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Grateful Dead End 50-Year Career With Moving, Magnificent Final Show

The Grateful Dead perform their last-ever show in Chicago on July 5th, 2015. Photographs by Bobby Talamine Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/grateful-dead-end-50-year-career-with-moving-magnificent-final-show-20150706#ixzz3fCJZr8HP  Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook
The Grateful Dead perform their last-ever show in Chicago on July 5th, 2015. Photographs by Bobby Talamine
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BY WILL HERMES/rollingstone.com/ – For the last Fare Thee Well show, the band hits its stride at the presumable end

“I have spent my life/Seeking all that’s still unsung/Bent my ear to hear the tune,” sang Phil Lesh last night, harmonizing with colleagues new and old, on “Attics of My Life,” the final song of a fraught, moving, ultimately magnificent five-night, two-state Fare The Well concert series — billed as the final shows that the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will ever perform together. The final concert was also the run’s strongest, showcasing a new band hitting its stride precisely as it was set to retire. The new guys — Phish’s Trey Anastasio, RatDog’s Jeff Chimenti and returning moonlighter Bruce Hornsby — found equal footing and perfect sync with original band members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman and Mickey Hart. It was clear from the opener, “China Cat Sunflower” into “I Know You Rider,” one of the band’s most emblematic and potent pairings. When Anastasio and Hornsby, not Weir or Lesh, traded lead vocals on the former, it felt like a torch was passed. And when the 70,000 fans sang “I know you rider/Gonna miss me when I’m gone” during the latter, it was like they were singing those words to each other.

As good as the music was, much of the night’s magic was in the connections: meeting fellow fans, finding out where they travelled from, a bit of what their lives are like, how long ago they saw their first Dead show; or showering ushers and security staff with grins, salutations and high-fives, like a bunch of tipsy, T-shirted Jehovah’s Witnesses working a neighborhood. I came to this show with a friend who joined me at my first Dead show in 1977, but variously hung and partied with a Santa Monica children’s book writer, a Wisconsin college professor, an L.A. vapor-pen manufacturer and an Illinois Spanish teacher. Strangers stopped strangers just to shake their hand, share a joint, dance a jig, hug it out or serenade each other. Friends and lovers sang into each others’ mouths and dove into each others’ eyes, swimming through flashbacks of who-knows-what.
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Much of Pacific Ocean Threatened by Fukushima Releases, an Area Covering 1/3 of the Globe — IAEA Begins Testing

By ENENews – Marshall Islands Journal, Jul 18, 2014 (emphasis added): Seawater check for radioactivity… the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited the Marshall Islands earlier this month to train local officials to sample seawater for radioactive cesium… the IAEA Project [is] called “Marine benchmark study on the possible impact of the Fukushima radioactive releases in the Asia-Pacific Region.”… During a field exercise on July 2, two sets of seawater samples were collected… The samples were collected on filter cartridges coated with chemicals that will bond to the cesium element… This is the start of monitoring Marshall Islands seawater for cesium radioactivity which will be carried out every three months…

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Ambassador Glyn Davies, Permanent U.S. Representative to the IAEA, 2011: Today the Secretariat has presented to us a new Technical Cooperation project entitled “Marine benchmark study on the possible impact of the Fukushima radioactive releases in the Asia-Pacific Region.”… Member States in the region are understandably concerned for the safety of their marine environments. The IAEA has unique expertise to offer in helping them to assess how recent events in Japan may affect their food and water resources… The United States fully supports this project… While the Secretariat has demonstrated admirable flexibility and agility in assembling this project quickly to meet anurgent need, we recognize… extra-budgetary resources are required… My delegation is pleased to announce that the United States will immediately make available $400,000 for this new regional, Fukushima-related project… We hope this contribution will allow the project to move forward without delay…

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To the Editor; Neil Young & Rev. Billy

unnamedJoseph — WWH

Here’s what’s happening to us now.

The Reverend Billy Show is on WBAI 99.5 FM every week, Wednesdays 2-3p, check it out.

After 18 months of actions and performances and hundreds of hours of rehearsal, we decided it was time to go in the studio and get our songs recorded, so we booked a two day session at Avatar Studios, which is almost the only recording Studio in NYC that can accommodate the whole lot of us.

We are also undertaking a ban of Glyphosates in New York City’s public spaces including parks, sidewalks, hydrants- really anywhere a so-called “weed” can grow. (By the way Plantain is great for itch and inflammation, just chew it up a bit and put it right on your mosquito bite for immediate relief.)

And on top of all this a few days ago we were invited to open for Neil Young at Jones Beach in NY on July 21st. We’re honored, because we love so many of his songs, and because he really has continued to say what he means after all this time.

Have a look at some videos of the work we’ve done over the past couple of months. Millions against Monsanto and an amazing trip to Marktown and the largest tar sands refinery in the US and across the pond at The British Museum.

We’ve been pushing hard and amplifying activism wherever we can and, I don’t know how else to say it, we need your help. Can you give to The Church of Stop Shopping today?

We launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $30,000 by August 21 to fund our summer work.

The Church of Stop Shopping is simple. We’re singing-activists. We engage in Non-violent Dramatic Action. We invite people to their own activism with our humor and music and dedication. We sing and shout in the streets and risk arrest.

We’re standing on our streets, on our porches, in our fields…We’re looking up at the sky, just like you. Only now, listen…Can you hear us? Action is irresistible.

Savitri D
Director of Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir

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What’s Really Going on at Fukushima? 

1aeb09acaab1e942c62e5123559eb3d9by Robert Hunziker /Posted at; Dissident Voice

Fukushima’s still radiating, self-perpetuating, immeasurable, and limitless, like a horrible incorrigible Doctor Who monster encounter in deep space.

Fukushima will likely go down in history as the biggest cover-up of the 21st Century. Governments and corporations are not leveling with citizens about the risks and dangers; similarly, truth itself, as an ethical standard, is at risk of going to shambles as the glue that holds together the trust and belief in society’s institutions. Ultimately, this is an example of how societies fail.

Tens of thousands of Fukushima residents remain in temporary housing more than four years after the horrific disaster of March 2011. Some areas on the outskirts of Fukushima have officially reopened to former residents, but many of those former residents are reluctant to return home because of widespread distrust of government claims that it is okay and safe.

Part of this reluctance has to do with radiation’s symptoms. It is insidious because it cannot be detected by human senses. People are not biologically equipped to feel its power, or see, or hear, touch or smell it (Caldicott). Not only that, it slowly accumulates over time in a dastardly fashion that serves to hide its effects until it is too late.

Chernobyl’s Destruction Mirrors Fukushima’s Future

As an example of how media fails to deal with disaster blowback, here are some Chernobyl facts that have not received enough widespread news coverage: Over one million (1,000,000) people have already died from Chernobyl’s fallout.

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Ginger Baker: Heavy metal is an abortion

Ginger-Bakerby: VVN Music / Posted at; music-news.com – Ginger Baker is not a big fan of the music he is credited with influencing.

Baker was the drummer for Cream who, with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce, played a heavily blues influenced hard rock that is credited with being a precursor of metal, but Baker doesn’t particularly like the music that came in their wake.

Ginger talked with Forbes magazine, telling them ‘These people that dress up in spandex trousers with all the extraordinary makeup ‘ I find it incredibly repulsive, always have. I’ve seen where Cream is sort of held responsible for the birth of heavy metal. Well, I would definitely go for aborting [laughs]. I loathe and detest heavy metal. I think it is an abortion.’ Continue reading…

Hippies from A to Z

Book-Nook-Picby Skip Stone – Hippy Glossary

Hippies had to develop a whole new language to communicate their daily experiences for which there were no precedents. The counter-culture was so intimately involved with the psychedelic revolution and drugs that many new words found their way into the language. The drugs themselves with such laboratory names as LSD 25, begged for more colorful, descriptive terms. Thus catchy names like Acid, Purple Haze, and Orange Sunshine made the drug sound more appealing. Many of the words passed around among hippies were from other cultures, particularly India. Karma, yoga, ashram, mantra were typical of the exotic words introduced into everyday speech in the ’60s. If you’re looking for a name, please go to the section on famous hippies.

1-A: Status determined by draft board that you are currently fit and available to serve in the military.

1-O: See Conscientious Objector.

4-F: Exemption from military service due to mental or physical disability.

Acapulco Gold: Legendary Mexican marijuana from the ’60s. Today it wouldn’t be considered so special, but back then it was great!

Acid: see LSD.

Acid Tests: Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters did the first Acid Tests. These were events were everyone dropped acid together for an extraordinary group experience. Tom Wolfe wrote The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test about the adventures of Kesey the Pranksters.

Activist: A person who participates in protest actions. Anyone involved in a cause, usually political.

Afterglow: A state of peace that can follow after a psychedelic experience when your mind is still detached from worldly concerns. “He’s bathing in the afterglow of his last LSD trip”.

Altamont: Controversial, ill fated rock concert headlined by the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane at Altamont Speedway on Dec.24, 1969. Hells Angels, acting as security, had their hands full as people kept rushing the stage. One man pulled a gun, and the Angels killed him. The film “Gimme Shelter” documenting the concert was used in evidence to clear the Angels.

Amnesty International: Organization for global human rights founded in Amsterdam in 1961. They monitor the treatment of prisoners around the world, especially “prisoners of conscience”. They seek the abolition of the death penalty, torture, and other cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of those in custody.

Animal Liberation Front: ALF is an organization that rescues animals (like minks) from industrialized farms where they are raised only to provide luxury garments to the rich. ALF has been declared illegal and its participants are being hunted down like terrorists by the FBI and ATF.

Antiwar Movement: The organized resistance by students, veterans and other activists against the draft and Vietnam War in the 1960s and early ’70s. Rallies, marches, speeches, teach-ins, sit-ins, slogans, banners, and songs were some of the non-violent tactics used to get the message out.

Asanas: Sanskrit word. A series of body postures that stretch and tone muscles, increase endurance, and improve flexibility. Along with breathing and meditation they make up the practice of Hatha Yoga.

Ashram: A monastery where monks practice yoga.

Astral Plane: A dimension of existence beyond the physical world. A place where disembodied spirits dwell. Many attempt to contact the astral plane through meditation or by using psychic energy.

Babe: Affectionate term for female, now with slightly different meaning.

Baby: Similar to Babe.

Bad Acid: Poorly made LSD, probably cut with speed which can cause a bad trip. Some people at Woodstock downed bad acid and the crowd was warned about it, making the term instantly popular.

Bad Trip: An LSD trip that goes awry. Usually indicated by paranoia, or intense, uncontrollable feelings or rarely suicidal urges. Also used to describe any bad experience.

Bag: What you’re into. Your profession/obsession. What you enjoy. “I hear your bag’s nude meditation on acid!”  Read more at; hipplanet.com/