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    The NT Music Group - Meeting Bob Dylan
    07/09/16 08:53:02PM
    Meeting Bob Dylan As I had not noticed the posting of John Russell's article about Dylan's 75th birthday, I just posted a comment there that nobody was particularly interested in because they are drowning themselves in politics and religion. Here is the comment I had posted. It was in reply to Larry's statement that he would like to meet Bob Dylan. I did get to meet him.  I was the President of the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1971, held on Toronto's Olympic Island. Our festival was going well, and besides the many top folk music artists performing both Joni Mitchell and Neil Young showed up gratis and performed a set. We had six stages going all day with a varied program. While I was in our management trailer someone came in and announced that Bob Dylan was on his way to our festival. Believe it or not there was some panic mixed with elation at that news. Some pressured me to ask him to play a set, while others, including many of our regular annual performers demanded that we not let him play on the basis that it would cause a desertion of their performances, or if we did they would never play for us again at our annual festival.  When he arrived with his wife and young son what we found out was that he had heard about our festival being the best of its kind and wanted to see it. Many of his friends, like Joan Baez had performed there previously. We gave them the necessary badges to have full access and I put one of my closest friends on the job of shadowing him to make sure he would not have any problems. He wandered around the stages and for a long time was not recognized until one guy went up to him and said (as related to me by my friend) "Hey, man, you look just like Bob Dylan. What's your name." Bob ignored him but the guy persisted and asked again, and Dylan responded "My name's Jerome Avenue." (I think Jerome Avenue is a street in Greenwich Village). By this time a few people started to gather so we got him and his family back in the closed off performers' area. I went over to see him and introduced myself, and he shook my hand and said "I really dig your festival, man."  Because a crowd was gathering all the way round the performer's area we had to get him off the island for his safety, and he and his wife and kid were taken by a Toronto Harbour police boat back to the mainland. To this day I've questioned whether I should have let him play a set, because I was the person who made that final decision to not let him perform at the festival. Afterwards, John Brower, a rock and roll festival impresario I knew told me that there wasn't an impresario who wouldn't have given his eye teeth to have been in my shoes. I don't know how I missed this article when it was originally posted. I guess it was because it was posted while I was sleeping and then pushed quickly off the Home Page. I was a dedicated fan of his. I watched what was probably his first TV appearance when he performed sitting next to an old man. When he first came to perform in Toronto at the Massey Hall Auditorium I went to see him, and also was given tickets by Neil Young's brother (who was my client) to see the Rolling Thunder Review.  I had all his albums, considered him America's poet laureate, and bought a fantastic painting done by another client of mine of children holding weapons, representing the line "I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children"  from the song "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall".  My son really wanted that painting so I gave it to him before I moved here.

    The NT Music Group - Songs You Would Take To A Desert Island
    07/02/16 05:10:51PM
    What if you somehow got into a situation where you had to listen to only a limited number of songs, recordings, for the rest of your life, but you could choose them.  Which ones would you choose ?   I will start with what I think is the best pop song and record of the past 25 years   here's another one i would have to have   one of my favorite songs and another   and on and on

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    The NT Music Group - Beatles Covers
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    The edge of darkness - @community
    08/27/16 12:47:41AM
    As election day approaches, I feel a dark premonition that we are about to lose our freedoms. The portents are all too clear. If Hillary Clinton takes the Oval Office, she will impose by executive order a list of so-called Progressive measures that will be worse than any of the many scandals by which her character has been revealed over the years. There is no lie she will not tell, no crime she will not commit, and no freedom she will not usurp. Perhaps the most central of all our freedoms is the Second Amendment. It is the one that gives us actual physical power over a would-be tyranny. Without it, all the other freedoms become forfeit, as so many of them already have. Progressives are all too aware of this fact. The power of the Second Amendment was dramatically demonstrated by armed citizens against armed federal officials, and the federal officials had to retreat. It happened in an incident known as the Cliven Bundy standoff in April and May of 2014. It was a wake-up call, as the government was officially put on notice that armed citizens will, when pushed too far, unite in large numbers to confront armed federal officers. The issues today are far larger, and far more numerous, than cattle grazing rights, which sparked the Bundy standoff. They range from the Lois Lerner violation of citizen rights of political participation to the requirement of bakers and photographers to participate in same-sex wedding ceremonies to the federal demand that high school boys and girls share the same showers. As the Declaration of Independence tells us: ... all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable. ... But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. These words underscore the necessity of the Second Amendment, and also the absolute necessity to abolish it if Progressives are to secure the iron-fisted rule they have methodically and patiently pursued over many years. This is why there can be no doubt that it will be a top priority of a Clinton administration to disarm the American citizenry. Evils by the government will eventually become no longer sufferable. Americans will rise up against them. The government fully intends to prevent that from happening. It has become a binary situation. Either we win or they win. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/08/the_edge_of_darkness.html#ixzz4IVMrD3XI Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook

    Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy - @community
    08/26/16 11:10:49PM
    Darrell Ross—Officer Walmart to his colleagues in the Tulsa Police Department—operates for up to 10 hours a day out of the security office of a Walmart Supercenter in the city’s northeast corner. It’s a small, windowless space with six flatscreen monitors mounted on a pale blue cinder-block wall, and on this hot summer day, the room is packed. Four Walmart employees watch the monitors, which toggle among the dozens of cameras covering the store and parking lot, while doing paperwork and snacking on Cheez Whiz and Club Crackers. In a corner of the room, an off-duty sheriff’s officer, hired by Walmart, makes small talk with the employees. As soon as Ross walks in the door, around 2 p.m., he’s presented with an 18-year-old who tried to leave the store with a microwave oven. Ross focuses his gaze and talks in a low voice to the young man, who just graduated from high school and plans to go into the military. He also attempts to calm the boy’s mother, who rushed to the store and is worried that her son won’t be able to enlist if he gets a criminal record. “You need to start taking responsibility for your actions,” Ross tells the teenager. “You’re a man now.” He tells the mother that because it was the boy’s first offense, he won’t be arrested—but if he messes up twice more, he’ll be charged with a felony. Ross slips a pair of reading glasses out of his bulletproof vest and writes the young man a summons to appear in court. Before he can finish the paperwork, Walmart security employees catch another shoplifter. They bring in a middle-aged woman with big sunken eyes and pale cheeks, her hair tied in a messy bun. Employees caught her using phony gift cards. She rattles off excuses: The cards were given to her by a friend, she’s just gotten out of the hospital, she’s dehydrated. At one point she pretends to vomit into a trash can. Picking up the odor of pot, Ross takes a look in her handbag and finds marijuana roaches, along with a small scale and a pill bottle full of baggies. A computer check reveals five outstanding warrants for her arrest. It’s not unusual for the department to send a van to transport all the criminals Ross arrests at this Walmart. The call log on the store stretches 126 pages, documenting more than 5,000 trips over the past five years. Last year police were called to the store and three other Tulsa Walmarts just under 2,000 times. By comparison, they were called to the city’s four Target stores about 300 times. Most of the calls to the northeast Supercenter were for shoplifting, but there’s no shortage of more serious crimes, including five armed robberies so far this year, a murder suspect who killed himself with a gunshot to the head in the parking lot last year, and, in 2014, a group of men who got into a parking lot shootout that killed one and seriously injured two others. Police reports from dozens of stores suggest the number of petty crimes committed on Walmart properties nationwide this year will be in the hundreds of thousands. But people dashing out the door with merchandise is the least troubling part of Walmart’s crime problem. More than 200 violent crimes, including attempted kidnappings and multiple stabbings, shootings, and murders, have occurred at the nation’s 4,500 Walmarts this year, or about one a day, according to an analysis of media reports. Sometimes they’re spectacular enough to get national attention. In June, killed a hostage taker at a Walmart in Amarillo, Texas. In July, three Walmart employees in Florida were charged with manslaughter after a shoplifter they chased and pinned down died of asphyxia. Other crimes are just bizarre. On Aug. 8, police discovered a meth labinside a 6-foot-high drainage pipe under a Walmart parking lot in Amherst, N.Y. ~LINK~

    Burglar steals from Canadian beer store while wearing goalie gear - @community
    08/26/16 10:54:05PM
    "Somebody call the cops!" is a common refrain from hockey broadcasters when a goalie robs another player of a goal. Well, someone had to literally called the cops on the goalie you're about to meet. In what can only be described as the most Canadian crime story ever (Non-Moose Division), a man wearing goalie pads and carrying a goalie stick broke into a local beer store along with an accomplice and stole three cases from the refrigerator inside. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Russell, Manitoba have released the video showing the two men breaking the store's glass door, entering and stealing three cases of Budweiser (OK, so maybe not the most Canadian crime story ever). The first man breaks the door with a rock, then is closely followed by a man wearing a hockey jersey, overalls and a goalie's catching glove and blocker, while carrying a large goalie stick. Here is the footage in all its glory:   ~LINK~

    The 24 Kinds Of Trump Supporters - @community
    08/26/16 10:35:28PM
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