Friday, November 22, 2013

For a fascinating look at what went on during the four days after President Kennedy's assassination, CBS is live streaming in real time all of the events they covered.

It was such a sad time. Seeing the TV coverage that we were glued to for days brings back many emotions and thoughts about that time. So often now, even among people far older than me when it happened, you hear people say that it was a transformational event for them, the nation and the world. The decade after the assassination is what I wrote about in A Sixties Story.

If it doesn't play, here's the URL:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Virtual Garden: Mosaiculture Exhibition

My Virtual Garden: Mosaiculture Exhibition: International  Mosaiculture  Exhibition   Montreal - Summer 2013      Even if you’re not into gardening yourself, the plant sc...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Better quality--Eric Clapton with Delaney and Bonnie "Poor Elijah" BBC " 1969

Music of the sixties and seventies ... played by the best.

Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Copenhagen December 10, 1969

Just had to share this. They were so great--all of them. The friends are people who became the great musicians of our time. I feel so lucky to have grown up with rock 'n' roll, folk, and blues as it was and became during the sixties and seventies. Many of these people are still packing them in.

LIVE!!!! Delaney Bramlett at Kulak's Woodshed--memories of the sixties

This really brings back memories of the sixties and seventies music.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Jefferson Airplane Volunteers 1996 ) live At the Rock and Roll Hall Of...

This really brings back memories. They were great then and still sounded great in 1996. I'm glad they made the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. My favorite song was always White Rabbit, but they'd need Gracie Slick for that.

We were so lucky in our era to have such great music. We had early and later rock 'n' roll, blues, folk, and jazz as the sound track to our lives. It told our story.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Jon Stewart - Government Shutdown Day 3 - 10/3/2013

Love this. FOX NotNews lie clips, The Jerk, Shutstorm, Bullsh** Mountain, Smokey the Bear. Brilliant. Don't miss it!

Monday, August 19, 2013

I ordered the book on the Theatre de la Mode and it's beautiful! I don't know why this holds such fascination for me, but it does. Check out this woman's blog for more information. Minatures and fashion ... how can you miss?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Born In Chicago Documentary Movie Trailer

Saw this film last night. Another blast from the sixties past. I was too young to go in, but I remember well hanging out across from Big John's on Wells Street hoping to catch a glimpse of these musicians. See the movie if you can--it's a piece of music history that needed to be told. We really enjoyed it.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry GarciaDark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia by Robert Greenfield
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I found it difficult to read about the self-destructive side of Jerry Garcia. I like to think of him only as a wildly talented Buddha, but of course he was human and flawed, as we all are. If you are interested in Jerry Garcia, the sixties and the Dead, I think you'll like adding this to what you know about all of them.

I had a similar reaction when I read the bio of the legendary Neal Cassady of the beat and Prankster eras.  Honored and loved for his brilliance and charm, Cassady's dark side was all too human and flawed. It is surprising that he bridged two eras of outlaw creative worlds without ever writing anything. 

Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and GinsbergOff the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg by Carolyn Cassady
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you're interested in Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg as well as the Merry Pranksters who travelled with Ken Kesey, this book gives you insight into the personal life of Cassady through the eyes of his wife of many years. Although Cassady is a legendary figure, being married to him and having three children by him sounds like a total nightmare. I couldn't help wondering all through the book why Carolyn Cassady stayed with him. "I loved him" didn't seem possible as enough of a reason, but that's not for me to say. She tells her story well and I got a deeper understanding of him and to a certain extent, the people he ran with.

It's been hard reading about the sixties in these two books. They show the side of the sixties I never really got into, probably because I never had money or fame. Now I feel lucky for the way I went through those times. I may have broken lots of rules, but self-destructiveness didn't overwhelm my survival instincts. What a time--so much hope, light and dark ... I am sometimes amazed at all we dealt with.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Wow. This is incredible. It's well worth watching and I can see why it's gone viral. Please keep it moving if you can.

Reality check on who's got the cash in this country ...