostly of tributes to rock heroes from my generation, all of whom are rapidly approaching senior citizen status. But that love of music started earlier than with the rockers I grew to admire and make part of my daily life.
What I'm about to tell you may make me lose all credibility and any coolness factor I may have had in your eyes when it comes to music. Deep breath. Here goes.…Continue
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Hard as it is for me to believe, Frampton Comes Alive was released 35 years ago. It was the must have album of the day and I remember everyone rushing out to get the double disc vinyl album eager to recreate the concert experience of a Frampton show. Back in the day of stereos with record changers, I remember stacking the two albums on the turntable spindle ready to lose myself in the tunes. The albums were even manufactured for this with one disc…Continue
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Well, the grand plan for this weekend was to get the spring transplanting going before the garden buds out, inspired by Phyllis45's bustling garden work on her posts this week ( http://open.salon.com/blog/phyllis45 ).
Mother Nature has intervened.
So, this snow, snowy Sunday, in the one corner of our country that is cold right now, we are inside with a fire crackling in the fireplace. Husband is on the ladder painting…Continue
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When I was twelve I returned from a Revivalist Summer with my grandmother, who was the piano lady for her brother’s Baptist church, nestled in the kudzu on top of Sand Mountain in the northeast corner of Alabama. After two months of churchgoings every Wednesday, twice on Sundays, and every day, all day for two weeks, Maw Maw gifted me a copy of The Living Bible and I was determined to carry on the spirit--even if it existed only in my bedroom.
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Mac’s Birthday Present:
Mac's Present & My Slalom
1960 was the year I gave up music for art. John F. Kennedy won the Democratic nomination for…Continue
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Spiders and submarines:
USS Nautilus SSN 571 USDoD
One of my favorite toys came out of a cereal box. It was about an inch and a half long made of light grey injection molded plastic and powered by baking soda. I carried my tiny model of…Continue
Added by JMac1949 Memories on March 12, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This is kind of an “interim “ post- cleaning up unfinished business, making a transition
I've spent an interesting week and an interesting day, The kind of “interesting” in the Chinese curse, “May you live an interesting life”
I'm going to try out a kind of a Chautauqua here.
Some of you will understand what…Continue
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from Black Sheep directed by Jonathan King
After a weekend conversation with my brother Rick we realized that I’ve overlooked a couple of Black Sheep in our mother’s family: her…Continue
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The ophthalmologist who diagnosed me with a retinal stroke called it “the…
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Bay Area funky soul at its best. The Tower of Power ( TOP to their fans) lineup has changed over the years with 60+ musicians recording or touring with the group, but their trademark sound has not. 43 years of down and dirty funk that started in Oakland, California when Emilio Castillo and Stephen "…
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originally published March 7, 2012 on Open Salon
The bar no longer exists. The band, however, does.
It's a quarter after one in the morning on a Saturday in early August, the tail end of a Friday night gig that started at about nine. The venue is a small, smoky neighborhood bar on the outskirts of downtown (the ban hasn't gone into effect yet), a place that hosts live music most nights and has a decent jukebox. No kitchen; the most elaborate food they…Continue
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The Dirty Old Man:
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