I remember what I was doing exactly 45 years ago this weekend, I was hitchhiking up Hwy 101 from my home in San Mateo to the Monterey Peninsula. It was a huge music event billed as the "Monterey Pop Festival". It was the first of it's kind, and would be the template for Woodstock, 2 years later. My friend and I were lucky enough to make it down to Monterey to see the most incredible roster of SF Bands, LA Bands, International acts and lots of good vibes. The scene was mellow and absolutely perfect. It was casual, naive, innocent and a freaking good time. It's the first real glimmer of what was to come. Janis did an amazing set, so good, they asked her to come back the next night so they could get it all on film. Otis Redding showered the crowd with his love and gritty soul, the Who exploded and Jimi Hendrix just stunned everyone. For one weekend in 1967, the promise of the Woodstock generation was conceived on the Monterey Peninsula. Happy Birthday Monterey Pop..45 years ago, hard to believe it all really happened.
Bruce Springsteen's first car, a yellow 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible with flames on the hood and side, is being auctioned off. He bought it on May 21st, 1975 for $2,000, and reportedly wrote the lyrics for "Born to Run," "Thunder Road" and "Backstreets" in it. In his book Songs Springsteen wrote, "In '70's New Jersey, the car was still a powerful image." The original vehicle registration, temporary insurance card and Allstate insurance card in Springsteen's name and address are included with the car, which is currently on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Springsteen sold the car in 1976 and bought a 1960 black Corvette, which he still owns. The bidding starts at $390,000. --
The news came in this week that Owsley âBearâ Stanley died in a car wreck in Australia this week. He was about 72 years old, no one really knows for sure. Bear as he was affectionately called, was probably responsible for more LSD acid tripsthan anyone in the world. Not just his own trips, but Owsley turned on the world and was happy to do it. His LSD was legendary and made itâs way around the world and into some of the hippest musicians of the time. Iâm sure Jimi Hendrix was high on Owsley acid atMonterey, everyone was. This man who is the grandson of a Kentucky governor, had a life that was perpetual motion, a cosmic guy who once was actually a Ballet dancer for a while, Hence his iconic Dead Dancing Bear images. He was so much of the Grateful Dead. He was their sound man, light man; he helped design the lightning/skull logo. He created the wall of sound that was the best performance sound system in the world. Big and loud, but also subtle, Owsley gave the Dead their voice, a voice that could be heard all the way to the back of the stadium. Owsley was a student at UC Berkley for a while, and that is probably where he attained the knowledge to produce the best acid in the world. He turned on the bands, the audience and sent his product to England where the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix and countless others got a little taste of West Coast Vibe. Steely Danâs songKid Charlemagne is the story of Owsley Stanley. He will be missed. Bob Weir of the Dead says Â "He taught me so many things, mostly to always be open and engaging.â Thatâs Owsley alright. He was always, to me, a man of mystery. Not a lot of pictures of him exist. He was happy to be in the background supplying the fuel for the revolution. You have to wonder if the Bear wasnât around, would Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters have been quite as merry? Would the ballrooms of San Francisco have been as colorful, or the people for that matter? Owsley always maintained âThe whole thing is about social movement. Itâs tribalism. Which is the only social structure that makes senseâ. Owsley, you made the universe grin, you set wheels in motion that still affects the way people think and relate to each other. I hope you have found peace. The Revolution is still going on Bear, R.I.P.
Hey brothers and sisters, the door is wide open for you this Saturday morning. Just step through the portal and enter the Revolution.Â March 12th, 1969 was an interesting day. Some of the things that happened had a direct effect on the lives of the Beatles. George and Patti Harrison are busted after police find 120 joints at their Surrey England home. Gee it must be nice to have so much money you can hire someone to roll your joints. Later that day they are released after posting a 300 dollar bond. While this was going on, Paul was busy his own self in London, getting married to the love of his life, American photographer Linda Eastman. His brother Mike McGear and Beatles road manager Mal Evans are the witnesses. None of the other Beatles attend, especially George. Also going on the very same day, March 12th 1969, a couple of musicians were reaping the rewards of some great music. Simon and Garfunkel win two Grammys including Record of the Year for Mrs. Robinson. Otis Redding gets a posthumous award for his song Sitting on the Dock of the Bay. And CCR are climbing the charts with Proud Mary and would go on to play that night at the Fillmore Auditorium in SF. Meanwhile across the country a few hours earlier Jim Morrison would be officially charged with lewd behavior and indecent exposure at a concert in Miami. He would later be found guilty.Â All in all a pretty busy day in music news. I remember the date because I was at the Doors show in Miami that night. I was working at an FM "underground" station at the time..WBUS," The Magic Bus" from Miami Beach. Yeah, me and Jackie Gleason live from Miami Beach! What a trip.
Anyway stop into the Revolution this Saturday for more flashback. Peace Out.
This Saturday, March 5th is theÂ Davis Farmers Market's 20th annual Pig Day, celebrating pigs, food and local agriculture, in Central Park, 3rd & C Streets downtown Davis. For the 20th annual Pig Day, the spotlight is on Bledsoe Pork. You'll find pork ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, pork on pizzas, and pork stir-fry. And all of it will be sourced from Bledsoe Pork. John Bledsoehas enjoyed rock star status at the Davis Farmers Market since he first started selling pork there seven years ago. Farmers market shoppers and local restaurant chefs love Bledsoe pork. All thisÂ Swine fun Â starts at 8am until 1pm. It's absolutely free and there is tons to see and do. There are pig costume contests, actuall little piggies running around that the kids can hold, Â a huge "pig jig" that features a flash mob dancing to what I'm not sure, maybe Pink Floyd Pigs pt2. There will be tons of food sampling and the usual activity of the Davis Farmer's Market. This Saturday, get your pig on at 3rd and C streets, Central Park downtown Davis. Remember the rally cry of the Pig.."The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword"
I was one of the early supporters of the Radio Voiced Homeless man named Ted Williams. I thought he found redemption, I respected his God Given voice and his struggle on the streets. Then fame hit, like only the internet can do, and he had a second chance. He became a media celebrity. That's when I started thinking things could go bad. Since his rise to fame, his reuniting with his Mother and his children, Ted has hit a few snags. I expressed my concern regarding the media chewing him up and spitting him out. I saw him both as a winner and a victim. Now it seems his troubles still persist. After appearing on every show on TV, he landed on Dr. Phil's show and thankfully got some good advice. His family says he still drinks, Dr. Phil told him to seek re-hab and get all this behind him. Silly me, I thought he would clean up, get a job, be successful and move on. The monkey that has been on his back all these years is still there. The problems that sent him to the street are still there. I still believe in Ted, and if people who really care about his life give him good advice, he can really get clean. It's all right there for you Ted. Hopefully Ted will pass with flying colors. Good Luck.
By now we have all heardÂ the story of homeless man Ted Williams, the radio announcer who fell on hard times due to addiction and bad life choices. This story has gotten to me like nothing elseÂ . A man who has nothing but his voice and a sign was discovered by the internet and taken to incredible places in just a matter of hours. .I think this story moves me because there are so many emotional aspects to it. First of all, being in radio, I immediatley sympathized with him as a brother broadcaster. When he opened his mouth it blew my mind, I mean the guy looked like he had been living under a bridge for two years. He found God,Â and found a way to survive on the streets . I wish him the very best of luck, he has many lucrative offers from different organizations, including the Clevland Cavaliers who have offered him a permanent job as thier announcer. Here is a genuinely humble man who is trying to get his life back on track and because of nothing less than a miracle, he appears to have a second chance. He will go back to his 92 year old mother in Brooklyn, who he hasn't seen in years, and together they will rediscover each other and revel in Ted's good fortune. My only hope is that there is someone to look out for him. He is in the middle of a media storm right now, and this can be a very perverse world. Ted, keep your eye on the prize and don't be distracted by the fallout. Don't be seduced by the disposable media culture, it all means nothing. Follow your God, and thanks for showing lots of us that miracles can and do happen. This is a story of redemption.Â
Ted, just don't take my job:)
Â A Couple of great ideas came out of the 60s, and both were born in San Francisco. The San Francisco Bay Area is often cited as the center of the universe for the "hippie cultural revolution". San Francisco has always been a hip mix of new ideas, strange and sometimes cutting edge fashion, rebels, outlaws, people who just plumb run out of country. Once you get to the left coast, you pretty much have arrived. Bill Graham, the rock impressario who Â made the brutul trip from Nazi Germany to freedom..would have been 80 years old this Saturday. He made his way to California, created the template for rock shows, and eventually lived like a king in the hills of Marin County. He brought some of the greatest musicians in the world, in all genres to a hungry audience. Monterey, The Fillmore Auditoriums, The world wide tour of bands like the Rolling Stones, all sprung from Bill and his Bay Area sensibilites. Happy Birthday Bill, you made my early years a hell of a lot more interesting. While Bill wasÂ promoting his shows, across the Bay, another great idea was taking form. Rolling Stone Magazine would hit the racks for the firt time in 1967. For me, a long way from SF and serving in the Air Force, Rolling Stonewas better than a letter from home.Â Jann Wenner, a student at Berkley at the time, Â also celebrated his birthday this week, and the newspaper he started in San Francisco, above a print shop South of Market street, still holds up as aÂ mirror to our culture. A couple of great ideas to come out of the Bay Area in the 60s, the Rock Concert, and The Music Magazine for a generation. Thanks Bill and Jann, and happy birthday, you gave usÂ a lot. Peace Out.
THE BEST CHICK MAGNETSYour good looks and charm may be enough to get her attention, but for those of you who aren't exactly a human chick magnet, it's a good idea to have a chick magnet with you.According to BroBible.com, her are 10 things that are undeniably great chick magnets:
For me, it's the dog, nothing better at getting a conversation going? Good Luck.
Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" tops a nationwide poll determining the Best Road Trip songs. Nearly 3,000 Americans took part in the survey (commissioned by Pioneer Electronics), with Willie taking 27 percent of the votes. Of course, who wouldn't want to ride in Willie's Bus. Just look out for those red lights coming up behind you. Steppenwolf's Born to be Wild" and the Eagles "Take It Easy" follow right behind. Rounding out the Top 10:Â
I Get Around,
Â Highway to Hell,
Â Free Falling,
Riders on the Storm,
Â I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night,
Â Wated Dead or Alive
Â and finally Freebird.
O.K. that 's it, keep your foot on the pedal and wake me when we get there.
This Thanksgiving the Eagle will continue with our tradition of playing the entire song Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie. A real classic and a real peek into the times ofÂ hippies, anti-war protests and general craziness. It's actually a spoken monologue that recounts a true but comically exaggerated Thanksgiving Day adventure as a satirical, deadpan protest against the Vietnam War draft. Alice is actually Alice M. Brock, who in 1964 used 2,000 dollars supplied by her mother to purchase an old church in Great Barrington Masachusetts where Alice was living. On Thanksgiving Novermber 25, 1965, 18 year old Guthrie and his friend Richard were arrested by Stockbridge police officer William "Obie"Obanhein for illegally dumping some of Alice'sgarbage after discovering that the town dump was closed for the holiday. Two days later the two pleaded guilty in court before a blind judge, and were fined 50 dollars. The song goes on to describe the surreal bureaucracy at the New York City induction center. Because of Arlo's record ofÂ littering he issent to the Group W Bench. Arlo complaines "I'm sitting on the Group W Bench cause you want to know if I'm moral enought to join the army, burn women, kids, houses and villages after being a litterbug." You can hear the whole story, music and all on Thanksgiving, we will air it out twice that day, once at 11:50am and again at 5:50pm. Join us this week, there is always room at the table for you at Alice's Restaurant.
I just finished reading Keith Richards autobiography entitled "Life"...all 500 pages of it. I have been a Stones fan my whole life, ever since I first saw them at the San Jose Civic Auditorium back in 1965. I paid 3 dollars for the ticket, worth every penny. That was the first time I remember seeing Keith. Since then his life has been an incredible journey of luck, talent and charm. It's all in his new book. And the book verifies what I've always loved about Keith, and that is his humanity. He is so damn real. It's because he knows who he is. He has nothing really to prove. He is the ultimate rock and roller. His book starts with the childhood years growing up in post WW ll England, learning the blues, hooking up with Mick and the crazy life of being the band leader for the Rolling Stones. Through it all Keith has maintained his self-awareness. He has been off the stuff for 30 years and yet that is what most people remember about Keith. How he is this hopeless drug addled rock casualty. He is far from that. He is super intelligent, modest, well read and a loving man. It's all in his book. And what's more, on a recent stop on the book tour, he mentioned that the Stones are not quite ready yet to throw in the towel. Below is an hour with Keith interviewed by Anthony De Curtiss, the rock journalist. It was filmed at the New York Public Library. Tickets were sold to this event and they sold out in 42 seconds! We love our Keith. check out the interview and by all means, get his book "Life". May he live for a long time.
Â The year 1966 was an exciting time to be coming of age and living in the Bay Area. The FillmoreÂ Auditorium was a big reason for that.Â As a resident of San Mateo, my friends and I would make that weekend trip up the Peninsula to "The City". The Fillmore auditorium was like a shrine, to us. It was a party, a revelation and a spiritual awakening for young people with hormones and drugs raging through their minds. The Baby Boomers were waking up and the Fillmore Auditorium was the gathering place. Music, culture, social bonding and mind blowing lights were the order. Bill Graham saw that the young hipsters needed a place to trip and he provided one. Complete with psychedelic art posters and liquid light. He would book incredible bands, amazing artists and he would make us all feel safe when we were inside the Fillmore. Deep in the heart of the Fillmore district, the auditorium beckoned with a sense of danger, in a bad neighborhood, very different from the middle class suburbs we came from. A little weed, sometimes something stronger and we were off. 1966 was a great time because the fun we were having wasn't public knowledge. That would start in 1967 with the Monterey Pop Festival and the Summer of Love. In the meantime we were discovering the joys of the free, bohemian, hip lifestyle that would, for me anyway, map my soul for the rest of my life.
We are in for a treat here Sacramento! Two very fine musicians will be performing together . The legendary co-founder of the Doors, Ray Manzarek and the critically acclaimed slide/blues guitarist Roy Rogers are doing an evening of Rock and Roll tales and music. The two men have recorded an instrumental CD called Ballads Before the Rain, nine songs that sonically areÂ one of the finest recordings to be released this year. Now here is the good part, and it's true. Ray and Roy will be performing at the intimate 24th Street Theaterhere in Sacramento. What was Jim Morrison really like? Ray will share his personal insights and play great music including Doors classics.Â Joining and jamming with Ray, Sonoma county's own RoyRogers will perform with the kind of guitar prowess he has shared with John Lee Hooker, Norton Buffalo, and the Delta Rhythm Kings. This combined with Ray's charismatic story telling and keyboard work will make for an incredible evening of spoken word and music. Friday night Oct. 22nd,Â at Sacramento's 24th Street Theater, come out and see two of the giants in the music biz.
Hi again from the black lit hippie pad that we call the revolution. Join me on the bean bag chair and enjoy this week's trip. Eric Burdon will remind us why the Monterey Pop Festival was not only the first, but in a lot of ways maybe the best music festival ever. Arlo Guthrie will give a whole new meaning of to the termHomeland Securityand the Beatles will lead us down Abbey Road with a couple of George Harrison's songs. Bob Weir is celebrating his birthday today I'm sure of it. We'll get some good ol Grateful Dead going and we'll pass it around to our friends. Been going into the early Fleetwood Mac stuff lately and this Saturday we'll pick one from 1973.Â Justin Hayward is another sixty something celebrating a birthday this week. He will take us to the dreamy world of those special days, the Days of Future Past. The Stones will sing one of the songs they sang on their very first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. Later Ed would say, "geez these guys are thugs, We'll never have them back again". ...of course he would have them back a bunch more times. Hey they were a lot bigger than Ed Sullivan, eventually. We'll hear from Zombies vocalist Colin Blunstone about his band. How they met, why they went to places they never anticipated. Pink Floyd, the Allman Brothers and Cream will keep this thing rocking on Saturday. We'll also talk about the American Tribal Love- Rock musical Hair. It was a cultural breakthrough and it played before the public for the first time on October 16th 1967 at New York's Public Theater. It would go on to play on Broadway and beyond, even a movie was made from the play. It even had a local Sacramento Production a few years ago. So let's get together this Saturday, share a good vibe or two, be sure to hold it in till you grin. Peace Out.
Hair today...............Gone Tomorrow
My wife Shelly is a "foodie". She is all about food, growing it, cooking it, receipes, menus and all other aspects of eating. She is to say the least a great cook. It was she who first told me to check out this book called Kitchen Confidentialby a guy name Antohy Bourdain. That was 10 years ago and I have been a fan of his writing and point of view ever since then. You might know him from his show on the Travel Channel called "No Reservations". It is brilliant. Part Travelouge, part cooking show, and all Bourdain. He describes himself as A Writer, A Chef, A Traveler and he is always "Hungry for more"
The thing I like about Anthony Bourdain is his no fear attitude. Whether it's eating something that died in a Greek Cave, or expressing something that needs to be said, he is so honest and so hip. To know him, read Kithchen Confidential, it's all right there. Now Anthony has a new book, 10 years later, it's called "Medium Raw".He continues his diatribe about celebrity Chefs and their lack of real cooking talent. He is political, honest and down to earth. He is far from perfect and that is his strenght. Foodie or not, you will enjoy reading what this man writes. Anthony will be in Sacramento on the 17th of Sept. at the Memorial Auditorium. He walks out on stage, talks about whatever is on his mind, and takes questions from the audience. I'm sure he will sell a few books that night. I plan on being in the front row, hopefully I can hand him a Cafe Rock apron and thank him for the hours of amusement he has provided. I did have a chance to talk with him on the phone a couple of weeks ago. Below is the interview. Tickets are still available forl his show on the 17th.
This week marks the 42nd anniversary of Led Zeppelins first gig. They played in Denmark and were billed as theÂ New Yardbirds. The quartet played a Teen club in the early evening, then moved on to the Brondby Pop Club in Copenhagen. Are we gonna play Zep this weekend? Hell yeah we are!. Led Zeppelin a band who bridged the 60s into the 70s and brought us closer to some pretty heavy blues. Gonna have a double shot of John Lennon, his songs are statements that were the rallying cry of the Revolution. The Stones were practically a punk band early on, and their work from 65 and 66 will be highlighted. Neil Young's Harvest album will be part of our collective vibe and so will the Who....punks. We'll talk about a new book that is out now called Rock Roadie. It's by former roadie Tappy Wright. Tappy was a friend and original roadie for the Animals, also Ike and Tina Turner, Herman's Hermits, Jimi Hendrix and many others. It's his time with Jimi that is the centerpiece of the book, and the shocking revelation at the end of the book on how Jimi was actually murdered. He was done in by his manager, a man named Michael Jefferies. Tappy was in a postion to know this stuff. Look for an interview with this guy soon on our website. Birthdays gone by this week include Dead drummer Mickey Hart (67) and the late Buddy Holly.Â We will have a look at this day Sept 11th, 1967...still technically the Summer of Love. Let's make September 11th, a happy day not a sad one. Peace Out.
Join me this Saturday for a musical romp through the smoke rings of your mind. We shall start right at 7am with a long opus that is a testiment to the creative power of one of Steve Winwood's early bands. He had many, but it was Traffic that had that incredible blend of rock, blues, jazz and folk music. Somehow it all worked. The band Jethro Tull tackled some rather weird subjects in their music. It immediately set them apart from everyone. Starting with a lead singer and front man who didn't play guitar, and wrote songs, not about cars, or girls, or drugs or being free, or getting harrased by the man or any of that. Instead the band's songs were more about thedregs of forgotten, downtrodden people.The poor and twisted, right out of a Dicken's novel. Canned Heat will do a tribute to Wilbert Harrison with a song that was the mantra of the revolution. This week marks the passing of Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson. He was the founding memeber, singer and harp player with the Heat.Â In fact we shall take a look at a day in the life of the Revolution, September 4th 1970. Dlyan sings a song to and about either Joan Baez or Edie Sedgwick or possible someone we don't even know. Mysterious. Clapton will team up with his old bandleader John Mayall, The Animals will show us why they were the second biggest band out of England in 1965, and of course the Beatles, with only 2 songs,Â will put the entire revolution in it's proper perspective. Steve Miller was writing great songs at the end of the 60s, we shall hear one of my personal favorites, do you have one? Let me know. I'll fire up the incense, and whatever else is appropriate this weekend. Join me in a love fest, a happening, a trip, a gathering of the tribes, right here this Saturday the 4th. I'll be waiting behind the beaded curtain.
The 2nd most important band out of England in 1964
Steve Miller with one of my all time favorites
This week we will honor our old Friends of the Devil, the Grateful Dead. Actually it's Jerry we will remember this week which has been designated as "Jerry Week" in San Francisco. This August 9th will be the 15th anniversary of his death. Besides playing a killer set of Dead tunes, I'll let you kow about a few more Jerry related things going on in the coming week. The moring will start when we sing up the Sun around 7am, the Beatles will take us down Abbey Road, and as you know, that usually leads to some pretty good things. We'll include a scoop of Vanilla Fudge, and get into some early Fleetwood Mac when Bob Welch was an important part of the band. Iron Butterfly will add to the heaviness of the proceedings with a nice long trip into the Garden of Eden, long enough for us to go outside and groove on a brand new day in Sacramento. All we ask is that we share everything, so take a big ol hit and pass it on. As the Dead would say "What a long strange trip it's been".
Happy Jerry Week Captain Trips.
Hey, the incense is burning, and the tribe is gathering again this Saturday for our flashback to the 60s...We'll start with one of the hottest English bands ever, featuring Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page..it's a real rave-up. Rave-up is the term the English used to define a song that keeps building in momentum and has plenty of room for jamming. Neil Young will give us a peek into his acoustic side before he takes the stage at the Mondavi Center next week. We'll hear a band that represents the East Coast mindset of the revolution, it was different from us out here on the coast. Some organic rock and roll from the Golden State will be featured in the second hour. Later it would be called Americana, then, it was just good time picking. I have a mess of Beatles singles, Steppenwolf, The Who and Jethro Tull. Put on that headband and Beatle Boots and meet me at the Van. Psychedelic and far out man.
Here it is, the middle of June and it's that time of the year I think about the Monterey Pop Festival. The first real pop festival of it's kind. An innocent time when the straights, the Hippies, the Soul Brothers and Sisters, all got together to see some great music and feel free. It was in 1967 and it sort of kicked off the Summer of Love.Â This is when music became business. It was when big deal record execs. came to N. Cal and started signing most of the San Francisco bands. Steve Miller signed for a huge amount at the time. We'll have plenty of artists that played Monterey this weekend. The Who made their U.S. Festival debut, Jimi made his American Debut with the Experience, Eric Burdon was there and so were a bunch of L.A. Bands.And Janis Joplin mesmerized the audience with her energy and sheer power. About 200, 000 people over the course of 3 days made their way to the Monterey Penninsula that weekend. Put on your bell bottoms, love beads, roach clips, granny glasses and buckskin jackets, we are going to the first pop festival this Saturday...Monterey.
Jimi at Monterey
Nothing new here, we all knew the Beatles blew their own minds. It happened shortly after they met Bob Dylan in 64. We'll check out their 1966 work, two albums actually. Rubber Soul and Revolver. Were the Beatles slightly altered, you bet. These two albums seal the deal. Highly creative stuff here. Early Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett will explore women's lingere, Jimi Hendrix will get all cosmic on us, and the Jeff Beck group will get down. C.S.N will remember this anniversary date of Robert Kennedy's assasination...42 years ago. One of rock's first supergroups will cover a Buddy Holly song, and Cream will take us on a journey through a psychedelic haze of ancient mythology. The Stones will take it to the streets and the Who will sell out, but in a good way.Â Birthday's this week included Big Brother's Bassist, Peter Albin, and we'll remember a couple of great musicians that played with the Byrds. Clarence White and Michael Clark. All in all, a pretty good trip this Saturday. Keep feeding each other. We must be in paradise man!
Syd Barrett and his friend Arnold Layne.
Robert Kennedy r.i.p. We remember you this week.
Just a reminder, there is plenty of free camping at Woodsquawk this year. One of the more popular spots is along Keller's Creek. You'll want to fish the creek and enjoy the sound of running water near your campsite. Or, you may want to camp in the south pasture near the public restrooms, again with the running water sounds. Get here early and pick out a good spot forÂ you and your family. See you this weekend!
NORTH CAROLINA TOWN BANS THONGSSwimmers at Kure Beach in North Carolina will have to leave their thongs at home.The town, nicknamed "Mayberry with a beach," has banned swimmers from wearing revealing swimwear, thus making thongs illegal.Mayor Dean Lambeth said, "We're going to keep this as close to Mayberry with a beach as you can keep it."It's a good thing, I mean would you want to see Aunt Bee in a thong? Somehow Mayberry with a beach is just plain wrong.
Say Hi to the guys at Barebones Workwear. They are the exclusive outlet for the limited edition Cafe Rock Aprons. If you lucky you might get the one autographed by the entire Cafe Rock Staff. Listen up this week for the next Apron purge....ah, wrong choice of words...no actually, the right choice of words.
Hey this Saturday morning, I'm gonna be by to pick you up in the VW Van. There will be plenty of room for all our freak friends. The first hour we'll feature one the Rolling Stones finest and most sleazy works from the 60's , Beggar's Banquet. It will be a feast of blues, rock and slide guitar guaranteed to be a righteous experience. We play a bit more of the Boxtops in memory of Alex, Zeppelin will join us out here on the left coast, Janice will be waiting and the Allman Bros will lend us their gentler side. A double blast from Jimi and his debut, George Harrison going it alone and Canned Heat to get us back in the Van and back on the road. We'll hit upon things that happened this week, like the Bay of Pigs invasion, hey, at least we tried. And Rolling Stone magazinereports on a list of drug oriented rock records...I bet you know what some of those are eh?..It looks like Moonbeam and I are driving the bus this weekend, don't be left holding thebong..join us at 7 sharp this Saturday. That's if your even into time man. Peace.
Here are those bad boys now.
All we are saying, is give peace a chance.....J. Lennon.
An extra-large sandwich resulted in a trip to the emergency room for one Georgia man and some great publicity for a popular sandwich chain. Chad Ettmueller was ready to sink his teeth into his favorite sandwich -- the Wicked Wich -- from a local Which Wich restaurant, when he opened wide and dislocated his jaw. His mouth was locked open for about 14 hours and required surgery. Which Wich plans to re-name the sandwich in honor of the incident.
Conan OâBrien to Launch Two-Month, 30 City âLegally Prohibited From Being Funny on Televisionâ TourTickets on sale now at LiveNation.com for May 6th performance at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. According to Conan, It was either a massive 30-city tour or start helping out around the houseâ says OâBrien. The aptly titled âLegally Prohibited from Being Funny on Televisionâ tour kicks off in Eugene, Oregon, and will take Conan and a cast that will include longtime sidekick Andy Richter and the former Tonight Show band to theaters in at least 20 states and two Canadian provinces.Â
Tickets for the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium performance are $35.00, $55.00 and $75.00 plus applicable charges. Show time for this event is at 8pm.
There is a Rancho Cordova based insurance agent who is hoping to go National with insurance coverage as it pertains to the pot industry. Mike Aberle is the agent who is interested in covering all aspects of the fledging Marijuana industry. That would include worker's comp, hey those bales are heavy!. Also auto insurance, got to get the crop to market right?, and basically anything connected to the trade could be insured. Including the users. Some estimates say there are over 2,000 dispensaries in the U.S. It's a growth industry and specializing in Pot based insurance really kind of makes sense. The premiums would run anywhere from $1000-4000. Mike Aberle says he wants to insure everyone in the distribution chain from growers to those who use the product.
This is a big step in legitimizing the inevitable march of Marijuana therapy. Check your health insurance policy, notice they don't cover weed. Who ya gonna call? Now you have someone you can.The Medical Marijuana Specialty Division.
Today I was talking to a listener about golf and he mentioned he used to play in Fairbanks Alaska. The ground was usually pretty hard till the middle of May but the real problem was the moose. They would show up on the tee box, in the bunkers and even sometimes wander into the clubhouse. It got me thinking about animals we have encountered while playing the grand game of golf. I remember golfing in Mexico when a crocodile was resting his chin on my errant shot. He didn't move until I was practically on top of him, then he most certainly did move, and fast. Local knowledge would have been handy, don't hit ANYTHING toward the water, they lie in wait. Another time a fox had crawled inside my golf bag and stole a sandwhich, but thankfully left me the chips. This was at Bing Maloney Golf Coursehere in Sacramento. The fox is pretty famous, he has been hanging around the place for years..how bout you? Have you seen any remarkable wildlife while playing golf? No, I"m not talking about the Hooter's girl at the 9th hole at the Sip it, Grip it, and Rip it golf tournement.
TWINKIE THEFTTwo Gray, Tennessee, men were arrested after they were discovered hiding out with $300 worth of snack cakes they had allegedly stolen from the back of multiple trucks.The trucks were parked at a Kingsport bread company. The two men apparently helped themselves to a multitude of Hostess products including Cupcakes, MiniMuffins, Streusel Cakes, Twinkies, Zingers and 100 Calorie Cakes.They were charged with theft and two counts of auto burglary.
EQUAL TIME Now that male prostitution is legal in Nevada, some brothels are looking for a few good men. Here's one job description, which, frankly, sounds like it's for a server at The Cheesecake Factory: "Between 21 and 40. Have a Good Work Ethic. Must be Service Oriented. Have a Willingness to Please. Have a Positive Attitude." I say whistle while you work..
This past year marked the 40th anniversary of my radio career...40 years. Like Keith Richards said, if I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself. I started in 1969 at an "underground" FM station in Miami called "The Magic Bus"..totally free form radical and perfect for the times. Then it was down south to the Conch Republic of Key West. Almost 10 years on the fringe of the Continent..it was one long Margarita and I kept that island city rocking..A couple of years in Madison Wisconsin (MadCity) and eventually back home to N.Cal. The legendary station KZAP and 11 years of pure fun...absolutely..Then a couple of years at The Point (now the Zone) and finally, here I am at the Eagle. I have been here 15 years. The Cafe Rock has served a lot of lunches in that time. It's still an honor to get to do radio..and here we go, heading into my 41st year on the air. Thanks Sacramento.
Â SCIENTISTS DEVELOP FAKE BACON
It's almost indisputable ... There is no tastier food on the planet than bacon.
Â While most people do not hesitate to chow down on the stuff, animal rights activists have long denied themselves the joy of a perfect BLT sandwich becauseÂ -- in case you didn't knowÂ -- bacon is made from dead pigs. Until now.
Â Scientists in the Netherlands claim they have created pig in a test tube and are actually growing pork muscle tissue in a Petri dish.
Â Lead scientist Mark Post of Eindhoven University thinks this breakthrough could do more than just keep animal rights activists happy. He believes it could end world hunger.
Â "You could take the meat from one animal and create the volume of meat previously provided by a million animals," Post said.
Â Making meat in a laboratory instead of on a farm could also save the planet by eliminating billions of tons of methane and other greenhouse gases emitted each year by animals around the world.
Why does processed food taste so damn good anyway?
SHOES EVERY MAN MUST OWN According to MadeMan.com, here are the four shoes a man must own: 1. The Fancy-Pants Dress-Up Shoe -- If you appear in court, go to an interview or attend a wedding, you're going to need to look presentable. Get a nice pair of shiny shoes, take care of them -- and they could last you decades. 2. The Casual Friday Sneaker Alternative -- A casual pair of leather dress shoes that looks good with both jeans and nicer pants. 3. The All-Purpose Boot -- You need all-purpose work boots when you're chopping wood and making repairs. 4. The Athletic Shoe -- Don't be a cheapskate here. You'll want to wear something solid because you want to stay healthy by protecting your ankles and knees.
they left out a couple of my favorites..Loafers, cause I wear them everyday, Docksiders actually. Also, flip-flops...how can you not have a pair of these or sandels?..oh, and Golf shoes...
People get emotional about certain topics. Politics and religion are the no-brainers. People also get worked up about food and family.
And, for some reason, plenty of people out there have very strong opinions about underwear -- particularly the lack of it. It's as if going commando is a mortal sin.
For many, going commando is a logical choice. Here are some reasons it just makes sense:
Money -- Over the course of a lifetime, you save a fortune on underwear. (Especially women.)
Time -- It's one less thing to put on every morning.
Comfort -- With no underwear on, there's nothing to get bunched up. It's a wedgie-free lifestyle.
Swimmer Strength -- Underwear, especially restrictive briefs, have been known to affect men's fertility. Less restriction means stronger little swimmers.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Spent the weekend at Bodega Bay..a cool 74 degrees under brilliant sun and next to the amazingly blue Pacific ocean. I played theÂ New Links at Bodgea Bay..a great coastal golf course. Since we are not going to play Pebble Beach anytime soon, this is a great alternative for coastal links. Every hole is spectacular and it's a very reasonable green fee considering what you get. I ate a couple of meals at the Blue Water Bistro, the restaurant on the course. The food is great and you can't beat the views for the ocean, Doran Beach and tons of sand dunes..Only 2hours, door to door from my house in Land Park. This is a jewel and a great escape from the Valley heat. check it out.
Weds. night I went to theÂ Davis farmers market and picnic..it's a weekly event and is so cool. Besides the Farmers Market with great fresh and prepared food, there is music . Lots of families, good vibes and best of all this lady isÂ here. There is somehting about a woman clown with balloons that really turn me on. I think her name is Silly Dally, or Dilly Dally, or Meg. I can't remeber, I was out of my mind on Apricot popsicles. You ought to check out this event any weds. evening this Summer.
CRAZY CRAP: The Best Foods to Eat When You're Stoned
Thanksgiving turkey. Fourth of July barbecue. Birthday cake. Some foods are just perfect during certain occasions.
But what about when you're stoned? You get the munchies -- that much is a given. But what SPECIFIC foods are perfect for those evenings (or mornings) that you're out of your mind?
1. Pop Tarts -- Slather on some butter to take this food to new heights.
2. Chili Fries -- They're messy. But you're wasted, so what do you care?
3. Doritos -- They now come in many varieties. (Regular, Cool Ranch, Tacos At Midnight, Jalapeno Poppers ...) This means they take up plenty of shelf space at your local grocery store and are tough to miss, even when you're baked and wandering the aisles.
4. Gatorade -- When you get the munchies, it's all about salt and sugar. These things need to be washed down with something. Might as well replace your electrolytes.
5. Taco Bell Nachos -- A couple great things about Taco Bell ... They're all over the place and they're always open. This fits your unregimented stoner lifestyle perfectly.
Are there any foods you particularly like, or some that you avoid..to me, donuts are the "cadillac of junk food"..
According to a new British survey conducted by the advocacy group DrinkAware, job losses are making people drink more. By the Numbers ...
Nearly 40 percent of the people polled had been laid off or knew someone who had lost a job in the past six months. 10 percent said they, or their unemployed friends, were boozing more to help them cope with the stress. And, half of those said they were drinking more alcohol during the day.
75 percent said the increase in drinking was directly linked to losing a job. 61 percent were worried about their excessive drinking.
Not everyone sings in the shower, which is probably a good thing.Some folks do their best thinking while lathering up -- and the Waterpik company found out exactly what we're thinking about. People were allowed to pick as many answers as they wanted to.
56 percent of people go over their to-do lists.
41 percent think about their problems.
33 percent simply daydream.
28 percent think about work.
24 percent have sex on their minds.
20 percent obsess about their weight.
For what it's worth, women have a little longer to think about all this stuff. The average gal showers for 14 minutes, while the average guy takes only 12.
A study published in the American Journal of Preventative MedicineÂ claims that the amount of time you spend in your car each day affects how much you weigh. If you have a long commute, you're more likely to be fat than someone whol livesÂ 10 minutes from work is.Â Seems yourÂ commute affects your waistline more thanÂ things likeÂ your income, education, gender or ethnicity. For every 30 minutes commuters drove each day, they had a three percent greater chance of being obese than their peers who drove less did.Â Bad news for those super commuters -Â Â gives "Super size me" a whole new meaning....
A new study finds that couples who develop their own secret langue seem to have a better relationship. Psychologists says successful couples create cutesy names for each other, their private parts (ugh!) and the stuff they do behind closed doors. Nicknames also seal the relationship. Seems most of those nicknames are based on food - Muffin, Pumpkin, Sugar - you get the cavity inducing idea. I think, however, that rolling over, nudging your beloved in the ribs and asking, "Hey - you awake?" Â as a secret language substitute for foreplay is taking things a bit too far.....
Do you remember Morganna the kissing bandit? She was a sports icon for all the right reasons. From the early 70s through the 80s she would show up at sporting events, usually baseball games, and run out onto the field and kiss the hell out ofÂ one of the players, usually the pitcher. She had way over sized breasts that she would hide under a bulky coat. When the time was right she would jump onto the playing field and do her thing and the crowd would go crazy.Â She was arrested each time she did this which of course would fuel her notoriety. She has been retired for over 10 years now, her last notable appearance before retirement was in the Farrelly Brothers feature film Kingpin, appearing as herself. Morganna now live in Columbus ohio. She no longer grants intervies or does appearances. It's a shame there is no Youtube or any clip available for viewing. America's pastime has lost track of one of the greats..maybe she'll show up in Baseball's hall of fame. Cooperstown here we come!!
A hot line in Michigan recently started to offer callers free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges to help them quit smoking or chewing tobacco. By the end of the first week, the heavy volume of calls had overwhelmed the hotline, and now itâs shutting down â what the hell?Â In the first 5 days more then 65,600 called the quit line, and they ran out of free products. Donâtâ you hate it when a quit line calls it quits? Â Â
Hey Kids what time is it?? It's Howdy Doody time of course! I ran across this coloring book one day and it got me thinking about one of the first t.v. shows I can remember watching. I would run home to see what Buffalo Bob had in mind, see the kids screaming in the peanut gallery, and howl at flub a dub, he was so strange, surreal. Actually the whole show seemed unreal in a way, I guess that was the best part, the fantasy. I was hot for Princess Summer Fall Winter Spring. And Clarabell the clown, he seemed like a nice guy with issues. Howdy was the upbeat little guy that always seemed to take life in stride. Most days I wish I was more like Howdy and less like the hapless Dilly Dally. I guess the Howdy Doody show was a lesson in life. It's important for a kid to have role models, mine was an afterschool t.v. show.
Sacramento's Sunday Farmers Market Â is something I look forward to every weekend. It's more than just the fresh regional fruits and vegetables, it's the whole communitiy vibe that is so special.Â The market located under the freeway at 8th and W streets is a small urban city, a street scene complete with a full array of the riches that are grown right here in our area. All that open space you see from the freeways are used to grow some of the best food in the world, and you can find it here under the freeway every Sunday of the year. There is a regular group of people who visit this market every week, from Mayor Johnson to musicians like Johnny Guitar Knox who has played for change and dollars for over a dozen years. He is situated at the entrance and seems to know all of the thousands who pass by. The fish guy is fun to talk to, the nut guy can tell you stories and the politicos will be glad to discuss the state of the union at their booth. In short, life is all around. A great habit to get into on a Sunday morning, a reminder of what small town life in America must have been like a long time ago. Now go eat your veggies.