Drink your coffee local …

Rhiannon spoke of this at a show in Madison recently. Quite passionately, I might add. Here’s why:

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Not just today …

Originally posted November 11, 2010

It’s Veteran’s Day.  Don’t just post a message on the Internets and call it day. Find a vet, shake his/her hand and say “thank you.”  And not just today but every day. My musky hunting partner served in the first Iraq war. Can’t shake his hand but I’ll give him a call and tell him what his service meant to me.

Lots of vets come home and they’re never the same. Others seemingly pick up where they left off and carry on with their lives. The Musky Hunter is one of the lucky ones.   Either way, we should do what a thankful nation should do and take care of all our veterans, young or old. Whatever it takes.

This year, I’ll not just shake his hand, but I’ll take him to lunch, too. Find a Veteran and thank him or her for her service today. 

Happy birthday, Rolling Stone …

…it’s not just about the music, but about the things and attitudes that music embraces.

Jann Wenner

November 9, 1967  ~ The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published.

John Lennon is the first cover subject. The still shot from the movie set of How I Won the War shows the Beatle in his familiar round glasses and a mesh-covered helmet, setting the tone for the mix of music and politics that become the magazine’s hallmark.

The first issue costs 35 cents and becomes a collector’s item, selling for upwards of $400 decades later.

The magazine’s name is inspired by the Muddy Waters blues song “Rollin’ Stone,” the Bob Dylan hit “Like a Rolling Stone,” and the band The Rolling Stones. 

When the editors realize they are aging out of their demographic, they bring in young writers to keep it fresh. One of these is the journalism prodigy Cameron Crowe, who begins writing for the magazine in 1973 at age 16, covering the likes of Deep Purple, The Allman Brothers and Jackson Browne. These experiences form the basis for his 2000 film Almost Famous.

Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres For Hanging Out With George Bush

 

Remember when Ellen DeGeneres had to go on her show and explain why she was hanging out and having fun with former president George W. Bush at a baseball game? Feels like it happened decades ago, but it did in fact happen just last week, and celebrities are still rushing to DeGeneres’ defense.

Source: Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres For Hanging Out With George Bush