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CV! Part 188 – HAPPY JERRY DAY 2021! (Sunday)

CV! Part 188 – HAPPY JERRY DAY 2021! (Sunday)
Happy birthday Jerry Garcia!
He would have turned 79 today. May his memory be a blessing!

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MAH “Dear Jerry” Postcard – front

“Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything take us out of this gloom
Sing a song, play guitar
Make it snappy
You are the one who can make us all laugh
But doing that you break out in tears
Please don’t be sad if it was a straight mind you had
We wouldn’t have known you all these years”
– “Dear Mr Fantasy”
by Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, and Jim Capaldi
Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia
August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995

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Jerry Garcia

Sunday, August 1, 2021“Rabbit! Rabbit!”

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12:55am: We took the dogs outside. And now they’re sleeping.

5:20am: And we are still awake five hours later.
We ate a slice of banana bread with a little melted butter.
We took the dogs outside and now they are in the bedroom sleeping.

Happy Jerry Day 2021!

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8:30am: We drank an iced espresso. We prepped the dogs’ breakfast.
We did a load of laundry. Wash, dry, and fold.
We got the newspapers (the delivery was late this morning).
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
Now they’re back in the bedroom while we become Chore Boy.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ.

11:55am: Chore boy didn’t do sh*t. He took a short nap.
And then we woke up and took the dogs outside at 11:20am.
We played with the dogs and now they’re back in the bedroom again.


WTF? There was a strange woman walking on the street out front of the house behaving strange, She walked through the bushes on the side of the house, so we investigated, but we didn’t see anything out of place.

12:15pm: It’s HOT today, and it’s only Noon.
And it’s going to be HOT all week in the SFV:
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The JoshWillTravel Blog is read WORLDWIDE!
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We drank an iced espresso and now we’re thinking about “Brunch”.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZ. Nappy time again.

3:10pm: We took a short nap. We woke up.
We ate the four leftover slices of pizza (two cold, and two warm).
We took the dogs outside. It’s really HOT out now. Currently 96 degrees F.
The “F” is for FUCKING HOT as well as for Fahrenheit.
Now we’re chillin’ with the dogs in the Home Office again with the AC on
and watching the Olympics on TV.

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Jerry Garcia in concert – 1985

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Nappy time again.

6:30pm: We took another nap with the dogs. We woke up.
We took the dogs outside and the dogs got fed.
We took the dogs outside again.

The Jerry Garcia Band at The Stone
in San Francisco, California on August 1, 1984 – Complete Show!

Set 1) Cats Under The Stars, Mission In The Rain, Love In The Afternoon,
Run For The Roses, Tangled Up In Blue
Set 2) How Sweet It Is, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Dear Prudence,
E: Midnight Moonlight
Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Melvin Seals – keyboards
David Kemper – drums
Jacklyn LaBranch and Gloria Jones – backing vocals

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9:40pm: Sunday night. Watching the Olympics on TV.
We drank another iced espresso.
And we’re almost ready to make some dinner.

1:55am on Monday morning. We still haven’t eaten dinner.
Just a “Simple Twist of Fate” we guess.
Must be the “Moonlight Madness” tonight.
Or we might be “Tangled Up In Blue” too.
We took the dogs outside and then we played with the dogs.
They were with us in the Home Office as we worked on a new Blog Post.
We just took them outside again and put them in the bedroom.
And so, we are recapping this Blog Post “After Midnight” now.

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Hope you have a Happy Jerry Day today and everyday!

“Once in awhile, you get shown the light,
in the strangest of places, if you look at it right.”


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“Cats on the blacktop, birdies in the treetop
Someone plays guitar that sounds like a clarinet
I ain’t ready yet, to go to bed
Think I’ll take a walk downtown instead”
– “Cats Down Under The Stars”
by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter

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Jerry Garcia – early 90’s

The End. And so begin “The Days Between”….




CV! Part 116 (Saturday-Sunday-Monday)

CV! Part 116 (Saturday-Sunday-Monday)
DO NOT TRAVEL! STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!
“Mask Up America” is President Biden’s “100 Day Masking Challenge”

DONALD TRUMP REMAINS
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD!
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“Have a good life. We’ll see you soon.”  –  Trump’s last words on January 20, 2021
Trump and Melania board the plane (as The Village People’s song “YMCA” plays him off)
The grifter criminal Liar & Thief, who tried to overthrow the US Government and kill his political enemies: the Vice-Presiedent and Members of Congress, escapes to Mar-A-Lago in Florida.

“Donald John Trump engaged in High Crimes and Misdemeanors” 
TRUMP IS A LOSER! 
TRUMP FAILED. EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!
TRUMP MUST BE PUNISHED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!
Arrest Trump. Investigate Trump. Prosecute Trump.
CARRY OUT THE SENTENCE WITHOUT MERCY! NO PARDON!
Seize All of Trump’s Assets. Freeze All of Trump’s Bank Accounts Worldwide!
Arrest and Prosecute Trump’s Family! Arrest and Prosecute Trump’s Stooges!
LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP!

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Trump with his dumb MAGA mob
And Rudy the cheap lyin’ slob
Listing each crime, would take too much time
THEY’RE FIRED! and out of a job.

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Saturday, January 30, 2021 – The rain has passed.
WE ARE ALL “SAFER-AT-HOME” – DO NOT TRAVEL!

2:30am: We’ve been up and working on our Blog Posts….
We just added new stuff to our previous Blog Post “More Tiki Cocktail Recipes”
and we set up this Blog Post and got it started.
We are almost ready to publish “CV! Part 115” Thursday and Friday’s Blog Post.
And we just made a cup of espresso and refilled our glass with water.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water. (we just drank our espresso and half of the water)

“Your eyes can deceive you, don’t trust them.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

9:30am: We went to bed about 6:00am. We woke up after 8:00am.
We fed the dogs and they went outside. We drank a cup of espresso.

4:45pm: We took a nap. We drank an iced espresso.
We haven’t done sh*t today. And that’s okay. Nothing to do anyways.

6:00pm: We ate some dinner. The dogs got fed. We took the dogs outside.

On The Menu: Spaghetti and toasted garlic bread (sourdough English muffin)
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STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!

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PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND VICE-PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS WON!
THE 2020 ELECTION WAS NOT STOLEN!
SOMEONE TELL THE GOP TRAITORS TO STFU!
(Oh wait, they know, but they’re lying racist scumbags)
Russia Hacked the US Government and US Industry.
There was NO RESPONSE from Trump and the GOP Traitors!
THE GOP TRAITORS ARE GUILTY OF TREASON, SEDITION,
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN, AND GENOCIDE!
High Treason is a capital crime.
14th AMENDMENT NOW! EXPEL THEM ALL FROM CONGRESS!
THE GOP TRAITORS ARE RUSSIAN ASSETS!
Arrest all of the GOP Traitors and conspirators!
THEY ARE ALL GUILTY! THE ONES WHO WERE SILENT ARE GUILTY TOO.
They betrayed their oath of office.
They aided and abetted Trump’s criminal family!
THEY HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED!
THEY MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE AND INVESTIGATED!
EVERY GOP TRAITOR IN THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD RESIGN OR BE EXPELLED! THEY SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED! THEY ARE ALL GUILTY OF VIOLATING THEIR OATH OF OFFICE!
Article VI of the Constitution states that other officials, including members of Congress, “shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation to support this constitution

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TRUMP IS A TRAITOR! – TED CRUZ IS A TRAITOR!
JOSH HAWLEY IS A TRAITOR! – MATT GAETZ IS A TRAITOR!
JIM JORDAN IS A TRAITOR! – LAUREN BOEBERT IS A TRAITOR!
LOUIE GOHMERT IS A TRAITOR! – DEVIN NUNES IS A TRAITOR!
STEVE SCALISE IS A RACIST WHITE SUPREMACIST TRAITOR!
PAUL GOSAR IS A TRAITOR! – MO BROOKS IS A TRAITOR!
ANDY BIGGS IS A TRAITOR! – TOMMY TUBERVILLE IS A TRAITOR!
MARJORIE TAYLOR-GREENE IS A TRAITOR! (Censor her!)
MADISON CAWTHORN IS A TRAITOR!
Bad decision to try to overthrow the United States Government!

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THERE ARE ONLY THREE QUESTIONS TO ASK THE GOP TRAITORS!
ASK THESE QUESTIONS UNTIL THERE IS A DEFINITE YES OR NO ANSWER!
Q1: DID JOE BIDEN WIN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?
(A: YES) The election was not stolen – five simple words
Q2: DO YOU THINK THERE WAS TAMPERING OR FRAUD IN 2020 ELECTION?
(A: NO) The election was not stolen – five simple words
Q3: DID TRUMP COMMIT TREASON/SEDITION ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 6th?
(A: YES) IMPEACHED FOR INCITEMENT OF INSURRECTION!

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WHY ARE THEY RELEASING THE WHITE TRUMP TRAITORS?
THIS WAS INSURRECTION!  THIS WAS A PLANNED ATTACK!
THIS WAS AN ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT!
WHY HAVEN’T THOUSANDS WHO ATTACKED THE CAPITOL BEEN ARRESTED?
Arrest anyone who attacked the US Capitol on January 6, 2021!

THEY ARE NOT ARRESTING THE DANGEROUS WHITE SUPREMACISTS WHO ORGANIZED AND LED THE MOB. THEY ARE ARRESTING THE HIGH-PROFILE AND EASY TO IDENTIFY INSURRECTIONISTS BUT THE PROUD BOYS, Q-ANON RECRUITERS, AND OTHER MAGA TERRORISTS ARE STILL OUT THERE ONLINE
NO BAIL! NO LENIENCY! NO MERCY! MAXIMUM CHARGES AND SENTENCES!
SEIZE THEIR ASSETS! TAKE AWAY THEIR PASSPORTS AND VOTING RIGHTS!
TAKE THE GUNS AND BOMBS AND KNIVES UNDER THEIR BEDS AWAY!

Sunday, January 31, 2021 – it’s the last day of January 2021!

12:20am: SUNDAY! SUNDAY!
We made it through January! We made it through Trump!
(Well not all of us made it through Trump, remember the fallen and NEVER FORGET)

5:30pm: Recapping Sunday. We slept in until almost noon.
We were up early of course, and the dogs got fed and went outside.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water. We’ve had a couple cups of espresso today.
We ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese for breakfast and then another for lunch.

SHOUT OUT to It’s Mr Video on YouTube!
He is a total CLOWN! And his reaction videos are a weird and fun distraction.

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We needed another diversion, so we worked on a new Blog Post about “Concerts We Have Seen” today. We used a template that was circulating on Facebook and expanded it. And we added pics and shared some fun anecdotes. It will be published soon.
Here’s the template:

First concert –
Last concert –
Best concert –
Worst concert –
Loudest concert –
Seen the most –
Most surprising –
Next concert –
Wish I could have seen –
Copy & edit on your wall
Read our previous Blog Post
“100 BANDS YOU DONE SAW N’ SH*T… (from fb, thanks Skippy!)”
10:30pm: The dogs got fed supper. And they went outside. We picked up dinner from Hamburger Habit and groceries from the market. Then we ate our food and fell asleep for a couple hours. We just woke up again and the dogs went outside again.
On The Menu: Double BBQ Bacon CharBurger with cheese, onion rings and fries
with a Dr Pepper to drink
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441000+ REPORTED US COVID-19 DEATHS AS OF THIS MORNING
(and that number remains under-reported, the actual number is higher)
MORE THAN
FOUR HUNDRED FORTY-ONE THOUSAND
AMERICAN CITIZENS HAVE ALREADY DIED!
THOUSANDS MORE ARE GOING DIE!
(Will anyone be held accountable?)
“I take no responsibility.” ~ Donald Trump on March 13, 2020 

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LOCK THEM UP! TREASON! SEDITION! CONSPIRACY! 

TOTAL FAILURE COSTS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF US CITIZENS THEIR LIVES!
No Tracking, No Testing, No Plan,
No PPE, No Ventilators, No Vaccines, No response
TRUMP NEVER HAD A PLAN FOR VACCINE DISTRIBUTION!
“OPERATION WARP SPEED” was TOTAL BULLSHIT!
GENOCIDE IS A CRIME! 400000 – 500000 Dead Americans!
NOW CAN WE DO CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY?
GENOCIDE! AND MURDER! WITH SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!
FEDERAL OFFICIALS AND VICE-PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE
MUST BE INVESTIGATED, ARRESTED, AND PROSECUTED! 

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WHY ARE THE GOP TRAITORS STILL IN CONGRESS?
WHY AREN’T THEY IN PRISON? 

EVERY REPUBLICAN IN OFFICE IS AN ACCESSORY

TO CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND GENOCIDE AT THIS POINT!
THEY ARE ALL GUILTY! THE ONES WHO WERE SILENT ARE GUILTY TOO.
They betrayed their oath of office.
They aided and abetted Trump’s criminal family!
NEVER FORGIVE THEM FOR 441000+ DEAD AMERICANS
AND THE ATTEMPTED INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF OUR DEMOCRACY.
The GOP Traitors NEVER HAD A PLAN!
They sold stock and did shady deals for PPE, respirators, and THE VACCINE!

ALEX AZAR, DEBORAH BIRX, JEROME ADAMS AND ROBERT REDFIELD FAILED!
They allowed the Trump Hydroxycloroquine “Pump and Dump” Con to continue.
They allowed the “Anti-Mask” politics to continue.
They supported and lied for Trump.

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LOCK HIM UP! TRAITOR!

TRUMP IS A LOSER! TRUMP FAILED. EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!
TRUMP MUST BE PUNISHED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!
Arrest Trump. Investigate Trump. Prosecute Trump.
CARRY OUT THE SENTENCE WITHOUT MERCY! NO PARDON!
Seize All of Trump’s Assets. Freeze All of Trump’s Bank Accounts Worldwide!
Arrest and Prosecute Trump’s Family! Arrest and Prosecute Trump’s Stooges!
LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP!

“THE TRUMP INSURRECTION” – it was never a peaceful protest!
A terror attack on the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.
aka Domestic Terrorism directed by Donald Trump
THIS WAS INSURRECTION! THIS WAS A PLANNED ATTACK!
THIS WAS AN ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT!
An attempted coup. A GOP TRAITORS’ CONSPIRACY!
TREASON AND SEDITION! FELONY MURDER! INCITING A RIOT!

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THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!
TRUMP WAS IMPEACHED FOR INCITEMENT OF INSURRECTION!
TRUMP WAS IMPEACHED FOR ABUSE OF POWER!
TRUMP WAS IMPEACHED FOR OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS!
TRUMP INCITED THE MOB AND GAVE THEM DIRECTIONS! End of story.
IT WAS DOMESTIC TERRORISM CAUSED BY DONALD TRUMP!
TRUMP TRIED TO MURDER HIS POLITICAL ENEMIES!
TRUMP WANTED THE MOB TO KILL VP PENCE AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS!
NOW EVERY AMERICAN MUST CHOOSE! AMERICA OR TRUMP?
The Trump legacy will be DEATH. 
TRUMP TRIED TO KILL US ALL!
TRUMP KILLED 441000+ AMERICANS
AND WE NEED JUSTICE! WE NEED VENGEANCE FOR THE DEAD!
TRUMP TRIED TO KILL ART AND CULTURE AND MUSIC AND POETRY!
WE NEED A RECKONING! 

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Monday, February 1, 2021 – It’s FEBRUARY!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH BEGINS TODAY! – BLACKLIVESMATTER!

Rabbit! Rabbit!

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12:05am: MONDAY! MONDAY! (can’t trust that day)
We don’t want to set up another Blog Post right now,
so we are going to add Monday, February 1, 2021 to this Blog Post,
and we’ll do “It’s Groundhog Day Again” tomorrow.
We just made a cup of espresso
and we are going to binge watch “Freaks and Geeks” now.

8:00am: We only watched the first episode.
We were up until 6:00am and then we slept for an hour.
And then the dogs got fed and went outside.
We drank a cup of espresso.
We just posted our previous Blog Post “Filing for California Unemployment”
And we watchied the second episode. (It’s a Beer Party!)
And now we are watching the third episode (Halloween)

10:00am: Another cup of espresso.
We played with the dogs and did a small bit of dog grooming again.
And onto episode four, and does this get better?
This show is very mean and the characters aren’t very nice.
So much “bullying” and anger. And now physical assault.
There’s kind of a happy ending to each episode…. kinda.
We’re pausing it now. Takin’ a break. Going to find something funny.

11:00am: We took the dog outside again.
It drizzled a little bit earlier, and it’s supposed to rain again today.
It’s a gray day out today, and there’s a storm a’comin’ soon.
We are tired, so we just made and drank another cup of espresso,

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We got the newspapers and the mail.
AND BOOM! We received our EDD NOTICE today!
Notice of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Award.
Thank you State of California for the letter.
We look forward to receiving a pandemic payment soon….
(maybe we’ll buy some GameStop stock and piss off FoxNews)
600 dollars

1:45pm: We ate a hearty chicken Cup O’Noodles and a banana.
We haven’t had a Cup of Noodles in over a decade we think….
it’s funny because we bought a few at the beginning of the pandemic,
in case of emergency or food shortage or civil unrest or total anarchy.
We are watching {“Food Factory” on National Geographic Channel and there was a segment on making ramen, so we decided to have some noodles for lunch (well, breakfast).
And then we ate a banana. and we’re still hungry.

9:20pm: What did we do today? We took a late afternoon nap and woke up at 6:00pm.
The dogs got fed and they went outside. And we still haven’t eaten anything.

12:45am Tuesday morning: We finally made some food, and we ate it. And now it’s past midnight and we just discovered a film called “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot” starring Sam Elliott and Ron Livingston, so we are going to have movie night at 1:00am!
We will let you know how it is. So, we are going to publish this Blog Post right now.

On The Menu: Turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce, and cheese sandwich on a toasted sesame bagel. Dill pickle, celery & carrots, avocado, strawberries, raspberries and juice to drink. 
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Traitor Trump is living at Mar-A-Lago after fleeing from Washington DC on January 20th, more than 10 DAYS ago! This is a clear violation of the 1993 agreement with the Town of Palm Beach that limits guest stays to a maximum of seven consecutive days.

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In 1993, The Town of Palm Beach allowed Trump to turn Mar-A-Lago into a private club limited to a maximum of 500 members. The club’s initiation fee was doubled to $200,000 when Trump was elected and the current dues are $14,000 per year. Members can also stay in a suite (with an additional accommodation charge of course) for up to seven consecutive days and only for a maximum of 21 days a year, per the agreement.

Trump’s visits to Mar-A-Lago before he was elected were not tracked this restriction was never enforced, but they often exceeded the seven consecutive days and 21 days a year limit. And Trump spent a lot more than 21 days a year there on the taxpayer’s dime while he was in office including two weeks during Christmas every year. American taxpayers paid the bills for Trump’s travel, lodging, golf, and Secret Service protection for four years! And most of the money went directly into Trump’s pockets through his hotels. The Trump Hotels even charged the Secret Service resort fees when Trump, his family members, and/or Pence stayed overnight.

MAR-A-LAGO: 561-832-2600
(ask for Trump, tell them you’re a friend of Jeffrey Epstein and Alan Dershowitz)

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Breaking News! The Scottish Government will vote this week on whether they should call for an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) and investigate the source of financing for Trump’s Scottish properties in Turnberry and Aberdeenshire.

“The Scottish Government has tried to avoid the question of investigating Donald Trump’s wealth for far too long. There are serious concerns about how he financed the cash purchases of his Scottish golf courses, but no investigation has ever taken place.”
– Patrick Harvie

AND WHERE ARE TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS?
THEY MUST BE PUBLICLY RELEASED!
Conflicts of Interest, Debts to Foreign Governments, Payouts to Pornstars,
Theft from Charities, Evidence of Tax Evasion and Fraud, what else?

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TRUMP IS A LOSER! EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!
AND WE ALL KNOW TRUMP CHEATS AT GOLF TOO!


DON’T BELIEVE THE GOP TRAITORS AND THE FOXNEWS LIES!
ANYONE WHO SAYS JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS DIDN’T WIN
IS GUILTY OF TREASON AND SEDITION!

ALL GOP TRAITORS THAT STILL SUPPORT TRUMP AND THE BIG LIE
MUST BE EXPELLED, ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED!

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FoxNews is UnAmerican!
EVERYTHING FOXNEWS SAYS IS A LIE!
FOXNEWS IS STILL PUSHING “THE BIG LIE” AND “ALTERNATIVE FACTS”
And FoxNews and Rupert Murdoch were complicit in the Trump Coup Attempt.
Arrest Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson immediately!
Arrest all of FoxNews’ on-air personalities and executives!
CHANGE THE CHANNEL. TURN OFF FOXNEWS!
BOYCOTT FOXNEWS AND ITS ADVERTISERS! CANCEL FOXNEWS!
FOXNEWS IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO DEMOCRACY!
FOXNEWS IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE UNITED STATES.

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BOYCOTT MYPILLOW!
BOYCOTT TELEVISION SHOWS SPONSORED BY MYPILLOW!
MIKE LINDELL IS A GOP TRAITOR!


Rudy Giuliani allegedly lied and then defamed the Lincoln Project this week,
so they called their lawyers. They’ll have to wait behind Dominion Voting Systems.

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And here’s the Lincoln Project’s lawyers letter to Rudy if you want to smile right now:


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WARNING! The COVID-19 South African variant strain detected in the USA!
WARNING! THE COVID-19 UK variant strain is here in the USA!
CDC: DO NOT TRAVEL – The safest thing to do is to stay home!

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“If you don’t know the answer, don’t guess. Just say you don’t know the answer.”
— Dr. Anthony Fauci

Not just “refreshing” to hear the TRUTH, it’s such a relief.
NOW THERE IS A PLAN!
NOW THERE IS AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE!
NOW THERE IS SCIENCE AND INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE!
THERE ARE HEALTH EXPERTS IN CHARGE! (NOT POLITICIANS)
STOPPING THE SPREAD AND CONTAINMENT ARE NOW REAL OBJECTIVES!

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DO NOT TRAVEL! STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!
ZERO CONTACT! DO NOT GO OUTSIDE YOUR BUBBLE!
DO NOT EAT, DRINK, SMOKE, TALK, OR BREATHE AROUND PEOPLE OUTSIDE YOUR BUBBLE IF YOU WANT TO STAY HEALTHY AND PROTECT THE PEOPLE INSIDE YOUR BUBBLE!

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“Mask Up America” is President Biden’s “100 Day Masking Challenge”

THE MASK GOES OVER YOUR NOSE!
YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH ARE CONNECTED!
COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH!

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WASH YOUR HANDS! with Anti-Bacterial Soap!
USE HAND SANITIZER and/or RUBBING ALCOHOL!

DO THE FIVE – HELP STOP CORONAVIRUS!
1 – HANDS – WASH YOUR HANDS! Wash them often!
2 – ELBOW (OR SLEEVE) – Cough into it, not your hand.
3 – FACE – Don’t touch it! Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth!
4 – SPACE – SOCIAL DISTANCE! Keep your distance (6 feet or more)
5 – HOME – STAY HOME if you can! (or if it’s mandatory)

REMEMBER to DISINFECT and SANITIZE frequently-touched surfaces like:
cell phones, computers (keyboard & mouse), door handles, faucets, keys. credit cards, wallets, purses, tables, desks, countertops, light switches, knobs, dials, etc.

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YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO HAS THE CORONAVIRUS!
YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO THEY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO!
ZERO CONTACT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE!
ZERO CONTACT WITH STRANGERS!
ZERO CONTACT WITH FRIENDS!

Do Not Socialize, Gather, Dine or Party outside your “bubble”.
DON’T GO TO CHURCH or TEMPLE or MOSQUE!
DON’T GATHER IN GROUPS OF ANY SIZE!
ZERO CONTACT WITH FAMILY YOU ARE NOT ISOLATED WITH!

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There is NO IMMUNITY! There is NO CURE!
YOU COULD DIE. YOU COULD FUCKING DIE.
YOU COULD INFECT SOMEONE ELSE AND THEY COULD DIE.
HOW UNBELIEVABLY SELFISH TO EXPOSE SOMEONE ELSE!
THIS IS NOT A HOAX! “DON’T BE AN A**HOLE!”
THIS VIRUS MAY KILL YOU OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT!
THIS IS A LIFE AND DEATH EMERGENCY!
THERE IS NO ROOM FOR ERROR!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!

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RABBIT! RABBIT!

And remember to SOCIAL DISTANCE!
Stay a minimum of SIX FEET away from others!

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Be thankful. Be grateful.
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone*.
Peace and Love! ❤️


NOTE: We apologize if this Blog Post may be a little repetitive.
We may have gotten a little carried away with our “passion” on this one.



Alan Parsons Live Project LIVE! at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

Alan Parsons Live Project LIVE!
at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills
Friday, February 7, 2020
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In 2018 Alan Parsons received the Grammy award for Best Immersive Audio Album after being previously nominated 13 times! And they also played at Burning Man! The band opened with about 50 minutes of hits and performed the entire album “I, Robot”, finishing up with an encore at Reverbia camp.

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And so, because we missed them at Burning Man, we bought a ticket to the show!
Our original ticket was for the front row of the Mezzanine, and they were upgrading tickets because it was far from a sellout show. At first, we declined the upgraded ticket, but when we got to our seat, the band’s photographer was setting up a video camera directly in front of where we’d be sitting. So we found the General Manager and he gave us a good ticket in the Orchestra section (Row B).

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The seat was excellent, and the seats on both sides were empty, so no stranger’s elbows, knees or other physical intrusions to contend with. And sitting right behind us was invited celebrity Adam Carolla (from KROQ radio, “The Man Show”, “Crankyankers”, “Loveline”, and his famous podcast) and his friend who was “with the band.”
NOTE: the friend was “Chatty Cathy” all through the show giving Adam a running commentary on the music, the band, and his connections…. luckily the music was loud enough that it pretty much drowned out their conversation. It was cool when Alan Parsons dedicated and played the song “La Sagrada Familia” during the show per Adam Corolla’s request and gave him a shout out.  Adam yells “YOU’RE WELCOME BITCHES!” 

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“How do you get to Vilshire?”

“Is that you John Wayne?” or is it Larry Flynt?
It’s the John Wayne statue in front of the 10 story oval shaped bronze colored Flynt Building at 8484 Wilshire Blvd and La Cienega Blvd in Beverly Hills, 90210. The land was once a miniature golf course owned by Mary Pickford in the 1930’s. Built in 1972, it was originally the Great Western Savings Bank building, and John Wayne was their TV pitchman. When he died in 1979 they erected the cowboy statue. Great Western sold the building to Larry Flynt and “Hustler” magazine in 1994 for $18.3 million, and then Flynt sold the building for $89 million in 2013 to the Douglas Emmett company, and signed a long term office lease with them.

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THE SABAN THEATRE – 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills 90210
The historic Art Deco Fox Wilshire Theatre was designed by architect S. Charles Lee and opened in September 1930. It was a 2500 seat movie palace with a stage for performance. In 1981 it was converted to a performance venue and in 2009 it was renamed the Saban Theatre (after a $5 million dollar grant from Haim and Cheryl Saban). The Temple of the Arts, a Jewish religious organization, has owned and operated the building since 2005. The building is on the National and State Registry of Historic Places and has also been designated a Beverly Hills Landmark. The lighting, sound, and event space was redone and the theatre now seats ~2000 people in the orchestra, mezzanine and balcony.

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You Have Been Warned!

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We arrived early and found metered street parking on La Cienega close to Wilshire! The meters weren’t active so we parked for FREE! We walked two blocks to the Saban Theatre and picked up our ticket at WillCall. There weren’t a lot of people out front, just people stopping before going in, and a couple of guys looking for a ticket to the show…. but it wasn’t sold out, so it wasn’t quite clear why they were looking for tickets.

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Alan Parsons Live Project Merchandise For Sale

We went inside, cleared Security and the metal detectors, and entered the beautiful rotunda lobby. Beer and wine bar on the left, merchandise booth on the right, hard alcohol bar straight ahead, and Men’s room upstairs. We checked out the space, bought a small bottled water for $3.00 and used the restroom upstairs before it got busy. We also went to our seat in the Mezzanine and scoped out the Balcony while we were upstairs, and that’s when we encountered the band’s photographer. So we went downstairs, spoke with the Manager, and then went to our new seat in the Orchestra.

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The Hard Alcohol Bar in the Lobby of the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

It’s a beautiful proscenium arch theatre that’s been restored to reflect the original design by S. Charles Lee while being adapted for modern concerts and Broadway shows. The Art Deco interior was lit with purple and blue lighting to enhance the complex design details.

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THE SHOW!
Started at a little late after 9pm and they played a fantastic 45 minute long first set. There was half hour intermission and then they played another great hour long second set with encore. The show ended just before 11:30pm.

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The Alan Parsons Live Project at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills 2-7-2020

THE SET LIST:
(and with the exception of a few songs from “I, Robot”
it was pretty close to the show they played at Burning Man)

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THE BAND:
Alan Parsons – guitar, vocals, keyboard
P.J. Olsson – vocals
Jeff Kolman – lead guitar, vocals
Todd Cooper – guitar, saxophone, vocals, flute
Dan Tracey – guitar, vocals
Guy Erez – bass guitar
Danny Thompson – drums
Tom Brooks – keyboards

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The Alan Parsons Live Project at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills 2-7-2020

Such a talented group of gifted musicians! And they rocked! We had a conversation at Intermission with our seat neighbor about how good the band was, how some classic bands just don’t have it anymore, and how this was not the case with Alan Parsons. And the technical aspects of the show were also terrific. They had a great sound system and a good light show, but of course the music was the star of the show.

Check out the vid we shot (and also check out the other vids on our YouTube channel):

They are touring in support of their new music “The Secret” available on all formats now.

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Alan Parsons (official website)> http://www.alanparsons.com
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Alan Parsons Art & Science of Sound Recording> http://www.artandscienceofsound.com
(You can pay to view his groundbreaking video series on music production)
NOTE:
Alan Parsons engineered Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon
and countless other classic hit records!

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Pink Floyd – “Dark Side of the Moon”

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Alan Parsons is headlining at the High End Hi-Fi Show in Munich, Germany in May!

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Dead in the Dome 2.0!

Dead in the Dome 2.0!
One More Saturday Night!
(Saturday – night number one – November 9, 2019)

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Dead in the Dome 2.0 at the Wisdome L.A.

“Dead in the Dome 2.0”
a concert with Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band
with Steve Kimock and DJ Logic
and Samskara at the Wisdome in DTLA.

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NOTE: The concert was November 9th, 2019. We started this Blog Post and then it sat all through November-December, and now it’s January 2020. So we are finally posting it.

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Jerry Garcia

 

The Jerry Garcia Band (JGB) is a San Francisco Bay Area rock band. It was founded in 1975 by Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. It and his collaboration with David Grisman (Grateful Dawg) were the most important of his many side projects before his death in 1995. The JGB continues to tour with Melvin Seals and Steve Kimock.

 

 

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Downtown Los Angeles! Somewhere near the Urth Cafe in a kinda sketchy part of the Arts District is WisDome.LA. It’s a collection of container buildings and geo-domes. Enter through a container Box Office and “Lobby”. The open air space and astroturf with psychedelic mood lighting puts you in the mood for “Dead In the Dome 2.0”!

The WisDome Facilities:

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The large Domes contain the exhibits and the performance venue. One had the Samskara visual art exhibit, one had mirrors, one just had psychedelic projections and music with cushions on the floor to sit and lie on, and one had the stage and projection setup for the band’s performance with dance space, chair seating and reclined VIP viewing sofa seats.

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The restrooms (Banos) are in a portable trailer with tall stairs to negotiate and a swinging door that might knock you out. The VIP Section was fenced off and adjacent to a two-story container building, with the bottom floor seating available as a VIP lounge space and the upstairs used as the Artist Dressing and Green Room area. There was a vegan food truck and a cocktail bar serving food and drink. And there was a small Merchandise Dome and a few Vendor Tents and Tables set up outside selling cool “Shakedown Street” stuff. There was a cold Mediterranean food buffet inside the VIP.

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Samskara Art Exhibition – the walkthrough experience:

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And here is only a small sampling of the Visual Art:

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NOTE: Samskara = Very trippy psychedelic art that was also interactive. The art changed colors on it’s own, depending on lighting and “mood” settings. And there’s an APP for viewing the art that adds a whole other dimension of psychedelia! It has to be seen to be experienced. There was also video art with both small, medium and very large screens for art viewing. And more cushions on the floor for sitting and lying down on while viewing. We also shot some video of the experience, so check it out!

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Inside one of the Domes there was a giant kaleidoscope type projection set to music being projected, and unfortunately our pictures just don’t do the effects justice. They were very beautiful 3-D CGI graphics that moved and morphed. There was another Dome that had mirrors reflection different graphic patterns.

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“The VIP Experience”
included a COLD vegan Middle Eastern vegan buffet and one drink ticket.

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We sampled most of the items and the food kinda totally sucked.
(Seriously, how do you screw up hummus?)
So, vodka and sprite for a liquid dinner!

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NOTE: There was a guy doing promotions for a Cannabis Ginger Lemonade in the VIP Section, so we sampled one, and then added vodka/sprite to make a “Mary Jane Mule”.

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Bob Minkin, the photographer, was at the show vending his “Just Jerry” book. He also shared a live presentation before the concert with projections and commentary on some of his fantastic photos from the book in the Main Dome.

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and Other Vendors:

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Embroidered GD Patches on a Leather Vest

THE SHOW!
Melvin Seals and The Jerry Garcia Band with Steve Kimock and DJ Logic!
(with cool projections of Jerry Garcia’s art on the Dome tuned to the music)

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The JGB Band ROCKED! It was a great show musically! Melvin Seals and Steve Kimock played great and brought back sweet memories of Jerry as the band performed some JGB setlist staples:

Steve played so well, the band made him a permanent member a couple weeks later! Well deserved and a great addition to The JGB! There were a couple moments during the show that took me right back to seeing Jerry in the 80s at The Stone in San Francisco.

The projections were cool, and added to the experience, but the focus was on the band. the music, and the lightshow, and since we didn’t add any psychedelic enhancement to our experience, the visual effects were secondary to the concert experience.

NOTE: The concert was billed as a “2 Night Event”, but we only went on Saturday.

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NOW HERE IS THE THING! VERY IMPORTANT! AND ALSO A RANT!

We paid a lot more for the VIP experience and recliner sofa seats upfront near the stage. And when the concert started our viewing experience was ruined by the standing crowd that was allowed in front of the stage and in the aisle next to our low lounge seat.
And there were NO USHERS, STAFF OR SECURITY PEOPLE ANYWHERE! Seriously, we went looking and had to go to the Tech Staff at the sound/light/projection board and ask if there was anyone! We went outside to find someone and encountered a private security guard who told us that he wasn’t security for the concert, but he would try to find someone. So we went back and tried to enjoy the first set with the rude millennial jerkoffs who never saw Jerry standing in the aisle blocking the audience’s view of the stage and completely inconsiderate of anyone else. So, at the Intermission we went and found the PERSON IN CHARGE and told him what’s up. He was apologetic and responded to the problems and for the Second Set there were Ushers placed to keep the dance floor crowd on the dance floor at the back of the house. Of course, it was too little too late, and there still a crowd in front of the stage (and it’s always the tall people who do the one step right, one step left dance of course). The PERSON IN CHARGE told me they would refund my ticket, and they did!

Thank you WisDome.LA for the Tremendous Customer Service and satisfaction!

That being said, THERE IS NOT ENOUGH SECURITY AT THE VENUE!
The Deadhead crowd was older and very well behaved, with the exception of the Millennials who never saw Jerry, and the lack of Security and easily identifiable Staff, was still a problem! We would not recommend anyone we know attend an event until they fix this problem! If there had been an Emergency or a Situation, it would have not gone well. Additionally the Door Security at the Box Office was almost non-existent: there was no search or surveillance security that we could detect. It’s a really nice facility and the concept is great, but we didn’t feel safe. And all it takes is one unfortunate incident that gets some press and no one will ever go there again…remember Westwood?

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Urth Caffe in DTLA

After the show, we walked the two blocks back to our car. There is lots of street parking, but it fills up if there’s an event, and the neighborhood remains sketchy…. so we found a parking space across from the Urth Caffe (got lucky) because it’s well lit and there’s a lot of foot traffic. Also, they have a clean restroom without a line for use before and after the event, which is a definite benefit. And we drove home without incident.

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Update 01-09-19: Found this. Thank you Trixie!

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Update 1-16-2020: Pictures of Jerry Garcia from our Blog Archives:

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Dead & Company at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California Friday 12-27-19

Dead & Company
at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California
Friday 12-27-19

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We were gifted a ticket from a friend for Christmas!

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Friday night, lots of traffic on the 405 and into Inglewood on the way. Parking was confusing and we ended up paying $30 to park far away near the SOFI Stadium still under construction. So we walked a long way to get into the Fabulous Forum.

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The doors were open and the show was starting when we arrived and the BULLS*T security check took a lot longer than it should have, even though there was no line! They had walk-through metal detectors and untrained staff working the tables….

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So we cleared the checkpoint and in we went, we missed the Truckin’ opener and didn’t even bother to go to our designated seat in the back nosebleeds. Instead we moved to the front and down into the side loge boxes and found an unoccupied seat with a great view of the band onstage during Alabama Getaway. It was actually two empty seats, so we had room to dance a little. And we enjoyed the view so much, that we went back after intermission and danced there for the second set too.

Have to admit that it was my first live Dead & Company show. Had not seen them live in person before, only via vids and live interweb transmissions, so being there was great! The show was a little slow in places for my taste and they noodled (improvised jam session) a whole lot. Kept thinking how much we miss Jerry Garcia, and especially how much we miss Brent Mydland and his keyboards/piano/organ and vocals.

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Dead & Company Friday 12-27-19 Setlist

 

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Intermission! We headed for concessions and got a bag of nacho cheese Doritos and a bottled water ($4.50 + $5.50 = $10) and it took forever in a relatively short line…. we used the restroom and wandered around outside checking out the scene on the smoking patio.

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Expensive Concessions at the Fabulous Forum

2nd Set TERRAPIN! They were teasing Dark Star all through the first set, so when they went into Lady With A Fan>Terrapin Station after Playing In The Band it really made our night! Oteil sang China Doll and they sandwiched Drums/Space inside The Other One. They closed out the set with a long Wharf Rat and rocking’ US Blues. And then they played Dark Star the following night (which we watched on the interweb).

They closed the show with an encore performance of Ripple (with Bob and John playing acoustic guitars) as a tribute to the late great Robert Hunter.  It was beautiful, and of course the audience always sings along! The show finished at one minute to eleven.

Cool guitars! Outside on the patio, they had more concessions, merchandise stands (with shirts and hoodies priced from $45-$100), and the Participation Row area. Win a guitar or bid and buy a guitar? Of course always for a good cause.

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!
New Years Eve in San Francisco with Dead & Company
Bill Walton and Wavy Gravy as Father Time and Baby New Year at Midnight!
Trixie and Sunshine flew in over the audience in a biplane “The Dead Baron” built from the skeleton of the “Giant Joint”. We weren’t there, we watched it LIVE on the interweb.

NOTE: We started feeling sick with a sore throat and didn’t go out on New Years Eve because we didn’t want to expose any of our friends to our oncoming illness.

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12-31-19 Fireworks from Walt Disney World (with the sound off)

 



 

 

NOVEMBER 2019

NOVEMBER 2019

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“Bladerunner” The Future is NOW!

Silence is the sound
Cold night, First of November
Waiting for the Sun

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Feliz Dia de Los Muertos!

November the third,
Did you fall backwards last night?
Daylight Savings time!

FALL BACKWARD! Get an extra hour…. daylight savings sucks.

BBQ Dinner at the Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, California

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BBQ Dinner at the Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA

On The Menu: BBQ baby back ribs, beer battered onion rings, fried mac’n’cheese, baked beans, pickled onion, bread (& mini cornbread muffins) and butter and a coke to drink.

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Bread, mini cornbread muffins and butter

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BBQ baby back ribs, beer battered onion rings, fried mac’n’cheese, baked beans, pickled onion, bread (& mini cornbread muffins) and butter and a coke

MONDAY! Read our previous Blog Post “Someone’s Got a Case of the Mondays”

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The Boys say “Good Morning!”

They erected a new statue on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills and Ringo Starr was there for the dedication! “PEACE AND LOVE!”

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“PEACE AND LOVE!” Statue in Beverly Hills, California

And here in Los Angeles we remember the Borderline Saloon mass shooting and the Woolsey Fire that burned everything all the way to Malibu last year in November 2018.

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One Year Later – Remember The Things We Lost In The Woolsey Fire!

NOTE: Please read our previous Blog Posts about the Paramount Ranch and the fire.

We are WORLDWIDE! Here are all the places we’ve been Nov 3-7, 2019:

November 9, 2019 – (One More Saturday Night) Went to the WisDome in downtown Los Angeles for a VIP Experience “Dead in the Dome 2.0” with Melvin Seals, the Jerry Garcia Band, Steve Kimock and DJ Logic with art projections by Jerry Garcia.
Coming Soon to a Blog Post near you!

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“Dead in the Dome” 11-9-19

Veteran’s Day 2019 – We thank all those who have served their country.

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Veteran’s Day 2019! Wave That Flag!

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And it’s only the 12th…. TUESDAY! TUESDAY MORNING! TUESDAY AFTERNOON!

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OCTOBER 2019 Taimane in Malibu, Rocktoberfest, and Halloween!

OCTOBER 2019 – Taimane in Malibu, Rocktoberfest, and Halloween!

And so it is ROCK-TOBER again, and Halloween is on the doorstep.
Thanksgiving and “the Winter Holidays” (Christmas) are waiting in the wings.
Where does the time go? What happened to this year? Tempus Fugit! Time flies.

A Blog Post in three parts: first, some LIVE MUSIC Taimane in Malibu, second, a review of the month of October, and third, a little fun with “The Big Lebowski” and “Office Space”.

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Thursday’s sunset on the 101 freeway on the way to Pepperdine University in Malibu.

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Taimane LIVE at Pepperdine University 10-17-19

NOTE: Taimane is pronounced Tie-mane-ee

Taimane and her Quartet – Elemental Tour
with special guest Polynesian Dancers
in the Smothers Theatre at 8pm
2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Favorite Entertainer of the Year!
A wonderful showcase and celebration of Polynesian culture.

with added bonus “It’s All Black & White” Contemporary Art exhibit
in the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art next door – FREE Admission!
(see our previous Blog Post for pictures of the art)

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“It’s All Black & White” Art at Pepperdine University

One Ticket to the show: $20+$2 service charge = $22 Total!
and FREE PARKING if you park in the shuttle lot and ride.
(and $7 to park nearby if you don’t want to shuttle)

“She shreds on ukulele and rocks everything from Beethoven to Led Zeppelin. Somehow she manages to not only rock out but connect the audience with meaningful Hawaiian traditions and dances.” – Austin American-Statesman

It was an easy drive from the San Fernando Valley to Malibu. There was only a little stopped traffic caused by the stoplight and left-turning cars at the intersection of Las Virgenes and Mulholland going through the Santa Monica Mountains to the beach. Our destination: Pepperdine University on the Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) above the Pacific Ocean.

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US 101 Freeway (north/west)- Ventura Highway at Sunset

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View of Malibu and the Pacific Ocean from Pepperdine at night

We parked for FREE in the shuttle lot and after a short ride we were at the Smothers Theatre picking up our ticket at WillCall. It was a beautiful evening at the beach! We arrived early, walked around a little, took some pictures of the campus, and then visited the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art next door and experienced the “It’s All Black & White” contemporary art exhibit for FREE! (pictures of the art in our previous Blog Post)

Lovely fountains, the Palm Court next to the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, steps that lead down to the lower campus and a Starbuck’s, the parking lot and the Smothers Theatre at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts – Pepperdine University in Malibu.

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And when they opened the house doors, we went to find our seat. Orchestra Row B, on the side aisle. The show started about 15 minutes late, and then it was magic time! Taimane has a beautiful voice  and she jams on the ukulele (and guitar)! She talked directly to the audience, introduced each section/song during the performance and created a intimate relationship with the audience. Her quartet were also amazing! She was accompanied by a guitar, violin and percussion (actually a trio) and two wonderful dancers who performed hula and haka dances during a few of her pieces. We enjoyed the show very much! We love LIVE MUSIC! And the performance was really fun.

One of the reasons we chose a seat on the side was in case video recording was allowed…. and it was! The lighting and our cheap cel phone camera made it difficult to get good pictures (as you can see, we had the same problem at Lebowskifest), but the videos we shot came out pretty good and did a good job of capturing the musical performance.

A couple interesting points: 1. The theatre space makes the performance different from a club venue or music stage, and the audience response was great, but somewhat subdued.
2. The actual show length was kind of short. They started late and played a short first set, then there was an intermission, and a longer second set.  And done before 10:30. There was time for more music (at least another song), and there could and should have been a little or a lot more music, and maybe less introduction. But for only $22 for the ticket we should just shut up, because it was a fabulous performance that we really enjoyed.

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NOTE: Why does this always happen? The nice (old) couple behind me sat down and started talking…. season ticket holders? They knew nothing about the artist or the music.
And they had a wonderful experience! We know because they talked….

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During Intermission and after the show, Taimane worked the “Merch” table, signing autographs and taking pictures with everyone! The other musicians and the dancers also came and mingled with the crowd and everyone was very friendly.

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Spotted this car in the shuttle parking lot after the show! Lots of vintage stickers too.

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We rode the shuttle back to the parking lot and walked to our car enjoying the view of Malibu and the Pacific Ocean at night from the university heights. We once lived in the Pacific Palisades on the Pacific Coast Highway just south of Malibu with a panoramic view of the ocean and we really miss enjoying it 24/7.  We drove south on PCH and then back to the San Fernando Valley through Topanga Canyon. There was construction and we had to stop twice for traffic when it was just a single lane. There were too many slow drivers and one crazy tailgater, but we got home eventually without incident.

Ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner performs
at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ-_ZO9AlMo
and her page on fb> www.facebook.com/taimanegardner

NOTE: The three Taimane live performance videos we shot have been uploaded to our personal fb page and may soon be available on our YouTube channel, if we can figure out how to upload them from our cheapo camera. Her videos on YouTube rock!

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“So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working,
every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it.
So that means that every single day that you see me, that’s on the worst day of my life.”
– Peter Gibbons, Office Space

Here is our old 2010 commercial real estate office space in West Los Angeles:

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Our CUBICLE in the West Los Angeles Office

As a Hollywood Talent Manager we worked from the Home Office for over 10 years. It was a big change having to wake up, get ready and then drive to work to get to the office and our work desk in our cubicle space. Try doing the 405 Freeway Crawl for a year! It was only 12 miles, but it could take well over an hour to get from the Valley to West L.A. And the drive “over the hill” isn’t much better using the canyon roads, as we found out working at the Century City adjacent Talent Agency. It sucks to arrive at work already stressed out from the drive, and then to still have to be present and accounted for all day. And then stress out on the drive home in horrible traffic again after work…….

Agent, Agent, Agent! Three jobs in a row:
Commercial Real Estate (sales & leasing) Agent – nice cubicle in nice office as seen above.
Hollywood Talent Agent – had our own office, but it really was just a “private” cubicle.
Luxury Travel Advisor/Travel Agent – didn’t even get walls, just got an open desk space.

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Milton: “I believe you have my stapler.”

And at present we are back in the Home Office, Right now, we are finishing this Blog Post in our bathrobe at 4:30am while drinking coffee and watching reruns (that we’ve already seen too many times) of “Two And A Half Men”.
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So OCTOBERFEST!
Rock Out it’s ROCKTOBERFEST!
And INKTOBER too!

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Happy Halloween 2019!

September 29: Happy Rosh Hashanah! Happy Jewish New Year!
(we celebrate for 2 days, and observe the holiday for 10 days)

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Happy Jewish New Year!

October 8 was Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement
(lots of prayers and fasting on the holiest day of the year)
A personal message from JoshWillTravel:
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Remember The Las Vegas Massacre on the Las Vegas Strip?
October 1st was the 2 year anniversary of the Route91 Harvest Music Festival:
58 people killed and 422 wounded.
October 27th is the 1 year anniversary of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life (L’Simcha congregation) Synagogue Shooting: 11 people killed and 7 others injured.

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“Enjoy Every Sandwich”

October is the tenth month of the year
Autumn in the Northern hemisphere
October’s birthstones are tourmaline and opal
Zodiac signs for October are Libra and Scorpio
And it’s National Pizza, Popcorn Poppin’, Pork, and Seafood Month!

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“Callin’ Oates” Your EMERGENCY Hall & Oates Hotline!

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We called it. It is real. “Whoaaaaa, here she comes…..”

October 20 – Remembering Tom Petty on his birthday.
Gone too soon. May his memory and music be a blessing!

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Happy BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY 2019!

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Oct 25 is St Crispin’s Day!
“This story shall the good man teach his son,
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd” – Henry V
The Battle of Agincourt was fought on this day in 1415.

He stomped on the Terra.
Remembering Wolodia Grajonca (aka Bill Graham) today.
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019!
Still on OCTOBER 31st for now…
Watch for a new Halloween Blog Post coming soon!

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Happy Halloween 2019!

“They did the Mash, They did the Monster Mash!”

The Dude Abides. And where did the year go?
How is it the end of October already?
TIME. TIME. TIME.
“It’s astoundingTime is fleeting. Madness takes it’s toll” – Riff Raff

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“Come join the slowest-growing religion in the world – Dudeism.
An ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness, practices as little as possible, and above all, uh…lost my train of thought there. Anyway, if you’d like to find peace on earth and goodwill, man, we’ll help you get started. Right after a little nap.”

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“And even if he’s a lazy man, and the Dude was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in Los Angeles County, which would place him high in the runnin’ for laziest worldwide.”

“Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”

“Shomer Shabbos!” Friday at dusk until Saturday at sunset!

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“SHOMER F*CKIN’ SHABBOS!”

The Sheriff of Malibu: (a F*ckin’ Fascist!)
“I don’t like your jerk-off name, I don’t like your jerk-off face,

I don’t like your jerk-off behavior, and I don’t like you, jerk-off.”

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“Stay out of Malibu, Lebowski! Stay out of Malibu, Deadbeat! Keep your ugly fuckin’ goldbrickin’ ass out of my beach community.”

“I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.”

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The Dude Abides.

“Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools:
they have need of ’em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation,
and let father Time shake his glass.”
~William Congreve

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.         …I’m dreaming of a White Russian.

“Uh, I am not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude.
So that’s what you call me. You know uh, that or uh, his Dudeness,
or uh Duder or uh, El Duderino, if you know you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”

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“For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone.” – Psalms 103:16

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Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” was released 50 years ago today!

The Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” was released 50 years ago today.

First album to be certified Platinum!

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Gold Record for “Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida” by the Iron Butterfly

Dad was the Iron Butterfly’s manager and attorney.
I played at the band’s ranch in Topanga Canyon when I was little.
I also played piano at the age of five with Herbie Hancock when he stayed at our house.
I was backstage and under the bleachers when Black Oak Arkansas played Circus Circus in Las Vegas in the early 70’s.

Dad managed all of them and other famous artists while we were growing up in Los Angeles. It was not your ordinary childhood.

“IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA” by the Iron Butterfly 1968

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The band’s seminal 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is among the world’s 40 best-selling albums, with more than 30 million copies sold. Iron Butterfly is also notable for being the first group to receive an RIAA Platinum Award. It went to #4 on the U.S. charts.

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The Iron Butterfly in 1968

Doug Ingle (organ, lead vocals), Ron Bushy (drums, percussion), Lee Dorman (bass, backing vocals), Erik Braunn (guitars, backing and occasional lead vocals)

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In-a-gadda-da-vida honey,
Don’tcha know that I love you?
In-a-gadda-da-vida baby,
Don’tcha know that I’ll always be true?

Oh won’tcha come with me,
And take my hand?
Oh won’tcha come with me,
And walk this land?

Please take my hand…
Let me tell ya now.
In-a-gadda-da-vida honey,
Don’tcha know that I love you?

In-a-gadda-da-vida baby,
Don’tcha know that I’ll always be true?
Oh won’tcha come with me,
And take my hand?

Oh won’tcha come with me,
And walk this land?
Please take my hand…
Let me tell ya.

Two, three, four!
In-a-gadda-da-vida honey,
Don’tcha know that I love you?
In-a-gadda-da-vida baby,
Don’tcha know that I’ll always be true?

Written by Douglas Ingle • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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In early 1968, the band’s debut album Heavy was released after signing a deal with ATCO, an Atlantic Records subsidiary. All but Ingle and Bushy left the band after recording the album in late 1967. Faced with the possibility of the record not being released, they quickly found replacements in bassist Lee Dorman and guitarist Erik Brann (also known as “Erik Braunn” and “Erik Braun”) and resumed touring.

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I almost went to Woodstock! This was a smash hit record in the Summer of Love 1968. Here’s the story from Wikipedia that I heard when I was growing up:

The band had been booked to play at Woodstock, the manager demanded that the Butterfly be flown in by helicopter, whereupon they would “immediately” take the stage. After their set, they would be paid and flown back to the airport. The manager was told that this would be taken into consideration and he would be called back. In truth, the demands were never given a second thought. Dorman later expressed regret at this turn of events, feeling the band’s career may have gone further had they played the festival. According to drummer Bushy, “We went down to the Port Authority three times and waited for the helicopter, but it never showed up”.

But I always heard that Dad had refused to let the band get on the helicopters unless they were paid first and that’s why we never got to Woodstock….

Here’s the truth. The band’s equipment and lightshow got stuck in the famous New York Throughway traffic jam and never made it to the location. The band was stuck in NYC (and needed a helicopter to get to the festival) and the staff at Woodstock had too many problems to deal with and said “f*ck you”, the helicopter never came and the band did not go to Woodstock.

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Iron Butterfly “Ball” 1969

The gold record for this album is on the wall too. It went to #3 on the U.S. charts.

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Gold Record for “Ball” by the Iron Butterfly

The next album, Ball, reached number three on the charts and went gold, but more lineup changes followed. In 1970, with Erik Brann gone, Iron Butterfly released their fourth studio album, Metamorphosis with two new members, guitarist/vocalist Mike Pinera (whose Blues Image had opened for the Butterfly’s Vida tour) and guitarist Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt.

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“Metamorphosis” – the fourth studio album by Iron Butterfly, released August 13 , 1970.

The album managed to get into the top 20, but Doug Ingle quit the group shortly after its release. Without an organist for the first time in their history, the remaining four members cut a single, “Silly Sally”. It failed to chart and proved to be their last recording. The band broke up after playing a final show on May 23, 1971. Dorman and Reinhardt subsequently founded Captain Beyond.

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Captain Beyond – “Captain Beyond” (self-titled) 1972

Captain Beyond was a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971. The original line-up was singer Rod Evans, guitarist Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt, bassist Lee Dorman, and drummer Bobby Caldwell. Evans was the original lead singer for Deep Purple best known for his vocals on their 1968 debut chart-breaker “Hush”. Reinhardt and Dorman had played in Iron Butterfly; Dorman, in particular, played on most of Butterfly’s early albums, including their 1968 breakthrough In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Caldwell had come to prominence playing with Johnny Winter.

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A recent “Jeopardy” Answer!

 

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A fine Pizza Tribute in Las Vegas

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Quadrophenia! LIVE at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park on Saturday Night!

Pete Townshend’s “Classic Quadrophenia!”

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LIVE at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park on Saturday Night!

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Saturday night’s alright for “Quadrophenia”!

NOTE: Still working on the “Road Trip” and “Burning Man” Blogs, but we decided to spend the money and see a LIVE show at the Greek Theatre on Saturday night.

Parking SUCKS at the Greek Theatre (and it always has). We tried to park at the “Offsite Parking Lot” for $10 and wanted to take the shuttle, but were greeted with “Unfortunately……”

It was explained by a lackey in orange vest that unless you paid online, they weren’t letting people pay cash and park because they didn’t have enough parking.
Because Griffith Park is TOO F*CKING SMALL AND DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH SPACE TO PARK EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO PARK OFFSITE!
JUST ANOTHER City of Los Angeles FAIL.
(just count on the City to FAIL everytime)

So we drove around and then up the hill to the Greek Theatre, with traffic on Los Feliz and Vermont, and paid $25 to park on the grass on a hillside above the theatre. At least they had rows of cars instead of just “stack parking” and packing them in like the old days.

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It cost us an extra $15. We didn’t have to offsite park or take the shuttle and then we walked over to WillCall and picked up our $100 ticket ($79.50 + $18.80 fees). We bought a $5 bottled water so the price tag for the evening was ~$130 + gas (and another $10 for a cocktail + tip later on the way home).

The Greek Theatre in Griffith Park is a very nice venue once you get past the parking.

 

Here’s a handy seating chart and aerial view of the Greek Theatre (not my pics):

 

Our $100 ticket was for Sec B, Row U, Seat 13 – an okay seat on the $$$ price scale. For another $25 we could have been more center, and for a couple hundred dollars more we could have been in Sec A or front of Terrace (Loge seats), but WHY?

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Quadrophenia!

With Pete Townshend, Alfie Boe, Billy Idol, an orchestra and a choir!

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It wasn’t a rock concert. We knew that going in. It was a classical performance piece with full orchestra and a large choir. They performed the entire double album’s music beautifully and it rocked, but it wasn’t a rock concert and some people didn’t get it.

We really enjoyed the music, it’s one of our favorite WHO albums, and it was great to see it performed live with the orchestra and choir. The sound was really good at the Greek, and with the exception of the audience, it was a very good show.

EXIT (Stage Left): So, we waited for the Greek to empty out and there still was a line to get out of the GATED AREA. It is a VERY DANGEROUS EXIT because if there were an emergency, people would get crushed trying to escape. They didn’t have the large gates open, so everyone had to funnel into and out through the entrance point.

Drive through Griffith Park at night!

We walked back to our car and waited for the parking lot to empty, and the line at the restrooms to clear, then instead of driving down the hill back to Los Feliz, we drove through the park and then down to Western Avenue. There are great views of the city and Downtown Los Angeles from the road through the park, but the only pictures we took were in the tunnel because of the traffic and people walking to their cars.

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Tunnel Vision! Drive Through Griffith Park!

Saturday Night! We drove through Ferndell to Los Feliz and down Western to Hollywood Blvd. We got on the 101 freeway and headed back to the valley, and decided to stop for a post-show drink at the Chimneysweep Lounge in Sherman Oaks on the way home. It used to be a real “hole-in-the-wall” dive bar, but then it was taken over by hipsters…

We got a seat at the bar and enjoyed a Stoli rocks with a lime (our first and only drink of the evening). We people watched for a bit but they weren’t interesting people, decided we didn’t want to hang, so we headed home and ate some food before going to bed. It was a pretty fun night and we certainly enjoyed the music.

 

GREEK THEATRE in Griffith Park – 2700 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles 90027 http://www.lagreektheatre.com

Chimneysweep Lounge4354 Woodman Ave (at Moorpark), Sherman Oaks 91423

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