Sunday, December 31, 2006

NOSTRADAMUS PREDICTS: TSMBATHTF


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When Facism comes to America,
it will come wrapped in the flag
and carrying a cross.

-Sinclair lewis
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Hi boys and girls. My immune system and I have lost a real recent battle. As I watched James Brown, Gerald Ford and others rejoin the spiritual world, my body has been under attack. First, with God-knows-what that taught me how to get from anywhere in the hoise to the bathroom in less than ten seconds. to now, a New Year's Cold that makes me aware I am quite capable of killing.

Since no one has posted anything here recently, I decided to go "off topic" (forgive me, Tom) and offer a Heads Up to Ye Innocent Surfers mired down in the BLOG world. Regard this as purely for entertainment purposes.

TSMBATHTF is a convenient abbreviation similar to TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) and means; The The Shit May Be About To Hit The Fan. I have reason to believe that Nostradamus' predctions relating to a mysterious MABBUS or more accurately (in the French) MABBAS may mean SADDAM spelled backwards - or more accurately a MIRROR image of the spelling. eg; Mabbas.

This allows for several hundred years of time warps, trance confusions and a bit of psychic dislexia. After all Nossie apparently confused the swastika as an "S" and came up with the name "Hister" for Hitler. But... from several hundred years distanc and the necessity of hiding the predictions within quatrains (so he would not be barbecued by the church), Nossie done good!

ENTER THE DAVINCI CODE. Great flick if you like such things, especially the mirror-imaged verses. Why this matters is that when Nossie saw his visions, it was often in a flat, polished stone or bowl of water......... a MIRROR image.

Write down Saddam on a piece of paper. Hold it up to a mirror. What does it spell? mabbaS.

READ THESE QUATRAINS:

Century 2, Quatrain 62
Mabus will soon die, then will come,
A horrible undoing of people and animals,
At once one will see vengeance,
One hundred powers, thirst, famine, when the comet will pass.

COMET INFO: http://cyberspaceorbit.com/ OR just click the headline above

Now look at this Quatrain that came to pass about HITLER:

Hitler Quatrain

Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers,
The greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister.
Into a cage of iron will the great one be drawn,
When the child of Germany observes nothing.

Notice he spelled Hitler's name Hister, close enough and it says he rises in Germany, and thats true also.

Portions of the above borrowed from other websites.

OBSERATION: Most of Nostadamus' most notable prophecies are relevant to the eastern hemispere - particularly Europe and especially France.
Ronco

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

More KCAC tapes?

Hope everyone had a Merry/Bah Humbug Christmas (choose one) and has a great New Year. I'm currently pursuing a lead for a significant number of "new" KCAC tapes, and for the videotapes of Bill Compton hosting the music show "Profile" on Channel 8 in 1974. I'll keep you all posted.

Tom

Sunday, December 24, 2006

BAH! HUMBUG! (HO, HO, HO.)

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Coming TONIGHT this Christmas Eve at 6 pm on Radio Free Phoenix, our gift to you.....

Andy Olson's "Rock 'N' Roll Christmas!"


This Christmas Eve on Radio Free Phoenix join us for "A Rock 'N' Roll Christmas". From 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve through Christmas day at 6:00 p.m. (MST). We will be playing an incredible deep and outrageous mix of Rock N Roll Christmas Tunes. Hosted by Andy Olson, there is no other show in the country that gathers together such a smorgasbord of absolutely cool Christmas Rock & Roll. No Elmo & Patsy, Bing or Perry Como here, just top flight Christmas Rock mixed with a generous helping of parody & novelty holiday tunes along with great background information on the artists and songs. Since 1988 this show has been gracing the Phoenix Airwaves and now makes the jump to the internet. Here's a sample list of some of the artists you'll hear on this excellent Christmas show this Christmas Eve at 6:00 p.m. only here on Radio Free Phoenix This years show can be also heard on The Point, 99.1 FM and 1630 AM in Queen Creek.

Look forward to an incredibility deep selection of Christmas rock and parody tunes! Below is just a sample of some of the artist that will be played on the show:


Queen - Jackson Browne - U2 - Adam Sandler - Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Eagles - Pretenders - Eric Clapton - Dance Hall Crashers - Dan Hicks - Sting - Jimi Hendrix - Smithereens - Blues Traveler - George Thorogood - Cheech & Chong - Old 97's - Fountains of Wayne - Ramones - George Harrison - Dave Edmunds - Billy Squire - Band Aid - Graham Parker - Heart - Payolas - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - XTC - Jerry Jeff Walker - John Lennon - Waitresses - Moody Blues - Jethro Tull - Emerson, Lake & Palmer - REM - Monty Python - Ringo Starr - Kinks - Ryan Adams - Elton John - DB's - Paul McCartney - Bruce Springsteen - NRBQ - Joni Mitchell - Barenaked Ladies - T Rex - Adrian Belew - Leon Russell - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Max Headroom - Weird Al Yankovic - Ramones - Bob Rivers - Shawn Phillips - Coldplay - Crash Test Dummies - Slade - Mike Condello - Leon Redbone - Tom Waits - Peter Murphy - Alice Cooper - Bobby Lloyd & The Skeletons - Roy Wood - Mojo Nixon - Johnny & Edger Winter - Smoking Popes - Talking Meds - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Smoking Popes - Andrew Gold - Keb' Mo - Riders In The Sky- The Band - Michael Penn - Ren & Stimpy - Loudon Wainwright III - Jorma Kaukonen - Chris Rea and hundreds more!

Merry Christmas from RADIO FREE PHOENIX!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Why We Fight...

For thous of you that got the time, curiosity or the stomach for a very revealing look at Amerika'S military industrial complex... that Eisenhower warned us about... check this video documentary out... review below.
link- http://www.bruceeisner.com/new_culture/2006/12/the_rise_of_the.html

Why We Fight...

"This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience,", December 8, 2006

Thought-provoking, terrifying and all the time maddening this compelling documentary attempts to explain the United States' reasons for promoting the "military-industrial complex," the synergy that has inevitably arisen between the military and big munitions businesses.

But Why We Fight does so much more as it gradually unveils the furtive reasons why the country went to war with Iraq, tracing the roots of the conflict back to the period after World War 2 when America set about building up huge armaments, gradually becoming a "dragon that has to be fed."

America now has to drum up wars for propaganda purposes, to justify the think tanks that have set about trying to remake the world, for the military and the politicians so they can create jobs, and most importantly for money, to open capitalist markets in certain parts of the world.

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki opens his film with a stirring 1961 speech Dwight Eisenhower made as he was leaving the presidency, warning of the buildup of the military-industrial complex. "This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience," Ike says. "We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications."

His comments have become somewhat prophetic. Gone are the noble reasons for going to war - to defend the world from Nazism and fascism as we did in World War 2 - to be replaced by the need to go into places like Iraq is not because of 9/11 or to protect freedom but because the economy of American military self-interest demands continual new fronts.

To further the argument, Jarecki interviews a number of people and Karen Kwiatkowski, a long-time Pentagon desk officer who quit her job because she was disturbed at the influx of nonmilitary neo-conservatives and the way the Bush Administration were twisting the truth about the reasons for going to war in Iraq.

There's also a touching interview with a retired New York Police with a retired policeman - and Vietnam vet - who initially supported the Iraqi invasion because he thought it was helping avenge the death of a son in the 9/11 attacks.

He put his trust in those authority figures - namely the President - and thought that going to war with someone was better than doing nothing, but his disillusionment with everything that has happened is indeed heartbreaking.

Other popular figures pop up such as archconservative Richard Perle, Sen. John McCain, and Gore Vidal who reflects on President Truman's use of the atomic bomb on Japan and talks of the "United States of Amnesia."

With America as the world's only superpower, turning toward using its might for power and intimidation, Charles Lewis of the Center for Public Integrity contends there is an innate struggle between democracy and capitalism and the government's increasing obligation to corporations.

Is America really a benign force for good intent to spread democracy and "freedom" around the globe? Or is the country merely promoting a malignant form of economic Imperialism?

Jarecki effectively juxtaposes his interviews with stories of the war machine at work - he visits the factories where the bombs are being made and you get a sense of the high-tech military in action at work with his inclusion of the tense countdown to the start of the Iraq invasion.

Here he interviews the two Stealth fighter pilots who fired the opening shots of the conflict and who admit that they are just doing their job and whose high-tech precision-guided bombs actually failed to hit their intended target, accidentally killing innocent Iraqi women and children.

Why We Fight is never heavy-handed or overly polemic and it's not that partisan, with Jarecki cleverly laying out his arguments and in the process providing much food for thought. He also makes the convincing point that for the United States, war is undoubtedly lucrative and money-making, which is why you keep seeing it.

Mike Leonard December 06.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Birthday Frank Zappa

Subject: zappaDate: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 08:49:34 -0700
It's the birthday of the singer, songwriter, and composer Frank Zappa, ( books by this author) born in Baltimore, Maryland (1940). When he was 15, he read a magazine article that described the work of the avant-garde classical composer Edgar Varese as "the ugliest music in the world," and he decided he had to hear it. That turned him into a huge fan of 20th-century classical music. He later said, " I didn't have any kind of musical training, so it didn't make any difference to me if I was listening to Lightnin' Slim ... or Stravinsky. To me, it was all good music."
Out of high school, Zappa supported himself as a greeting-card designer, window dresser, and encyclopedia salesman. At night, he played with various bar bands, and he began experimenting with playing atonal classical music on an electric guitar, backed by a rock-and-roll rhythm. He said his goal at the time was to make music that would cause people to run from the room the moment they heard it. Eventually, he formed the band that became known as the Mothers of Invention.
Their first album, Freak Out (1966), is generally regarded as the first concept album released by a rock group, and it was also the first rock album to satirize rock and roll music itself. It included songs such as "Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shoulder," and "You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here." Other hits of his include "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow," and "Valley Girls," and he is also known for composing wildly avant-garde music, mixing jazz and blues with sound collages and tape manipulations.
Zappa once said that he first fell in love with music as a kid after he had a kind of religious experience at his grandmother's funeral. He said, "The choir was singing, and I could see from the way that the candle flames were wavering that they were responding to the sound waves coming from the choir. That was when I realized that sound, music, had a physical presence and that it could move the air around. ... [I realized that] music is, literally, a recipe for sculpted air."
Bruce Frank

A Great Little Song...

Hi!

What a gas... John Robertson, up on Orcas Island, just sent me this tune by Greg Tamblyn - A Brief History of God, or G-String Theory. Check it out!

:~)aniel

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

RFP-Arizona Music Showcase


I didn't live in Arizona back in the KCAC/early KDKB days, but I do enjoy reading this blog and also reading about the Valley music back in those early days. So for some unknown reason, I thought I would post a comment on this blog. The last two weekends I've been listening to Andy Olson on Radio Free Phoenix (RFP); Andy's introduced a new segment for December, called the "Arizona Music Showcase." During this program, Andy talks with Arizona musicians from the past and present, and it's been one of the more interesting formats I've listened to on RFP. The first week Andy talked with Frank Fafara who was a popular Phoenix singer/songwriter in the early '60's. You can read more about Frank at http://cdbaby.com/cd/frankfafara. Plus you can still listen to that program (or download) at RFP (and scroll to bottom), or by clicking on the above title. Photos of the '60's Frank, and today's Frank available at these sites.

This past weekend, Andy interviewed Jeff Hollie, see above photo from 2005 McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF), who plays saxophone with the Jerry Riopelle band. You may have recently seen Jeff at the Jerry Riopelle 2005 New Years show at the Celebrity Theatre, or with the Jerry Riopelle band at the 2005 MMMF ). Jeff has been living in the Netherlands for the past 10 years or so. Andy Olson played songs from the many bands that Jeff has been in, plus a Frank Zappa song that Jeff also performed on. The most interesting song to me was the "Belly of the Whale" song Jeff did with the Burning Sensations (an LA band) in 1983. If anyone is interested, they can view a video of this song on YouTube at Belly of the Whale. You will catch only a glimpse of Jeff in this video playing the saxophone, but it's a great song, check it out.

On December 23/24, Andy will have The Earps as his guest; and on December 30/31 Jerry Riopelle will be the guest.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

▄▄▄▄▄▄ THE LIST ▄▄▄▄▄▄ 12/17/2006

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"We are not gathered here to find a purpose - The Purpose has found us and gathered us together here."

"NEW FEATURE! Click here to email your party invitation or other communications to everyone on "The List" at the same time!"

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Adams, Lynne
Alves, Jack
Apicella, John
Arizona Music Hall Of Fame
Arnold, Linda
Bailey, Jim
Baldwin, Mike
Baldwin, Russ
Beals,Ken
Bowen, Ray
Bell, Bob Boze
Bennett, Fran
Bentley, Connie
Bethancourt, Joe
Botkin, Jim
Boyle, Liz AMEHOF Board
Bradychocks, Julie
Cahal, John (Rebirth) (private - contact vagabondvet)
Carroll, Todd
Carter, Marsha
Carver, Sue
Clark, Doug
Collins, Michael
Compton, Bill (Deceased)
Compton-Glenn, Carole
Cookenboo, Hank (Deceased)
Covington, Dan
Crazy (Jan Isbell)(Deceased)
Curry. Robert S.
Curtis, Mike
Davis, Marc (Terros)
DeGray, Helen
Deerhake, David
Dickinson, Ted
Dixon, John (Johnny D)
Drake George F. (Springfield, Mass?)
Dunn, Bob
Emery, Vince
English, Alton
English, Jerry "Magic"
Fenimore, David
Flannigan, Julie
Fleming, Mariah AMEHOF Secretary/Treasurer
Frank, Bruce (Rebirth)
Frank, Raman (Rebirth)
Frank, Gregg (Rebirth - Contact Bruce Frank)
Friedman, Barry
Frieflander, Karen
Galindo, Alicia
Gant, Pegi {Cookenboo}
Garneau, Joe (Rebirth) (Deceased)
Garneau, Larry (Rebirth) (Deceased)
Garneau, Michelle (Rebirth) (private - contact vagabondvet)
Gately, Bill (Deceased)
Gately, Bob
Geist, Barry (Rebirth)
Goodman, Mike
Grieger, Kathy (Rebirth)
Harris, Ron (Eric) 'Pappa'
Harris, Sue Fenner
Harshberger, Dan
Herbert, Kimmer
Holmes, Chuck
Hoyle, Rich
Johnson, Don
Johnson, June
Johnson, Mike (Rebirth)
Jones, Scott
Kerr, Jon
Kinsey, Gary "Toad Hall" (Deceased)
Kinsey, Filipa
Kitchell, Nancy
Kollassa, Mike
Koors, Tim
Kothrade, Michael (Rebirth)
Lange, Patrick
Lederman, Cindy
Lehr, Bob
Magahern, Jimmy
Manning, Marty
Martin, Peter
McBroom, Dennis
McCarty, Chris
McCarty, Steve
Meighan, Bob
Mell, Ed
Migdoll, Susan
Moody, Kim (Alwun House)
Morrison, Barbara
Murray, Jim
Nadworney, Nina "Nina Joy"
Niccolson, Scott
Norton, Virginia
Nussbaum,Belle "Belle Starr"
Nykanan, Mark
Olson, Andy
Olson, Hans
P.J.
Paceley, Ken
Page, Daniel "vagabondvet" (Rebirth)
Peterson, Linda (Rebirth)
Peterson, Marsha
Porter, Sharon Elaine
Powell, Lee
Price, Bill
Pyle, Slagge T.
Radina, Kathy
Rameesh
Robb, Gary (Deceased)
Robertson, John (Crazy John)
Robinson, Duane (Rebirth)
Rogers, Bob
Rogers, Rich
Roland. Ed
Schneider, Sue
Shaw, Russell "Wonderful Russ"
Skaggs, Ken - AMEHOF Vice President
Slagle, Bonnie
Smith, Doug
Smith, Erica
Soderquist, George (Deceased)
Soderquist, Skio
Stratton, Ted
Sussman, Terri AMEHOF President
Sweet, Cheryl
Thomson, Betty
Thomson, Ray
Thompson, Linda
Thrift, Bill (Terros)
Tindle, Dwight(Deceased)
Usry, Kent
Vascocu, Tommy
Wakefield, Ken
Wales, Lissa (Deceased)
Webb, Kevin "Do It Now" (Deceased)
Whitener, Kasey
Wortham, Ron
Wright, Tom
Zelisko, Dan

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Have a great day!

If you are an anonymous poster or reader and would like to be added to The List, please drop a line to freespeak@gmail.com or anyone contributing to KCAC Lives! to be added. The List has become a reference point for memories and emails to old friends. It also has become kind of a Social Register and will be something of a reference list for reunions and such in the future. Not only that, SOMEONE - maybe someone special from the old days, MAY be trying to find YOU.

So... let us know who you are, where your memories or interests tie in and what your email address is. Get on the bus. We don't know where its going and it may NEVER leave but the music is great and the people are fun!

Dreamin of You Now!...

Well, well and well… [deep subject]
Yes… I have recordings… it is about the music… [but we do look marvalous... right? LOL] and having played in many bars and many cover bands since the 60’s, I’ve devoted myself more, lately, to song writing and a home studio to record in. Dreaming of You Now is a song we would get a lot of requests for and has a lot of meaning for me… as most my songs do, as if they are your kids or part of your soul, so its hard for me to be objective.
Dreaming of You Now was written with intent… my intent to combine my study of metaphysics… with my knowledge of physics and my love of music… in itself and as a vehicle.
Einstein said ‘and event in time and space has effect from when it is perceived… ‘ even further… does not exist till it is perceived… Many people can perceive an event [the recording] as happening now [as you listen to it] from various and different places in time and space… and all partisipate in that one event AS IT HAPPENS, in a past time and space.., kinda like a time bridge. Consider the recording in the studio an event… to be perceived by many people later when they listen to it… even though separated by years and miles… they all are pertisipating in that one event… all at the same time and place… as it is recorded… every one can partisipate in one event all together at the same time and place even though separated by time and space. Well ? you play with that as you read the first verse…. Sing to the future… and the future sings with you!
Here’s the link… http://www.myspace.com/brucefrank and the lyrics to

Dreamin of You Now!
These are some words that I used yesterday….
While I was dreamin of you here…
In a dream, I was dreamin with you now…
Its as real as us today…
Seems we always had the key…
To open every door
No need now to find the key…
Its loves old sweet song as before
You’re the way, were the door….

The words I want… seem to come so dam hard…
So many words… get in the way…
In my mind… yes I do love you…
But that’s so easy just to say…
The meanings in the way we live…
Each and every day…
The little things we say and do…
For the… ones we pass on the way…
Give your love every day…

The way I live… now I live, now for you…
The ways I died… set me free
The song I sing… now I sing now to see…
Through the night to the light… where we can be…
My plans and dreams may have brought you down…
May have helped you see…
Loves the highest dream I’ve found…
It’s the dream to set us all free…
Take us home… give us the key…


‘Perfect Situation’ on that same page, is done with Tina Hall… [ a song we both got off on! ] and John Mollina... its another song with good meaning and intent for the future. Both songs are events… live, home recordings… everyone playing together, at once… with little or no over dubbing or sweetener [Some lead guitar and vocal was over dubbed on Dreamin of You Now]
Jim Glass should get some kind of metal!!! What a trooper to say the least… I think he’s playing with at least 2 or 3 different bands as the need and opportunity arise… he’s always been ready to play. That may be how we got together… someone said… Hey! Got a gig for Friday, wanta play? Yea cool we can do this… I know a good drummer! I remember one New Years Eve gig we played together… and , he got offered another gig for the same night… [New Years Eve is a good night for working musicians] he took it… threw some more musicians together and someone to fill for him while he was between gigs…. And it worked … and we worked… good payday to for New Years too. No wonder when musicians WORK… everyone says they’re PLAYING…. And we were… both
More recently, but before his heart surgery and bypass, I went along with him to his gig and he could hardly carry his amp in… he was that weak, that he could only carry it a little way before being totally exousted… He still played his heart out all night… not even taking a break for the first 2 or 3 hours.
Good guy and lord knows he has the right to sing the blues… I’ll forward to him and see if he can speak for himself on the blog… I was just tryin to give him a little plug… that’s what brothers do.
Jim… check this link out… people are talking about you! LOL! http://kcaclives.blogspot.com/
Lowell…howdy bro… the one in the pic that somewhat looks like John Ritter, is John Molline, quite a good drummer and singer who happened to grow up in a small Illinois home town with some guys from Cheap Trick. I think our band was SOS… anyway its not to suprising we got a lot of music lover on this blog and I’m sure glad to see people following and supporting local musicians.
Love Ya’ll
Bruce Frank
PS... that song 'Dreamin of You Now' has a diferent meaning the second time you partisipate in it...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Jim Glass at Coopers Town

SOS.. Tina Hall, Bruce Frank, Jim and John

Jim Glass

Yo Mariah....
Quite in interresting chain... glad i mentioned the Air Force Jackets... I also played in a few bands with Jim Glass... and Tommy Dukes... mostly when we both lived in Flagstaff, He still working with Tommy too and stays in touch. Heres a recent pic of Jim at Coopers town.
Bruce Frank

PS Here also is a pic i found of a previous band... with me and Tina Hall... SOS

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Back from Have-A-Zoo

Hi all, I'm just back from 5 days of working near Lake Havasu City (Saturday thru Wednesday), and that's in addition to putting in a full week previous to that. So I'm too tired to do anything right now but tell Mariah no, sorry, I don't have the Dirty Pearl interview tape, but I'll let you know if it turns up. Everyone else, keep enjoying the KCAC tape and digging through your closets and such to come up with more. Talk to you again after I sleep for about 3 days.

Tom

Monday, December 11, 2006

KCAC Airforce Jacket

Happy Holidays Everybody...
hope the season finds you all in good health and high spirits. I have in my possession... a shiny, like new, black and gold KCAC Air Force jacket.... my younger sister Debbie bought it way back then... [KCAC merchandise] and donated it just now... upon learning about efforts toward establishing a KCAC archive... should a place become avalible for display, or someone involved, to that end, would like take care of it till such time... let me know.
HO HO HO...
[back when i worked for the 'Beat'...
that was a 3 girl special!]
Love and Laughter to Ya's
Bruce

Friday, December 08, 2006

The KCAC Archives: Where Were You When You Were Listening Then?




It's 5:30am, and I have yet to hit the pillow. Oh, I know I'll wind bleary eyed through my day, but my spirit will be wide awake! And I'm stuck on wondering what goes through other’s minds when they listen to these wonderful time capsules? Where were you? What do you remember about that time? Do you remember what you were doing when you when you heard 'that' song, or some commentary by Bill or to one of those Marty produced commercial gems?

Tell me, are you transformed by it all too?

I couldn't think of one good reason why I should have gone to sleep when I could listen all night to amazing music and exchanges like the one from Marty's funny, off the cuff remote at the Bootlegger! It all floods me with 'sense memories'. Yep, those voices create memories that transport me back to a time when we were made of hope, quick witted intelligence and unabashed individuality...not to mention occasional fits of giggles in between peaceful demonstrations and 'love ins' at the park. Listening to these treasured tapes sure beats the "mad, mad, mad, mad world" dreams that sometimes stomp around in my brain as I sleep.

So there I am, thirty six years ago, sitting on the floor in my little old house with my Siamese cat sleeping on my lap, purring like the motor of the world, listening with me. My hair's in those braids friends said me made me look like Leigh French (the hippie dippie flower girl of Smother’s Brothers fame) That thick, rod straight, waist length mop of hair (forever gone!) that I wore like a badge of honor. “Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair, shinin’, gleamin’, clean ‘n flaxen, waxen…” Listening to these tapes I am once again powered by lightning bolts of hope and wonder; a bona fide catholic schoolgirl 'flower child' (talk about an oxymoron!) forever transformed.

It’s the little miracles that keep us sane. Thanks from the bottom of my heart (and from deep in my ears) for bringing these little miracles back to us. Just for a little while, we can go back in time, feel nothing but the good vibrations and pretend that nothing interfered with the bliss.

God is alive, and magic is still afoot.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

New Compton tape

From Tom Wright: “Thanks to Patrick Lange, we now have a "new" (previously uncirculated) tape of Bill Compton on the air at KCAC on November 14, 1970. It's an hour long and it includes music ranging from Judy Collins to the Mothers of Invention, along with several live-in-the-studio songs from Michael Collins. There are also some vintage commercials, one of which has Marty doing a remote broadcast from a clothing store and engaging in some pretty funny back-and-forth banter with Bill in the studio. Thank you, Patrick; and the rest of you, keep digging through those closets, attics, and garages - I know there's more out there!”

Begin by listening to these iTunes Music Store-style 30 second samplers (except each is over 30 seconds).

Compton on a Saturday Afternoon
Just hearing the voice of Bill Compton saying, “Weasles Ripped My Flesh” – worth the click at any price:

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Marty and Willie
“What are you trying to do, Marty?”
“I’m playing with your mind.”
“No, that’s not it. Phil Motta sent you.”
“Yes, he did! How did you know? I just got in from Columbia.”
And so the union of coolness and commerce begins:

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Then, listen to the entire one-hour show by clicking here:

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You can also open the playlist (including “bonus tracks”) in a new window here, or stream the whole show to your usual MP3 player, or download the one-hour show. To download the show plus 12 short “bonus tracks”, click here.

("That's a lot of stuff to remember, Marty. Listen, you better tell 'em when they get there.")

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Gathering of the tribe?

There was some discussion a week or two ago about another gathering, presumably at the Alwun House, sometime during or just after the holiday season. Any news on that?

Also - I gave a copy of the "new" KCAC tape (November 14, 1970) to Jimmy Magahern, and he will try to make it available online as either streaming audio, a downloadble file, or both. Watch for it soon!

Monday, December 04, 2006

GOD IS A FOOT - MAGIC IS ALIVE - ALL TIME IS THE SAME

Wanna debate that? Yesterday I had a "Senior Moment" at Wal-Mart. Pay attention because you will soon be having these, too....

In the electronics section there was a new, shiny Christmas toy... a Karaoke version of Air Guitar, where you hold a plastic simulation of a guitar and then strum it..... and a MTV-type image plays on the screen in rhythm to your movements. Awesome, dude.

This tall 17 year-old kid was banging away on it, gyrating, acting out and really performing very well. So much so that a crowd was gathering to watch the show.

There I was in my handicapped electric cart with my grey beard and balding hair, teeth out, watching in awe at the show. Pretty soon I caught the eye of another man in his 40's with dark long hair and easily old enough to be the father of the kid with the MTV guitar. We both stared at each other in amusement of what we were experiencing. The kid was freaking out to Ozzy Osborne and Black Sabbath ca 1970.
I finally said [from two full generations in the future]; "They don't even know that was OUR music! From one full generation away the younger man and I cracked up laughing at how absurd even that statement was!

Just one senior moment from a day in the life.


Oh, one other...........

At the checkout there was a grandmotherly type running the register. A sweet, wrinkled lady with lightly red-tinted hair. The kind of person no one would suspect as being a serial killer.

"You don't have to say "Merry Christmas" I said. "Nowadays you can piss people off just by saying 'Ho, Ho, Ho!'".

She got it.

Ronco

Sunday, December 03, 2006

MARS: VACATION PARADISE [Dedicated to Bill Compton]


Photo enhancement by "Stormin' Norman" Brydon - Surfing The Apocalypse, website.

Click the headline to be taken to the HIRISE website at the University of Arizona and a bunch of supposedly hi-res photos of the surface of Mars. No faces on Mars, sorry. Conspicuously, no ruined cities, no broken alien machinery or even seashells but heck, when you buy a postcard at the museum you don't get to see ALL the photos the photographer took.... right?

You CAN play with these images by zooming in, resizing and playing with the colorations - keeping in mind that the colors are only close guesses under weaker light and strange climate conditions. The image of "water" flowing into a "river" pictured above for instance MAY or MAY NOT have a green effect around it. Few melting glaciers on Earth, do either.

Google Earth has a new challenge.

Ronco

▄▄▄▄▄▄ THE LIST ▄▄▄▄▄▄ 12/03/2006

To tune your computer to Radio Free Phoenix, click the headline above and OPEN the stream file when presented with options. Dial-up streams will be in mono on both channels.

"We are not gathered here to find a purpose - The Purpose has found us and gathered us together here."

"NEW FEATURE! Click here to email your party invitation or other communications to everyone on "The List" at the same time!"

~
Adams, Lynne
Alves, Jack
Apicella, John
Arizona Music Hall Of Fame
Arnold, Linda
Bailey, Jim
Baldwin, Mike
Baldwin, Russ
Beals,Ken
Bowen, Ray
Bell, Bob Boze
Bennett, Fran
Bentley, Connie
Bethancourt, Joe
Botkin, Jim
Boyle, Liz
Bradychocks, Julie
Cahal, John (Rebirth) (private - contact vagabondvet)
Carroll, Todd
Carter, Marsha
Carver, Sue
Clark, Doug
Collins, Michael
Compton, Bill (Deceased)
Compton-Glenn, Carole
Cookenboo, Hank (Deceased)
Covington, Dan
Crazy (Jan Isbell)(Deceased)
Curry. Robert S.
Curtis, Mike
Davis, Marc (Terros)
DeGray, Helen
Deerhake, David
Dickinson, Ted
Dixon, John (Johnny D)
Drake George F. (Springfield, Mass?)
Dunn, Bob
Emery, Vince
English, Alton
English, Jerry "Magic"
Fenimore, David
Flannigan, Julie
Fleming, Mariah
Frank, Bruce (Rebirth)
Frank, Raman (Rebirth)
Frank, Gregg (Rebirth - Contact Bruce Frank)
Friedman, Barry
Frieflander, Karen
Galindo, Alicia
Gant, Pegi {Cookenboo}
Garneau, Joe (Rebirth) (Deceased)
Garneau, Larry (Rebirth) (Deceased)
Garneau, Michelle (Rebirth) (private - contact vagabondvet)
Gately, Bill (Deceased)
Gately, Bob
Geist, Barry (Rebirth)
Goodman, Mike
Grieger, Kathy (Rebirth)
Harris, Ron (Eric) 'Pappa'
Harris, Sue Fenner
Harshberger, Dan
Herbert, Kimmer
Holmes, Chuck
Hoyle, Rich
Johnson, Don
Johnson, June
Johnson, Mike (Rebirth)
Jones, Scott
Kerr, Jon
Kinsey, Gary "Toad Hall" (Deceased)
Kinsey, Filipa
Kitchell, Nancy
Kollassa, Mike
Koors, Tim
Kothrade, Michael (Rebirth)
Lange, Patrick
Lederman, Cindy
Lehr, Bob
Magahern, Jimmy
Manning, Marty
Martin, Peter
McBroom, Dennis
McCarty, Chris
McCarty, Steve
Meighan, Bob
Mell, Ed
Migdoll, Susan
Moody, Kim (Alwun House)
Morrison, Barbara
Murray, Jim
Nadworney, Nina "Nina Joy"
Niccolson, Scott
Norton, Virginia
Nussbaum,Belle "Belle Starr"
Nykanan, Mark
Olson, Andy
Olson, Hans
P.J.
Paceley, Ken
Page, Daniel "vagabondvet" (Rebirth)
Peterson, Linda (Rebirth)
Peterson, Marsha
Porter, Sharon Elaine
Powell, Lee
Price, Bill
Pyle, Slagge T.
Radina, Kathy
Rameesh
Robb, Gary (Deceased)
Robertson, John (Crazy John)
Robinson, Duane (Rebirth)
Rogers, Bob
Rogers, Rich
Roland. Ed
Schneider, Sue
Shaw, Russell "Wonderful Russ"
Slagle, Bonnie
Smith, Doug
Smith, Erica
Soderquist, George (Deceased)
Soderquist, Skio
Stratton, Ted
Sussman, Terri (V.P. AMEHOF)
Sweet, Cheryl
Thomson, Betty
Thomson, Ray
Thompson, Linda
Thrift, Bill (Terros)
Tindle, Dwight(Deceased)
Usry, Kent
Vascocu, Tommy
Wakefield, Ken
Wales, Lissa (Deceased)
Webb, Kevin "Do It Now" (Deceased)
Whitener, Kasey
Wortham, Ron
Wright, Tom
Zelisko, Dan

Please leave a comment to this post to have information added, updated, edited or deleted. Clicking hyperlinked (underlined) names will launch an email to that person.
Have a great day!

If you are an anonymous poster or reader and would like to be added to The List, please drop a line to freespeak@gmail.com or anyone contributing to KCAC Lives! to be added. The List has become a reference point for memories and emails to old friends. It also has become kind of a Social Register and will be something of a reference list for reunions and such in the future. Not only that, SOMEONE - maybe someone special from the old days, MAY be trying to find YOU.

So... let us know who you are, where your memories or interests tie in and what your email address is. Get on the bus. We don't know where its going and it may NEVER leave but the music is great and the people are fun!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

OLD RADIO MEMORIES NEVER DIE..........



They just become relegated to a more important priority in the Collective Memory of Mankind.

I have been hanging on to this email from Ray Thomson for weeks, waiting for him to say it's OK to post it.

At the risk of stretching our friendship of..... 37 years, I am going to post it here to share with you. Ray is out of touch, probably doing something illegal somewhere. I know I would.

This story reeks of Magic, Serendipity, Deja' Vu and whatever it was that happened in late spring, 1969.

BACKGROUND: Ray was first a radio engineer, at KRUX. Bill Compton though credited with KRUX Underground, actually INHERITED the show from Raydeo Ray who had been leading Phoenix Youth astray for some time before Bill arrived.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ray writes:
Ron :

Your choice of Astral Weeks was "right on the money" :

A little bit of HisStory :

I was the first to play that album on Phoenix radio back when I started up the KRUX Underground program. Like Bill, I continued to play it over the years 'til the grooves ran out . Looking back, I too would have to say I played that album more than any other. (Van Morrison is a Virgo and once did a tune called Virgo Clowns). I eventually ended up with every album that Van ever did.

When Bill took over the Underground I gave him my copy as well as the rest of my stash so he could "hit the deck runnin' "

Don't know if Hank ever told you this story, but :

He and Bill were driving into Phx late on a Sunday nite (to check out the radio job situation) when they tuned into the Underground . Bill says to Hank, "That's the kind of radio I want to do". He went out to KRUX shortly thereafter and landed the afternoon gig. Part of his deal was that he got to do the Underground, so I gave him my record stash at the station and away he went, Bless his heart. When he discovered the Starbright, he set me up to get the avail cottage and so began our desert adventure only to be continued later at KDKB:

I had accepted the Engineer position at KRLD in Dallas and called Bill to say goodbye and he says, "you don't wanna go back to Texas, and neither do I . Come on over to KDKB and twist some wires " And the beat went on...

All the above info (and five dollars) will get you a beer at the airport. Your mention of Astral Weeks just sorta jogged the failing memory banks. Playing Little Wille Sunshine's collage as I write this.

My most vivid "Musical Event" that that remains with me to this day:

The Rolling Stones "Let it Bleed" album had just been released . It's early in the morn out at Starbrite and I have "Gimme Shelter" cranked up loud in the ole cottage, and I hear something sounding rather strange with my system. Turning the volume down to try and sort out the "echo sound", only to hear Bill's system next door cranked up to the max in perfect time synchronization on the same tune. It was like we both were tuned to same "Radio Station".Hearing Gimme Shelter stills takes me back to that morning.
And now Astral Weeks...

Raydeo

The rest of the story :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astral_Weeks
Or just click the headline.

Friday, December 01, 2006

KARMA & ECHOS



We have a tendency to colloquialize ourselves - often into obscurity. We as DJ's and Creative Outbursts, can get so concentrated on what we know and whar we are doing that we can often forget that there are OTHERS who are also having great ideas and doing creative things AT THE SAME TIME that we are.

Gods is alives.
Magics is afeet.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Radio Stories from Bob Rogers
Ronco


There's an article in this week's New Yorker (Dec. 4) profiling WBAI's Bob Fass, a very dear friend. He visited me for a couple of weeks when I did radio in Houston in the mid-70's. We co-hosted several programs on the Pacifica station there. When I visited New York I stayed with Fass (this was before I met Brian). He was usualy living illegally in some supposedly abandoned building in a desolate part of the East 20's or the lower East Side -- the kinds of places where the bathtub might be in the kitchen or something equally as odd. He'd (usually) have all the utilities hooked up in some jackleg fashion whereby services were rendered but no expenses
incurred, all the windows blacked out to cloak any evidence of occupancy. It was forbidden to enter or leave the building except in the quiet, preferably dark hours.

Shanti, his girlfriend, was a petite, vaguelly French-looking woman, sort of a gamin look, quiet, mysterious. She drove a cab, hair cut very short and her hat pulled down to just above her eyes. Most passengers never wondered if they were being driven by a man or a woman. Eight-five pounds of invulnerability.

When WBAI was in the church location described in the article, I used to go with Bob to do "Radio Unnamable." I was "his friend from Houston, another radio guy." He invited people to call and ask me questions or just to say hello. He would often have several conversations on the air at once. Often it was just people talking among themselves. His technical ineptitue exceeded even my own, which is to say it was bordering on life-threatening. He could somehow manage to get several concurrent conversations going on the air, but the interconnectivity was often pretty sketchy.

For example, one night he got the calls switched around so that a man in Queens was asking a woman in Brooklyn what life was like in Houston. And a man in the Bronx, who thought he was speaking to a well-known JFK assassination theorist in California, was asking me, "Okay, so who killed Kennedy?" Not seeing how things could get any more mixed up but willing to do my part, "The Beatles," I replied, "They did it. I'll send you a very detailed book that explains everything. Gu-bye!" I looked over at Fass. He was reading some album liner notes, seemingly oblivious to what was going out over the air. I never mentioned it to him, but I was profoundly impressed.

Later I thought about how strange it was that the only NY DJs I knew were Bob Fass and Mort Fega. After that, I always thought of them both as my radio fathers.

Bob Rogers
WSHA - www.wshafm.org
Bouille & Rogers Consultants
email: rwsfin@hotmail.com


PT II
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ron,

I sent that story to Barry Everitt in London, like myself, another KDKB/KSML veteteran. Barry and I were roommates in Lake Tahoe and again in San Francisco, where we both worked for Earth News. Anyway, he sent back this recollection. We've stayed in pretty close contact and I attended his wedding last spring in Llano, Texas.

***

Hi Bob, please mail me a cutting of the New Yorker article......your writings managed to get me memory working as to that amazing experience I had with Larry.

speak soon Barry
****

In 1971 I was working on the then new NBC station WPLJ-fm, my mentor, Larry Yurdin introduced me to Bob Fass and my world changed.

I was a young independent free form radical dj, coming from Radio Geronimo,a London based 'progressive' free form commercial free hippy, drug induced, anti-draft, White Panther loving, MC5 playing station that broadcasted from Prince Rainier's station in Monte-Carlo, backed by Jimmy Miller and Tony Secunda. www.radiogeronimo.co.uk

Arriving for the first time in New York, walking into the NBC studios to be greeted by Larry and the team was to say the least, a tad mind blowing. The corporate blanket was being allowed to be 'free formed' by this bunch of crazy dj's that Larry had brought together, it of course was not going to last for long but fun was had whilst the moment lasted.

Larry turned me on to WBAI, I was spell bound by Bob's all night show and one night Larry dropped me off at the WBAI studios and left me with Bob for the duration of his show. What happened that night opened my mind to what cool, free form radio was all about, I'd never worked 'live' radio and his methods or lack of them, in bringing his audience into the show taught me a lot, his honesty, his weirdness, his open mind showed me what it was to broadcast 'real' radio.

This experience helped me a lot when I joined another of Larry Yurdin's gatherings of radio crazy's on KSML in Lake Tahoe a few years later.

Barry is The Music Rhino
www.myspace.com/barryrhino
playing the greatest of Americana Music
every Saturday night at Midnight
on Total Rock Radio
www.totalrock.com

Hans Olson: Stronger Than The Devil

There's a new and promising Arizona video project called “AZ You Like It” that Stephen Michael Barnes and Uriel Jeremiah of Cinesilencia have been working on. As part of their project, they have produced a video documentary about Hans Olson. The new video documentary is part of a special TV project they are working on.

From the Producers: "Hans Olson: Stronger Than The Devil" is in high-definition format featuring local blues artist Hans Olson. It is presented here, as a sample of a proposed series of video documentaries called ‘AZ You Like It.’ The series will feature residents of Arizona who come from all walks of life. These individuals all share one common characteristic - passion. They each possess a love, a desire or a vision that drives them to perform and express themselves in remarkable ways. The series will showcase persons engaged in activities that are life affirming and which ultimately uphold a sense of community."

Lowell Hollars sent me the info about Olson's documentary. In Lowell's words: "I saw a great 25 minute documentary about Hans Olson on You Tube. It's 25 minutes long but well worth watching. The documentary was done in 2006. You may recognize that some of the musical scenes were filmed at Pranksters Too in Scottsdale. Stephen Michael Barnes and Uriel Jeremiah of Cinesilencia produced the video with Hans Olson. It's part of a special TV project they are working on. Cinesilencia uploaded the video to You Tube; Hans is aware that the documentary is on You Tube; I've talked with him about it."

Since Hans rarely toots his own horn his friends need to do it for him, and Lowell thought the KCAC blog might like to post it. Absolutely! Lowell says there are other Hans Olson videos on You Tube dating back to 1985. To view them on You Tube, just go to You Tube and type in a search for 'Hans Olson'

To view "Hans Olson: Stronger than the Devil"on You Tube here's the URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLzA_ivOftE&NR

Thanks for the heads up, Lowell. And bravo to the "Az You Like It" fellas!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

NO RSVP REQUIRED (Shirt, shoes optional)


First Friday: Last Chance to view 35 YEARS/35 ARTISTS

LAST FIRST FRIDAY OF 2006:
Enjoy Alwun House's art and warmth, around our stoked pot-bellied parlor stove, complimentary hot seasonal beverages, fire-pots. Imbibe the Hot Hot jazz by the Tom CLOHESSY Trio! FREE 7- 10pm.

Current Exhibit celebrates 35 years with 35 Artists. Artists who've exhibited at Alwun House through the decades: artists now exhibiting around the world; art that merges old with the new.


NEXT
Opening 7pm Friday, December 8, Art Awakenings Benefit serves therapy programs to individuals in need of an creative artistic expressions. Featuring fine arts and crafts for sale - give as you receive this gifting season.

Speaking of witch...

Here's a letter I wrote to the Arizona Republic after they published yet another article about the Dixie Chicks. The article described how the DC's show at a local arena failed to sell out, and how their career was suffering because of their traitorous comments about G.W. Bush. I was going to write a response pointing out that Bruce Springsteen played at the same arena in June, and also failed to sell out (in fact the place was half full at best), and that he too has been politically outspoken, yet nobody is burning his CDs or blaming sparse attendence at his shows on his activism. But that approach didn't seem like enough, so I wrote the following instead, and it was published as a "Letter to the Editor" on November 27th.

Years ago, I did a research paper on the Salem witch trials of 1692. There are many different opinions about how and why so many people were accused of witchcraft in early Puritan culture, but certain patterns stood out. Women were much more likely to be accused of witchcraft than men, and certain types of women were disproportionately singled out as witches. These were women who violated the norms of a society that expected them to be subservient and docile: women who freely expressed unpopular beliefs or opinions, who refused to obey the commands of their male counterparts, and who were financially independent of their husbands or other male relatives. In other words, the women most likely to be labeled, persecuted, and executed as witches tended to be those who represented a threat to the well-established, male-dominated political, social, and economic standards of the day.

So: why are the Dixie Chicks still being pilloried in the press (Arizona Republic, 11/18/06) over a comment one of them made three years ago, while male entertainers such as Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and (yes,really) Merle Haggard have all publicly criticized President Bush and the war in Iraq with no such consequences? And will you please explain to me why so many (male) right-wing pundits and bloggers get apoplectic at the mere thought of Barbara Streisand and Hillary Clinton? It can't be for their ideas and beliefs, because no male entertainers or politicians who express them draw that sort of blind rage. Apparently, old habits die hard, even in 21st-century America.

Tom Wright
Tempe, AZ

OFF-TOPIC: Spice; The Phinal Frumteer


PICTURE: From a newspaper article about a museum in South America where this skull is under 24-hour armed guard. Story has it that the skull was part of a shipment of mummies from Egypt in the 1930's and was discovered just decades ago.


You will remember - or maybe not -
months ago when NASA was bragging about sending a satellite with optics strong enough to read a license plate, to Mars. October at the latest. October. Seemas as if it were only yesterday.........

Norman Brydon who writes under the pen name of Storm - nicknamed "Stormin' Norman" in the writing community - has devoted the last several years of his life to writing and reporting on space events of all kinds, particulaly scrutinizing images from Mars. It is no secret that NASA can take a picture of a refrigerator on Mars and call it a Photographic Anomaly.

But what happened to October?

Click the headline.
Ronco

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The music is our special friend....

Been away for awhile....
schoolin... and fixin computers [mine]... funny how 'the shoemakers kids have no shoes.....' and ' you want something done ask a busy man'??? I'm just sayin..... many connections appear in a rythmic syncronisity and the music ties them togather or vicea versea.... so i offer these verse's as they evolved to the point of vue of the wizzard in me and you.... in the mode of Voodoo Child.


'When mother earth is cryin... and theres poison all around
and people feel like dying... just to find peace under ground
better stop.... whats goin down
save your tears and the ones you love
can they still be found....
When the sun is vailed in scarlet... and it burns your eyes to see
your dreams just like your freedom... only faded memories
you better stop.... 'Oh Say Can You See'
walk away while you got the chance or you...
never will be free.
When 2% have power... and the rest are lead around....
and people have to suffer... all the shit thats handed down
and never stop.... shit still goes round
learn and keep your waders on....
till the handles found
Am i still just dreaming.... tears and laughter filled my eyes
my joy and pain.... birth and death.... music in the skyes
and was born..... in the night
on earth as it is in heaven....
for you as it is for me...
When your past is far behind you.... and your futures gone away.
No one seems to hear you... and your on your knees to pray
whos gonna stop.... who's gonna say...
show your love so were sure to find ya....
before you fade away....
thous the wizzard spoke as he turned away...
to love and tend his other half... his mother half,
his burned and pilaged woman
to see whats due... for me and you...
and her and every other.
From the BoZone
bruce frank, mark rinard


PS... From the ORMS fourm...
LOL! It's there....we ARE music....how can music not recognize its own self? That's the question to ask! :)
So yes, just as there are different levels of musical talent, I'm inclined to believe there must also be different levels of audio "awareness". One of my most favorite quotes was stated by Buddha, (and no I'm not a Buddhist)...."The moment in which the wave becomes enlightened is the moment in which it realizes it is part of the ocean." One could say that the moment one "hears" the music within the music, is the moment in which they realize they ARE music! Deep thoughts....LOL!
~ Erin

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Newly Discovered KCAC Tape!

I posted this previously, but I think it got lost in the shuffle with all the posts regarding Dwight's illness, passing, and memorial service. So, here is some good news:

Thanks to Patrick Lange, we now have a "new" (previously uncirculated) tape of Bill Compton on the air at KCAC on November 14, 1970. It's an hour long and it includes music ranging from Judy Collins to the Mothers of Invention, along with several live-in-the-studio songs from Michael Collins. There are also some vintage commercials, one of which has Marty doing a remote broadcast from a clothing store and engaging in some pretty funny back-and-forth banter with Bill in the studio. I've already converted the tape to CD but will pass it along soon to Andy Olson, who may be able to get a better transfer. This will be a terrific addition to the growing KCAC/KDKB archive. Thank you, Patrick; and the rest of you, keep digging through those closets, attics, and garages - I know there's more out there!

Tom

PS - I'm also still trying to track down the lost "Profile" TV shows that Bill Compton hosted on KAET here in 1974. Ken Beals has determined that KAET does not have copies in their own archive, but I'm pursuing a couple of other leads. If anybody has any clues about the existence and location of these videotapes, or if you know anybody who worked at KAET in the mid-1970s, please let me know!!!

Friday, November 24, 2006

WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE - PRIMITIVE GETS IT


OK.. They drop the bomb(s) and you are 89 miles out in the desert. No radio. No FM no AM. Totally out of communication. There are 40 AM radio stations on the air broadcasting emergency information. Got a cheap IPOD earphone?

Make your own AM radio. No batteries. No transistors. Ask Gret-Grand-dad. Oh, tjat's right, you can't.

Click the headline.
Use The Force, Luke.

1955-1960 R&R HITS JUKEBOX


A website has been set up, streaming OLD O-L-D R&R hits for those of you that remember gasoline when it was 19 cents per gallon AND when cigarettes were 19 cents per pack and when bread was 19 cents per loaf and when QUARTERS were made of real silver and RANG when you flipped them in the air for heads or tails.

Remember? Hmmmmmmmm. You must have been pre-orgasm at the time.

At any rate The Briarcliff Manor High School Class of 1960 Reunion Juke Box is online and contains over 400 of the hits that helped your mamma and daddy make YOU possible in the back of that 1949 Chevy.

THE VERY FIRST SONG is "Honky-Tonk" by Bill Doggett!!!! Not just PART 1 but also the flip, PART 2!!!!!! THAT is the real test of authenticity! Try the same test on "What'd I Say" by Ray Charles.

This is not your father's Oldsmobile.
The streams are not CD quality BUT THERE WERE NO CD'S when you were in the sperm/egg category of evolution.

My only beef is that you can't stack a playlist like on a real jukebox but then, you don't have to spend a whole quarter for three songs, either.

Ronco

CLICK THE HEADLINE to remember what you may have heard in the womb.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Danny Zelisko's radio tribute to Dwight

Danny Zelisko has provided a copy of his entire radio tribute to Dwight Tindle from last Sunday and we've got it here for your listening enjoyment, courtesy Krazy Dog Krazy Boy radio.
Open the playlist in a new window here.
You can also stream the whole show to your usual MP3 player, or download the show.

GOBBLE, GOBBLE

We have been so busy on the BLOG that we failed to mention or even notice that we have whizzed by 15,000 and 16,000 clicks and are well on our way to 17,000 - not that it matters that much. Our peak readership - ACTUAL readership, has been about 75 persons per day, lingering on the page for as much as 7 minutes.

Not bad for a blog that was begun to keep email boxes from plugging up, eh?

THEREFORE AND TO WIT - We settlers of this new land America, do declare tommorrow Thursday - November 23, 2006 AD as a day of Feasting and Thanksgiving and that this Third Thursday in November shall be so celebrated, forevermore.

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

****THE LIST**** 11/21/2006

To tune your computer to Radio Free Phoenix, click the headline above and OPEN the stream file when presented with options. Dial-up streams will be in mono on both channels.

"We are not gathered here to find a purpose - The Purpose has found us and gathered us together here."

"NEW FEATURE! Click here to email your party invitation or other communications to everyone on "The List" at the same time!"

~
Adams, Lynne
Alves, Jack
Apicella, John
Arizona Music Hall Of Fame
Arnold, Linda
Bailey, Jim
Baldwin, Mike
Baldwin, Russ
Beals,Ken
Bowen, Ray
Bell, Bob Boze
Bennett, Fran
Bentley, Connie
Bethancourt, Joe
Botkin, Jim
Boyle, Liz
Bradychocks, Julie
Cahal, John (Rebirth) (private - contact vagabondvet)
Carroll, Todd
Carter, Marsha
Carver, Sue
Clark, Doug
Collins, Michael
Compton, Bill (Deceased)
Compton-Glenn, Carole
Cookenboo, Hank (Deceased)
Covington, Dan
Crazy (Jan Isbell)(Deceased)
Curry. Robert S.
Curtis, Mike
Davis, Marc (Terros)
DeGray, Helen
Deerhake, David
Dickinson, Ted
Dixon, John (Johnny D)
Drake George F. (Springfield, Mass?)
Dunn, Bob
Emery, Vince
English, Alton
English, Jerry "Magic"
Fenimore, David
Flannigan, Julie
Fleming, Mariah
Frank, Bruce (Rebirth)
Frank, Raman (Rebirth)
Frank, Gregg (Rebirth - Contact Bruce Frank)
Friedman, Barry
Frieflander, Karen
Galindo, Alicia
Gant, Pegi {Cookenboo}
Garneau, Joe (Rebirth) (Deceased)
Garneau, Larry (Rebirth) (Deceased)
Garneau, Michelle (Rebirth) (private - contact vagabondvet)
Gately, Bill (Deceased)
Gately, Bob
Geist, Barry (Rebirth)
Goodman, Mike
Grieger, Kathy (Rebirth)
Harris, Ron (Eric) 'Pappa'
Harris, Sue Fenner
Harshberger, Dan
Herbert, Kimmer
Holmes, Chuck
Hoyle, Rich
Johnson, Don
Johnson, June
Johnson, Mike (Rebirth)
Jones, Scott
Kerr, Jon
Kinsey, Gary "Toad Hall" (Deceased)
Kinsey, Filipa
Kitchell, Nancy
Kollassa, Mike
Koors, Tim
Kothrade, Michael (Rebirth)
Lange, Patrick
Lederman, Cindy
Lehr, Bob
Magahern, Jimmy
Manning, Marty
Martin, Peter
McBroom, Dennis
McCarty, Chris
McCarty, Steve
Meighan, Bob
Mell, Ed
Migdoll, Susan
Moody, Kim (Alwun House)
Morrison, Barbara
Murray, Jim
Nadworney, Nina "Nina Joy"
Niccolson, Scott
Norton, Virginia
Nussbaum,Belle "Belle Starr"
Nykanan, Mark
Olson, Andy
Olson, Hans
P.J.
Paceley, Ken
Page, Daniel "vagabondvet" (Rebirth)
Peterson, Linda (Rebirth)
Peterson, Marsha
Porter, Sharon Elaine
Powell, Lee
Price, Bill
Pyle, Slagge T.
Radina, Kathy
Rameesh
Robb, Gary (Deceased)
Robertson, John (Crazy John)
Robinson, Duane (Rebirth)
Rogers, Bob
Rogers, Rich
Roland. Ed
Schneider, Sue
Shaw, Russell "Wonderful Russ"
Slagle, Bonnie
Smith, Doug
Smith, Erica
Soderquist, George (Deceased)
Soderquist, Skio
Stratton, Ted
Sussman, Terri (V.P. AMEHOF)
Sweet, Cheryl
Thomson, Betty
Thomson, Ray
Thompson, Linda
Thrift, Bill (Terros)
Tindle, Dwight(Deceased)
Usry, Kent
Vascocu, Tommy
Wakefield, Ken
Wales, Lissa (Deceased)
Webb, Kevin "Do It Now" (Deceased)
Whitener, Kasey
Wortham, Ron
Wright, Tom
Zelisko, Dan

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Dwight Tindle Memorial Service, Nov 19, 2006

I've promised to post the full text of the above. To everyone who e-mailed me and sent messages to to our blog, remember: the words are all yours; and it was such an honor to have a part in putting this together.

Thanks to Julia Flanagan for her kindhearted contribution to both Dwight's Life Sketch and to my personal sanity (!) while I was trying to write it! Marty, of course, brought the words to life and threw in some wonderful comments of his own, which added the spontaneity that made it riveting.

To borrow a quote from Marty, Dwight must have been thinking "I have one word for you; EDIT!" Well, Dwight, your life was so full of wonder, to do that was next to impossible. Our hearts were filled with wonder and laughter upon hearing these things about you. So keep your door unlocked! We'll all be headng up that steep incline to stay at your new house sooner or later.

DWIGHT TINDLE MEMORIAL SERVICE NOV 19, 2006
Read by
Marty Manning

'The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.’ Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

In reading messages from his friends, it's clear that Dwight brought people together and transformed lives. According to Dwight, “Freeform radio is like weaving a tapestry. You start with a song, it transitions into another song and then another until ultimately you look back and you’ve woven a beautiful tapestry”. Dwight could certainly weave a musical tapestry but his finest works of art resulted when he wove human tapestries.

He was a master at bringing people together. His heart, soul, friendship, talent, creativity, humor, and love were interwoven into all of our lives. Dwight’s mother Nancy said “the light that burns twice as brightly, burns half as long, and Dwight burned so very, very brightly.” Light is defined as “a natural agent that stimulates sight, and makes things visible.”

The stories of Dwight’s life reveal what one man’s life made visible to others. Stitched together by a common thread, they tell us of a man whose love was selfless. A man for whom love was not cluttered by the intrusion of ego. This is borne out by the fact that all of us here today feel like Dwight was a friend, whether we knew him personally or not. That is a gift few people have the opportunity to give others. It is a gift that will live on long after these wonderful memories start to dim.

So how does one choose from these dozens of astonishingly heartfelt memories? For Dwight, which ones would be most important among them? Well, clearly they are all equally important because they each reflect Dwight’s heart. And at the heart of everything said about Dwight is his selflessness, in tribute to that too rare quality; the author of each anecdote will remain anonymous.

The true content of a person’s soul is seen through the eyes of his friends. And Dwight knows who his friends are.

“I have never known a person of such enormous enthusiasm. At the end of sixth grade, Mr. Davenport predicted that Dwight would find his niche “riding an elephant at the head of a circus parade.” Dwight often heard notes not immediately accessible to the rest of us and he always wanted to share.”

“I don't know why, but I always thought of Dwight as a kid even though he was only 4 years younger than me. Maybe it was because of his legendary status as "the kid" who started KDKB at age 21. More likely it was because of his eternal sense of wonder. The phrase that I keep hearing in my head is Dwight saying ‘Isn't that AMAZING?!! The world remained a place of wonder to Dwight for all his 56 years. He had a lot of ups and downs, but I think he always chose to focus on the ups. And that wonder was contagious…

…Dwight loved music, we all know that. But the thing about his love for the music was that it was so strong, it made you want to listen to whatever he was listening to! I'm making a list in my mind of musicians that I recall Dwight crowing about at one time or another, and that will be my tribute to him…listening, and smiling, and remembering a guy who just wanted us to enjoy everything as much as he did.”

Many memories come to life here, but one that most people seemed to have in common involves Dwight’s home on Camelback Mountain:

“Many people who knew Dwight in the 1970’s immediately think about the Red Rock House. The house was a reflection of Dwight himself. The steep curvaceous and somewhat treacherous incline up the mountain was very much like Dwight’s path to recognition for the opportunity he provided to the diversely talented employees at KDKB and KSML…

…The surprising and daunting rapid decline on the way to his front door mirrored the astonishing and overwhelming delights he enthusiastically provided. At the entrance of any other home, an immense, heavy, solid front door would appear unyielding; but it was the same as Dwight himself: warm, open and welcoming…

…What appeared to be a precariously perched timber and stone structure was in fact deeply rooted and intricately engineered. It replicated Dwight’s devotion to his friends and family as well as his immensely complex, vast intelligence. The intensely spectacularly setting and rising sunsets were in reality only shallow echoes of the vicarious joy that emanated from Dwight. His homes were open; visible and bountiful havens of compassionate, endless generosity…

…Dwight gave, day and night, breakfast and dinner, and party after party. His handsome and comfortable beds, couches, and floors were available to all in need, as was Dwight’s gracious generous nature. His homes were elegantly decorated with taste, whimsy, and comfort that was resonant of Dwight’s immeasurable talent, intellect, heart and soul…”

“I met Dwight at the beginning of KDKB. Although I did not know him as a friend, he was nevertheless an important character in the lives of Hank Cookenboo, Bill Compton and the rest of the outstanding human beings who comprised KDKB and the earlier KCAC family. Someone said earlier that he was a visionary. I believe he was and I know his legacy will be in the lives he touched and changed.”

“His heart and his homes were open to all.”

“Back in the early 70's I was a young San Francisco critic for England's Melody Maker newspaper and the Berkeley Daily Gazette. I was also doing radio on Pacifica's KPFA and Cal Berkeley's KALX. I fancied myself as a sort of young and up-and-coming guy. In reality, I was just some dumb little kid, trying to get into the radio business. I had no idea who the heavyweights of creative radio really were until I met Dwight. Dwight being a visionary, he had the smarts, and the guts to hire a gang of radio outlaws to handle the programming for his radio stations KDKB and KSML. Many people followed Dwight’s vision wherever it took him, and Dwight either saw something in me that no one else did or he was desperate for an overnight guy to work for $100 a week…either way Dwight gave me my first paying job in radio, a move that would change my life, shape my future, and chart my course to this very day. ‘Grateful’ doesn't begin explain my feelings. He gave me an opportunity that rewarded me with a surprisingly profitable career, hundreds of stories to tell and many unforgettable friends who will stand the tests of time…

…I last saw Dwight at a friend’s wedding-day-that-never-happened a couple of years ago. Our friend’s fiancĂ© bailed just days before the wedding...but that didn't stop friends from everywhere to come-a-runnin. And Dwight was there like he was there for all of his friends. Like he was there for me. Radio was never...and will never be the same without Dwight.”

“I always enjoyed the times we spent together over the years: the parties up on Camelback Mountain and then later the parties at your home at Lake Tahoe; then even later, the parties at the house up on Camelback Mountain. In the past few years I’ve enjoyed our conversations on the phone and over lunch. I suppose the conversation I will remember the most is the one we had last week – when we laughed together about you getting cancer to copy Danny and me. I’m so sorry that I didn’t get a chance to come and say goodbye. I really did think that you were going to turn this around and be back to your old self in short order. I was wrong. Dwight Tindle, you lived a life in your first 30 years that that most people on this planet would envy. I know it got kind of rough for you near the end but you handled it well. I will look forward to seeing you again, my friend.”

“I loved Dwight. He was always a great, kind person to me. I remember the parties at his house on Camelback. The 4th of July; New Years Eve. What a VIEW! KDKB changed my life. It made me able to play music in this town because of the local airplay and interviews I did on KDKB. Dwight built a great thing there. I will miss him very much.”

“There’s no question about it: Dwight played a pivotal role in my life, and the fact that it was a "behind the scenes" role does not change that fact one bit. We only met a few times over the last 35 years, but it seems like our lives ran on parallel tracks, going on the same journey in the same direction at the same time, and every once in a while our tracks would cross….

…I was not involved in the radio business, and I was not really a member of the KDKB family, but I was an avid listener; and I knew that if I wanted to request a particular record, no matter how offbeat or obscure, all I had to do was call Dwight and he would play it for me. Once he even let me come down to the station, showed me around, and loaned me some rare albums so I could tape them in their entirety. Can you imagine any radio station doing that today?”

“Dwight was a wonderfully modest, casual on-air personality, and he delighted in the studio visits by local musicians such as Hans Olson and Early Peas. I still have tapes of some of those shows, where he really let the local talent shine. In a way, that was his role at the station: he made it possible for everyone else to do their best work…think of the legendary team of on-air personalities during the heyday of KDKB: Bill Compton, Marty Manning, Toad Hall, Hank Cookenboo, Nina Joy, Scott Niccolson, and many others. Think of KDKB’s Peabody Award-winning news team, and all the social outreach and community service projects that the station initiated or contributed to. Think of a radio station that broke all the rules and succeeded brilliantly, against all odds, here in Goldwater country during a time of great national tensions and strife…

…Dwight was the behind-the-scenes guy who assembled the team, approved the projects, provided direction and encouragement and support, and never seemed worried about who got the credit. In later years, he never lost his enthusiasm for the music, and his "Radio Free Phoenix" broadcasts with Danny Zelisko in the late 1990s were the best radio anybody had heard in this town since KDKB was in its prime. Thank you, Dwight, for all of your hard work, your good will, your sense of fun, your commitment to your community, and for reaching out and touching so many peoples' lives, even those of us who rarely had the chance to thank you in person.”

“My wife and I moved to Lake Tahoe from Cape Cod after a four month odyssey across the US. I had worked in radio as a broadcast journalist in the New York metro market and was used to very structured radio. When we got settled, I heard of this 'experimental' radio station in Tahoe and became a loyal listener to KSML, 'The Radio Voice of The Secret Mountain Laboratory'…

…We first met Dwight when he retained us to design a new station logo for KSML. Our business was in its infancy, and the station was one of our first clients. Dwight was like no other station owner I had met. Then again, KSML was no run-of-the-mill FM station! The control console was made of carved wood, as was the DJ's throne. The console had an ignition key that literally 'started' the station! I knew I had found my fantasy station….

…It was through Dwight that I met many of the friends I hold dearest. Todd, David Fenimore, Tom McKoy, (the late) Baba O'Lear, John Appicella and so many others. The parties at Dwight's home in Talmont, way up high overlooking Lake Tahoe, were always an adventure, and I never ceased to be amazed by his vision and imagination. My studio walls are adorned with the original artwork for the station with cartoon caricatures of the Tahoe family. Now the visionary who touched so many is preparing to go off the air. But the 're-runs' of Dwight Tindle's life will air forever in our memories. Thanks Dwight for nurturing our creativity and allowing us to be free and crazy on the radio.”

“I'm fortunate to have had one last conversation with an old friend last week. Of the many very descriptive memories that flood my mind are his tales of Woodstock, his room at Kenyon, visiting him in Cincinnati, in Arizona, hanging out in that amazing house on Camelback, talking to him from Tucson and him repeatedly asking me, "How do I sound?"- that fringe leather jacket he wore, and the night he got the puppy who threw up all over the new white rug in Dwight’s house…

…I remember Dwight’s passion for philosophy, as well as getting the worst heartburn of my life after we drank an entire gallon of fresh orange juice and ate an entire box of Dunkin' Donuts together in Phoenix. Dwight. I'll always remember your unbridled enthusiasm, passion, and infectious "hic-cup" laugh. You never did anything halfway. You were always full throttle ahead. You will be sorely missed. Here's to everyone who knew you living life to the fullest.”

“Up until three years ago, I had never even met Dwight. But after writing an article in which I had the fun opportunity to interview him, he e-mailed me a nice thank-you note that concluded with the salutation, 'Your friend, Dwight Tindle.' It felt great to be called a friend of a man who contributed so much to my youth here in Phoenix through the radio station he founded. I suspect he's always made friends this easily, but that salutation really stuck with me. Do one good turn for this guy - one little thing that's not even entirely selfless (I did get paid for the article, after all!) and that's good enough to make him your friend. That's a rare quality.”

“This email from Dwight sums up him for me. It’s about the Steely Dan concert (my first!) we saw together in 1996: He said: “Hey! What a great show! Hearing all those great old tunes Michael McDonald did and the intricate guitar work of Walter and Jon Herington, it was astounding! And they seemed to be enjoying themselves too! Makes you realize that they just aren't writing songs like that anymore! (do I sound like an old fogey or what?) Loved it when Jon pulled out the Gibson. He really got around that guitar. Thanks so much for saving me a ticket. I don't get out much anymore (old and decrepit) but I noticed everyone there was old and decrepit too. What a bunch of geezers we are!! had a fantastic time. Thank you. Love ya, Dwight”

“About ten years ago I knocked on Dwight's door on Flower Street in response to a card he filled out while attending a series of Bible presentations at the Camelback Adventist Church. He had to leave town and missed a few meetings, so I decided to drop off some material for him to read. When he opened the door and welcomed me in I knew I was going to experience a new friendship that would enrich my life…

…His questions were sincere and reflected an unusual depth of thought. He told me he was on a search for deeper meaning to life. His openness in disclosing his inner self was equaled by his openness to what the Bible offered him. Then came the day when Dwight's sparkling eyes danced with joy as he said, "Please won't you baptize me! I want to follow Jesus all the way!" When I lifted him out of the water he beamed with an assurance and hope that never left him, even when he was going through tough times…

…At one such period in his life, when it seemed he had nowhere to turn for a solution, he said to me, "In times like these one has to just hold on, drop your head, and move on one step at a time." Often our conversations would end in us both having teary eyes just from expressing our love for God and how He led us to meet each other and to share joy with each other. I felt closer to Dwight than to a brother. I shall miss him terribly. But I am comforted by something he said to me on the phone from his hospital bed. "I'm ready to go. And the next thing I'll see is the face of my wonderful Jesus." And then, with tears in our eyes and voices we said, "I love you," to each other. By God's amazing grace I know we will meet again.”

“I have two memories twenty years apart. In 1973 a friend and I went down to KDKB one day (at the old brick building on Country Club in Mesa). No real purpose, and we didn't actually know anybody there; it just seemed like a cool place and we wanted to see it for ourselves. Dwight let us in, showed us around, chatted with us as he played records, and even let me borrow a couple of rare albums so I that could tape them myself!!...

…In 2003 I had copied a bunch of my old KCAC/KDKB air checks to CD, and I asked Dwight if he'd like to have copies. A few days later we got together at Restaurant Mexico in Tempe and had a great time talking about radio and music and life in general. I asked him if he remembered the incident from 1973, and he just chuckled and said that lots of people dropped by the station in those days, unannounced and uninvited, but that they were always welcomed as friends. That pretty much sums up the man as I knew him: totally in love with music and always ready to make new friends.”

“All of us to some extent and some more than others, benefited immensely from Dwight's generosity and vision. Dwight sometimes felt like an uncle to me, and I'm where I am because of where he was, what he did and who he is. I'm not sure I ever told him how much I appreciated the start in life he gave me. Thanks, old buddy. Sleep well.”

“I flew Dwight up to Alaska back in spring of 2002 and took him along on a fiber-optic routing survey through Alaska, the Yukon and Northern British Columbia. We visited White Horse, Skagway, Inuvik, Valdez, Dawson City and dozens of other remote towns and villages along the route, most of which are steeped in the history of the "Klondike & Yukon Gold Rushes". He got to see and experience things that many lifelong Alaskans have never experienced or seen. When we were at the ‘Top of the World Highway’ I caught Dwight crying in the car, "Its so beautiful!!!!"

“Dwight helped start a revolution, the evolution of which is still very much part of the lives of those of us who were there when the original KDKB was broadcasting.”

In Dwight’s radio bio titled “Birth Pangs” he wrote: ‘Two weeks before signing on as KDKB we prepared a tape loop recording that featured the sound of waves breaking on the shore, with seagulls and the whole nine yards. Every seven minutes or so a voice would remind the listener they were listening to the soothing sounds of KDKB. We explained that we wanted to bring the sounds of the seashore to the desert. At noon Monday August 23, 1971, the day appointed for us to unveil the new station in all of its glory, I shut the door to the studio and placed “On the Way Home” on the turntable, said a little prayer and turned off the ocean sounds. The Buffalo Springfield sang ‘when the dream came true I held my breath with my eyes closed. KDKB was born. And I was the luckiest person on the face of the Earth!”Eric and I set

“Today is the day for Dwight's friends and loved ones to come together in celebration with Dwight one last time. After Dwight’s memorial service, tonight there will be a two-hour radio tribute to Dwight at 11pm on KDKB 93.3 FM Radio. We can 'come together' from anywhere knowing we’re once again listening to KDKB on our radios like we did back when it all started. I have no doubt that Dwight, Bill and his gang of radio outlaws will be simulcasting the broadcast. We’ll be sending KDKB’s waves into the air, back out to Dwight. It’s a fitting tribute given the way KDKB started. So let’s light a few candles, sit back and together listen to the waves once again.”

“Dwight was a true visionary and pioneer with a heart of gold. His dream and his will changed the shape of radio in Arizona forever. Dwight was inducted by a special vote into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame on Wednesday, setting a precedent for the Hall of Fame. Our Advisory Board voted to do this because Dwight was such an extraordinary man and an inspiration to us all.”

“We can be grateful that Dwight did not suffer a prolonged battle, though it is harder to grasp because his death was so sudden. The breadth of Dwight's magnetism and generosity astounds me. Even in death, Dwight seems is bringing people together.”

“In the room when Dwight was dying, there was a harpist. She asked Nancy what song Dwight really loved and Nancy said “Let It Be.” The harpist started to play the song, and when it got to the part that went “whisper words of wisdom, ‘let it be’.” Dwight drew his last breath.”

“I am so, so incredibly sad. Pain is not a strong enough term. The angels called to me in my sleep and told me a mistake was made and they were sending him back, because he didn't like the welcome music at the gates of heaven!”

“God bless you Dwight. Perhaps we rise up on prayers, as birds on wings or as drifting smoke or vapors. Perhaps we really are such things or something we cannot even see. We emerge like chicks from eggs and for a time bewildered and confused… another side to the Other Side. A gathering place for those who are born again.”

“The last thing Dwight said to me was: "It would be great to see you again, but until then it's nice to hear your voice. It was nice to hear his too. Especially since it was the one that gave so many others the ability to speak and sing to an entire generation of radio listeners. Everyone has special times in his or her lives but not everyone gets to experience true magic. Dwight made that a reality for many. It takes a very special person to do that. One with an abundance of: vision, spirit, heart and light. Qualities Dwight was kind enough to bring a lot of with him when he arrived and leave us all with a little bit more of when he left. Thank you all for coming. Today and always may every good blessing be yours.”