Jan. 8th, 2017
Whew, watch one Bold detergent commercial and YouTube thinks you're crazy for the stuff! I didn't get around to posting this for the contest, but it was kind of a lightbulb moment. I remember wash day being so onerous for my mother - maybe it was just because I was a kid - but she did so much laundry and so many little loads according to the fabric type. I just throw everything together :-D I forget that there was a day that washing polyester was a big deal and Mom used to turn her nose up at rayon clothes. For Christmas she gave me the softest warmest flannel nightie - and was shocked to find out it was 100% polyester. Polyester is ugly and scratchy no more!
David Bowie’s first Bay Area show was a Halloween event at Winterland in San Francisco on Oct. 25, 1972. The show flopped, with only a few hundred people buying tickets to see the young British performer. Bill Graham talked Bowie into returning in February 1976, and that became the first of many successful appearances here. --Bill Van Niekerken in the San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 11 2016
His tale is the stuff of legends: a Jew born in Germany in 1931 and orphaned soon after, he was evacuated to France in 1939 and sent to the U.S. in 1941. He lived with a foster family in the Bronx, working as a waiter and cabbie until he found his calling as a rock impresario in 1960s San Francisco. Notoriety and controversy followed--for the next quarter century, he had a hand in everything from the Trips Festival to the Fillmore West to Woodstock to Live Aid to Amnesty International's Conspiracy of Hope tour. This look at a businessman unencumbered by timidity is recommended reading as an often hilarious overview of rock 'n' roll. --from the Publishers Weekly review of Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock and Out
Happy Birthday, Uncle Bobo. (It's a Deadhead thing.) We miss you, too.
We'll be continuing our currently ongoing Bowie Break the Rules Days thru Tuesday the 10. You can post anything Bowie related you want----no ad required at all. You wanna post Bowie videos? Go ahead!! You wanna post Bowie photos? Go ahead!! You wanna post Bowie lyrics that really meant a lot to you? Go ahead!! No ad required.
13-15 Friday - Sunday Weekend EventS: Tires and Flowers. Ads for tires, for cars, bikes, etc AND flowers in ads