June 5, 1968 ~ Late in the evening, a 12 year- old is watching TV and thinking ‘the world is literally coming to an end.’
By the following morning, I was sure of it.
Pete Seeger believed in “the power of song” to bring social change. Over the years, Pete used his voice and his hammer to strike blows for workers’ rights and civil rights; world peace and environmental conservation, and he always invited us to sing along. For reminding us where we come from and showing us where we need to go, we will always be grateful to Pete Seeger.”President Barack Obama
American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger ~ b. May 3, 1919
How did Mia go from being a demur Native American woman on a lakeshore to a sex object tied to the trafficking of native women?
I dunno. Some people have too much time on their hands?
If you’re bored at home, you can watch the Abbey Road live on a webcam …
It’s widely regarded as ‘The Day the Music Died’, a phrase coined by Don McLean’s 1971 autobiographical song ‘American Pie’. McLean’s retrospective track is said to symbolize the end of American innocence.
January 14, 1967 ~ Upwards of 25,000 people turn up at Golden Gate Park for “A Gathering of the Tribes for a Human Be-In” – a prelude to the Summer of Love.
Just about every counter-culture group is represented — hippies, beatniks, Hells Angels taking Timothy Leary’s admonitions to heart. His famous “turn on, tune in, drop out” is born at the be-in, a play on the “sit-in” response by students to the Viet Nam war and civil rights issues.
The Steve Miller Band, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Big Brother and The Holding Company and Jefferson Airplane play the 6 hour event.
Heather Cox Richardson is an author, historian and Professor of History at Boston College. Her newsletter is necessary reading.
… executive branch lawyers were trying to justify Trump’s withholding of money by coming up with a theory that Trump’s role as commander in chief meant he could override Congressional decisions about funding. That, of course, would give him the power to direct every aspect of our government; it would essentially make him a dictator. But while the fact anyone considered it is appalling, it is of note that even the administration lawyers recognized their argument was absurd and they ended up dumping it in favor of another theory.
Source: December 30, 2019