Podcast: Monterey at 50
Episode #17-31 | airing 8-02-17

There has been quite a bit of nostalgic interest in the Monterey Pop Festival as it and the “Summer of Love” turn 50 this year. I was 15-years-old when Monterey Pop happened, and I was drawn to the festival and all the happenings in San Francisco. I have to admit … → read more

JOHN BYRNE COOKE: On The Road With Janis Joplin

John Byrne Cooke's On The Road With Janis Joplin

          JOHN BYRNE COOKE On The Road With Janis Joplin Berkley Books www.penguin.com   The Harvard-educated son of apprized British broadcaster Alistair Cooke and great-grand-nephew of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 74-year-old John Byrne Cooke is an award-winning author of Old West epics, an accomplished folk/bluegrass musician (the … → read more

Murder at the Dead Show – Encore

Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead – by Irving Penn, 1967 Janis Joplin – James Gurley – Ron McKernan – Jerry Garcia (This week’s first set.)    (This week’s second set.) When I look at portraits from the Nineteenth Century, I’m always struck by the seeming juxtaposition of … → read more