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CV! Part 115 – Looks Like Rain! (Thursday-Friday)

CV! Part 115 – Looks Like Rain! (Thursday-Friday)
DO NOT TRAVEL! STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!

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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WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Hey, it’s today! THURSDAY!
12:30am: We just finished eating dinner.
And we just took the dogs out again.

On The Menu:
2 (tri-tip) steak soft tacos and some tortillas chips with a Dr Pepper to drink.
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1:45am: We just fell asleep for about an hour.

10:45am: President Joe Biden just signed Executive Orders on Health Care!
Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, revokes Trump policies and expand access to health care.

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The COVID-19 South African variant strain detected in South Carolina in 2 people with no travel history and no connection to each other, there are more people infected!
More contagious, more lethal, and it may be resistant to the vaccines!
The CDC has warned people: DO NOT TRAVEL
“COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths across the United States are rising. As cold weather moves in, people spend more time indoors. As the holidays approach, take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often. The more steps you take, the more you are protected against COVID-19.” 

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The safest thing to do is to stay home!
“Travel can increase your chance of spreadingand getting COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.”
– CDC

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“To reduce introduction and spread of new variants of SARS-CoV-2, CDC issued an Order effective January 26, 2021. It requires all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 infection no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.”

  • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations [42 CFR 70.11 and 71.21] contains requirements for reporting death and illness to CDC that occur on domestic flights between U.S. states and territories, and on international flights arriving to the United States.

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Breaking News:
NURSING HOME DEATHS WERE UNDER-REPORTED IN NEW YORK CITY!

Also, reports of improper health and safety practices that contributed to the spread and death.

433000+ REPORTED US CORONAVIRUS DEATHS as of January 28, 2021:
(and this number is under-reported, actual number of deaths is higher)
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WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!
“Mask Up America” is President Biden’s “100 Day Masking Challenge”
“Face masks help prevent people who have COVID-19, including those who are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic, from spreading the virus to others. Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings. Wide use of masks especially helps protect those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 as well as workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in airports, seaports or other docks, bus terminals, and train stations). Using masks along with other preventive measures, including social distancing, frequent hand hygiene, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, is one of the most effective strategies available for reducing COVID-19 transmission.” – CDC

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


Thirty-five years ago today in 1986:
The Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster
(it blew up 73 seconds after launch at 11:39am EST over Cape Canaveral in Florida)

It is estimated that 17% of the US population witnessed the tragedy on live television (we watched it live on TV before going to a college class, where we watched again and again).

“The remains of the crew that were identifiable were returned to their families on April 29, 1986. Three of the crew members, Judith Resnik, Dick Scobee, and Capt. Michael J. Smith, were buried by their families at Arlington National Cemetery at individual grave sites. Mission Specialist Lt Col Ellison Onizuka was buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ronald McNair was buried in Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Lake City, South Carolina. Christa McAuliffe was buried at Calvary Cemetery in her hometown of Concord, New Hampshire. Gregory Jarvis was cremated, and his ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean. Unidentified crew remains were buried communally at the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial in Arlington on May 20, 1986” – from wikipedia

  • Francis R. Scobee, Commander
  • Michael J. Smith, Pilot
  • Ronald McNair, Mission Specialist
  • Ellison Onizuka, Mission Specialist
  • Judith Resnik, Mission Specialist
  • Gregory Jarvis, Payload Specialist
  • Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Teacher

Recent Celebrity Deaths:

Cicely Tyson age 96 RIP – Tony Award winner
Cloris Leachmen age 94 RIP
She was an Academy Award, Emmy Award, BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe winner!
Great Actress! We met her in 2010 and she was crazy. She would literally eat the food off your plate in a restaurant while you were still eating (and she was still acting).
Freddy age 8 RIP – a Great Dane from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom, crowned the world’s tallest dog by the Guinness Book of World Records.
May the Four Winds blow them safely home.
(see our previous Blog Posts for Hank Aaron, Larry King, Gregory Sierra, and Ray Vega)


3:15pm: Okay. We took a nap with the dogs while the housekeeper was cleaning.
And we woke up to a nice clean house. We took the dogs outside.
We drank an espresso and ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

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A STORM IS COMING!
Not here yet, but they’ve been hyping this storm system for a week….
TV reporters are laying out their rain gear for tomorrow’s “I’m standing in the rain” story.
And they’re out in the rain already tonight. Team coverage!
FLASH FLOODS! MUD SLIDES! STORM WATCH! 

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4:30pm: We took the dogs outside again and then we scooped the poop again.
We drank another espresso and ate another toasted bagel with cream cheese.
And the storm is still coming. It’s almost here.

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6:30pm: IT IS RAINING NOW! The storm has arrived. Time to feed the dogs.
Lots of traffic accidents! Fiery crash in Chatsworth! “We need the rain”
The LAPD went through the Sepulveda Reservoir and warned the homeless
they could find to move out of the flood zone and get to higher ground.

8:00pm: The dogs got fed. And we were outside in the rain with them.
And we drank another cup of espresso. And we’re still tired. And hungry too.
STREET FLOODING IN THE SFV – PCH EXPERIENCING TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR!
FLASH FLOOD WARNING! WIND AND HIGH SURF ADVISORY WARNING!
HEAVY SNOW AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS – CHAINS REQUIRED – ROADS CLOSED!

50 ACTIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS in Los Angeles at 10:00pm!
“Watches, warnings and radar!” – WINTER STORM WARNING!

We made some food and we ate it.
On The Menu: Breakfast for dinner at midnight. Scrambled eggs, bacon, quesadilla, dill pickle, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, red cherries
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Friday, January 29, 2021 – It’s Friday!

12:10am: We just woke the dogs up and took them outside.
It’s drizzling a little, but they were okay with it.
Now we’re back in the Home Office and they’re chilling’ again.

NOTE: We only mentioned Trump once in yesterday’s Blog Post.
We didn’t express our feeling about the GOP Traitors, and the fact that GOP Traitor Kevin McCarthy went to Mar-A-Lago today and kissed Traitor Trump’s fat ass.
WHY ARE THEY NOT IN PRISON? 433000+ US DEAD IS GENOCIDE!

“the Republican Party is radicalizing around an explicitly anti-democratic violent white nationalist ideology, and that most of elite establishment media is uninterested or editorially incapable of accurately telling that story” – ripped from Twitter

3:45am: And we are up again. We fell asleep with the dogs for a couple hours.
We took them outside and then put them back to bed. We drank a cup of espresso.

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8:10am: ALOHA! Good morning! It’s Friday!!!!!
We’ve been up for a couple hours. We got the newspapers.
We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside on both sides of breakfast.
We made a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

Andy Slavitt from The White House COVID-19 Response Team, Dr. Rochelle Walensky from the CDC, and Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are speaking to the public/press about the CoronaVirus and vaccinations.
Talking about HEALTH AND SAFETY! Essential Labor and Protecting Workers! And now Q&A!
President Joe Biden’s OSHA issued new national COVID-19 guidelines for workplace safety to protect essential workers and employees working during the pandemic.
NEW MUTANT STRAINS OF THE VIRUS ARE HERE!
UK variant/South African/Brzailian/Los Angeles variants/mutations are now infecting the USA.
We have SCIENCE AND MEDICINE again! THERE IS A PLAN! And smart people in charge.
Federal Governmental Transparency! Real information and news. New info online too!

Where’s Bernie? (too easy)
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“Bernie’s Mittens” Is it still a thing?
(OUR NATION HAS A REALLY SHORT ATTENTION SPAN)
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1:30pm: (13:33) We took a nap. We woke up and ate some food:
half of a dill pickle, a celery stalk with peanut butter, and some bacon.
We made a double espresso and we took the dogs outside.
And now we are all chillin’ in the Home Office waiting for the next storm.

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4:15pm: Another cup of espresso.
We watch the television. We surf the internet. We play with the dogs and go outside.

9:45pm: The dogs got fed supper.
We ordered and picked up sushi for dinner at 6:00pm.
We ate and then fell asleep for two hours.
So, we are awake again now after a short nap.

On The Menu: Good Shabbos! It’s sushi time.
Spicy tuna cut roll, Rainbow roll, eel & avocado cut roll,
California roll, albacore sashimi and a coke to drink
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GAMESTOP = Wall Street Scandal!
RobinHood App screws the little guy for big $….is anyone surprised?
Why can’t the little guys run a “PUMP AND DUMP” on Wall Street?
The big banks, venture capital firms, and hedge funds do it everyday!
“THE FIX IS IN!” (and the little guy can’t win)
Trump, Giuliani, and his criminal family ran a LONG CON with Hydroxycloraquine!
The Gamestop Scandal exposes Wall Street’s “fix” on the stock market and our lives.
DON’T GAMBLE IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE!
NOTE: Most Americans can’t afford to lose. But they still gamble on the stock market.
We didn’t win the California Lottery last week. We lost the $20 we wagered.
And we didn’t “double-down” and buy more tickets for the next jackpot drawings
(so we didn’t lose another $20) We can now return to our “no gambling” personal policy.

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STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!

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CV! Part 109 – Today is Inauguration Day! (Wednesday)

CV! Part 109- Today is Inauguration Day! (Wednesday)


Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – TODAY IS INAUGURATION DAY!
JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS WON THE 2020 ELECTION!

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#BeGone #GoodRiddance #GOPTraitors #GOP #Treason #Sedition
#MAGATerrorists #Traitors #TrumpCrimeFamily #TrumpTreason
#GENOCIDE #CrimesAgainstHumanity #CrimesAgainstChildren

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HAHA! Ripped this one from Twitter! Someone’s not happy today:
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TICK TOCK MOTHERF*CKER! YOUR TIME IS UP!
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WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! 
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! 
DO NOT PARTY WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE YOUR BUBBLE!
ZERO CONTACT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE!
WE ARE ALL “SAFER-AT-HOME” – DO NOT TRAVEL!
STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!

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JOE BIDEN WON. KAMALA HARRIS WON.
TRUMP IS A LOSER. TRUMP IS A TRAITOR. TRUMP IS A CRIMINAL.
BIDEN WON

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN!

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3:15AM: Of course we are awake! We’ve been waiting FOUR YEARS for this to be over.
BYE BYE TRUMP! – And we aren’t going to talk about the pardons from last night yet.

How it started, how it’s going:
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“IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR AMERICA!”
Today will be a celebration of the new administration. A NEW DAY IN AMERICA!
The Trump legacy will be DEATH. 400000+ Reported US DEAD!
THE ACTUAL NUMBER MAY HAVE ALREADY PASSED 500000!
Thousands more will die before this disease is contained. 
The long-term effects will be severe. “the genie is out of the bottle”
Failure to contain the virus in February and March, now makes it impossible to contain.
Trump FAILED. Pence FAILED. Everyone in the Trump Administration FAILED.
THEY CAUSED THIS. POLITICS OF WEARING A MASK CAUSED THIS.
HYDROXYCLORAQUINE CAUSED THIS! (Trump’s “PUMP AND DUMP” Con)
HERD IMMUNITY CAUSED THIS! FAILURE TO TEST AND TRACK CAUSED THIS!
THERE NEVER WAS A FEDERAL PLAN!
THEY FAILED AT EVERY STAGE WITH PPE AND SUPPLIES!
THEY HELD “SUPER-SPREADER” RALLIES AND WHITE HOUSE PARTIES!
They killed Herman Cain. They tried to expose Joe Biden at the Presidential Debate.
They infected The White House and the Secret Service, the Military and the Congress.
And then they held an Insurrection with a Rally, a Parade, and an Attack on the US Capitol.
TRUMP TRIED TO MURDER THE VICE-PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS!
He wanted the mob to kill his political enemies, and any one else who was there.
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He wanted to declare Martial Law
and make himself King Trump.
TRUMP FAILED.
HE MUST BE PUNISHED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!
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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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USA! USA! USA!

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN!
10:00am: “HAIL TO THE CHIEF!”
Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States.

Kamala Harris is Vice-President of the United States.
Trump is now a private citizen again and can now be arrested for GENOCIDE,
Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes Against Children, Felony Murder,
Treason, Sedition, Rape, Fraud, Wire Fraud, Tax Evasion, Conspiracy
and many other crimes. ARREST! PROSECUTE! AND EXECUTE!
400000+ DEAD AMERICANS DEMAND JUSTICE! TRUMP KILLED THEM!

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We just put the American Flag out in front of the house!
It really is a new day in America. WE ARE FREE! FREE AT LAST! FREE FROM TRUMP!
Four years of crime. Four years of treason. Four years of racism, anti-semitism and hate.
Four years of violence against US Citizens by law enforcement and the government.
WE CAN CELEBRATE THE INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN TODAY!
TOMORROW WE MUST BEGIN THE PURGE OF EVERY TRUMP APPOINTEE!
Every Trump hire, every Trump stooge, every Trump staffer, every Trump supporter!
THEY CANNOT BE TRUSTED! EVERYTHING TRUMP TOUCHED IS CORRUPTED! 

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11:15am: Well it’s been a busy morning in Washington DC!
Biden&Co went to church, then went to The US Capitol, and they got inaugurated,
They did a “drive-by” review of the National Guard troops on the way to Arlington Cemetery.
The Inauguration Ceremony was beautiful and a “take back” of the United States!
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into office.
(Joe Biden used his family bible again)
Garth Brooks sang “Amazing Grace”, and there was an opening prayer,
Lady Gaga sang the National Anthem (and Mike Pence had to watch)
Joe Biden made a well crafted speech.
And J-Lo (Jennifer Lopez) sang.
Inaugural Poet (22 year old) Amanda Gorman stole the show
with her poem, “The Hill We Climb”.

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They moved inside.
The passing of the Nuclear “Football” was immediate and done behind closed doors.
Gifts were given, and speeches were made inside the US Capitol.
Beautiful etched vases from Lennox Crystal (made in USA) were gifted
to the new President and Vice-President. Joe Biden signed an Executive Order. 

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Then there was a motorcade through Washington, past National Guardsmen lining the streets and saluting, all the way to Arlington, Virginia. Now Presidents Clinton, Bush Jr., Obama, Biden  and their wives and Vice-President Harris and her husband (“the Second Gentleman”) are all together laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery.
Hearing the National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, 
and watching them be real leaders for the Nation is bringing tears to our eyes.
And now they’re playing “Taps” for all the fallen and there are flags flying on every grave.
A Moment of Silence and Silent Prayer, and a Presidential Photo Op.
And the Presidential Couples are going up the steps and inside General Robert E. Lee’s old house to pay respects, and say goodbye to each other. (pause in the ceremony)
Biden and Harris will motorcade in a “virtual parade to The White House. Biden will sign many Executive Orders, and start the business of repairing the damage that Trump, the GOP Traitors, and Trump’s criminal associates have caused to our great country.

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Vice-President Kamala Harris is the first African-American, first Asian-American and first Woman to hold this Federal Office! And Joe Biden is the oldest President to hold office. 

12:15pm: Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We made some food and another cup of espresso. 
The Presidential motorcade is “parading” to The White House now.
Trump wanted a “military sendoff”, does this count?
Just think of how much it is costing for all this SECURITY.
25000 National Guardsmen from across the country.
Gas, food, lodging, and other services for the military and support personnel.
Law Enforcement and Investigation. They vetted the National Guardsmen.
Maximum protection. Don’t forget the air cover provided by the Air Force.
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK (or is it just being wasted?)

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12:40pm: The motorcade is holding in front of the Treasury Building….
Looks like they are doing a Security Assessment before Joe Biden gets out of the limo.
The University of Delaware Drumline is keeping time.
And the Biden family is out of the limousine and walking to The White House now.
MAXIMUM SECURITY! The streets are empty except for military and law enforcement.
They’re parading past the media, and Joe went and fist-bumped someone.
And he said hello DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. Hello to some other people.
Joe Biden has entered The White House grounds and is walking up the driveway.
Presidential Marching Band and many flags – each state and territory.
Lots of media of course. Standing at the West Wing steps and waving.
Band playing “Hail to the Chief” and “G-d Bless America” (now we’re really crying)
And Joe hugs his wife and the First Family enters The White House.
(yes, there has been a “deep-cleaning” done after the last occupant was removed)

THE INAUGURAL PARADE on CNN:
“Parade Across America” with John Stewart, the dancing TikTok Doc,
High Country Cloggers, Chinese American Community Center in Delaware, 
What’s your vision for America? Heroes Next Door, Mariachi Joya from Las Vegas High School perform together virtually, “Felicidades!”  Kamala Harris and her husband enter The White House (and we’re crying again), Wheelchair bound athletes from the Ryan Martin Foundation passing the ball, Hawaiian Oil Chant from Hawaii, TAPS – Military Loss Survivors, USMC Silent Drill Platoon – “Semper Fi!”, the Puerto Rico Royalty Winterguard perform, the TikTok Doc, and many more Americans of all races and religions celebrating into the afternoon.

The Howard University Marching Band parades in Washington DC for the Vice-President.
VP Kamala Harris and the Second Gentleman are getting ready to walk down the street.
Pausing for the Security Assessment, and they are out if the limo, greeting the family on the street, and now walking to The White House and her new office in the Old Executive Building. 

EVERYONE, all day long, at every event, is wearing a mask.

Remember Trump said the stock market would crash if Biden was elected?
Stocks just hit a historic all-time high today as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are inaugurated.

1:30pm: FOXNEWS CRAWL: “President Biden & The Progressive Agenda”
MSNBC covering the swearing in of the three New Democratic Senators:
Jon Ossoff, the first Jewish Senator from Georgia
Rev Raphael Warnock, the first African-American Senator from Georgia
and Alex Padilla replacing Kamala Harris as the Senator from California
Democrats now control the Senate, The House of Representatives, and The White House.

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VP Kamala Harris is in the Senate: She administers the Oath of Office.
The new Senators sign in. Oh look it’s Diane Feinstein.
Senator Chuck Schumer opens business for the Senate.
Pat Leahy (D-VT) will become President Pro-Tem
“Mitch is officially a minority!” – Wanda Sykes on Twitter

2:00pm: President Joe Biden is in the Oval Office.
Biden’s first proclamation: “NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2021, a National Day of Unity…”

We made some lunch.
On The Menu: Toasted pepperjack cheese sandwich on whole wheat sourdough bread
and another espresso to drink. 
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BIDEN to his staff:
“If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treating another colleague with disrespect, talking down to someone, I will fire you on the spot. On the spot. No ifs ands or buts.”

3:45pm: We took a little nap while they took care of some business,
We woke up and drank an espresso and ate a couple cookies.

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President Joe Biden on DAY ONE:
rescinded Trump’s “Muslim Ban” that targeted Africans.
rejoined the Paris Climate Accord Agreement (climate change & science are back)
revoked the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline – it is dead.
halted all oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
paused student loan payments until September 30 
extended the eviction moratorium
stopped construction at the southern border wall
removed the racist Trump “1776 Commission Report” from the Whitehouse website
mandated masks and social distancing on federal property
“Mask Up America” is President Biden’s “100 Day Masking Challenge”

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New Executive Order seeks “a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”

President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 stimulus plan includes $40 billion for child care:

President Joe Biden notified the United Nations that the United States is rejoining the World Health Organization reversing Trump’s order to quit the International Alliance that “plays a crucial role in the world’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.”

Executive Order:
ORGANIZING AND MOBILIZING THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE A UNIFIED AND EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO COMBAT COVID‑19 AND TO PROVIDE UNITED STATES LEADERSHIP ON GLOBAL HEALTH AND SECURITY

Executive Order:
REVISION OF CIVIL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT POLICIES AND PRIORITIES
“My Administration will reset the policies and practices for enforcing civil immigration laws.”

MEMO FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
SUBJECT: Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

AND THERE WAS EVEN MORE STUFF!
WE HAVE A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT AGAIN! 

4:15pm: We have a White House Press Briefing! (a return to normal)
President Joe Biden’s new Press Secretary Jen Psaki addresses the TRUTH.
Ten minutes in, and she hasn’t attacked a reporter, told one lie, or said “fake news”.

Ron Klain, President Joe Biden’s White House Chief-of-Staff issued a memo freezing all new or pending Trump regulations subject to review. All Trump CDC COVID19 regulations are now under review by Biden’s new CDC director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

The Senate confirmed Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence.
(the 10 “NO” votes were cast by the Ted Cruz and the GOP Traitors)

YOU’RE FIRED! White House chief usher Timothy Harleth has been dismissed.
He was hired by Melania Trump in 2017 and was once a manager at the Trump Hotel DC.
UPDATE: President Joe Biden did not fire the Chief Usher. Timothy Harleth was fired by Trump and Melania, and “The Trumps sent the butlers home when they left so there would be no one to help the Bidens when they arrived,….So petty.”

President Joe Biden fired attorney Peter Robb, a Trump appointee and stooge,
after he refused to resign as National Labor Relations Board general counsel. 

NSA General Counsel Michael Ellis, installed by Trump last week, was put on administrative leave today. He is now under investigation by the Department of Defense Inspector General.

Stephen Miller no longer works at The White House.
Jared Kushner no longer works at The White House.
Mark Meadows no longer works at The White House.
Peter Navarro no longer works at The White House.
Kayleigh McEnany no longer works at The White House.
Hope Hicks no longer works at The White House.
Ivanka Trump no longer works at The White House.

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ART AND MUSIC AND POETRY AND CULTURE ARE BACK!

CELEBRATING AMERICA!
5:30pm: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN! (on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial)
TOM HANKS! Lincoln’s statue is framed to show only the fist, not the open hand.
KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR! Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address
FDR;s 1st Inaugural Address “We have nothing to fear but fear itself”
JFK’s Inaugural Address
“We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty.” – John F. Kennedy, 60 years ago today.
Reagan’s 1st Inaugural Address
Local spot: Eva Longoria on KTLA Channel 5
JOHN BON JOVI! “Here Comes The Sun” on the Santa Monica Pier (crying again)
Heroes of the Pandemic montage
YOYO MA! – the Star Trek theme opening chords, then Amazing Grace on cello>
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN 
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE!
THE BLACK PUMAS!
“Welcome Back America…. to your celebration.” – Tom Hanks
Salute to Teachers! Mackenzie Adams (viral online teacher) from Seattle, Washington
FOO FIGHTERS! Dave Grohl 
KERRY WASHINGTON!
Broadway Performers sing – YEAR from “Rent” “Let The Sunshine In!” from “Hair”
Tom Hanks – Hunger and food insecurity “Americans who feed us” JOSE ANDRES!
LIN MANUEL MIRANDA!
NASA ASTRONAUTS on the ISS in orbit!
Joe Biden
Hallelujah acapella from last night
SARAH FULLER football player
VICE-PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS
JOHN LEGEND sings “It’s a New Day”
DJ CASSIDY – “Pass The Mic!” Latin Rappers and DJs 
Nurses
TIM MCGRAW from Nashville
“Let’s Unite America” montage
Barack Obama, George Bush Jr., and Bill Clinton just talking….“a new beginning” 
Is Tom Hanks crying?
DEMI LOVATO “A Lovely Day” with healthcare workers and POC singing along
The Biden and Harris families watching and dancing along is the icing on the cake!
KATY PERRY sings at the Reflecting Pool
AND THEN AMAZING FIREWORKS IN WASHINGTON DC
AT THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT AND ON THE NATIONAL MALL!

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BRAVO GLENN WEISS AND CREW! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! 
(gonna get you another Emmy for tonight)

Seriously, crying again and again. Tears of happiness, joy, and relief.
TRUMP TRIED TO KILL US ALL! TRUMP KILLED 400000+ 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! 

Watching journalists, democrats, artists, and especially LGBTQ and people of color,
taking a victory lap today and tonight is so uplifting and cathartic for this country. 
“The enemy of my enemy is my friend” and the #GOPTraitors are the enemy.

8:45pm: We had Thai food delivered for dinner. And groceries too.
On The Menu: Thai BBQ chicken and fried rice with juice to drink.
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CNN CRAWL: “PRESIDENT BIDEN: ‘DEMOCRACY HAS PREVAILED'”

The Washington Post’s Trump fact-checkers say Trump made 30573 false or misleading claims in four years. That’s approximately twenty per day.

“Reluctantly I have concluded that President Trump is a serious threat to US national security. He is refusing to protect vital US interests from active Russian attacks. It is apparent that he is for some unknown reason under the sway of Mr Putin”
– General Barry R. McCaffrey (ret.), March 16, 2018 on Twitter

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

We must expel-arrest-prosecute-execute the GOPTraitors!

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Kevin McCarthy making a speech or even being in the Capitol building is a disgrace.
The GOP tried to overturn the election. They tried to disqualify the votes for Joe Biden!
Twelve years of croneyism, racism, anti-semitism, hate, obstruction, and malfeasance.
The GOPTraitors not only tolerated Trump’s perversion of our democracy, some Republicans in Congress actively joined in to interfere in the election and overthrow the US Government! 

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FoxNews is UnAmerican!
And FoxNews and Rupert Murdoch was complicit in the Trump Coup Attempt.
FOXNEWS IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO DEMOCRACY!
FOXNEWS IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE UNITED STATES.
FOXNEWS IS STILL PUSHING “THE BIG LIE” AND “ALTERNATIVE FACTS”
THIS IS FOXNEWS LAST NIGHT: FoxNews is UnAmerican!
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Heads are exploding at FoxNews today. Their ratings are tanking.
Their audience is changing the channel to OAN and other Trump aligned media.
FUCK YOU KARL ROVE! FoxNews is UnAmerican!
Five Assholes on “The FIVE” laughing at President Joe Biden’s call for unity.
Traitor Hannity interviewing Peter Schweitzer about Hunter Biden’s laptop. REALLY!

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FOXNEWS CRAWL: “Biden’s ‘Unity’ Speech Sends Ominous Message” 
FOXNEWS CRAWL: “The Left Demonizes Trump Supporters”
FOXNEWS CRAWL: “BIDEN POLICIES PUT AMERICA ON DANGEROUS PATH”
FOXNEWS CRAWL: “BIDEN INAUGURATION SPEECH FULL OF EMTY RHETORIC”
“White guilt” “racist” – Shelby Steele Hoover Institution Senior Fellow
AND EVEN MORE RACIST BULLSHIT! (from an African-American man)

While you were watching the beautiful fireworks in Washington DC, 
FoxNews was running a Nutrisystem for Men ad.

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HISTORY!
Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States
Kamala Harris it the Vice-President of the United States.
Trump and his family are Shit Stain on this country and the stink will never come off.

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Bernie Memes! So many memes…. and they are hilarious!

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HAHAHAHAHA!
THE BERNIE MEMES ARE THE PERFECT FINISH
FOR A FABULOUS DAY ON THE INTERWEB!

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UPDATE Thursday, January 21, 2021:
“CBS This Morning” just had a segment on Bernie’s Mittens and the memes! 
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WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! 
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! 
DO NOT PARTY WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE YOUR BUBBLE!
ZERO CONTACT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE!

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NO PARDONS FOR OLD MEN! – we posted this before the 2020 election.
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TRUMP IS A LOSER! EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!
AND WE ALL KNOW TRUMP CHEATS AT GOLF TOO!

THANK YOU SETH ROGEN! FUCK YOU TED CRUZ!
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GOP TRAITORS WHO VOTED “NO” TODAY: Blackburn (R-TN) Braun (R-IN) Cruz (R-TX) Ernst (R-IA) Hagerty (R-TN) Hawley (R-MO) Lee (R-UT) Marshall (R-KS) Paul (R-KY) Risch (R-ID)

At 12:04pm EST, The Chinese Government sanctioned Mike Pompeo, Robert O’Brien,
Peter Navarro, John Bolton, Stephen Bannon, and other Trump stooges.
They can no longer do business or set foot in China.

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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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EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!
EVERYTHING FOXNEWS SAYS IS A LIE!


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11:30pm: We got a Twitter “TIMEOUT” for 12 hours.
Okay, tweeting “Heads Will Roll! Purge the Trump stooges!” is probably not allowed.
We didn’t even bother to appeal it. We need a forced Twitter break!
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“Today was a good day. And it was only possible because of you. Because you made calls. Because you marched. Because you wore your masks and voted like never before. For four years, you defended our democracy with everything you had. ….and now, our country can enter a new day.” – President Barack Hussein Obama

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THE WHOLE WORLD WAS WATCHING.

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Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone*.
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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)

 



 

 

More Fire Thoughts

More Fire Thoughts

We’ve been working on this one all week as updates and reports on the Woolsey and Camp Fires are being released. The damage is beyond horrific! The losses are in the BILLIONS if not TRILLIONS! So many people died because of negligence…..

BIG THANKS TO ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS!

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Los Angeles on Fire (pic from the LA Times)

TUESDAY NIGHT UPDATE:

Well, maybe we’ll have Winter next week.

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Tuesday 11-13-18 Weather Forecast

Fire “Flare-Up” on Tuesday: Lake Sherwood is burning!

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EXTREME FIRE DAMAGE! And potential for major flood damage soon.

The Woolsey fire burned the Santa Susana Field Lab, a federal Superfund site in the Simi Hills – site of the worst nuclear meltdown in US history in 1959.
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control said there was no reason to be concerned of “any risks other than those normally present in a wildfire situation” REALLY?

Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles president Robert Dodge responded to the DTSC: the site now owned by Boeing is still radioactive and polluted despite the agency’s promise to clean it up EIGHT YEARS AGO.
These toxic materials are in SSFL’s soil and vegetation, and when it burns and becomes airborne in smoke and ash, there is real possibility of heightened exposure for area residents.” 

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Fire Damage at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura, California

Sugarloaf Peak burned . Can’t say it looks much like the mountain in the Paramount logo, but it is. Also aka “the sleeping elephant”:

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KTLA was in Malibu Lake on Monday morning (Sugarloaf Peak)

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Paramount Ranch from Google Maps

 

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HBO’s “Carnivale” location at the Paramount Ranch

“All of our permit files that documented the filming that was going on here are gone,” said Mike Malone, a Park Service veteran. Along with the Western town sets, the Paramount Ranch’s written history was lost when the fire hit the nearby Rocky Oaks facility, where the records were stored.

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SEE OUR PREVIOUS BLOG POST FOR WESTERN TOWN FIRE DAMAGE!

Camp Hess Kramer’s wood Menorah and plaque honoring founder Rabbi Alfred Wolf are still standing after the Woolsey Fire. Most of the buildings burned and so did most of Camp Hilltop, Camp JCAMalibu also sustained some significant damage. Mon 11:30am report: Calamigos Ranch only lost 4 buildings (out of 70) and was pretty much undamaged. Many homes were lost in Malibu Lake, but some were completely untouched.

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The Wood Menorah at Camp Hess Kramer – Photo by Ben Poston / Los Angeles Times

UPDATE> November 13: Leo Carrillo State Park has been closed until further notice due to the Woolsey Fire. The fire burned through the campground and several structures, such as the visitor center, sector office, employee residences, three lifeguard towers, Leo Shop structures, the Junior Lifeguard Complex and several restrooms.

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Leo Carrillo State Beach – The Store Was (not) Saved

The CAMP FIRE in Butte County is now the deadliest in California history.
The town of Paradise, California is GONE.

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FTP!

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California Professional Firefighters President Brian K. Rice issued the following statement following the President’s tweet.:
“The president’s message attacking California and threatening to withhold aid to the victims of the cataclysmic fires is Ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines.
“At a time when our every effort should be focused on vanquishing the destructive fires and helping the victims, the president has chosen instead to issue an uninformed political threat aimed squarely at the innocent victims of these cataclysmic fires.
“At this moment, thousands of our brother and sister firefighters are putting their lives on the line to protect the lives and property of thousands. Some of them are doing so even as their own homes lay in ruins. In my view, this shameful attack on California is an attack on all our courageous men and women on the front lines.
“The president’s assertion that California’s forest management policies are to blame for catastrophic wildfire is dangerously wrong. Wildfires are sparked and spread not only in forested areas but in populated areas and open fields fueled by parched vegetation, high winds, low humidity and geography. Moreover, nearly 60 percent of California forests are under federal management, and another two-thirds under private control. It is the federal government that has chosen to divert resources away from forest management, not California.
“Natural disasters are not “red” or “blue” – they destroy regardless of party. Right now, families are in mourning, thousands have lost homes, and a quarter-million Americans have been forced to flee. At this desperate time, we would encourage the president to offer support in word and deed, instead of recrimination and blame.”
California Professional Firefighters represents more than 30000 front line firefighters and paramedics in California.

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Saturday November 17th, 2108:
Donny drops by with Governor Brown & Governor-elect Gavin Newsom for a Photo Op.
The current DEATH TOLL in California: (as of Saturday 11-17 evening)
Camp Fire 76 dead and climbing, 1300 people are missing! Woolsey Fire 3 dead.

Paramount Ranch is closed until further notice due to fire damage. The bridge on Mulholland is out at Trousdale (road closed) and Cornell Rd is still closed btw Kanan & Mulholland.

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Rockabilly Retro Relief for Fire Victims LIVE at Joe’s in Burbank!
Maureen & the Mercury 5, Doña Oxford, the Brian Hogan Band, the Crown City Bombers, James Intveld, and Lil Mo and the Dynaflos LIVE at Joe’s American Bar & Grill in Burbank! 11-16-18 All the bands donated their performances and a portion of the proceeds from their “merch” sales to Fire Victims Relief! Rockin’ music all night long! Joe’s donated the venue! There was a raffle and silent auction too, and a lot of money (over $7000) was raised from a Great Party for a great cause!

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The Brian Hogan Band LIVE at Joe’s American Bar & Grill in Burbank

 



UPDATE NOVEMEBER 20, 2018> REALLY? SHUT THE F*CK UP DONNY!

When Trump visited the fire-ravaged town of Paradise, California where 76 (and counting) Americans died, he called it “Pleasure” not once but twice! Then he lied again and again and again. And continued to make a complete idiot of himself.


 

Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Memorial Day Weekend 2016

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USA! The United States of America!

Memorial Day: A Day of Remembrance!
Originally it was called Decoration Day. A day when Americans went to cemeteries and placed flags or flowers on the graves of the war dead. It was a day to remember ancestors, family members, and loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice and died in service for the United States of America. Waterloo, New York, was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, but over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of the holiday. Decoration Day was created during the Civil War to honor the dead. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic: “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”

Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years and many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of the day. At many cemeteries, the graves of American war dead are increasingly ignored or neglected while backyard barbecues and a three day weekend are now the only celebration of the holiday.

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Our “three day weekend” began on Friday afternoon.

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Friday Lunchtime!

Lunchtime! Quesadilla with red pepper salsa, avocado, celery & carrots, persian cucumber, dill pickle, strawberries, blueberries, mango and an iced espresso

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Dinner with a friend at Mucho Mas Mexican Restaurant in North Hollywood. We been here before and you can read about it (See our Previous Blog! Search Box: Mucho Mas^^^^^)

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Dinner at Mucho Mas Mexican Restaurant in North Hollywood, California

On The Menu: 2 beef tacos, a cheese enchilada, Mexican rice, refried beans, a green salad with ranch dressing, fresh made tortilla chips & spicy salsa and a Dr Pepper.

DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
Memorial Day Weekend in Los Angeles is a “Maximum Enforcement” period by local law enforcement to combat drunk driving. On our way to NoHo we saw LAPD Metro cops on motorcycles already patrolling the San Fernando Valley. Once again we were the designated driver, so we didn’t drink any alcohol before dinner or at the restaurant, so our friend could enjoy his beers and stay safe in North Hollywood.

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Neon Clown Drive-by at Circus Liquor in North Hollywood

SATURDAY

Chore Day! Laundry and Spring Cleaning! We spent most of the day trying to clean and get organized. We are on a mission to get rid of the clutter and stuff we don’t need.

We finished and posted a new Blog about the “Slugfest in Hollywood” on Tuesday: the Dixie Hollywood Hotel, Dinner at Susan Finegar’s Mud Hen Tavern and The Cure at the Hollywood Bowl”.

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Saturday Lunchtime!

Lunchtime! Sesame bagel with hummus and persian cucumber, dill pickle, avocado, carrots, celery, red grapes, blueberries and an iced espresso.

A beautiful sunset in the San Fernando Valley:

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Saturday Sunset in the SFV – San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California

And a pretty boring Saturday night at home…

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Dinner: Enchilada Nachos!

Dinner: Enchilada Nachos! Used the leftover Mexican food from last night: cheese enchilada cut up with the rice and beans and then more cheese over tortilla chips with taco bell hot sauce. “Life is short, make it saucy!”

And we watched “The Intern” with Robert Deniro and Anne Hathaway on HBO. A cute film about a 70 year old retired business man (played by Deniro) who interns for a successful online women’s clothing company owned by a young, overworked woman with an adorable young child and a “stay at home” husband (played by Hathaway). The cast is rounded out by a crew of young, nerdy “Tech Bros” and Rene Russo as the company masseuse.

It’s really a romantic comedy without the romance between Deniro and Hathaway, adding Rene Russo as the hot, younger old person and love interest. It was a fun movie with a great cast, but the happy ending was kind of lacking in resolution and could have been much better! Deniro got to chew on the scenery and play a custom tailored part and that’s what he’s great at. Hathaway is a terrific actress, and this role mirrors her part in “The Devil Wears Prada” as a young and successful working woman conquering adversity.

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And we ate some Hot Tamales to better simulate the “movie theatre” experience.

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Hot Tamales!

We also did a little Periscope viewing too. We watched The Cure live from Washington and Steven Brody Stevens killing it and rockin’ comedy at the Improv on Melrose.

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And then we worked on laying out this Blog until we got tired and fell asleep.

SUNDAY

We slept in and then made breakfast/brunch.

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Sunday Breakfast – Bacon and Eggs!

Sunday Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with cheese & hot sauce, bacon, English muffins with peanut butter & raspberry jam, nectarine, orange juice and an iced espresso.

And we were going to do stuff today and then we turned on HBO and saw they were running a marathon of “The Pacific”, the under appreciated follow up to “Band of Brothers” in honor of Memorial Day. It’s a great period piece about World War II and the war against the Japanese. So, we didn’t watch all 10 hours, but we did watch…and worked.

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Hot Dogs! Sunday afternoon with the dogs in the backyard:

We were invited to go to the movies, but passed because we didn’t want to see the film and we hate going to the theatre on weekends or holidays because there are just too many people, and all it really takes is one person with a cell phone to ruin the experience for me. So, we stayed at the home office and someone brought me dinner!

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Sunday “To Go” Dinner delivered: Orange chicken, steamed rice, sautéed vegetables from The Cheesecake Factory and a Dr Pepper. Tasty “comfort” food makes me happy.

Sunday night “must see TV” on HBO: New episodes of “Game of Thrones”, “Silicon Valley” and a previously aired episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”

SPOILER ALERT! 

“Hold the door!” We waited all week for this episode of Game of Thrones. Last week’s episode “The Door” was excellent. And sad. And emotionally involving. And as always, there are so many story lines running that each episode feels incomplete…
And so, with great anticipation we waited and watched this week’s episode.

Do you think Hodor will return as a wight?

NOTE: “Silicon Valley” is “genius” humor.
This week’s episode was pretty great. Oh the Bachmanity!

MONDAY – It’s Memorial Day!

Grapefruit, coffee, leftover cold orange chicken for breakfast and then back to bed…

The annual “Band of Brothers” marathon on HBO was interrupted by a LIVE televised Memorial Day Holiday High Speed Pursuit at noon!

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“Band of Brothers” is a 2001 American war drama based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose’s 1993 non-fiction book. It is based on the true World War Two story of the men of Easy Company from the US Army 101st Airborne division who fought in Europe during the war.

NOTE: We’ve seen “Band of Brothers” in it’s entirety a couple of times. So when a social media alert was broadcast about another LIVE high speed pursuit in Los Angeles, we switched over and began watching the car chase.

Memorial Day Holiday LIVE Televised High Speed Pursuit:

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Memorial Day Holiday High Speed Pursuit in Southern California

The French Open was rained out so NBC stayed on the chase that started at about 10:30am… Stolen vehicle: a silver KIA Sorrento SUV with an “impaired” driver on surface streets in East Los Angeles. We picked up the pursuit at noon as the suspect got on the empty freeways and continued driving for almost 3 hours. NBC commentary was complete speculation and stupidity, so we switched over to ABC and then KCAL9 (our local CBS affiliate). Please just the facts, not ignorant newscaster’s uninformed opinions!

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Memorial Day Holiday High Speed Pursuit in Southern California

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Memorial Day Holiday High Speed Pursuit in Southern California

And Fox 11 had coverage too:

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Memorial Day Holiday High Speed Pursuit in Southern California

At 1pm, KCAL 9 and FOX both cut off their news coverage and returned to regular programming, so we switched back to ABC and NBC because KTLA 5 News didn’t pick up the chase at all for their one o’clock broadcast. And just after 1pm he ran out of gas on the 405 near the Long Beach Freeway, smoked some more meth in the car and then surrendered without further incident to the California Highway Patrol.

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Memorial Day Holiday High Speed Pursuit – 405 South near the Long Beach Fwy

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Memorial Day High Speed Pursuit – Suspect in Custody!

Just another holiday Monday in Los Angeles! And with the suspect in custody and the chase over at 1:30pm, it was time for lunch.

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Monday Lunchtime!

Monday Lunchtime! A bacon, lettuce and cheese sandwich on challah bread; dill pickle, celery, carrots, blueberries, red grapes and pineapple juice.

Afternoon CHILLIN’ in the backyard and more episodes of “Band of Brothers” while getting some work done in the office was how we spent the rest of the day.

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Monday Memorial Day Holiday Chillin’ on the Backyard Patio

We worked, we cleaned, we played with the dogs.

And then we got hungry and went to see what ingredients we had for dinner. We decided to make some pasta and did a little fancy cooking in the kitchen:

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Dinner on Monday: Spaghetti with garlic alfredo sauce, grilled chicken, stir-fried broccoli & sautéed onions and a coke.

Where did the three day weekend go? Mostly boring. We hope you had a good one!

REMEMBER THE FALLEN! Some gave all so you could BBQ in peace.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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Neon Clown at Circus Liquor in North Hollywood, California

Another Terrorist Attack! Brussels, Belgium

Another Terrorist Attack!

Brussels, Belgium – Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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The Brussels Airport and Metro are CLOSED due to a Terrorist Bombing!

More than thirty-four people have been killed and 212 injured, after explosions struck Brussels during the Tuesday morning rush hour. Two bomb blasts hit the “Great Hall” Departures Hall of Brussels-National Zaventem International Airport (BRU) and another exploded in Maelbeek Metro Station. Belgium has issued a Level 4 alert, denoting “serious and imminent attack”: the Airport and Metro are closed and the city and the border with France is currently locked down.

Authorities Reportedly Seeking Man In Photo on the Far Right:

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These are the Suspects in the Brussels Airport Terror Attack

Brussels-National Airport is an international airport 6 NM northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2015, more than 23 million passengers arrived or departed at Brussels Airport, making it the 21st busiest airport in Europe.

From the Brussels Airport website: http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/

Brussels Airport extends its deepest sympathy to the friends and relatives of the victims of the explosions in the departures hall earlier this morning. At 8am two explosions occurred in the departures hall. The emergency and rescue services are on the scene and are offering the necessary assistance. All flights at Brussels Airport today are cancelled. Passengers are requested to contact their airline for further instructions.

The airport authorities are asking to avoid the surroundings of the airport.
Questions about family or friends at the airport? Call (0032) (0)2/753 73 00

All flights have been diverted.
The airport will remain closed Wednesday March 23.

UPDATE: 2 suitcase bombs exploded in Brussels attacks and a 3rd failed to detonate.
Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel and federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw held a press conference on the attacks in Brussels. Van Leeuw confirmed two of the three men seen in the surveillance photo at the airport are “likely” (deceased) suicide bombers and authorities are actively looking for the third man photographed.
Major cities across the United States have increased security at transit hubs in wake of the attacks in Belgium. The Department of Homeland Security will also announce additional federal plans to tighten security.
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OTHER RECENT TERROR ATTACKS:

March 13: Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast
March 13: Ankara, Turkey
March 16: Maiduguri, Nigeria
March 19: Istanbul, Turkey

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Dio de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2015

Dio de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2015

Dio de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2015

Dio de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2015

Janeen Bevan RIP

Janeen RIP 2015

“Wish You Were Here” – Pink Floyd 1975

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

Flores por Los Muertos! (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Flores por Los Muertos! (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

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“Dear Jerry” Envelope Art! – Get a FREE TICKET to the Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz!

“Dear Jerry” Envelope Art! (for the Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz, California)

Just a little Sunday afternoon doodle and I get a FREE TICKET to the Museum! Haven’t done any envelope art in a very long time….

Pencil, Ink, Highlighters and Sharpies on White #10 Envelope:

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“Dear Jerry” Envelope Art (copyright 2015 JoshWillTravel)

“Dear Jerry” Envelope Art (copyright 2015 JoshWillTravel)

“Dear Jerry” Envelope Art (copyright 2015 JoshWillTravel)

“Dear Jerry” Envelope Art (copyright 2015 JoshWillTravel)

“Dear Jerry” Envelope Art (copyright 2015 JoshWillTravel)

“Dear Jerry” Envelope Art (copyright 2015 JoshWillTravel)

“Dear Jerry” Envelope Art (copyright 2015 JoshWillTravel)

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center
705 Front Street • Santa Cruz • CA • 95060 • (831) 429-1964

Grateful Dead Fanmail Contest:

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Dear Jerry Exhibition: May 1 – August 23, 2015

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See more Fan Art at the Grateful Dead Archive Online (at UC Santa Cruz): http://www.gdao.org/fan-art


UPDATE! 19 June 2015 – email received from Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History!

Congratulations! We received your decorated envelope and you have won two free passes to the MAH and our Dear Jerry Exhibition. Your envelope was also chosen as one of our favorite entrees, so you have also won a copy of “Dead Letters” by Paul Grushkin. All will be available to pick up at will call (the museum front desk 🙂

Fare thee well,
Marcus

Marcus Frost
Director of Development & Communications
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
831.429.1964 x7031


UPDATE 15 September 2015 – I visited the museum on my August Road Trip to pick it up, but the book had been put in an office for safekeeping and could not be found, so they mailed it to me yesterday. I also walked into an amazing flower show at the museum on the day I was there!

Road Trip! MAH - Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center in Santa Cruz

MAH! Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center in Santa Cruz

Thank you! Thank you MAH!

"Dead Letters" Book by Paul Grushkin

“Dead Letters” Book by Paul Grushkin

When I was in Santa Cruz, I was able to get a few “Dear Jerry” promotional postcards too.

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MAH Museum of Art & History “Dear Jerry” Postcard – front

MAH "Dear Jerry" Postcard - front

MAH Museum of Art & History “Dear Jerry” Postcard – back

From the book: Bob Thomas RIP – A page from Paul Grushkin’s “Dead Letters”

Bob Thomas RIP - A page from Paul Grushkin's "Dead Letters"

Bob Thomas RIP – A page from Paul Grushkin’s “Dead Letters”

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Robin Williams – RIP?

Don’t try suicide!
It doesn’t solve anything.
You just make a mess.

Reports are that Robin Williams is dead. Conflicting reports say it’s a hoax.

Regardless, don’t kill yourself.

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UPDATE: Robin Williams RIP

May the Four Winds blow you safely home.

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Robin Williams RIP at the Renaissance Faire in Novato, CA – mid 1980s

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HAPPY JERRY DAY!

HAPPY JERRY DAY 2014!

Happy Jerry Day!

Happy Jerry Day!

Today, August 1st is Jerry Garcia’s Birthday!

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Jerry Garcia aka Captain Trips – Late 60’s

Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia  August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995

Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead as lead guitarist, principal vocalist and one of the songwriter for their entire career (1965–1995). Garcia also played with the Saunders-Garcia Band (with longtime friend Merl Saunders), the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, with David Grisman as the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, the Legion of Mary, the New Riders of the Purple Sage (Garcia co-founded NRPS with John Dawson and David Nelson) and sat in on sessions with other artists (most notably Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’ “Deja Vu” album, he plays the pedal steel guitar on “Teach Your Children”).

Dancing in the Streets - Haight Ashbury 1967

Dancing in the Streets! – Free Concert Haight Ashbury 1967

Jerry was well known for his distinctive guitar playing and ranked 13th in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and ranked the Grateful Dead No. 57 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Garcia is “the most recorded guitarist in history. With more than 2,200 Grateful Dead concerts, and 1,000 Jerry Garcia Band concerts captured on tape – as well as numerous studio sessions – there are about 15,000 hours of his guitar work preserved for the ages.”

photo by Baron Wolman 1969

Jerry Garcia – photo by Baron Wolman 1969

The Grateful Dead played at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in 1969 but their set was cut short because of weather, intoxication, and electrical problems. The band cut the set short after the stage amps overloaded during a 38 minute “Turn On Your Love Light”

The Grateful Dead at Woodstock August 16, 1969 from the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/gd69-08-16.sbd.cotsman.15205.sbeok.shnf )

While The Grateful Dead did perform and were filmed for the “Woodstock” movie (Jerry can be seen in brief interviews), at the band’s insistence, the footage was never used. The 40thAnniversary version of the film includes a reasonably edited “Turn on Your Lovelight” and “Mama Tried” in bonus material.

The Grateful Dead were also on the bill for the Rolling Stones concert at Altamont on December 6, 1969. the band was there and was scheduled to play between Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the Stones but cancelled and didn’t play. They left the speedway after Jefferson Airplane’s guitarist Marty Balin was beaten unconcious by the Hell’s Angels.

The Grateful Dead at Watkins Glen Raceway, New York  July 28, 1973

The Grateful Dead at Watkins Glen, New York 1973

The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen once held the Guinness World Record for “Largest audience at a pop festival”  when approximately 600,000 rock fans gathered at Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway in New York on July 28, 1973. The Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead and The Band performed. In 2013, the grounds crew stumbled across a group of abandoned cars from the 1973 Summer Jam concert that had been hiding in the woods for 40 years.

The Grateful Dead Movie 1977 directed by Jerry Garcia

The Grateful Dead Movie directed by Jerry Garcia

The Grateful Dead Movie from 1977 was directed by Jerry Garcia. The film captures live performances from the band’s October 1974 five-night stand at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco and features the massive “Wall of Sound” audio system used in 1974.

Jerry Garcia - Egypt 1978

Jerry Garcia – Egypt 1978

In September 1978, the Grateful Dead performed three shows at the Sound and Light Theater in the shadow of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt. The band donated all the proceeds to the country’s Department of Antiquities, which preserves Egypt’s ancient wonders. Fans from all over the world traveled to Egypt and for the last show on Sept. 16, they witnessed a total lunar eclipse during the concert.

The Dead recorded all three nights with the intention of putting out a live album, but technical problems ruined the tapes from the first date and much of the second. In 2008, they released “Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978” a two-CD/DVD box set of the best performances from the last two nights.

From "High Times" 1980

From “High Times” 1980

In September-October 1980, the Grateful Dead played three sets during their concert performances, one acoustic followed by two electric sets. The acoustic sets were the first the band had performed since the early ’70s. The tour played 15 shows at The Warfield in San Francisco, 2 shows at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, and 8 shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The following year, songs from the tour were released as two live albums, the all-acoustic Reckoning and the all-electric Dead Set.

Dead Ahead is a concert video by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on October 30 and October 31, 1980, and released in 1981. An expanded version was released in 2005.

Here’s the full Halloween concert from Radio City 10-31-80 on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTYEE5mgEOY

Jerry Garcia in concert - 1985

Jerry Garcia in concert – 1985 by an unknown photographer

Jerry battled heroin addiction in the 80s and again in the 90s, getting busted in Golden Gate park in 1985 and then slipping into a diabetic coma and almost dying in 1986. The coma forced him to relearn how to play the guitar, as well as other, more basic skills.

The song “Touch of Grey” is from the album In the Dark and is known for its refrain “I will get by / I will survive”. The music was composed by Jerry Garcia, the lyrics written by Robert Hunter. It was also released as a music video, the first one by the Grateful Dead. First performed as an encore on September 15, 1982 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland, it was finally released on In the Dark in 1987. The song got into the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 9, and reached number 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, the only song by the band ever to do so on both charts.

The music video for “Touch of Grey” gained major airplay on MTV and featured a live performance by the band, first as life-size skeleton marionettes, then as themselves live on stage. The video was directed by Gary Gutierrez, who had previously created the animation sequences for The Grateful Dead Movie. The popularity of the single and the music video helped introduce the band to a new group of fans (known as the “in-the-darkheads”), resulting in the band gaining mainstream attention for better and worse.

Also in 1987, the live album Dylan & the Dead was recorded during a successful stadium tour with Bob Dylan. It was released in 1989 with seven songs written and sung by Dylan, accompanied by the Grateful Dead and produced by Jerry Garcia and John Cutler.

Jerry Garcia - early 90's

Jerry Garcia – early 90’s

Spring 1990:

During the summer of 1990, keyboardist Brent Mydland died of a drug overdose. Mydland’s death greatly affected Garcia. Before beginning the fall tour, Vince Welnick and Bruce Hornsby joined he band and drove Garcia to new heights on stage in 1991.

Jerry Garcia 1991

Jerry Garcia in concert 1991

Jerry died of a heart attack in August 1995. Garcia had long struggled with drug addiction, weight problems, sleep apnea, a cigarette habit, and diabetes all of which contributed to his physical decline and death. Half of Garcia’s cremated ashes were scattered in the Ganges River at the holy city of Rishikesh, India, a site sacred to Hindus. And according to Garcia’s last wishes, the other half of his ashes were poured into the San Francisco Bay. Following his death, the remaining members of the Grateful Dead formally decided to disband.

The Grateful Dead were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. On February 10, 2007, the band received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. And in 2011, the Dead’s Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University on May 8, 1977 was added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry.

On July 21, 2005, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission renamed the amphitheater in McLaren Park “The Jerry Garcia Amphitheater.” The amphitheater is located in the Excelsior District, where Garcia grew up. The first show at the newly renamed amphitheater was Jerry Day August 7, 2005. The dedication ceremony on October 29, 2005 was officiated by mayor Gavin Newsom.

Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream introduced in 1987

Some of Jerry’s best moments outside the Grateful Dead, a tribute from the Ben & Jerry’s website: http://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/jerry-garcia-tribute

Jerry Garcia Ties

J. Garcia Line of Ties by Jerry

“Jerry Garcia ties are certainly head-turners. These flamboyant and colorful men’s accessories are guaranteed to stand out from even the most mundane business suit, so punch up your business wardrobe with several of these fun silk ties.”

Stay the Course (close up)

Stay the Course (close up) B. Peter

Grateful Dead official website: http://www.dead.net

JerryGarcia.com: http://jerrygarcia.com

Jerry Garcia’s Middle Finger Blog: http://jgmf.blogspot.com

Jerry RIP

Jerry RIP

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