Monthly Archives: July 2009


Cover of The Complete Monterey Pop Festival DV...

At the end of the D.A. Pennebaker film Monterey Pop, there comes a performance that took place on a cold June morning in 1967.  Everyone was half asleep, all the big guns like Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding and the Mamas and the Papas had been fired.   Yet while those guns had elicited many emotions, it took this one last one to bring out pure, unmitigated joy. Continue reading

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Out of Touch

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Sorry about the lateness of today’s post. I went to the eye doctor this morning and he dilated my eyes, which makes it very difficult to read a bright screen. Now that I am able to read a bit, the subject of difficulties in seeing came up in a research newsletter I get and raised an interesting thought. Continue reading

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No, You Don’t

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Some of you may be aware of the controversy Amazon has caused by deleting copies of a book from customers’ Kindles. Ironically, it’s the Orwell book “1984”, where Big Brother is always watching. But this post isn’t about that. Instead, it’s about a quote that appears at the very end of a piece the NY Times wrote on Sunday. Continue reading

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