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Ring of Fire: From Krakatoa to a Country Near You

On Tuesday, October 2, 1883, a Dutch soldier in the port town of Banten, Indonesia, was carrying out rescue and recovery operations in the wake of the Krakatoa eruption. Suddenly, a bearded man dressed in white and carrying a curved dagger jumped him from behind, and began stabbing the soldier repeatedly. www.shakingspears.blogspot.com Read More »

Brian Wilson Performs Smile

37 years after its inception, Brian Wilson performs his “teenage symphony to God” The casual pop/rock listener’s familiarity with the Beach Boy classics, and their association with an era and youth culture of early sixties innocence, can overshadow the full appreciation and experience of their songs – at Brian Wilson’s concert this past week at Davies Hall in San Francisco, ... Read More »

Chronicles – By Bob Dylan

But my appreciation of Dylan never seemed to square with the conventional narrative. Read More »