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1966, Part Two 31 July, 2016

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Friday, July 29: Wrapping up our look back 50 years, here’s the 1966 playlist that got us dancing. Included were a select sample of June hits. Kudos to Michael Polacheck, Larry Vaughn, and Louise Richardson, who racked up the most points in our Name It and Win It contest.

sign 66 pt 2

6606 Crispian St. Peters – The Pied Piper
6606 Ray Conniff Singers – Somewhere, My Love
6606 Syndicate of Sound – Little Girl
6606 Tommy James & The Shondells – Hanky Panky
6606 Tommy Roe – Sweet Pea
6606 Troggs – Wild Thing
6606 Yardbirds – Over Under Sideways Down
6607 Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
6607 Byrds – 5D (Fifth Dimension)
6607 Donovan – Sunshine Superman
6607 Francis Lai – Un Homme Et Une Femme
6607 Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass – Work Song
6607 Hollies – Bus Stop
6607 Lee Dorsey – Working In The Coal Mine
6607 Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City
6607 Mamas & Papas – I Saw Her Again
6607 Napoleon XIV – They’re Coming to Take Me Away
6607 Rolling Stones – Lady Jane
6607 Wilson Pickett – Land Of 1000 Dances
6608 Association – Cherish
6608 Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
6608 Billy Stewart – Summertime
6608 Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y
6608 Cilla Black – Alfie
6608 Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
6608 Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
6608 Los Bravos – Black Is Black
6608 Neil Diamond – Cherry, Cherry
6608 Roger Williams – Born Free
6608 Simon & Garfunkel – The Dangling Conversation
6608 Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
6608 Surfaris – Wipe Out
6608 Swingin’ Medallions – Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love)
6608 Walter Wanderley – Summer Samba (So Nice)

Know when you are.

Know when you are.

6609 Alexander Courage – Star Trek theme
6609 Bob Dylan – Just Like a Woman
6609 Bobby Darin – If I Were A Carpenter
6609 Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
6609 Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood
6609 Eric Burdon & The Animals – See See Rider
6609 Four Tops – Reach Out, I’ll be There
6609 Johnny Rivers – Poor Side Of Town
6609 Left Banke – Walk Away Renee
6609 Monkees – Last Train to Clarksville
6609 Question Mark and the Mysterians – 96 Tears
6609 Sergio Mendes + Brasil 66 – Mas Que Nada
6610 Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
6610 Brenda Lee – Comin’ On Strong
6610 Hollies – Stop, Stop, Stop
6610 Lovin’ Spoonful – Rain on the Roof
6610 Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels – Devil With a Blue Dress
6610 New Vaudeville Band – Winchester Cathedral
6610 Paul Revere & Raiders – The Great Airplane Strike
6610 Peter & Gordon – Lady Godiva
6610 Supremes – You Keep Me Hangin’ On
6611 Aaron Neville – Tell It Like It Is
6611 Baja Marimba Band – Ghost Riders In The Sky
6611 Davie Allan & The Arrows – Wild Angels theme
6611 Donovan – Mellow Yellow
6611 Eggplant That Ate Chicago – Dr West’s Medicine Show & Junk Band
6611 Magic Mushrooms – It’s A Happening
6611 Music Machine – Talk Talk
6611 Neil Diamond – I Got the Feeling (Oh, No, No)
6611 Sandy Posey – Single Girl
6611 Simon & Garfunkel – A Hazy Shade of Winter
6611 Temptations – I Know (I’m Losing You)
6611 Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally
6612 Aaron Neville – Tell It Like It Is
6612 Blues MaGoos – We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet
6612 Bob Crewe Generation – Music To Watch Girls By
6612 Buckinghams – Kind Of A Drag
6612 Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night
6612 Four Tops – Standing in the Shadows of Love
6612 Keith – 98.6
6612 Lovin’ Spoonful – Nashville Cats
6612 Mamas & Papas – Words of Love
6612 Monkees – (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
6612 Paul Revere and the Raiders – Good Thing
6612 Royal Guardsmen – Snoopy vs Red Baron
6612 Seeds – Pushin’ Too Hard
6612 Seekers – Georgy Girl
6612 Sopwith Camel – Hello, Hello
6612 Tom Jones – Green Green Grass of Home


Austin Turns 175 18 October, 2014

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Austin 175

One hundred and seventy-five candles

Marvelous celebration of the birth of the city we love. Austin began with a party that never really stopped. It was a swell evening of conversation about literature and history and art, a perfect run-up to next week’s book release. Here’s how Thom World Poet experienced it:

So Howie Zowie screened slides of Lamar, Stephen F Austin, Sam Houston, David Crockett, Elisabet Ney, Laguna Gloria, Armadillo, East Avenue, Capitol#1,#2,#3, Street cars on Congress and 6th Slides from SLACKER interspersed with Eliza Gilkyson, Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson. Front pages of the AUSTIN CHRONICLE, interior shots of the Driskill & Capitol, MoPac being built, plans for Austin, habitation patterns of Tonkawa, raiding Comanche, Mayors and Governors, Planners and Politicians and Players from LBJ to Waller and those Three Philosophers. Trains with tracks into the city center, street cars ditto, wide, planned Congress Avenue, Bars like Scholz’s Bier Garten. Murals, Cathedral of Junk, Stevie Ray Vaughn (now a statue on Lady Bird Lake) and we realized how much we loved Little Single Story Austin—unique, individual, eclectic, eccentric, artistic, articulate and cheekily deviant—not this highrise nightmare imposed upon the flatlands, obscuring our view of the Capitol. Linda brought out a birthday cake. We cheered/we ate. We laughed with goodwill about our town, our ghosts of Leslie, lost musicians, lone artist-poets. Streets change. Memories remain. 175 years. None of us can contain her. None of us wish to control or restrain her.GO AUSTIN GLOW! May EVERY day be your Best New (Re)Birth Day! (and Night,too!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!


Woodstock Revisited 16 August, 2014

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Fri, Aug. 15: On this day 45 years ago, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, An Aquarian Exposition, began outside of Bethel in upstate New York. It became a defining moment in the cultural history of the 20th century. The mega-festival summarized everything that had come before it, stood alone as an indelible snapshot of its immediate time and place, and set a pattern for all outdoor concerts to come. Echoes remain.

three days of peace and music

Three Days of Peace and Music

The Green Man hitchhiked to Yasgur’s farm virtually, and his guests reveled in the remarkable performances, interviews, and images captured so long ago. We feasted on intriguing handmade pastries, swilled beer and wine, danced, and generally hung out. Many of us donned our tie-dye outfits, headbands, and vests with protest buttons. Most could only imagine what it must have been like for those 400,000 young people who got to be there then.

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Lina, Zow, and Thom

We are blessed to have witnessed, even from afar, all that incredible talent and the outpouring of good vibes. This is the legacy that still informs many of our activities. This is why we go to Kerrville and ACL. This is why we believe that it’s natural to coexist in harmony with our neighbors. This is why we know that singer-songwriters, poets, and other artists can lead the way to a better world now and tomorrow.

Warmly aglow, we’ll continue the retrospective this evening with a look at Taking Woodstock, then let loose of the memory for some span. Perhaps we’ll do it again for the 50-year observance in 2019. See ya then!

We are stardust, we are golden

and we’ve got to get ourselves

back to the garden.