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America
Neil Diamond
The Jazz Singer (Soundtrack)

((( welcome )))

A Great Day In Harlem by Art Kane Esquire
Hi Kids by Walt Disney
Josephine Baker by paul colin
New York Harbor Statue Of Liberty

“A Great Day In Harlem”
One moment in what’s called “The Golden Age Of Jazz” 
1958“A Great Day In Harlem” or “Harlem 1958” is a black and white photograph of 57 Jazz musicians who had gathered at 17 East 126th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenue in Harlem, New York City. The picture was taken by freelance photographer Art Kane for Esquire magazine, and was published in Esquire’s January 1959 issue.

Will the Circle be Unbroken?
“funky obama”

Barack Obama b/ shepard fairey

We got a brand new funky president.
2009 — When Barack Obama was delivering his first Inaugural in January 2009, Keith LeBlanc was making the first mix of “Funky President,” a James Brown tune on a Tack>>Head record, on which the band covers a number of 1970s Rhythm and Soul classics.
Of course Keith was recording the speech as the first African American President of The United States gave it.
Having cut Malcolm X speeches to drum beats on “No Sell Out,” in 1984, Keith had an idea of how to close his personal civil rights circle.
Two hours after the speech, Keith emailed the first “Funky Obama” mix that included Obama’s Inaugural voice, and a 1940s, patriotic introduction.
We’re An American Band
George Washington — “I Cannot Tell a Lie, I Chopped Down the Cherry Tree.” 
Donald Trump — “I Cannot Tell The Truth, I’m Perfect.”
“Rock Around The Clock”
Bill Haley & His Comets
1954Fly Me To The Moon  
Rock Around the Clock 
((( it’s about time. )))

dave hogerty (Discovery) 1988
linda zacks (extraoomph)
Josephine Baker b/ paul colin

1873Jules Verne
HIGH IS THE MOON
Around The World in 80 Days

From The Earth to The Moon (1867)
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Time Machine
Joe Satriani
1940“Harlem Nocturne”
((( black renaissance )))

 

The Atomic Mouse
Fly Me to the Moon, originally titled “In Other Words“, is a song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. The first recording of the song was made in 1954 by Kaye BallardFrank Sinatra‘s 1964 version was closely associated with the Apollo missions to the Moon.

dave.

The Atomic Age (ENTER)
When honesty and integrity stood for something good, Americans knew Russians were the enemy, and most were smart enough to know that WITHOUT THE TRUTH, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.

ATOMIC AGE (1492-1849) SPACE & TIME
ATOMIC AGE (1950-1979) BIKINI IN PARADISE
ATOMIC AGE (1957-1970) ATOMIC AGE
ATOMIC AGE (1969-1979) MOON AGE

ATOMIC AGE (1969-1999) HIP-HOP HAPPENED

1958 Explorer 1
Explorer 1 was the first satellite launched by the United States in 1958 and was part of the U.S. participation in the International Geophysical Year (IGY). The mission followed the first two satellites, both launched by the Soviet Union during the previous year, Sputnik 1 and Sputnik 2. This began a Space Race during the Cold War between the two nations.

1959NASA
NASCAR (Daytona 500)
1960The Original 7

Mercury
Gemini
Apollo
Shuttle

 Voyages
through Time & Space 
Deep Purple
(((“Sail Away” )))

Christopher Columbus

The Italian Seaman, sailing for Isabella, Queen of Portugal.

1492It’s A New World Afterall
15th CenturyLate Middle Ages, Early Renaissance, Walt Disney, Universal.
Christopher Columbus
The Original Explorer / Navigator / DISCOVERED “THE NEW WORLD”) 
Christopher Columbus & Neil Armstrong (Voyagers)
Jules Verne & Carl Sagan (Dreamers)
Juan Ponce de Leon & Mel Fisher (Hunters)

King Harvest
(((“Dancing In The Moonlight” )))


Juan Ponce de Leon

1500sHaving sailed with Christopher Columbus and being captivated by the clear, cool, bubbling springs he had seen in the Bahamas, Juan Ponce de Leon was hoping to find a fountain of youth when he landed on the Florida peninsula, Easter 1513, near what became St. Augustine. Legend has it that the natives were hospitable, but suspicious of the Spanish explorers. When asked about the existence of a “Fountain of Youth” the Floridians sent de Leon and his sailors into the lush jungle where they could take their choice of the many fresh-water springs and rivers they would surely encounter.

Joe Satriani
(((“Big Bad Moon )))

 

Lure of The Moon
1609Galileo Galilei 
“STARRY MESSENGER”
iO (Jupiter Moons)
1600sLust for Gold
Emeralds Too. Pirates Of The Caribbean.

1704 — Solar Eclipse seen from Antarctica. Sir Isaac Newton built the first practical reflecting telescope and developed a sophisticated theory of colour based on the observation that a prism separates white light into the colours of the visible spectrum. (Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon)His work on light was collected in his highly influential book Opticks, published in 1704.

17th CenturyNew World Land Grab
“Stealing” (In The Name of The Lord)
Spanish Missionaries (Convert or Die)
1622 Atocha
Mel Fisher
1700s Fight Over Florida
Spain v France v England v Seminoles v America
1760sIndustrial Revolution
18th Century  America’s Rise
July 4, 1776Independence Day

Up, Up, And Away
Fifth Dimension w/The Wrecking Crew
1967 SUMMER OF LOVE (San Francisco)
((( early flight )))

1873Jules Verne 
Around The World in 80 Days

From The Earth to The Moon (1867)
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Journey To The Center Of The Earth
1985  Contact
Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Message In A Bottle

Frank Zappa One Size Fits All

((( cosmik debris )))

Montgolfier Brothers
Illustration (1909 Postcard) depicting the Montgolfier Brothers’ first successful public hot air balloon demonstration (June 4, 1783).  The 1735 date written on the 1909 postcard refers to the first hot air balloon to fly.
This postcard is part of a set originally collected in a scrapbook entitled Album Gravures et Cartes-Postales: Vieux Paris Types Petits Métiers et Cris De La Rue (1909).

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).

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.

1770sDeclaration of Independence
1780sGeorge Washington
Hot Air Balloon, The Iron Bridge
1788Benjamin Banneker /The Art of Observation. Afrian American ASTRONOMER /TIMEKEEPER, First to precisely predict a solar eclipse. When 21, Banneker borrowed a friends pocket watch, took it apart, and carved an exact (10X sized) wooden replica (CLOCK) that kept time accurately, striking every hour, on the dot, for the next fifty years.

“Get On The Boat”
Prince
2006 — 3121 The artist’s 31st studio album featured his, as usual, funked up view of everything. “Get On The Boat” more to the point, was Prince taking a long look at the business of buying and selling people, as property.

((( back & forth )))

1790sATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
19th Century Blues   

1800s — 
1810s —  Great Comet of 1811, War of 1812, Waterloo, Year Without a Summer,
1820s1820-1859
1830s — 
1840s — 

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

dave.

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.  
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).

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.

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

1968
((( social commentary )))

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

’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

 

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Neil Diamond
The Jazz Singer (Soundtrack)

((( welcome )))

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((( Harlem Nocturne )))

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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