carl world ((•)) now (and then) apr 19 2014


DUMP THE GOP IN 2014 ..
"2013: THE RIGHT LOST ITS MIGHT"
E.J. DIONNE JR.
IN THE WASHINGTON POST ..

Carl Martineau
electric & acoustic guitarist
(squier "bullet" tele
& martin "backpacker" afficionado)
pianist-composer
berkeley ( "bezerkeley" ) california

galootus@gmail.com

questionable .. suspicious ..
harrassing .. and or threatening emails
and or phone calls ..
reported to the appropriate entities ..

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

remembering ocho milpas ..
a memoir blog ..

Robert Julius Martineau
( 1938~2012 )
reader-thinker-writer
artist-orator-teacher
historian ..

former resident of walnut creek ..
berkeley .. san francisco ..
palo alto .. menlo park ..
san jose ..

traveler
of the West
and South West ..

and his brother in law ..
James Gaw .. "uncle jim" ..
1939?-2014 ..
former resident
of oakland .. berkeley .. walnut creek ..

remembering ocho milpas

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"carl world now" blog .. site ..
begins
way down the page
after photo
of "cloud car" ..

thanks for visiting ..

~~~~~~~~~~~

the site
for the book
about cal tjader
by s. duncan reid
has published my commentary
regarding maestro tjader
and his group
in 1975 ..

thank you ..

Cal Tjader .. by S. Duncan Reid

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Fear & Loathing" ..
at the San Francisco Chronicle ..

.. "the Voice of the West"? ..

"the chronicle" ..
was publishing
my "letters to the editor" ..
as often as 3 times a month ..

then jay johnson ..
formerly of the s.f. examiner (boring) ..
became letters "editor" ..

he said he would publish my letters
once a month ..
since i was a "regular" letter writer ..

HA HA HA ..
he did n't even do that .. liar ..

he also once said to me
during a phone conversation
that i must have
".. a lot of time on my hands .."
to write so often ..

no mr. johnson ..
i 'm just angry and frustrated
like a lot of people
with how dismal .. corrupt and rigged
everything is ..

IT'S BAD ENOUGH
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
WON'T PUBLISH MY LETTERS ANYMORE
NOW THEY'RE STEALING
MY PHRASES AND CONTENT
FOR THEIR EDITORIALS .. PIGS ..

AS ONE FORMER
NATIONAL LEVEL EDITOR
AND FREE LANCE WRITER SAID ..
".. THEY'RE OWNED BY HEARST ..
THEY'RE LOSING MONEY .."

jay johnson
was hunter s. thompson's "editor" ..
when he wrote for the s.f. examiner ..

poor guy ..
rest in peace ..

check out
more jay johnson style censorship

.. they call it "editing" ..

via the link below ..
if the page has n't been removed ..
by a colleague of jay johnson ..

dan brekke .. "north" berkeley ..

so much for "free speech" ..

HA HA HA HA HA ..

thanks chronicle ..

Wikipedia states that
the San Francisco Chronicle
".. has experienced
a rapid fall in circulation
in the early 21st century
and was ranked 24th nationally ..

i wonder why? ..

perhaps they 're not
interactive enough ..

out of 143 reviews on yelp
the San Francisco Chronicle
has a 2 out of 5 stars rating ..

out of 74 reviews on yelp
the San Francisco Examainer
has a 1.5 out of 5 stars rating ..

past letters ..
that survived
the "jay johnson" effect
below ..

hopefully
they have n't been removed ..

or require a "subscription" .. HA! ..

some letters
have been published
on "page 2" ..
of the section ..
lower right corner link ..


2014 ..

january 25 ... black is the new black

- it fits our mood ..


2013 ..

november 18 ... a capital idea

november 12 ... too much at stake

october 19 .. not your dad's train

september 20 .. stupid: no limits

september 04 .. fitting names for a bridge

august 27 .. flavor of the month

august 13 .. when we talked over coffee

july 22 .. a big uc payday ..

may 27 .. rental racket ..

may 04 .. save jerry garcia ..

apr 08 .. take aim here my friends ..

feb 13 .. 'bravo!' by the sea ..

jan 18 .. kids emerge from shadows ..

jan 07 .. let thieves do it ..

jan 06 .. sunday parking meters ..

2012 ..

dec 11 .. the gifts of tal majal ..

nov 21 .. save s.f. history ..

oct 01 .. quake and rebirth ..

sep 05 .. the big lie updated ..

aug 30 .. drunk on wealth ..

may 03 .. a down to earth musician ..

mar 03 .. four tours of duty? ..

letters to
the east bay express

thank you east bay express

2014

feb 26 .. national housing plantation

2011

june 22 .. for shame

june 08 .. more yuppies .. fart

march 23 .. hateful memories

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".. the Good .. the Bad .. and the Ugly .."

blogs about
social and class
dismissiveness and warfare
over the last few
and thirteen years
with people who think
or act like
they 're the 1% ..

".. free speech .." berkeley style ..
signage war

the bare facts

high school never ends ..
acalanes 1970 reunion

capricious athena

telling off republicans ..
 http://www.twitter.com/galootus

bookstore snobbery and neurosis ..
beware of moes

really shabby behavior ..
bar warning

regarding threats ..
shabby behavior
go to:
the trash can

~~~~~~~~~~~

99% FUN ..

"Reject Superstar"
of Model Mayhem
discovers
the cloud car
that i painted ..

and i finally meet her ..

on north shattuck ..
monday .. april 23 2012 ..

check out her posts and comments ..


hair jacket cloud car of the day

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THANK YOU "WEEDMAN"!!! ..

STEVEN SEAWEED ..
DISC JOCKEY EXTRAORDINAIRE ..

FOR "THROWIN'" ME
.. and others ..
"A BONE" ..

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

".. you've just crossed over .."

into ".. the carl martineau zone .." ..

dedicated to
resisting and sabotaging
the abstraction and cyberization
of being human ..

and the callousization
of contemporary life ..

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

looking to the past
( particularly music )
for a better future ..

this site ..
http://carlworldnow.blogspot.com/

blue text on a black background ..
some relay sites alter colors ..

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scroll down ..
way down ..
to view entire blog

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
carl world now and then
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

lifestyles
of the
poor and anonymous
with lots of
celebrity "name dropping"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

am "on the road"
back in my car again
off and on now
for almost 30 years

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

End Corporate Welfare
and
Government
Corporatisation

they
Stole-Destroyed
the American Middle Class

Vote Democracy

Reclaim America
and the
American Middle Class

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

thank you

Clarence White
(1944~1973)
for your
boggling
telecaster solos
and playing
on Eight Miles High
(..live..)
on the Untitled album



and for the
".. another time .."
nostalgia
of album
Nashville West



great cover art
both albums

~~~~~~~~~~~

jazz ~ rock
classical styles
original compositions
"cover" arrangements
of
music composed
and or
popularized
by
various artists

some favorite songs
and albums

~~~~~~~~~~

Nelson Riddle
theme from route 66

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~~~~~~~~~~

the Mamas and Papas
go where you want to go

~~~~~~~~~~



the Rolling Stones
the last time
get off of my cloud
19th nervous breakdown

~~~~~~~~~~~

the Yardbirds
heart full of soul
shapes of things
over under sideways down

~~~~~~~~~~

the Byrds
eight miles high

~~~~~~~~~

the Association
along comes mary

~~~~~~~

Cream



i 'm so glad .. by Skip James ..
i feel free
n.s.u.



dance the night away

~~~~~~~~~~~~



Gene Mc Daniels
compared to what

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Blind Faith



original cover

~~~~~~~~~~~

later cover



had to cry today

~~~~~~~~~~~~~



monkey man

~~~~~~~~~~~

Carroll Peery

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

can't you hear me knockin'
from the album "Sticky Fingers"

~~~~~~~~~~~


where to now st. peter?
amoreena
talking old soldiers

~~~~~~~~~

Al Green
take me to the river

~~~~~~~~



things can only get better

~~~~~~~~



red rain

~~~~~~~~~~~

U2
she moves in mysterious ways

~~~~~~~~~~~

Van Halen
right now

~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Carl has opened for
Kenny Burrell
Vince Guaraldi

Danny Kalb

and has performed
with musicians from
Cal Tjader's Group

and with
Arron Manganiello
1943~2009

founder of venceremos ..
psychologist ..
trumpeter ..
with
Chet Baker
Charles Mingus
John Handy
Les Mc Cann

thank you arron
for your musical encouragement

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

a "teenage prodigy" ..

later abandoned
by his so called "family" ..

republicans
from walnut creek ..
palo alto .. fremont ..
oakland .. berkeley ..

carl
over many years
has become
a paranoid
manic~depressive
democrat

"i 'm just trying
to get along
with everyone"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

the following quote
was found
in the effects of
Henry Miller
and is attributed to
an annonymous
japanese writer

"at 10 you 're an animal
at 20 a lunatic
at 30 a failure
at 40 a fraud
at 50 a criminal
at 60 an adviser
at 70 a sage"

~~~~~~~~~~

venues, gigs,
happenings...

special, unusual,
strange...

~~~~~~
1958
~~~~~~~~~
los angeles
international airport
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
i see
Harry Belafonte
at the height
of his popularity
hanging out
with friends
having a
happy
friendly
time
on the sidewalk
in front of
an airport entrance

it 's hard to believe
that LAX
was once so casual
pleasant and uncrowded

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1967
~~~~~~~
boise idaho
~~~~~~~
i visit
Orson Merrill
nightclub owner

he tells me
that
Paul Revere
and the
Raiders
used to perform
at his place
and they would
hang upside down
from
the ceiling crossbeams
from the
the backs of their knees
playing their
electric guitars

~~~~~~~~~~
1968
~~~~~~
berkeley
~~~~~~~~~
warring street
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
southwest of dwight way
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
i go with Eugene Urbain ..
trumpeter-pianist
from acalanes
http://acalanes1970reunion.blogspot.com
to the home of Peter Jarrett
former
east coast
concert pianist ..

we watch him perform
Rachmaninoff's
g minor prelude ..

maestro Jarrett
is an absolute
maniac ..

his intensity
is
extremely compelling

this event
greatly inspires me
to study "classical music"

after leaving
maestro Jarrett's home
Eugene tells me
that when maestro Jarrett
left the east coast
for california
Steinway gave him
two full length
concert grand pianos
as a going away present

we watched him perform
on one of them ..

the other piano
right next to it

~~~~~~~~~~~~
christmas eve
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
arlington avenue
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

a republican uncle
formerly of
oakland .. berkeley ..
walnut creek ..
throws out
his then democrat
brother in law
from
a
dinner party
that
he and his wife
host annually
because
the brother in law
was n't wearing
a suit and tie
~
when the
remaining "guests"
ask to watch
the
historic
television broadcast
from
the lunar orbiting
apollo 8 ..
the uncle says "no ..
that
"..it is my dinner party
and I will decide what is appropriate .."

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1969
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
telegraph and haste
southwest corner
in front of Cody's Books
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
a fellow from new york
with long black
scraggly hair
named
"danny"
asks me
if i 've ever been to
"the med"
(caffe mediterraneum)
i answer no
and he invites me
to go there
with him
~
i 'm imediately
intrigued with the place
and begin going there
regularly
~
i soon notice
Carroll Peery ..
astrologer ..
blues afficianado ..
and former chef
at
the Ashgrove ..
a lengendary music club
in los angeles
~
Carroll was also an associate
of
the Chambers Brothers
~
i will see him often
in "the med"
but will not meet him
for another 14 years

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

at the top of ashby avenue

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

while hitch hiking
to lafayette
am picked up twice
on seperate ocassions
by
Ross Valory
electric bassist
with Steve Miller
and
Fruminous Bandersnatch
future bassist
with Journey
~
as we approach
Caldecott Tunnel
each time
he warns me
to roll up my window
" 'cause the tunnel's a gas"
~
we both attended acalanes

http://acalanes1970reunion.blogspot.com

~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~

swiss alps

~~~~~~
+++++

Catholic Priest
Donald Cefalu
who grew up in New York
and befriended
Stockton California
street gang members
dies
in
a
car accident ..

possibly caused
by reckless driving ..

+++++++++

~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~

vietnam

~~~~~~~~~~

*************

Keith Swanson
of
san leandro california
is hit
by
mortar shrapnel
while boarding
an airplane
to go home
after finishing
his tour of duty
~
he dies later in japan

~

thank you
Michael Dill
for providing
a full account
(almost 30 years later)

*******************
~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~
1972
~~~~~~~
palo alto
~~~~~~~~
In Your Ear
~~~~~~~~~~

an early gig
~
Mose Allison
recorded an album here
using the club's name
in the title
~
the club was later
burned down
for the
insurance money
by the widely despised
"eric"
who was later assaulted
in a local
beer joint
parking lot
by an investor
who had lost his money

~~~~~~~~~~

lytton street
north west
of middlefield road

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

i meet
Joan Baez
at a pot luck dinner
~
she is absolutely
radiant and beautiful

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stanford
aka "snodfart"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
radio station
kzsu
("the zoo")
(12,000 listeners)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
demo tape broadcast
followed by fracas
at the coffee house
~~~~~~~~~~~
1973
~~~~
berkeley
~~~~~~~~~~
radio station
kpfa
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
demo tape broadcast
preceded by pygmy music
which announcer
compared my music to
~~~~~~~~~~~
1974
~~~~~~~~
menlo park
~~~~~~
wild
lively house party
home of
Brian Simons
photographer ..

former
Venice Beach
jazz club owner ..

encounter group
facilitator

~~~~~~~~~
berkeley
~~~~~~~~~~
Seventh Seal
~~~~~~~~~~
featuring
a long, funky,
"here comes the sun"
by
the
Beatles
~~~~~~~~~~
north beach
san francisco
~~~~~~~~~~~~
the Coffee Gallery
~~~~~~~~~
hosted
at different times by
Mike Wilhelm
(of the Charlatans)
and Girl George
~
performances by
blues musician
JC Burris
~
i meet
Nick Gravenites
there
~~~~~~
Gold Street
~~~~~~~
a great
classy little club
at
the east end of an alley
off of montgomery
just south of broadway
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1975
~~~~~
berkeley
~~~~~~~~
one hit wonder
( "two tickets to paradise" )
eddie money
(eddie mahoney)
asks me
to join his group
~
i decline
(too many substances)
~
eddie could play tenor sax then
~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~
stanford
~~~~~~~~
i open for
Vince Guaraldi
~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~
palo alto
~~~~~~~~~~
performance
with
Michael Valentine Smithe
(1941~2010)

african-american
conga drummer

"born in chicago"

passionate McCoy Tyner admirer

charismatic
motorcycle afficionado-traveller

close friend
of
sigourney weaver

"stranger in a strange land"

glad to have known you

thank you attorney cass wilson

for the introduction
~
and thank you
Phil Spickler
for your mirth and humor

both in berkeley and palo alto

at different times
michael performed with
Cal Tjader
John Handy .. Chicago
and with
Vince Guaraldi
at
butterfield's
on el camino real
north menlo park .. california

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

palo alto and san diego

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

disatrous "tour"
with
the Cal Tjader Group

Michael Smithe ~ congas

Lonnie Hewitt ~ piano

dick berk ~ drums
(plus "juvenile style social warfare" on Michael)

partial
inadvertant sabotuer:
sigourney "sue" weaver

~~~~~~~~~~~~

stanford

tressider

~~~~~~~~

concert with
Michael Smithe
and Joe Henderson's
drummer

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~
palo alto
~~~~~~~~~~

Tom Whitmire
( Thomas Charles Whitmire )
keyboardist
psychedelic
afficionado
is murdered
by
heroin dealers
~
palo alto
police
call it
an
"accidental death"
even though
he dies
severly beaten
and injected
with high grade
heroin

the sons of a local businessman
are suspected of setting it up ..

~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~

san leandro

~~~~~~~~
**********
police chief
Kenneth Swanson
dies
of cancer
~
it is believed
that the death
of
his son
Keith
seriously affected
his health

(see above .. 1969)

********
~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~
1976
~~~~~~

palo alto

~~~~~~~~~

the Gatehouse

~~~~~~~~
Henry's

~~~~
~~~~~~
1977
~~~~~~~~
the Iron Works
~~~~~~~~~~~
attended one afternoon
by a rowdy group
from
Coherent Radiation
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
palo alto country club
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
holiday party
Coherent Radiation
~
i open for
and sit in with
glide ..
ultra loud metal ..

before event disintegrates
into an
ultra loud brawl

great party afterwards
in los altos hills

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
san francisco
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
the Boarding House
~~~~~~~~~~~
thanks to Michelle Cox
singer ~ guitarist
keyboardist
former associate
of robbie hoddinott
guitarist with kingfish
~~~~~~~
1978
~~~~~~
palo alto
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tomfoolery
~~~~~~
with
John Morrow
electric bassist
former musical collaborator
with guitarist-recording engineer
Bart Thurber

~~~~~~~~~

i meet
poet .. author ..
vocalist .. guitarist ..
future poet laureate
of california
Al Young

~~~~~~~~~~

1979

~~~~~~~~~~

san francisco

~~~~~~~~~~~
embarcadero
Hyatt Regency
~~~~~~~~~~~~
special thanks
to
Dick Saltzman
vibraphonist
~
saxophonist
Bishop Norman Williams
expresses
smiling appreciation
for my music

~~~~~~~~~

north beach

~~~~~~~~~~~

Keystone Korner

the last of the real jazz clubs

there almost all "yuppie" now

~~~~~~~

i meet
Milcho Leviev
pianist ~ keyboardist
with
Flora and Airto

~~~~~~~~~~~

i open for
jazz guitar legend
Kenny Burrell
~
thanks to poet "Bear"
and
Mark Dolezal
club coordinator
~
drummer
from
the los angeles area
~
fan of jazz guitarist Grant Green

"...rock has become
nothing but noise..."

~

i meet
Les McCann ..
Flora Purim ..
and
Maria Mulduar
who expresses
appreciation
for my music
and interest in
colloborating

~

i jam with
Dennis Irwin
bassist
with
Art Blakey's
Jazz Messengers

~~~~~~~~

1980

~~~~~~~~~
Keystone Korner
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

owner Todd Barkan ..
.. someone i would not trust ..
takes me out to dinner
at the U.S. Cafe
and
asks me to leave town
due to
a criminal infestation
of Keystone Korner
that he is unwilling
or unable
to deal with ..

~~~~~

Trinity Chapel

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

solo piano concert

~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~

1983

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Caffe Mediterraneum

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

i meet
FatDog



FatDog .. in his guitar store
.. Subway Guitars ..
.. cedar and grant ..
berkeley .. california

Guitar Dealer
Extraordinaire

~

combination
East Coast Big Shot

West Coast Hippie

and

Junior High School Bully

~

Berkeley's Most
Loveable ~ Contemptable
Charismatic Jackass
~
National
Yuppie Nightmare
~
Political-Social
Orator-Activist
("Go Fatty!")
~
a
Cyclone of Sarcasm
~
the
West Coast's
Most Dependable Source
of
Methane Gas
.. incessant farting ..
.. physical and otherwise ..
~
Undisputed
West Coast Master
of
the
Tickle Fart
Assault Hold
~
a
Fount ~ Geyser
of
Guitar Knowledge
and
a
Resource
for
Guitar Equity

~~~~~~~~~~~~~



acoustic blues guitarist
Marc "Moose" Silber
and FatDog
at the French Hotel 2009 june 03

~~~~~~~~~~~~~


micro art construction by FatDog
~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~
northern
california
~~~~~~~~

acquaintence
Tom Sonner
decorated Green Beret(1967)
Vietnam War Survivor
friend of Timothy Leary
ends his life

rest in peace

~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~
1984
~~~~~~~~~
walnut creek
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
my father's mother
a democrat
who helped initially
with my music studies
dies
~
her mostly republican children
and
their republican in-laws
start a "range war"
over her modest estate
~
the lawyers end up
with most of the money
~
the
"reagan era"
and
"family values"
(demolition)
are in full swing

~~~~~~~~~

1986

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Freight and Salvage

~~~~~~~~

i open for

Danny
"Big Baby Boy"
Kalb

founder ~ guitarist
of
the Blues Project
~
i connect with
Nick Gravenites
(via Danny)
and create
a
black and white
psychedelic
punk rock
style
poster
for a gig of Nick's
at Larry Blake's

~~~~~~~~~~~

san francisco

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

noe valley ministry

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

i open for Danny Kalb again

~~~~~

1987

~~~~~~~

oakland

~~~~~~~~~~

Peter Torsiello's
the Coffee Mill

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

solo piano concert

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

as reagan's presidency
enters it final years
i find myself
moving into a van

~

it will be one
of five vehicles
that
i will live in and out of
over the
next twenty five plus years

~~~~~~~~~~

the Serander

~~~~~~~~~~~~

sitting in with
blasting
with
a mini keyboard
by invitation
from
Michael Jones
former bassist
with
the Crusaders

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"north berkeley"

"north shattuck"

"gourmet ghetto"

chesse board pizza

after performing there
i was told
by a staff member
that my music
"...was too intense"

~~~~~~~~~
oakland
~~~~~~~~
the Graduate
~~~~~~~~~~~~
sitting in with Lamar Chase
singer ~ guitarist

(doing well in amsterdam)

to the
sneering disapproval
of
David Kaffinetti
keyboardist
with
Spinal Tap

~~~~~~
1988
~~~~
"'til Two"
~~~~~~~
sitting in
with
Levi Lloyd
guitarist ~ vocalist

featuring
"Candy Randy"
drummer ~ vocalist
extraordinaire
~
"..how many of you
are buying me a drink?.."
~
"..how many
of you ladies
are going home with me
tonight?.."

~~~~~~~~

los angeles

~~~~~~~~

i meet
Terry Joy
guitarist ~ vocalist
keyboardist
~
former promoter
for
Rick Nelson
and
John Sebastian
~
former
malibu property manager
for Bob Dylan
~
former cab driver
for Lee Marvin
~
mr. Marvin ..
you owe Terry
$100.00
~~~~~
~~~~~~~

near
"the Village"
recording studio
west los angeles

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

i meet Stephen Stills

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~

west hollywood

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Barney's Beanery

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

i meet Bryan Rooney

long time "roadie"

music industry
figure ~ survivor

affiliated with
Procul Harem

Donna Summer

Ringo Starr

and other major artists

who offers me
a national tour gig
playing keyboards
with a
rock group he manages

~~~~~~~~~~~~

1990

~~~~~~~~

San Gregorio

~~~~~~~~~~~~

the General Store

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

i meet Neil Young
from this gig

~~~~~~~~

1991

~~~~~~~~~~~~

south east bay area

~~~~~~~~~~~~

my "mother"'s
republican
catholic sister
dorothy
of fremont
tries to swindle her
out of
a modest inheritance

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1992

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

northern california

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

my father
a democrat
dies

~

one of his
republican sisters
of walnut creek
at the time
along with
a republican ex-wife
an executive at a corporation
in menlo park
again hope to grab
what little is left

my dad's brother
"Julius"
tells them
on the phone
that they 're
".. welcome to take
a
high end
drafting computer
[ my dad owned ]
that the IRS has a lien on .."

that puts an end to it ..

~~~~~~~

1993

~~~~~~

palo alto

~~~~~~~~~

the gatehouse

~~~~~~~~~~~~

now refered to as
"the goat house"

plagued by a
possible
former
renegade
KGB agent

~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~

oakland

~~~~~~~

via venuto

~~~~~~~~~

one woman
becomes
irritated-annoyed
by my music
and verbally attacks

~~~~~~~~~~~

1994

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

south east bay area

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

after being invited
to a
thanksgiving dinner
by some
republican relatives

one of them
tries to snooker me
into giving them
my father's
family papers

~

i leave the gathering
abruptly
angry and exasperated

~~~~~~~~~~~~

1996

~~~~~~

berkeley

~~~~~~

la val's
northside

~~~~~~~~~~

Shotgun Players
(theatre company)

~~~~~~~~~~~~

signing coach for cast
Bertolt Brecht's "Baal"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"...opening night
with critics
in the audience
it 'll be me out there
butt ass naked
with a one inch dick..."

~

Patrick Dooley
artistic director
Shotgun Players

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north oakland

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a
republican cousin
anita
and her
republican husband
physician
bruce
( my doctor for 12 years )
at a north oakland
"family" medical clinic
become
increasingly condescending
and aloof
during
the mid term elections

a presription drug market researcher
decribed bruce as " a snooty southerner " ..

~

thanks to
Newt G(ett)ingrich
and the republicans
for more
family deterioration

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1997

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Berkeley Art Center

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solo piano concert

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~~~~~~~~~~

1999

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Hillside Club

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2004

~~~~

i meet
folk ~ blues
world music
super musician
legend
Taj Majal
http://www.tajblues.com/


later one night
Taj appears next to my table
in
au coquelet
in berkeley
while i 'm practicing electric guitar
through headphones
and mimics me
~
very humorous and flattering

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i also meet
Steve Gannon
(London ~ Oakland)
blues guitarist
vocalist
who has toured
with Taj Majal
~
one afternoon
while driving
in richmond california
Steve tells about
seeing Steve Winwood
performing
in London pubs
early in his career
before achieving
international fame

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palo alto

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a
republican
mormon cousin
( in a menlo park ward )
inherits well over
4 million dollars
then spends over
3 million dollars
on a
3 story "spec house"
( "trophy mansion" )
near the "downtown" area
of palo alto
for her
and 3 other relatives to live in
but ca n't help ..
or accomodate ..
~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~
2005
~~~~~~~

road trip to
new york city
from berkeley
with
Randy Steffes
super roady .. guitar tech
with Green Day
for 10 years

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2006

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berkeley

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
afternoon ~ evening long
jam session with
Steve Mann
acoustic blues guitarist
who has performed with
Doctor John
Janis Joplin
the Jefferson Airplane
Hot Tuna
celebrating his birthday
with
Marc Silber


acoustic blues guitarist

http://www.marcsilbermusic.com/

the following musicians
also performed
Al Smithline
student of ..
chaufer for ..
performer with ..

blues musician
Rev. Gary Davis
new york city

and many other
fine musicians

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

2007

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Caffe Mediterraneum

aka "the Berkeley Wax Museum"

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~~~~~~~~~~

late 2007

early 2008

~~~~~~~~

i "cloud"
most of
the Subway Guitars Building

google view "1800 cedar berkeley california"





thank you
Christos Katechis
artist
and originator
of the "cloud" pattern

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haloween

2009

at "the Med"

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funky .. jazzy jam session
with
conga drummer
artist ~ poet
Roosevelt "Rosy" Stevens

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~

2010

~~~~~
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thanks again
to
acalanes teachers and dean

http://acalanes1970reunion.blogspot.com

norman dessler
(english)

robert snodgrass
(german and english)

mr worthington
(art)

leroy roach and richard hansen

(instrumental and vocal music)

robert stevens
(dean)

all of whose
collective
enduring
positive and creative influence
continue to give

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recomended sites:

~~~~~~~~~~~~

fight red light
photo(s)cam tickets:

http://www.highwayrobbery.net/

~~~~~~~~~~

your phone number spell?

http://www.phonespell.org/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

fight hunger
breast cancer
deforestation...

(for free, with one click)

http://www.thehungersite.org/

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recomended films

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the President's Analyst
(1967)

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Point Blank
(1967)

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the Seven Ups
(1973)

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Marathon Man
(1976)

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Who 'll Stop the Rain
(1978)

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recomended albums:

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~~~~~~~~~~

Fresh Cream



(1967)
Cream (debut album)

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Blind Faith



(original cover)

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( later cover )



Blind Faith

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Tumbleweed Connection


(1970)

Elton John

(third album)

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11-17-70



(1970)

Elton John

(4th album)

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Asante



(1970)

McCoy Tyner

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Sweetnighter



(1973)

Weather Report

(third album)

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So



(1986)

Peter Gabriel

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East~West



(1966)

Paul Butterfield
Blues Band

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vote democracy

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