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The Month Of May Fifty Years Out   1 comment

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I can’t let this month get by without recognizing the 50th anniversary (May 21, 1971) of the release of Marvin Gaye’s
masterpiece album, What’s Going On.

“OK, let’s just get this out of the way. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On LP is a masterpiece. If it’s not in your top five
or at least within the realm of your top 10 albums of all-time, then I seriously think you need to reevaluate your list.
Not many albums give you a snapshot of the world at the time of its release and still remain very relevant decades later.
What’s Going On most certainly does.” — Terry Nelson (

Gaye released the single, What’s Going On, after co-writer Renaldo “Obie” Benson saw police in Berkeley, Calif.,
brutality beat anti-Vietnam War protesters. Gaye would later say, “What mattered was the message. For the first time,
I felt like I had something to say.”

The album went platinum, and Rolling Stone would place it among the greatest albums of all time.
Now fifty years out, its influences are evident today as the nation wrestles with inequality and a racial reckoning.

— kenne

Fifty Years Of The Rolling Stones — Fifty Years Of Satisfaction!   1 comment

Tomorrow (July 12th) is the 50th anniversary of the great blues/rock ‘n roll British band, the Rolling Stones. For me, it was their more earthy, blues sound that won me over more than the other British band, The Beatles. Like so many young people of the 60’s, the very sexy song by Mick Jagger & Keith Richard “(I Can’t Get Not) Satisfaction,” was a reflection of my feeling.

Just a few days ago, The Rolling Stones placed this 1981 video on YouTube, “Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones – Baby Please Don’t Go – Live At Checkerboard Lounge,” where the band paid a visit to Buddy Guy’s club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform.



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ROCKIN’ THE DESERT — Baron Wolman   Leave a comment

Baron Wolman Presentation — Images by kenne

Everything in life is about being at the right place at the right time. But, that doesn’t happen unless you proactive in making things happen. That was the cast with Baron Wolman in becoming the first photograph for the Rolling Stone magazine — he made things happen. This past September, Wolman presented at the Tucson Museum of Art (Who Shoot Rock and Roll) as part of the month-long “Rockin’ The Desert” exhibition at the Etherton Gallery and the Tucson Museum of Art..The event is part of a collaborative effort of several venues presenting, “Tucson Rocks.”

When it comes to the arts and music, Tucson Rocks!



People Have Reason To Be Angry, But Most Don’t Know The Real Reasons Way!   Leave a comment

Much has now been written and well documented about the great recession of 2008-09, from Paul Krugman, “How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?” to Matt Taibbi’s article “Inside the great American bubble machine.” What has become clear to any reader is that Goldman Sachs engineered the market manipulation that brought about the recent credit crisis. Therefore, it was not surprising to see Goldman Sachs posting the richest quarterly profit in its 140-year history between April and June 2009 – at the height of the economic crisis.

Just a few days ago, the following video appeared on YouTube that is a visualization of Matt Taibbi’s article in Rolling Stone magazine. It’s time to start electing people to Congress that will stop filling their own pockets while allowing big banks to make record profits at the expense of hard working Americans.


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