Tuesday, January 31, 2006

PAYPAL to: dwightkarma@gmail.com

Photo by Lissa Wales in better times.

11/11/2006 UPDATE: If you are a new reader, here is an outline of the situation.... Dwight Tindle is in the hospital and appears to be about to lose a kidney plus he has cancer in his back. It does not appear as if he will be leaving the hospital very soon and the pain is so agonizing that he is on a morphine drip. His mother "Ma" Nancy, is taking care of him and he is accepting calls and visitors, though such interludes should be brief so he can rest, obviously.

As of this week Jimmy [who created and founded this blog] got to make it over to the hospital to get Dwight and his mom set up on a PayPal account, so they can receive donations directly by computer. Your help with small amounts of cash is needed and PayPal is the way to go with it!

This is the dude who used to sign our checks. The one who picked up the tab at the resataurants after everybody excused themselves to the bathroom. The one who came and rescued KCAC from drifting into the rocks, the one who brought Toad, Hank, Bill Compton and a bunch of other talented people over to what turned out to be a radio giant - KDKB.

Don't ask what happened to the money, you got some. So did I. Now Dwight Tindle needs some help. NOT WITH BIG BUCKS - that just draws flies and lawyers. He needs help with hospital incidentals such as gasoline, parking fees, money for groceries, lunch for his mom and such. Spare Change. I can say all this with authority and no embarrasment because I have been there and done that. More than once.

One of the most beautiful Rock & Roll stories I ever read was when CREAM ----- Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker & Jack Bruce - diverted funds from "Disraeli Gears" to make sure a dying blues musician - Skip James, (who wrote "I'm So Glad" years ago) - thanks, Tom -, was taken care of. What we have the potential of doing is getting there with some love, good wishes and cash BEFORE something like that happens.

A few bucks from a lot of friends means far more than a bankroll and won't draw the attention of bottom-feeders and accountants. Bill Compton's death took everyone by surprise but we came together for Hank and the 1996 reunion and we came together for Toad and we came together for Hank's wake and we came together for Toad's celebration and we came together most recently for the Alwun party. We are still together and I challenge anyone to deny that situations such as this one is WHY we are together..

You have a chance to send a get-well wish or share a memory along with your Spare Change. Karma, serendipity Deja' Vu and just plain Motherly Love (Thanks, Frank Zappa) calls to us. The very fact that you are reading this is a spiritual message:

God is Alive
Magic is Afoot.

I have already sent Dwight five bucks via PayPal with "Lunch is on me" in the subject line. If you don't already have a PayPal Accouunt, you can start one up here....

or just click the headline to get started.



In whatever amount you feel like sharing OR simply click this button! (Thanks, Jimmy)



Please watch this column for further updates.

Sunday, January 29, 2006


This seems to be the time to share what has developed in time and space since Bill Compton died in 1977. He was a HUGE fan of Arthur C. Clarke. One of his favorite works was "Childhood's End". I believe he would very much enjoy this posting and so I dedicate it to his memory.

God gave us a bone. But he also gave us a brain and perhaps, that is one of the messages of 2001 - A Space Oddysey. 2001 has come and gone now and in his own space and in his own dimension, William Edward Compton III must be smiling as he watches us all discover what has been right in front of us all these years.

Europa 'Do not land there' - was the message in the movie. WHAT WE KNOW NOW IN REAL TIME about Europa is that it is mostly water with something moving under a thick coating of ice.

And now - IAPETUS a moon of Saturn - The most recent photos from NASA seeming to show - well, YOU look. It raises enormous questions about the structure of our very own moon.

So this then, is for Bill - and for you, and for the bone that God gave us, perhaps to hit ourselves over the head with.

Friday, January 20, 2006


RADIORBIT LISTEN Podcast/MP3 Interview - Jay Weidner on 2012 End Times and Mayan Prophecy. Would you believe - that "2001 a Space Oddysey", Stanley Kubrick, the rising of the sun on December 21st 2012, an alignment of stars and the rising of the center of the galaxy are all connected? Would you believe tha "Hal" in 2001 is the daddy of us all? No? How about the program that runs him?
If the link has somehow moved, it's worth an exploration of the website!http://mikehagan.com/radiOrbit_Archives.htm
The music is great and scattered throughout - but you can fast forward to the last two hours or so.. Incredible!
Ron Wortham

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Trivia Quiz "New Fun With Old Brain Cells"

Feel free to add your own questions...and ANSWERS! How much hip valley history can we stir up? Here's my first bunch of free form queries. Have at it!
1. WHAT was the first song you remember hearing on Bill's KRUX Underground?
2. WHO announced the first KCAC sign on and what did he say?
3. WHERE were the original KCAC studios located?
4. WHEN and at what studio did KCAC have their record collection stolen?
5. WHERE was KRUX located when Bill did his Little Willie Sunshine gig?
6. WERE there any stories about KCAC/KDKB in the New Times?
7. WHAT did KDKB sign on the air with?
8. WHAT did Bill Compton sign off with on his last day there?
9. WHAT fake all women's bank did KDKB advertise?
10. WHAT did the bank provide to "women who found procreation cumbersome and distasteful?"
11. WHAT was the "The Love Workshop" epsiode called in which they ate the baby?
12. WHEN was 'JOHNNY D's R and B' on KDKB?

1. WHAT was "Hatful of Peas?"
2. DID it have anything to do with "Early Peas?"
3. WHAT was The SUN CLUB? Who owned it?
6. WHY did people gather at the ENCANTO PARK BAND SHELL?
7. WHO turned part of the McDowell Mountains into a graded, natural seating area for concerts? Is it still there?
8. WHAT was "The INNER EAR?"
9. WHAT was the "BLUE GOAT"?
10. WHAT was the name of the head shop on Central south of Thomas Rd? (owned by Gary Peter Klahr)
12. WHO was Cosmo Topper?
13. WHAT was the 'Red White and Blues' Band?
14. WHAT kind of hang out was TERROS HOUSE and where was it located?
15. WHAT was the RED DOG SALOON?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Could We March Today?

Someone brought MLK's March on Washington speech to me yesterday and with youthful earnestness asked "Could Americans march on Washington like that today?" Could we? Would we? It's a good question from a kid barely old enough to to be called a man.

This speech was given by Martin Luther King, Jr. at the march on Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963...

"Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children." MLK