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Friday, April 17, 2020

Mega-giant tv music benefit, cyber concerts, news & more. April 17-18-19, 2020.

UPDATES: latest -- Tuesday, April 21st cyber concerts

Updates before that

•  Monday, April 20th.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON AMERICANA CYBER MUSIC FESTIVAL, and more added to Sunday's listings, AND some mark-your-calendar events!

•  Sat, Apr 18, 10:15 am PDT, with MORE live shows from the Cyberian realm.

Late additions are in the day/date chronology.

We know. Most people can't tell the difference between one day and another of late. Of course, if you STILL SUBSCRIBED TO A NEWSPAPER, you could walk down the driveway, and you'd know.

So here's your Friday-Saturday-Sunday edition. Because it's like, uh, the weekend.


THOUGHT FOR TODAY by one born on this date (April 17th)...

"Everybody's talking about people breaking into houses but there are more people in the world who want to break out of houses."

~ Thornton Wilder, writer (born April 17, 1897, died 1975)


Cyber performance schedules follow the news features.


Will more be added, as more notices arrive? Maybe. Check back from time to time. We'll tell you in a new first line if we do.


News Features for Friday and the weekend...


Hear a John Prine performance from last year

Legendary singer-songwriter JOHN PRINE died of COVID-19 complications last week, as we reported at the time. The tributes keep coming, including some based on live performances by John, performance-interviews he did, and both narrative remembrances and performances of his songs by those fortunate enough to know him.

Our friends at the Pasadena Folk Music Society observe, "John certainly represents the kind of music the Folk Music Society believes in, and everybody has their favorite videos of this great songwriter, with plenty of great ones to chose from."

Fortunately, they continue, "We can recommend a live show he did a year and a half ago at the 'House of Strombo' in Canada (with Gordon Lightfoot in the audience!). We just happened to hear singer-songwriter, Joe Henry, interviewed the day after John died, doing a 10-minute interview with A. Martinez on KPCC [a Los Angeles radio station], talking about John. Joe really nailed it in this interview when he described what was special about John.  Catch the interview (audio only) here. You will find this segment at the 42:50 point of the show, and you can go directly to it."

There's more. The Folk Society also adds, "He did a very informative 90 minute interview with John Dickerson of CBS a year ago, well worth watching."

As their e-newsletter concludes, "John was a very special songwriter and performer, and his music will be around for a long time."

Wait a minute. "Around for a long time"-? No.
Forever, baby. Forever.


"A Prairie Home Companion" meets the COVID age

Garrison Keillor, bestselling author of the "Lake Woebegone" books and chief representative for their perspective, is even better known among most Folk-Americana radio audiences for his long-running weekly show, "A Prairie Home Companion."

We frequently include quotes and tidbits from him these past few months, and note each time that he has been active of late. Whether you've seen or missed that content, we want to emphasize that Mr. Keillor is supplying people with fresh "sheltering in place" entertainment, including some ALL NEW MATERIAL that features just-produced skits with many of the old "Prairie Home Companion" radio cast. If you were a follower of the show, you'll really enjoy it, and if you weren't, you will surely like it, too.

Currently, you can hear this week's and last week's excruciatingly funny "Mom and Duane" episodes, which -- you guessed it -- bring the lost world of "APHC" to today's COVID-19 era.

You'll see (not just hear) the original cast folks performing from their homes, doing some very funny stuff. Our friends at the Pasadena Folk Music Society made certain we knew about all this, and they note of the talented original cast, "It is great to hear them again and to see them live."

Garrison Keillor also makes available recorded-live videos of "A Prairie Home Companion" shows, one each week, for a week. The current episode (until Tuesday) is from April 16, 2016, when the show featured CHRIS THILE, now host of the successor show, "Live From Here." (That show airs in Los Angeles and as far as the signal reaches on KPCC, Saturdays at 7 pm, replayed Sunday nights at 10 pm, and also archived for on-demand listening for a one-week interval at the station's site.)

If you want to receive bulletins and read Garrison Keillor's current writings on a regular basis -- "regular," with options ranging up to clicking one for "daily" -- you can get on his mailing list, here.


"FolkScene" is broadcasting best performance-interviews from 50 years on-air

KPFK's "FolkScene" radio show -- on both broadcast and web radio -- has been celebrating 50 years (!) of great live music these past four weeks, and on those four shows, they have culled the best 40 (or so) of the hundreds of great performers they have had  over the years. Each gets a 10-15 minute segment. 

You can hear two songs from each, plus just a bit of dialog from the original interview, to give you a bit of the personality of each artist. Working within the format of only four of the series' 2-hour shows, they had to leave some very fine shows out. But they're letting us hear EIGHT straight hours of outstanding live music.

You can access these shows most easily at their Folkscene Apple Podcast site or at the FolkScene Soundcloud site. You can also fish-out the two most recent shows for a limited time (for 2 weeks after the broadcast) from the KPFK "Audio Archives" site.  (All three of these links are repeated at the bottom.)

These shows are hosted by current co-host Allen Larman and longtime sound engineer Peter Cutler. The series is dedicated to the late and legendary duo, Howard and Roz Larman, founders and longtime hosts of what was always a groundbreaking  show.

The Larmans -- Howard & Roz -- the late founders, with Peter Cutler at right.
The "50 years of FolkScene" performances are quite memorable, together with brief anecdotal comments from Allen and Peter about their memories of these shows when they were first recorded. Music history, culture, the context of their times, and stunning live performances. Very highly recommended! There's a list of the performers at the bottom.

Current "FolkScene" shows can be heard on KPFK, 90.7 FM simulcast online from 6 pm to 8 pm Pacific every Sunday.  Allen and Kat Larman host the show and feature newly recorded performance-interviews as well as guest segments from the past, along with some recent recordings. Tune-in when you can.

Also on KPFK: it is worth getting-up early on Saturday mornings just to hear "Roots Music and Beyond," 6-8 am every week. Featuring a revolving set of hosts, each with a different slant on folk music, you can hear some great music and for many, songs and tunes they've never heard before. These shows are also available at KPFK's "Audio Archives" for 2 weeks. 

Performers on "50 years of FolkScene" specials:

Part 1
1. Don McLean (5-31-70)
2. Steeleye Span (11-12-72)
3. Maria Muldaur (1972)
4. Dion DiMucci (9-16-73) John Hartford (1- 28-73)
5. Merle Travis
6. Utah Phillips (4-74)
7. Steve Goodman  (7-25-76)
8.  Leon Redbone (11-16-75)
9.  Chieftains  (11-23-75)

Part 2 
1. SonnyTerry & Brownie McGhee (7-30-72)
2. Mance Lipscomb (10-22-72)
3. Jimmy Buffet (8-26-73)
4. Janis Ian (1974)
5. Tom Waits (1-12-75)
6. Randy Newman (4-27-75)
7. Rosalie Sorrels (1-15-78)
8. Tom Paxton (5-27-79)
9. Rodney Crowell, accompanied by Roseanne Cash and Ricky Skaggs (2-11-79)
10. Stan Rogers (11-18-81)

Part 3
1. Kate Wolf (2-10-85)
2. Phil Alvin (12-14-86)
3. John Gorka (5-1-88)
4. Townes Van Zandt & Guy Clark (11-13-88)
5. Butch Hancock & Jimmy Dale Gilmore (5-22-88)
6. Lucinda Williams (2-26-89)
7. Altan (3-12-89)
8. Richard Thompson (4-16-89)
9. Shawn Colvin (12-3-89)
10. Bryndle (10-16-94)

Part 4
1. Dave Alvin (8-28-94)
2. Lowen & Navarro (8-10-94)
3. Kate and Anna McGarrigle (2-26-97)
4. Jackson Browne (8-15-99)
5. Tom Rush (11-21-99)
6. Nickel Creek (5-21-2000)
7. Loudon Wainwright (1-15-02)
8. Eric Andersen (5-18-88)
9. John McEuen (2-12-99)
10. Dom Flemons (4-15-19)


●  Listen live to whatever is on-air at KPFK.

●  "Folkscene" Apple Podcast site.

●  "FolkScene" Soundcloud site.

●  KPFK "Audio Archives" site has only the two most recent shows (for 2 weeks after the broadcast) both "FolkScene" and  "Roots Music and Beyond."

●  Broadcast in Southern California at 90.7 FM KPFK, and on several regional repeaters at other frequencies (check for where-on-the-dial at

(Our thanks to our friends at Pasadena Folk Music Society for most of whst was used in this feature.)


The Reverend Shawn Amos releases debut album

"Blue Sky," recorded with The Brotherhood, is acclaimed by Billboard, No Depression, American Songwriter, Elmore, and More

Out today, April 17, 2020, American roots artist The Reverend Shawn Amos has released his new album "Blue Sky," his debut with the newly formed Brotherhood band. The new album is a full-circle moment for the Rev, featuring a group of masterful musicians that includes drummer Brady Blade (Dave Matthews, Indigo Girls), bassist Christopher Thomas (Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Macy Gray) and longtime Rev guitarist Chris “Doctor” Roberts.

Shawn Amos has been featured on NPR Weekend Edition and ABC News, with accolades from Relix, Purevolume, Elmore, and more. Prior to emerging as "the Reverend" in 2013, he made a name for himself as a producer (Solomon Burke’s Live in Nashville, and Shout! Factory box set Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones), and as an Americana singer-songwriter who’d grown up in a dramatically dysfunctional L.A. home, a story the Rev details in his serialized “Cookies & Milk” feature with The Huffington Post
The album marks a major step forward for The Reverend Shawn Amos, both sonically and personally. With a recent move from his hometown of Los Angeles to Texas, he found himself immersed in a world wildly different from his own, yet still somehow familiar. Surrounded by a variety of new sounds and genres, the Rev injects his bluesy, gritty sound with a revitalized creative energy while embracing a newfound sense of home.

"On this one I really wanted to cede control to the guys," Amos recently told Billboard in a feature interview. "It's the first album I've made where I've shared so much space and shared songwriting. I wanted to be part of a band rather than a solo artist -- that was a big motivating factor for me."

While his previous release, 2018’s politically-charged Breaks It Down, reckoned with the calamity of our current society, the new album looks inward as the Rev explores his own identity and embraces his singer-songwriter past.

“On this album, I wanted to connect the dots between my current love of blues and my singer-songwriter past,” says The Rev. “When I first started recording blues material, I pulled up the bridge behind my Americana catalogue. Five years into this blues journey, I was ready to revisit that terrain, but in the end, I really believe that blues music is roots music. Making this album has allowed me to bring both sides of myself as a writer together.”

The Rev is also embracing collaboration in a new way – unlike past Shawn Amos collaborations, the Brotherhood is in it for the long haul. More than a band, they have become a tight-knit group of brothers, who provide critical emotional and spiritual support as the Rev reckons with loss, dislocation, reinvention, and his own lifelong journey in understanding his blackness. “I sound free, because I’m as free as I’ve ever been as an artist,” explains the Rev. “I’m around people who make me feel safe, people I can lean on emotionally. It’s very much a collaborative experience...I couldn’t imagine making this music with people who are not friends.”

Track Listing: 
1. Stranger Than Today
2. Troubled Man (feat. Ruthie Foster)
3. Her Letter 
4. Counting Down The Days
5. Hold Back 
6. The Job Is Never Done 
7. The Pity And The Pain (feat. Kenya Hathaway)
8. Albion Blues (feat. Kenya Hathaway)
9. 27 Dollars
10. Keep The Faith, Have Some Fun (feat. Mudbug Brass Band)

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Youtube - Official Website 


Pasadena Folk Music Society persists -- fortunately -- with content for you

Among the longtime regular performers in their series on the Caltech campus are STEVE GILLETTE and CINDY MANGSEN. The Missouri-based trad-folk duo has a mailing list, and if you get on it, they will occasionally let you know about their online series, "About the Song."
Stalwarts of the Pasadena Folk Music Society,
on the Caltech campus outside a frequent venue
In it, Steve writes about the inspiration and life of one of his fine original songs -- and he's authored many made famous by other recording artists.

His newest exploration is of the song, "Healing Hands," which might make you feel better in these troubling times.

He includes lyrics and links to video performances of his songs, including "Back on the Street Again," "Darcy Farrow," and more. You can get on their mailing list, here.


Bob Dylan's 17-minute surprise song

Bob Dylan, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
It has now been almost 2 weeks since Bob Dylan surprised everybody by posting a never-before released 17 minute song, "Murder Most Foul" (this version is the same recording, but includes lyrics), with the following message that he later took down:

"Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years.  This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting.  Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you." 

As always, there are some detractors of the song. For many who hear it, it is a fascinating composition, predominately about John F. Kennedy's assassination -- but there has been much discussion opining what it is really about. The song features lots of allusions and is very open to interpretation. Somehow it captures our uncertain times, as a haunting song by a great writer.  See what you think, here.


Mystery video link

Here's a humorous video made by a creative couple during their quarantine. Sent to us by the Pasadena Folk Music Society, who notes, "Its pretty funny, and short."

It's also spawned hundreds of imitators, worldwide. And, no, the photo ain't it. Or an imitators. But it does point you in the correct direction.

It's right here.


Winning "StudentCam 2020" documentaries

Tune in Saturday for another winning "StudentCam 2020" documentary. Watch (or use your recording device) at 3:50 am Pacific, and continuing throughout the day on C-SPAN.

They’ll air the top documentaries from the competition EVERY DAY THROUGH APRIL 21st.

Get the full "StudentCam 2020" schedule by clicking each day's pages at:



Sunday is the 25th anniversary of the murderous Oklahoma City bombing, an atrocity committed by right-wing domestic American terrorists. On Sunday, C-SPAN offers several programs that enlighten what brought that darkness to the heartland.

6 am Pacific: LIVE - Oklahoma City Bombing 25th Anniversary
 On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. Washington Journal and American History TV look back at the events of that morning, the investigation and arrest of the perpetrators, and how the attack has been remembered, C-SPAN, C-SPAN3 & 

Included is: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Executive Director Kari Watkins discusses the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

7 am Pacific: Oklahoma City Bombing 25th Anniversary Commemoration
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum created this video to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City which killed 168 people, C-SPAN3 & 

1 pm Pacific: Reel America "Managing Terrorism Events - the Oklahoma Experience" - 1996
This 1996 Emergency Education Network (EENET) broadcast details the aftermath of the April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City bombing with five leading first responders, C-SPAN3 & 

6:30 pm Pacific: Oral Histories - Oklahoma City Bombing FBI Interviews
This is a compilation of seven oral history interviews conducted and edited by the FBI in 2015, 20 years after the Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people, C-SPAN3 &

No cable? You can download C-SPAN's free app to listen to C-SPAN Radio and the many C-SPAN podcasts
anywhere, anytime.




Friday, April 17

"UnCancelled Music Festival" ensues...

This is frustrating to track-down. There does not seem (at press time, anyway) to be a site with a master list of everyone who is performing across all the days, how many days it lasts, or even a complete lineup on any one of its days. Each artist is left to tell their own list about the date and time their set goes-out.

Try this source for more, in case they add more:

Here's the ONE show for which we received all the partic'lars... It's in the artists' words.

Fri, Apr 17:
4 pm
 Pacific --
Andy Hill & Renee Safier 
play the "UnCancelled Music Festival"

Get your tickets early at:…/uncancelled_music_festival_…/77225

We hope you will join us on the UCPAC Virtual Stage for the "UnCancelled Music Festival"

To participate, you need to create an account on StageIt and then purchase (using PayPal as a member or guest) $5 worth of StageIt Notes. 10 notes = $1.

You can then buy a ticket to any of our shows for 1 note, which is 10 cents. Yes, just 10 cents. Although you can choose to pay more and tip during the show, this event is using the "pay what you want" feature to maximize access to the shows in these difficult times.

Get your tickets NOW!…/uncancelled_music_festival_…/77225

During the show, you can chat with the other fans and with us, when we're not actively playing. The show will be 30-45 minutes long, and it starts on the hour.

For those with the means, "the pay what you want” feature is also designed to raise money for the musicians and venues who are participating and for the greater music community. A portion of the proceeds from each show goes to MusiCares, the Recording Academy’s Foundation, which provides financial support and addiction help for struggling musicians all the time, but has a special relief program going on right now during this unprecedented pandemic to help all of the music professionals who have lost work.

Share, tell your friends, make the benefit for musicians HUGE! #livemusicisbetter

Union County Performing Arts Center, Hamilton Stage, @UnionCountyPAC



and Facebook UnCancelled


Fri, Apr 17:
5 pm Pacific -- 
Jim Brickman Releases 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Album; Set To Perform Entire Album TONIGHT on Facebook LIVE

Jim will be performing the entire album LIVE!

Friday, April 17th at 8 PM ET
25th Anniversary Silver Package


• BRICKMAN SINGS BRICKMAN CD for the first time
• 48 page book full of photos, lyrics, & 25 years of memories!

25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Track Listing:
01. By Heart
02. Valentine
03. Starbright
04. The Gift
05. Love of My Life
06. Simple Things
07. Beautiful
08. Your Love
09. Peace
10. Sending You a Little Christmas
11. What We Believe In
12. Never Alone
13. Coming Home for Christmas
14. That Silent Night
15. Joy of Life

To order the album, visit


Fri, Apr 17:
5:30 pm Pacific --
Alice Wallace
(A Guide favorite!)
"Americana Highways"



Saturday, April 18

Sat, Apr 18:
10 am-noon Pacific -- 

You don't have to be in Vermont to join your voice...
Poetry, Music, and a John Prine tribute...
The Vermont Big SingAlong Continues!
I want to send a giant THANK YOU to all who tuned in (& also generously donated) last week for the first-ever Vermont Big SingAlong. With so many thanks to everyone who joined us, we raised almost $3,000 for the artists and Meals On Wheels! If you missed last week (where Béla Fleck made a surprise appearance!) or want to watch again, I've added the video on my private YouTube here.
The series continues TOMORROW 4/18 from 1-3pm EDT. 
Might you tune in?
6 featured artists with close ties to Vermont will connect with me live on Instagram one-by-one to bring a song/chorus/text to teach you, and lead us together in moments of singing & listening from home.
Tomorrow, I'll be joined by:
If you live in a small neighborhood or cul de sac, might I suggest that you and your neighbors all watch together (separately & safely) from your porches/yards and join your voices from afar? Gather your fellow house-dwellers on the couch and connect for a couple hours! Share photos/videos of your SingAlong set up by tagging me (@moirasmiley) or use #vtbigsingalong for a little surprise :)

I am collecting donations 
through PayPal here to support our featured artists, whose livelihoods (like mine) have been quelled by COVID-19 for the next few months. Please tune in, add your voices to ours, and contribute if you can!
Donate to Artist Support
All six featured artists have provided music for you to sing along with from home (in GennaRose's case, a poem to join your voice to). This week will feature original songs, poems, and a tribute to the forever fabulous John Prine.
Download/open your copy of the SingAlong Songbook for free and start singing! This will also be available on the SingAlong page on Saturday.
    Open SingAlong Book Here
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    moirasmileyThe Vermont Big SingAlong series continues! This Saturday, 4/18, join me LIVE from 1-3pm EDT with: @indrariosmoore @musicforsprouts @maggiewheeler_official @lissafiddle @turtledovesings @_gennarose_ ! 💛 . Like last week, you’ll be able to join the singalong on my Instagram, Facebook, or website LIVE! There will (very soon) be a free singalong songbook for you on Forever thankful to @stayhomefestival for lending their beautiful broadcasting skills to this series! . If you live in a small neighborhood or cul de sac, might I suggest that you and your neighbors all watch together (separately & safely) from your porches/yards and join your voices from afar? Gather your fellow house-dwellers on the couch and connect for the afternoon! Tag me in photos/videos of your #vtbigsingalong set up for a sweet surprise coming soon. . I am collecting PayPal donations to support our featured artists, whose livelihoods (like mine) have been quelled by COVID-19 for the next few months. Please tune in, add your voices to ours, and contribute if you can! There’s a link in my bio for more information ☝️ . . #vtbigsingalong #makemusic #sing #concert #livestream #choir #indrariosmoore #chrisdorman #musicforsprouts #maggiewheeler #lissaschneckenburger #brendantaaffe #gennarosenethercott #moirasmiley #stayathomefestival
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    Tough choice today at 1 pm...
    Sat, Apr 18:
    1 pm Pacific --
    plays "The Fine Art of Self-Distancing Livestream," at:

    - & -

    Sat, Apr 18:
    1 pm Pacific --
    performs with guest artist MATTHEW SZLACHETKA on the show, "House Arrest -- The Recidivist Show," at:

    Sat, Apr 18:
    5 pm Pacific --
    Watch the Grand Ole Opry - Live
    featuring Dailey & Vincent and Ricky Skaggs
    *  The Opry is bringing the bluegrass to your weekend this Saturday at 5 pm Pacific, 7pm Central as Dailey & Vincent and Ricky Skaggs take the Grand Ole Opry stage. Once again the show is coming to you live on Circle and WSM Radio. There are several ways for you to tune-in to the Saturday Night Opry so you'll never miss a moment.
    *  Ways to Tune In
    • Watch the live stream on the Circle All Access Facebook or YouTube Page. Tune in early at 4:30 pm Pacific for a special pre-show featuring "Artists at Home."
    • Watch on the Circle TV Network, Sling TV, or Dish Network. (Go to to check your local listings.)
    • Listen on 650 AM or on web radio at, or the WSM app


    Sat, Apr 18:
    5:30 pm Pacific --
    The HawtThorns
    "Americana Highways"


    Sat, Apr 18 -- on Tee-Vee
    Two times to watch:
    •  LIVE 5 pm-7 pm Pacific on MSNBC
    •  On EVERY network (CBS, NBC, ABC, KTLA) 8 pm-10 pm Pacific --
    "ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME" co-hosted by usual late night competitors STEPHEN COLBERT, JIMMY FALLON, & JIMMY KIMMEL, with 70+ music stars & recording artists, in a massive celebration of our medical heroes AND a benefit for W.H.O. -- the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION that Trump just de-funded in the midst of a global pandemic.
    *  Most performances will be ACOUSTIC, since the musicians are all performing from HOME!
    EXPECT MORE than the initial lineup, below.


    Sat, Apr 18:
    7:30 pm Pacific --
    show, featured in Ditty TV's 'Americana Connection'
    *  Watch it many places -- via Circle Network/ Ditty TV or on with these cable providers: WOW!, Comcast / Xfinity, Optimum by Altice, COX, Mediacom and Charter / Spectrum


    Sunday, April 19

    This morning, US deaths from COVID-19 went over 40,000. That is more than DOUBLE what it was one week ago. Remember that, so you can cite it, the next time some Trump Cult / Fox News Fool gets going with the mantra of how "This is overblown. It's more important to save the economy." 

         With distancing and mask protocols in place, the death toll STILL DOUBLED in just one week. Ask them what the number would be without protective measures -- or what it will be if protective measures are suddenly dropped. Of course you won't get a coherent answer, but ask them anyway. It's the kind of question that's good for civilization.


    Oh, this is good. From Garrison Keillor:

    It was on this day in 1927 that actress Mae West was sentenced to 10 days in prison for her starring role in the play Sexwhich she also wrote and directed. It was her first Broadway show. Sex got terrible reviews but attracted huge audiences. It had been running for 41 weeks when the police showed up and arrested the cast and crew — although only West was sent to jail. She was charged with "producing an immoral show and maintaining a public nuisance." She said: "I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it."
    In jail, West was forced to turn over her silk stockings, but allowed to keep her silk underwear. She got her own private cell, and she charmed the warden and his wife so much that they invited her to eat dinner with them in their home each night. She befriended the other inmates while she made beds and dusted. In her down time, she read business articles comparing various Hollywood studios. She was released two days early for good behavior.
    The following year, she wrote and starred in the play Diamond Lil (1928) on Broadway, and it was a big success. She went to Hollywood, got a part in Night After Night (1932), and was allowed to rewrite her scenes. In her first scene, a hatcheck girl says to her "Goodness, what beautiful diamonds!" and West says, "Goodness has nothing to do with it, dearie." It was a hit, and the next year she co-starred with Cary Grant in I'm No Angel (1933). By 1935, she was said to be the second highest paid person in the United States, after William Randolph Hearst.
    Thanks, Garrison. (We told you it was good!)

    THOUGHTS FOR TODAY from two born on April 19th...

      From Dar Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist:

    •  "Sometimes life gives us lessons sent in ridiculous packaging."

    •  "In the laughing times we know that we are lucky, and in the quiet times we know that we are blessed. And we will not be alone."

    •  "And where does magic come from? I think that magic's in the learning."

    •  "Sometimes I see myself fine, sometimes I need a witness. And I like the whole truth, but there are nights I only need forgiveness."

    •  "How I long to fall just a little bit, to dance out of the lines and stray from the light."

    •  "Therapy was the biggest romance of my life."

    ■  From Ashley Judd, American actress, singer-songwriter, and activist:

    ▪  "I think what unites all my characters is that they are hurt; it's most accurate to say I play characters that are hurt but are responding to their environment."

    ▪  "I have a lot of love to give, and when I give that love and others are able to receive it and show me their vulnerability, I believe that God inhabits that space, which means I basically hang out with God a lot, and that's why I feel hopeful."

    ▪  "It's unconscionable to breed with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries."

    Regarding her "Me, too" revelations...

    ▪  "I think the courage comes from the little girl inside of me and my commitment to doing right by her."

    ▪  "We've just flung the barn doors wide open and the horses have run out. And the joy of the stampede has surprised me. I didn't know that it would be so joyous."


    On this day, April 19th...

    "Where once the embattled farmer stood, and fired the shot heard 'round the world"...
        As the poet's line celebrates, the American Revolutionary War began today in 1775 in the colony of Massachusetts outside Boston. First, with a pile of American patriot volunteer corpses on Lexington green, then with a victory on the bridge at Concord that sent the mighty British army scurrying back to Boston while continually being picked-off from the woods. The battles of Lexington and Concord began the most improbable colonial rebellion to thst time.

    A crowd of populist insurrectionists that would have brought-down the Nation's Capital...
         The Baltimore riot of 1861 happened on this day, when a pro-Secession mob in Baltimore attacked US Army troops marching through the city en-route to join the Union Army massing to the South outside Washington, D.C. President Lincoln would prevent Maryland from joining the Confederacy by blocking the state's legislature from meeting for the entire duration of the American Civil War. Had Maryland left the Union, the US capital city woyld hsve been entirely behind enemy lines.

         Today in 1971, in the midst of America's six successful Apollo Moon landings, the Soviet Space program launched Salyut 1, humanity's first Earth-orbiting space station.

         Today in 1987, "The Simpsons" first appear as a series of shorts on "The Tracey Ullman Show," first starting with "Good Night."

    Dark anniversary for local floating museum...
         Today in 1989, a gun turret -- one of three rotating turrets that each contains three giant steel rifles that shoot sixteen-inch-diameter explosive shells -- explodes aboard the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors. The Navy initially botched the investigation, maligning some of those sailors. The turret was never restored to operation and remains sealed to this day.

    Wacko-nut-job intentionally-repeating mass-murder day...
         First, today in 1985, two hundred ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the white supremacist survivalist group "The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord" in Arkansas; the militants, who possessed a huge illegal arsenal, surrendered two days later.
         Today in 1993 -- may be by coincidence, maybe not -- the 51-day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building in Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out inside the rambling fortress/residence during the culminating assault. 76 Davidians, including eighteen children under the age of ten, died in the fire.
         Today in 1995, the infamous Oklahoma City bombing happened -- its perpetrators citing the other two anniversaries as their chosen date. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, was half blown into a collapsed pile of rubble, half violently gutted, by a massive improvised bomb inside a rental delivery truck parked at the curb out front. The blast killed 168 people, including 19 children under the age of six.

    Cuba libre...
         On this day in 2011, Fidel Castro resigns as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba after holding the title since July 1961.

    Sunday's cyber music

    Sun, Apr 19:
    Noon Pacific --
    does a cyber concert she's calling "Alice Wallace LIVE - Covers Edition"
    *  She's a longtime Guide favorite. Tune-in and see/hear why.
    *  Watch at:

    Tough choices today at 1 pm...

    Sun, Apr 19:
    1 pm-1:45 pm Pacific --
    BUDDY MONDLOCK, professional acoustic guitar-playing singer-songwriter, plays live from isolation somewhere, at:
    *  Buddy says, "I'm happy to have you just come listen for a bit, but if you want to buy a 'virtual ticket' to the show, that's wonderful too. What ever feels okay, it's all good. I know it's tight for everybody at the moment, not just me, so no pressure! Here's where you can throw a little in the hat if you want --"  or  @Robert-Mondlock on Venmo

    - & -

    Sun, Apr 19:
    1 pm Pacific --
     perform on the show, "Mama Bird Records Coop-to-Coop Livestream," at:

    - & -

    Go hear their comedic hit song, and catch 'em live, online...

    Sun, Apr 19:
    1 pm Pacific --
    EMMA'S REVOLUTION continue their "Learn An Emma's Revolution Song" workshops and they have plenty more happening online. 
    *  They currently have more than 130,000 views on Facebook and YouTube of their new parody, "From a (Social) Distance)"!
    *  The duo tells us: "We love that the song is bringing laughter, inspiration and support to so many folks. We hope you'll keep sharing it and sending us your powerful comments," like this one on Facebook"Amazing! As a physician, this is a great public service message. Just what this doctor needed. Thank you!" ~ D. 
    *  They tell us: "And we love that our friend and comic songsister, Jamie Anderson included "From a (Social) Distance" in her recent blogpost "Funny Songs for Strange Times". Check out the blogpost for some more laughs in this bizarre time."
    *  For the 1 pm
        •  go in advance to the Zoom invite below. No reservations are required. 
        •  go get the lyrics (and lyrics with chord chart) available for you to download, here.
    ON-DEMAND CONCERT... 3,600 watched their Shelter in Singing Series concert live last Friday, too, and 4,400 more have watched it, since. You can still watch the concert on their Facebook page (no Facebook account needed) or on their YouTube channel.
    *  Re the 1 pm workshop... there's room on Zoom for 500, plus unlimited capacity for the simultaneous livestream to their Facebook page. They'll also post the session video on their YouTube channel, afterwards.

    *  To fully participate, here's the Zoom info:

    Every week on Sun, until May 17, 2020 (at least)
    Apr 26, 2020 01 pm
    May 3, 2020 01 pm
    May 10, 2020 01 pm
    May 17, 2020 01 pm

    Download / import the Calendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
    Meeting ID: 727 437 517
    Password: 877185
    Dial by your location
    If you don't have video access you can phone in. Please use the phone number that's closest to your area.
    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    +1 253 215 8782 US
    +1 301 715 8592 US
    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    Meeting ID: 727 437 517
    Password: 877185
    Find your local number:

    Note: this next one is dee-lightful IF YOU WATCH THE RECORDED PERFORMANCES, one or two acts behind the live feed. Attempting to watch it live brings constant lock-ups and needs to close everything and restart cold. Word to the wise so you can ENJOY IT.

    Sun, Apr 19:

    3:25 pm-7 pm Pacific -- BENEFIT FESTIVAL 
    Guitar Girl Magazine Presents: "Ladies of the Canyon - A SoCal Americana Special," a fundraiser for Masks For Docs, who get PPE into the hands of those who need it most. 
    *  Singer-songwriter ANNETTE CONLON, who is performing a set, tells us, "Iam volunteering with this organization during this time of crisis and greatly appreciate the support of my friends organizing this event. Please join us!" Annette plays at 6:15 pm PDT time.
    WATCH HERE: Livestream link: 
    All tips and donations benefit Masks For Docs 

    Schedule / lineup:

    3:25 pm PDT / 6:25pm EDT - Welcome by Nikki O'Neill - Music
    3:30 pm PDT / 6:30pm EDT - Nikki O'Neill - Music
    3:45 pm PDT / 6:45pm EDT - KP Hawthorn
    4 pm PDT / 7:00pm EDT - Ann-Marita Garsed
    4:15 pm PDT / 7:15pm EDT - Amilia K Spicer
    4:30 pm PDT / 7:30pm EDT - Pi Jacobs
    4:45 pm PDT / 7:45pm EDT - Molly Hanmer & The Midnight Tokers
    5 pm PDT / 8:00pm EDT - Deb Morrison Morrison & Co. Band
    5:15 pm PDT / 8:15pm EDT - Emily Zuzik
    5:30 pm PDT / 8:30pm EDT - Francesca Brown
    5:45 pm PDT / 8:45pm EDT - Tawny Ellis
    6 pm PDT / 9:00pm EDT - Manda Mosher
    6:15 pm PDT / 9:15pm EDT - Annette Conlon
    6:30 pm PDT / 9:30pm EDT - Heather Lomax Music & Aubrey Richmond Music


    Sun, Apr 19:
    4 pm Pacific --
    plays the show, "Solo & Acoustic," at:


    Check previous editions for recurring Sunday and daily cyber performances. We just can't re-list everything. It takes hours, as it is, to prepare FRESH content for you each time!

    There's more...


    Add these worthy options to the listening list you've been building from our reports and all that you've compiled from everywhere else.

    8 am Pacific --
    do their live cyber show, "Mornings with Papa Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters"
    *  It goes-out over both Facebook & Instagram, via their site link:

    9:30 pm Pacific --
    goes live to the Cyberian realm at:

    Monday, April 20th

    A THOUGHT FOR TODAY from one born on April 20th...

    "Oh, the comfort -- the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person -- having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."

    ~ Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
    , poet and novelist (born April 20, 1826, died 1887)

    (with thanks to A.Word.A.Day)

    On this day, April 20th...

    We bring you one from Garrison Keillor:

    "It was on this day in 1939 that Billie Holiday recorded the song 'Strange Fruit,' which describes the lynching of a black man in the South. The song began as a poem written not by Holiday, but by a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx named Abel Meeropol (using the pseudonym Lewis Allan) who was deeply disturbed by a picture he saw of a lynching. Meeropol set the song to music with his wife, Laura, and performed it at venues in New York City. Holiday met Meeropol through a connection at a nightclub in Greenwich Village. She wanted to record the song, but her record label refused to produce something so graphic and she was forced to record it on an alternative jazz label.

    "Holiday's recording of 'Strange Fruit' is unique in American music for its unflinching look at one of the darkest periods in national history.

    "The lyrics begin:
    Southern trees bear a strange fruit
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
    Black bodies swingin' in the Southern breeze
    Strange fruit hangin' from the poplar trees"

    See the "daily" cyber music listings for Monday's tuneality.

    Tuesday, April 21st

    THOUGHT FOR TODAY from one born on April 21st...

    "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
    ~ John Muir
    , naturalist, explorer, and writer (born April 21, 1838, died 1914)

    Toosdee tunes...

    Tue, Apr 21:
    Noon Pacific -- 
    TRACY tells us, "Jim Henry has engineered pristine-sounding broadcast sound and the set list is largely by request. It's gonna be a fun one!"
         As always, the show is free -- anyone can watch from anywhere, no ticket required -- but donations for the duo are welcome! There are two options: or via the Venmo app @tracygrammer.

    4:30 pm Pacific --
    "Home Concert Series" at:


    Tue, Apr 21:
    Noon Pacific -- 
    TRACY GRAMMER does an online live show via YouTube.

    She tells us, "The online show was so much fun last month that we’ve decided to do it again! Broadcasting live from Jim Henry’s Rubytone Studio — and keeping a safe distance apart at all times, of course — we will stream a full show via YouTube at 3pm Eastern on Tuesday, April 21. Jim Henry has the sound and video dialed in beautifully so that you can be assured of a concert-quality experience wherever you are. No cost to listen; donations for the duo are welcome via or by Venmo @tracygrammer."


    Tue, Apr 21:
    6 pm Pacific -- 
    BETTMAN & HALPIN play a fiddle-based acoustic concert from their Denver home.
    *  Stephanie Bettman tells us, "As of Friday - in the normal world - we were scheduled to been on the East Coast playing shows in NY, PA, CT, and MD. On the one hand, it would've been so good to see you all in those areas and share music with you. On the other hand, I'm so grateful for the time at home. Time to reflect. Time to relax. Time to create and meditate. And I'm not sorry to miss the 6 long days in the car. I hope you are all healthy and staying well."
    *  TUNE-IN Tuesday at 7 pm Mountain Time, 6 pm Pacific, 8 pm Central, and 9 pm Eastern. It's live on Facebook. Click here. 
    *  Stephanie and Luke say, "Please make an event of it... Invite your friends and family in other parts of the US or world, and connect with them while you listen to us via a watch party!"
    *  For those of you who do not participate in Facebook,they've got us covered, saying, "We will be posting the concert on our YouTube channel in the days following the concert. Our first two Facebook Live concerts are there now. Click here for the first concert. Click here for the second concert.
    *  They add, "Thank you all for your continued good wishes and support. We are looking forward to cyber connecting with you Tuesday!"



    Thu, Apr 30:
    7 pm Pacific -- 

    "Celebrating John Prine"
    The inaugural "Grand Annex Song Circle," a Zoom event
    For their first live streaming "Grand Annex Song Circle," they’ve invited a group of pro musicians who’ve played
    at the Annex before, to pay tribute to the late great John Prine. In “old fashioned” round-table style, each artist
    will introduce themselves and play two or three covers of his songs, or their own originals that were inspired
    by John Prine.

    Make sure to include a real, active email address so they can send you the Zoom login invitation and password.
    *  Login info will be emailed at 6 pm, 1 hour before the live stream begins. 

    More: upcoming "Grand Annex Song Circles" are set for May 21 and June 17. 


    Thu, May 7:
    6:45 pm Pacific -- 

    "GRAND ANNEX OPEN MIC" is a Free Zoom Event

    *  A livestreamed night of music and poetry, community and friends.
    *  To perform or watch, RSVP required
    Use link below or go to or call 310-833-4813.
    *   Zoom login info will be emailed the day of the show to those who pre-register.
    RSVP for Grand Annex Open Mic

    Fri, May 8:

    Portland Music Stream - 7 pm Pacific / 10 pm Eastern

    Tracy Grammer tells us, "The good folks at the Alberta Rose Theatre in my musical hometown of Portland, Ore, have created the 'Portland Music Stream,' a subscription concert series [or buy individual show tix] designed to build community and keep the music flowing. Offering five shows per week through May 16, the theatre is booking artists from all over the world and donating a portion of the proceeds toward the 'Jeremy Wilson Fund,' a healthcare non-profit assisting Portland-area musicians in need. Jim Henry and I want to see the Rose stay afloat and we are thrilled to do our part for our fellow troubadours, so: 
    but either way, do join us! Friday, May 8 at 7 pm Pacific time for a one-hour live show (that's 10 pm Eastern - past my bedtime - so maybe pjs could work?) See you there!"



    Music for good causes: "Quarantunes" and "Keep Your Distance Fest"

    Tracy Grammer says, "I was honored to be asked to contribute video performances for two Massachusetts-based online fund raisers this month. 'Quarantunes,' curated by songwriter Alastair Moock, benefits the Boston-area United Way’s Covid-19 Family Support Fund and features artists from all over New England in a family-friendly playlist."

    She continues, "Matt Smith of Club Passim created the 'Keep Your Distance Fest' to support 'Passim’s Emergency Artist Relief' (PEAR) fund. The playlists for both fundraisers are eclectic and entertaining — my contribution for 'Quarantunes' is a simplified version of an old Dave Carter song even longtime fans may not have heard before. Check it out!"


    They practicallly invented the modern house concert. Russ & Julie have lots of great past performances captured on video. Many of them appear on their YouTube page at:

    But don't just jump at the first thing to click.

    Take some time to go through the list below. And do watch some of them. 

    Russ & Julie say, "We will be adding lots of additional performances from the more recent shows in coming weeks. (What else are we doing these days?)"

    They add, "Of special note, our friend Ron [Sarfety] just found old video tapes he made from our big 10th Anniversary house concert back in 2007. He did a nice job digitizing them for us to enjoy. Remember that these are 13-year-old video tapes and not digital recordings, but we think they came out great. ENJOY!"

    Russ & Julie's House Concerts
    10th Anniversary Concert - January 2007

    Individual Performances:

    Tom Begich

    Severin Browne & James Coberly Smith

    Penny Nichols

    Wendy Waldman

    Lowen & Navarro

    James Lee Stanley

    Laurence Juber

    Berkley Hart

    Freebo & Jim Photoglo

    Russ & Julie add, "Very special thanks to Ron Sarfaty for the wonderful video work!!  Hard to believe that it's been 13 years since that night."

    "Please stay safe and well.  We miss you all and hope to see you in the very near future."

    Russ & Julie's House Concerts



    We have lots of MUSIC NEWS
    features in the works, and they'll
    be along as we get them dressed,
    shoes tied, cowlicks combed down,
    bowties cranked straight, 
    and strings tuned.

    Find a comfortable spot by the 

    wood stove -- you'll prob'ly need to 
    grab the cards for solitaire, since you 
    can't have somebody over for a round 
    of checkers. But we'll be along...
    directly, from a safe social distance.
    In Cyberia.

    On to the necessary boilerplate...

    Boilerplate? What "boilerplate"? Where's the main pressure gauge? And the firebox? How do you add water so it won't blow-up?

    Who came up with that goofy term for the basic essential informational stuff? ...obviously some dumbass...

    Alright already, it's right down there...



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    ♪ The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS – and views of interest to artists everywhere – more specifically to musicians and the creative community and music makers -- and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music. That includes both traditional and innovative forms. From the deepest roots to today’s acoustic renaissance, that’s our beat. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues (now undergoing a major update), and inside info on FESTIVALS and select performances in Southern California in venues from the monumentally large to the intimately small and cozy. We cover workshops, conferences, and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kinds o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to bluegrass and pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to all the swamp water roots of the blues and the bright lights of where the music is headed now.
    The Acoustic Americana Music Guide. Thanks for sittin' a spell. The cyber porch'll be here anytime you come back from the road.

    We'll be back again soon with music news and more "News of the Non-Trumpcentric Universe." (c)

    Til we catch ya again on the flip side 
    in this new decade...
    as Buford the Wonder Dog looks on 
    and in our best Kathy Baker
    "Hee Haw" voice: "THAT's all!"



    Here's a reprint of important info from one of our February editions:


    (good for avoiding the "regular" flu & colds, too) 

    Compiled from medical and emergency responder databases and interview comments. Copy and paste into your phone / post / print / share.

    •  Coronavirus lives on inorganic surfaces anywhere from two hours to NINE DAYS; it all seems dependent on temperature, unless it is killed by disinfectant. When tests revealed that, even health care workers were surprised. It brings more emphasis to many of the following points.

    •  Get the flu vaccine -- ordinary flu will likely mimic Coronavirus, so avoid being ostracized and quarantined.

    •  Wash your hands, a lot: scrub for 20 seconds and wash them often.

    •  Stop shaking hands. Don't do "fist bumps" because that's still hand-to-hand contact. And don't become a mad elbow-bumper, because of the next point.

    •  Cough into the inside of your elbow, ANY TIME you cough.

    •  Keep your hands away from your face -- touching your nostrils, eyes, or mouth brings-in every germ your hands picked-up.

    •  Get a little bottle of hand sanitizer on a miniature carabiner. Clip it to your belt loop or purse strap and use it frequently. (Be sure you snap the lid shut, or it'll drain all over your clothes.) You can refill it from the pump bottle by the sink.

    • Make your own hand sanitizer if the stores are out. Formula, from a doctor who makes it with her kids: two parts isopropyl alcohol (drugstore alcohol, at least 70% alcohol), one part aloe vera gel, a dash of any essential oil. Works just ss well as store bought stuff.

    • Stay home if you're sick -- even if you don't get paid, DON'T be the "Typhoid Mary" that brings a pandemic of this or ANYTHING contagious. If you're "taking one for the team," make it the big team -- ALL of us.

    •  Don't be a transporter. Immediately remove shoes inside your front door and change clothes when you get home. Don't plunk-down on the couch until you shed what you were wearing at work or in the store or on the bus or in the coffee bar. Stop tracking everything from the sidewalk onto your kitchen and bathroom floors and your rug.

    •  Be mindful of your car. Everything you touch, everywhere, is on your steering wheel. Everywhere you sit is on your car seat. Keep 'em disinfected -- Clorox wipe the wheel, Lysol spray the seats, often.

    •  Everything you wear goes in the hamper. No multi-day wearings between washings.

    •  Keep track of where Coronavirus and other flus are headed, the latest ways to avoid contagion, and what symptoms go with what disease, by putting the CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL in your favorites:

    •  Call your doctor or public health officials if you become symptomatic, and DON'T "just go" to the doctor or urgent care or ER; everybody else in the waiting room does not have what you have, and vice-versa.

    •  Wear a mask when you go to the doctor (remember, everybody else in the waiting room does not have what you have, and vice-versa) -- the check-in counter will give you a surgical mask if you ask, or maybe even tell you it's mandatory. 

    •  Don't buy-up all tbe masks that medical responders need. Nearly all the masks in the stores are Dust Masks, made to keep carpenters and other tradesmen from inhaling sawdust. Expecting those to protect you from tiny viruses is like trying to filter water with a tennis racket. Plus, wearing masks everywhere is not a good idea -- without training and lots of practice, you'll contaminate the thing and then breathe a stewpot of microorganisms up-close and personal.

    •  Get proper nutrition and plenty of sleep to support your immune system. THAT is THE best way to stay healthy.

    •   REALLY IMPORTANT: Think about what you routinely ignore:

       ~  your phone or tablet, which you constantly handle while you're touching everything else in the big, wide world, then keep handling when you're eating (keep your devices disinfected).

       ~  the Kleenex or cloth hankie you pull out of your pocket -- this time your nose or eye gets the side your dirty finger got last time (yeah, duh!)

       ~  door handles & knobs, especially "pull-to-exit" on the restroom door, and all door handles you grab or push.

       ~  gas pump handles -- whatever was deposited on them is now on your steering wheel, and marinading on your hands as you snack while driving.

       ~  restaurant menus, salt and pepper shakers, ketchup and mustard and hot sauce bottles that every unwashed hand touches. Same goes for bins of packaged condiments at fast foodies  or convenience store / gas stations (Use 'em, then use your hand sanitizer.)

       ~  lunch buffet serving spoons, spatulas, tongs that every unwashed hand uses in the food bins (your freshly-washed hands just got contaminated). And if sneeze guard glass panes aren't at the right height or aren't clean, demand a refund and leave.

       ~ coins in change and money, in general -- coins and folding money are germ transit systems. (Back to your little bottle of hand sanitizer.)

       ~ airline & train tray tables -- who knows when they were last cleaned and to what extent? When we saw a baby being changed on one... (bring a little plastic box of Clorox wipes when you travel).

       ~  bring your own food on the airplane -- you're probably doing that, anyway, since they stopped feeding you back when they started charging for carry-on luggage and made you ride with your knees in your armpits. Flight attendants have tested positive -- their hands pour drinks, dispense snacks, and pick-up everybody's garbage. 

       ~  remember to think and act consciously. There is an acute need to be mindful of others, so neither be paranoid reactive nor obliviously ignorant. There was great advice in the old cop show at the end of every briefing: "Be careful out there."

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