Ryuichi Sakamoto, Oscar-Winning Japanese Composer, Dies at 71 in the New York Times. The Guardian carries a tribute here.
Keith Reid, Who Brought Poetry to Procol Harum, Dies at 76 He did not perform with the group, but his impressionistic words made it one of the leading acts of the progressive-rock era.
Fuzzy Haskins, Who Helped Turn Doo-Wop Into P-Funk, Dies at 81 [NY Times requires a subscription] As a teenager, he joined forces with George Clinton. Their vocal group, the Parliaments, morphed into Parliament-Funkadelic, one of the wildest acts of the 1970s.
Guardian – Iraq war: 20 years on Long shadow of US invasion of Iraq still looms over international order Brown University’s Costs of War Project estimates that the taxpayer bill for post-9/11 US wars reached $8tn, representing a profound diversion from civilian spending. About 400,000 Iraqis died. Guardian – Iraq war: 20 years on
Petaluma Argus Courier, 3 March 1900 COURTED TO THE WHIR OF SAW MILL WHEELS. W. H. Joy and Mrs. Weiberts of Healdsburg were married in Santa Rosa Thursday. The wedding is the outcome of a long acquaintanceship extending over several years, both parties spent in the Mill creek redwoods near Healdsburg. Years ago Joy was … [Read more…]
While correcting the San Francisco Call, 26 October 1918, I ran across this article: ANNOUNCE SECOND TRIO CONCERT Provided the embargo on concert gatherings is raised before the date set for their second concert of the season, the Shavitch-Saslavsky-Bem Chamber Music Trio will give their next programme at the Italian Room of the St. Francis … [Read more…]
A ‘Big Night’ for Newts, and for a California Newt Brigade
Synhelion uses solar heat to convert CO2 into synthetic fuels – so-called solar fuels. Solar radiation is reflected by the mirror field, concentrated onto the receiver, and converted into high-temperature process heat. The generated heat is fed to the thermochemical reactor that produces syngas, a mixture of H2 and CO. The syngas is then processed … [Read more…]
Casey Hayden, a Force for Civil Rights and Feminism, Dies at 85 New York Times By Neil Genzlinger Published Jan. 13, 2023 While working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the early 1960s, she helped write two memos that spurred the modern women’s movement. Casey Hayden with Dorie Ladner, a fellow member of the … [Read more…]
Last half of “Bleeding Edge” by Thomas Pynchon 01/06/2023 – Done – enjoyable. Checked out “Rising” by Elizabeth Rush from the library – good account the present impact of rising seas on a few areas in the world and a cautionary tale about the future. She’s an excellent writer, enjoyed it vary much. Started “White … [Read more…]