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ATOMIC AGE-A DAY IN THE LIFE

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In The Life. 

“Dragon Attack”
Bernard Fowler (a conversation)
The Bura Space & Time Roll On.
((( still rolling )))

ASTRONOMY
AVIATION HISTORY 
NASA TIMELINE
Mercury (1960)
Gemini (1965)
Apollo (1967)
Apollo 8 (1968)
Apollo 11 (1969)
Voyager (1977)
International Space Station
Space Shuttle (1981)
Hubble Telescope
Mars
Red, Angry, and made for the movies
Helicopter / Probe
Pluto
Save Pluto (excommunication)

A Day In The Life
Ooh Josh. Josh! Look at the ball of fire. Look at the ball of fire!

Watch with a young family, and feel their excitment watching their first launch of a rocket, headed for Outer Space.

Space Coast, Florida

Sir Isaac Newton
Opticks “Starry Messenger”

Planetary SlalomVoyager’s Return
The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), 
Wish You Were Here (1975),
Animals (1977)
The Wall (1979)  
Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982) musical film based on the album. 
Time Magazine, Over 40 All Stars, Montreal, Ken Regan (Camera 5), Brussel Sprouts with Howard Cosell, Iran/Iraq, Arnold Drapkin, Cryogenic Hall with Michelle Stevenson, Rick Booth, Anne Stovel, Roller Skating at Club Roxy. Crossing Over (Step, don’t shuffle)

1868 — Caves of Altimira

“earthrise” by bill anders (Apollo8)

1958 Explorer 1 (First American Satellite)
Link Ray (Native American) “Rumble”
1959 — NASA, NASCAR (Daytona 500), Sandy Point, Dunes, Playalinda (Nude Beach), THE CAPE, Canaveral National Seashore, Bartram Trail, Mosquito Lagoon, Complex 39, Sacred Ground, Cocoa Beach (I Dream of Jeannie) , Merritt Island, Indian River Fruit, Barrier Islands, Sand Bars, Tropical Trail, Dragon Point, Mather’s Bridge, Indialantic, Satellite Beach, Sebastian Inlet (SURF), Orchid Island, Vero Beach, Wabasso, Fellsmere …
SR50The Road Through Florida Time & Space.

Weeki Wachee (Manatees/Mermaids), Orlando (The Atomic Mouse), Titusville (Complex 39/VAB/Sacred Ground) Last Stepping Stone To The Moon.

((( it’s about space )))
Sarah Vaughan “Fly Me To The Moon”

1960s — RACE TO SPACE
1960 — The Original 7 (Mercury)
The Right Stuff (Movie)
1961Alan Shepard (First In Space) May 5
1962 John Glenn (Orbit) Feb 20
1963
1964 — “Fly Me To The Moon” (Frank Sinatra w/Count Basie)
1965 — Gemini 4 (June 3) Ed White Walks In Space
1966 — It Takes Two To Rendezvous, Gemini 8 (March 16) Corvette (427) Burgandy, Ms. Dillingham, 7th-Grade Algebra, Rockledge Country Club, Golf, Physically fit, White Buttoned Shirts, Tailored, Just above the knee, straight-line skirts.
1967 SUMMER OF LOVE (San Francisco)
1968 — VOODOO, ASSASSINATION, and HOPE
APOLLO 8 (Earthrise) “In the Beginning, God Created the Heavens and the Earth.” ASSASSINATION (Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy) JIMI HENDRIX ELECTRIC LADYLAND

Well, On The Night I Was Born / I Swear The Moon Turned A Fire Red.” Jimi Hendrix

“Voodoo Chile”
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric Ladyland

1968
((( Hendrix’Dream )))

 

((( video )))

Within a month of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon, the Woodstock Music Festival (“Three Days Of Peace And Music”) was lived on a farm in Upstate New York.

MOONSHOT 
1969 — APOLLO 11
“One Small Step for Man, One Small Step for Mankind” VIETNAM
WOODSTOCK
LED ZEPPELIN I

“Wooden Ships”
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
Déjà Vu 
1970 —
((( song )))

1970s

((( video )))

Within a month of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon, the Woodstock Music Festival (“Three Days Of Peace And Music”) was lived on a farm in Upstate New York.

1968 Disneyland Memorial Orgy poster, illustrated by Wally Wood, was a highlight of the satirical, underground magazine “The Realist” founded in 1958 …

1969 — APOLLO 11 (“One Small Step for Man, One Small Step for Mankind”) WOODSTOCK, VIETNAM

Jimi Hendrix   —  Are You Experienced (1967) Axis: Bold as Love (1967) Electric Ladyland (1968)  Band of Gypsys (1970)

“Wooden Ships”
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
Déjà Vu 
1970 —
((( song )))


 

1710s —  
1720s — 
1730s — 
1740s
1750s

1753Benjamin Banneker.
African American Clock Maker, Map Maker, Astronomer (Stargazer). War Di Garo, Armand Sabal-Lecco (Dancing With The Stars)
1760sJames Cook Ocean Orbiter
First to Sail Around The World. (Surf Hawaii).

 

“Everyone’s Gone To The Moon”
Nina Simone
Nina Simone and Piano

1968
((( social commentary )))

James Cook

James Cook, The Expedition Leader, Sea Captain, and Artist was fascinated by the native Hawaiians frolicking, nude in the crashing ocean surf. They were happy riding their flat wooden boards on the clear blue waves that curled, and broke on shallow coral reefs along the shore.

 

Planetary SlalomVoyager’s Return
The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), 
Wish You Were Here (1975),
Animals (1977)
The Wall (1979)  
Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982) musical film based on the album. 
Time Magazine, Over 40 All Stars, Montreal, Ken Regan (Camera 5), Brussel Sprouts with Howard Cosell, Iran/Iraq, Arnold Drapkin, Cryogenic Hall with Michelle Stevenson, Rick Booth, Anne Stovel, Roller Skating at Club Roxy. Crossing Over (Step, don’t shuffle)
“Contact”
Sacred Ground (Complex #39)
Back To (Mother) Earth
Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Message In A Bottle
1985 — Contact (book)
1997 — Movie (1997)
E.T.
1982 — Time’s Square, New York City, Summer School (beat-the-heat) Movie. Mysterious (“spacy”) promotion, Steven Spielberg.


neil armstrong

1969 APOLLO 11 (“One Small Step for Man, One Small Step for Mankind”) WOODSTOCK, VIETNAM, Altamonte (The Dark Side), “This Is The End” (Jim Morrison/The Doors)

GROWING UP WITH ROCKETS — Nancy Yasecko grew up on Florida’s Space Coast (Cocoa Beach), graduating from high school in 1970. In “Growing Up With Rockets,” she tells the story of the United States Space Program, narrating a collection of home movies, old photographs, and vintage news and educational accounts. The story is told through memories of her father, an instrumental engineer in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, as he told them to her at the time. At the films end, when describing the launch of Columbia (the first space shuttle), April 12, 1981, she speaks from her perspective as an engineer (college intern), assigned to the Shuttle program, following in her father’s Space Exploration footsteps.

1868 — Caves of Altimira

 

A Day In The Life
Ooh Josh. Josh!

Look at the ball of fire!
Watch with a young family, and feel their excitment watching their first launch of a rocket, headed for Outer Space.

Sir Isaac Newton
Opticks “Starry Messenger”

Planetary SlalomVoyager’s Return
The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), 
Wish You Were Here (1975),
Animals (1977)
The Wall (1979)  
Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982) musical film based on the album. 
Time Magazine, Over 40 All Stars, Montreal, Ken Regan (Camera 5), Brussel Sprouts with Howard Cosell, Iran/Iraq, Arnold Drapkin, Cryogenic Hall with Michelle Stevenson, Rick Booth, Anne Stovel, Roller Skating at Club Roxy. Crossing Over (Step, don’t shuffle)

1868 — Caves of Altimira

’70s
1970Bitches Brew
1971
1972
1973
1974 — 
1975
1976
1977Voyager’s Return
(SAVE PLUTO)
PLANETARY SLALOM

Pluto
Neptune
Uranus
Saturn
Jupiter
Mars
Moon
Earth
Venus
Mercury
SOLAR SYSTEM (POWER OF THE SUN)

1978
1979Iranian Hostage Crisis (11/4/79)
Jimmy Carter,
(Muslim) Students of Another Colour,
Hip Hop Happens (Vanity Fair)

’80s  —
1980 — Ronald Reagan (Just Say No)
1981
1982 — No Nukes NYC Central Park June 12

keith haring

1983 — 
1984BEAT STREET, Herbie Hancock Sound-System Keith LeBlanc (“King Of The Beat”) “NO SELL OUT” (Malcolm X) vs. Sugar Hill Records (Joe and Sylvia Robinson) w/Betty Shabazz.

1985 — LIVE AID (Mick Jagger & Tina Turner) We Are The World (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones), Artists United Against Apartheid, Farm Aid, Miami Vice, Adrian Sherwood, On-U Sound, Fat’s Comet, Gary Clail, Bernard Meets Mick Jagger She’s The Boss. Jeff Beck Flash Jimmy Hall, Rod Stewart, Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker (Production) Carmine Appice
1986Jeff Beck Flash Jan Hammer, Simon Phillips, Doug Wimbish, Steve Lukather, (TOKYO)

1987 — Living Colour Vivid, Guns N Roses Appetite for Destruction, Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
1988American Influence 
The Second Coming of Mick Primitive Cool The Brothers of Sodom
1989Bill Hicks
Viciously Honest (“Patriot”/”American Scream”) “The Gospel According To Bill Hicks” (GQ)

“The Story Of Willie”
King Missile (downtown nyc)
((( apocalyptic opinion )))

sunday
month 11, 1980
vol 11 no. 111
Original Headline
by author

 

“Eve Of Destruction”
Barry McGuire
Eve Of Destruction”  (single)
1965 — 
((( warning )))

dave

Living Colour (discography)
Tack>>Head (discography)
Little Axe (discography)

Bernard Fowler (discography)

1990s  —
1990Time’s Up
1991 — Living Colour Lollapalooza (Inaugural) Jane’s Addiction
1992 — Living Colour Biscuits
1993
1994 — Living Colour No Dread
1995
1996
1997
1998

1999 — It’s Prince’s Party (and he’ll jam if he wants to.)

g JAZZIZ — ART FOR YOUR EARS

2000s  —
2000 — Y2K
2001“Self-Evident”
Ani DiFranco
So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter
2002  More than a song, Bearing Tragic Witness, Ani Di Franco’s view of 9-11, from her window in Brooklyn, New York. 
((( sad sight )))


French TV

“Holy Shit!”
The only words spoken by a French television crew when watching (and capturing) the World historic “moment.”

September 11, 2001 — A French television crew, covering a broken water line in Lower Manhattan, was attracted to the loud hum of a screaming commercial jetliner as it passed overhead and seconds later crashed into the North Tower of The World Trade Center, and exploded into a ball of fire.

Ani DiFranco  “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad World”

The day I met Ani DiFranco before her show in Hollywood, Florida’s Downtown Circle Park, was the same day TIME magazine’s “special” Shock and Awe issue had just hit the stands. It almost seemed to celebrate George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq. Knowing Ani was always politically and socially active, I thought to drop a copy and a pen in front of her, and waited to see what she’d say. … 

2002 — SPIDERMAN
2003CollideOscope
2004Tack>>Head (Together Again)
2005
2006 — Little Axe (Real World Sessions)
2007 — Bad Dog
2008 — CinemaSonics
2009 — “New York Time” (Bernard)

10s  —
2010 — A Bass Odyssey
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

“Havana Day Dreaming”
Jimmy Buffett
Havana Daydreamin’
1976 On his Mississippi to Key West voyage, Jimmy Buffett took the time to develop a relationship with Gainesville and the University of Florida, halfway between his home and Tropical Paradise.
((( almost paradise )))

Rolling Stones

Bernard Fowler had been a Rolling Stone since joining the band for its “Steel Wheels” reunion tour in 1989. Since then, Bernard has been around the world many many times, regularly playing to audiences of hundreds of thousands. The difference in 2016 was that  such a show had never be seen in Cuba. The World’s biggest and most enduring Rock N Roll band was first into the country after its brief opening, and 500,000 Cubans were in Havana to see it.

2017
2018
2019Covid 19
20s — 
2020 — Donald Trump Won’t Die.
2021
2022
2023
2024 — Time Has Come (and Gone?) Again

2025
2026

“Eve Of Destruction”
Barry McGuire
Eve Of Destruction”  (single)
1965 — 
((( protest )))

a “good” christian woman’s place is in the womb.
Why do you think they called it a Bikini?

So anxious to see Jesus when he returns, white nationalist christians, neo Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and today’s Republican Party, all Pray For Armageddon. Christians call it “The Second Coming,” and they’re Hell-Bent on being around to see it, and
There’s a Good, God-fearing reason they call it a Bikini. “Bikini” was the Pacific Island where the first nuclear bomb was exploded, and it was a clever creative director who saw the value in all those “i”s in selling a itsy bitzy, controversially small piece of optional clothing. 

So a woman’s place is in the womb, that is, unless she looks good more than half naked, selling fast food and cold beverages in a Christian-sanctioned, billion-dollar Superbowl Ad.

May the Truth be With You.
“The Story Of Willie”
King Missile
((( apocalyptic opinion )))


dave.

“The World Would Have To End Without Willie.”

TRUTH IN ADVERTISING: Since the Renaissance, Naked Women have proven to be the best artistic to sell whatever it was a businessman wanted to sell. Let’s think about it. Maybe something else … No.Yes.Coke.No, NAKED WOMEN IS IT. Open homosexuality, mixed-race marriages, and physically challenged athletes came later. No matter the content, it is sad to see that HONESTY ISN’T NECESSARILY THE BEST POLICY, especially for those WILLING TO LIE for MONEY, POWER, AND GREED. (Regardie’s) We know there are many criminally minded liars in the world, and we also know, IT ONLY TAKES TWO TO RUIN A GAME.

Vladimir’s Tool

dave.

2016 — Donald Trump: Russian Delivery

 

Immigrant Song
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III
1970 Rock Gets Hard

Black Sabbath
Deep Purple In Rock

Led Zeppelin

 

[ Space ]

& time 

America
Neil Diamond
The Jazz Singer (Soundtrack)

((( welcome )))

c

((( Harlem Nocturne )))

c

Night & Day
Harlem Nocturne(NYC) written by Earle Hagen (music) and Dick Rogers (lyrics) for the Ray Noble Orchestra, of which they were members is a song that became one of the most popular Jazz “standards,” covered by hundreds, if not thousands of bands and musicians (purveyors of Jazz). 
((( uptown)))

1890s Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

 

“Purple Haze”
Nguyên Lê w/ Terri Lyne Carrington
Celebrating Jimi Hendrix
2002Also: Celebrating The Dark Side of The Moon (2014)
((( observation )))

Nguyên Lê w/Terri Lyne Carrington

“Stargazer”
Rainbow (Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio)
16th Century 
((( look to the sky )))

Sir Isaac Newton

Astronomy
The Art of Observation
Let the Renaissance Begin.
1513Ponce de Leon

La Florida
Fountain of Youth
Birth of Western Civilization.
(art & science vs. religion)
God and Collision
The Renaissance in Italy and Europe saw the emergence of important artists, authors and scientists, and led to the foundation of important subjects which include accounting and political scienceCopernicus proposed the Heliocentric Universe, which was met with strong resistance (vs. Religion). Tycho Brahe refuted the theory of celestial spheres through observational measurement of the 1572 appearance of a Milky Way Supernova. These events directly challenged the long-held notion of an immutable universe supported by Ptolemy and Aristotle, and led to major revolutions in ASTRONOMY and science. Galileo Galilei (“Starry Messenger”) became a champion of the new sciences, invented the first thermometer and made substantial contributions in the fields of physics and astronomy, becoming a major figure in the Scientific Revolution in Europe.

Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance polymath, active as a mathematician, astronomer, and Catholic canon, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at its center. In all likelihood, Copernicus developed his model independently of Aristarchus of Samos, an ancient Greek astronomer who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier. The publication of Copernicus’s model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), just before his death in 1543, was a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making a pioneering contribution to the Scientific Revolution.

Art & Science v. Religion
Copernicus argued that it was the Sun, not the Earth, around which everything revolved (heliocentric). the church were at odds over his development of the heliocentric theory, a principle that disputed the widely held belief that Earth was the CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE.

tuesday
september 24, 1912
vol. 1 no. 1

ALLIGATOR WRITERS/EDITORS
ALLIGATOR PHOTOGRAPHERS 

IN THE BEGINNING (Vol.1 No.1)
florida history (1912-1983)
WELCOME TO GAINESVILLE
Much more than just another sleepy, little, North Florida town.
New Student Edition 1981
OPINION (Letters To The Editor)
CONVENIENCE (Is In The Eye of The Beholder)
100 THINGS TO DO (IN GAINESVILLE)
FOOTBALL ALMIGHTY
GATOR GROWL (HOMECOMING)
Gainesville Green (“I’d like to fertilize her buds”)
TOM PETTY (Coming Home)
MUSIC (The Sound of Higher Education)
HALLOWEEN BALL
PREACHERS (On The Green)
Murphree’s Opening Message (alt.)
Naked Launch (Pretty As A Florida Picture)
Diamond Teeth Mary (Singing With The Devil’s)
MOVIES (Pop Culture of The Day)

ALLIGATOR PHOTOGRAPHERS 

“Aeroplane”
 
One Hot Minute

1995 — 
((( first to fly )))

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

 

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