Posts Tagged ‘70’s’

It’s almost that time of year again…

Fri ,24/05/2019

Will you be there? The Black Knight will apparently be returning……?!

NW Pinball & Arcade Show – May 31-June 2, Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA

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Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass

Mon ,13/05/2019

yet another very interesting looking book i’ll have to check out from the library sooner or later – great interview in the meantime….he’s also such a nice guy, just to listen to.

Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass
https://www.powells.com/book/-9780062747839

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Now boarding…The Flight to Mars….!

Sun ,12/05/2019

One of the greatest annual rock shows happened again last night, Mike McCready’s semi-annual Flight To Mars benefit show for the Crohn’s Foundation (he serves as a regular fundraiser and advocate, as he has the illness). I’ve blogged about this before:

2016: http://www.theglasschicken.com/?p=2814
2017: http://www.theglasschicken.com/?p=3144

Last year we missed it because they simply didn’t have one – only an abbreviated performance at some other benefit later in the summer.

But as always, THIS. SHOW. ROCKS. If you haven’t gone before, it’s basically McCready and a number of other amazing music locals playing UFO covers, essentially a near-identical set list to the Strangers in the Night live album of yore.

And last night did not disappoint – the opener was a Cheap Trick cover band – ‘Dream Police’ with the Friel brothers (of Rockfords and Goodness fame, among others)- you can hear a different, earlier set they did at a previous benefit a couple months before here.

As to the set, awesome as per usual, and Tim DiJulio just keeps getting crazier with the guitar solos every year I see these guys. here’s a couple phonecam clips i found this am from the show:

Rock Bottom – poster has the date wrong on the clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt-9tDSaI0U
Love to Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xh-TSXxTeY (not the entire song)

The encore was several Thin Lizzy numbers, then closing with

Let There Be Rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za20SzPJ8yI

and then Thank You:

Apparently Friday night’s show had a cameo from Chad Smith, Duff McKagan and others doing Jeepster from T-Rex… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcl6MiWR0NM

the majesty of ROCK, lives on….!

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awesome…!

Sat ,13/04/2019

PDX is calling me…..

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Sad day…..

Wed ,02/01/2019

Both Bob Einstein and Daryl Dragon passed away today…sad. RIP.


Love that Deadpan – classic!


ah, the 70s……

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William O. Douglas – enigma?

Mon ,26/11/2018

So just finished my second Justice Douglas biography, Independent Journey by James F. Simon (1980), published not too long after Douglas’ passing in 1975. I had read Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas by Bruce Allen Murphy (2003) immediately prior.

I had heard about the later book originally via a New Republic article some years ago, a book review by Judge Richard Posner. But after having read it, and the second book having mentioned the earlier bio in the end credits, I really felt I needed to read the earlier book. You see, while certainly Murphy’s book is an amazing example of dedicated scholarship – it largely focuses on Douglas’ personal shortcomings – and while there are many, many such egregious examples of them, Simon’s earlier book provides a much better balance of the actual SUPREME COURT activity Douglas engaged in and in some cases, led. Murphy spends so much time uncovering all the personal flaws, problems and misdeeds of Douglas that he largely blows off most of the Court stuff (why he wrote the book, hello?). Unlike Simon’s book, which tells a lot of detail behind two huge cases for example (Brown v. Board of Education in the 50’s and Roe v. Wade just before the end of Douglas’ career) – Murphy doesn’t really deal much with either one, if at all.

Ultimately, The Nation sums it up best for me in talking about both books and then about Douglas the man. Because so many of the *results* Douglas wanted to see (or helped bring about as part of the Warren Court or earlier as Chairman of the SEC) – are still RIGHT. So as bad a human being as he was in many, many circumstances, The Nation still makes the best final statement of him to me: “If more present-day Justices and judges embraced William O. Douglas’s ideals, constitutional liberties would be far safer than they are.” (and throw in environmental protection too, because while not part of his jurisprudence, he was d*** right on that one and way ahead of his time.

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The Face of Winter: Warren Miller – RIP.

Tue ,20/11/2018

So one of the true pioneers and icons of the ski industry, Warren Miller, passed away this past January at 93(!) years old. We went to see the latest film from his company (he hadn’t been filming with them for many years now), The Face of Winter. I’ve been to WM movies off an on over the years but not for some time, but this year wanted to go again in tribute to the man and his amazing career.

The movie was pretty good – while there were a couple tiny #MeToo moments in it (IMHO) and a few too many ‘fake sly’ product placements, it was still good – the usual mix of heli-skiing crazy extreme glaciers and remote mountains (this time mostly in AK, Chile, Iceland, France and Switzerland), with classic clips and WM testimonials throughout. I did not realize he was making movies as far back as the 50’s – crazy stuff.

anyway, here’s the trailer, it’s still touring around the country if you get the chance to see it:

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great show!

Sat ,10/11/2018

saw this tonight, gotta love The Man In Black….

Tricky Dick and The Man in Black

ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in Black: 2018 TV-MA 58m

This documentary chronicles Johnny Cash’s 1970 visit to the White House, where Cash’s emerging ideals clashed with Richard Nixon’s policies. (trailer at link above)

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Ah, Norm….

Fri ,14/09/2018

Funniest bit is at the 12 minute mark – Burt Reynolds, RIP.

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RIP, wild man….

Thu ,23/08/2018

While in the car today, they said it was Keith Moon’s bday, and that he would have been 72 years old (he only made it to 32, sadly, he passed in 1978).

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While I don’t think he was the absolute greatest in rock (nor is Ginger Baker, although HE certainly thinks so) – he’s definitely one of the all time greats – not for many of the same reasons as most, though – he’s fairly unpredictable, and manic, and undisciplined to boot. But in the crazy world of The Who – he was a perfect fit.

RIP, Keith – somewhere I hope you are looking down from the biggest set of drums any cloud ever tried to hold aloft, and still driving everyone crazy along the way….

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