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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday, June 3rd quickie: music tonight. 6/3/20

THOUGHT FOR TODAY from one born on this date...

"There is nothing more dangerous than a government of the many controlled by the few."

~ Lawrence Lessig
, Harvard Law professor and political activist (born June 3rd)


Wed, Jun 3, on tv:
6:30 pm-8 pm Pacific --
"ICONIC WOMEN OF COUNTRY" stars KATHY MATTEA, TRISHA YEARWOOD,  WYNONNA JUDD, & more paying musical tribute to the top female musicians who inspired them, including Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and other pioneering country females. This is a new 2020 PBS documentary. On KCET in Southern California, broadcast and webcast at
*  Re-airs several times: Tue, 2-3:30 pm on KCET LINK; Sat, noon-1:30 pm on KCET; Sat 8-9:30 pm on PBS OC, aka PBS2.

Wed, Jun 3:
7 pm Pacific --
ANDY & RENEE, fresh from musically hosting three nights of "VIRTUAL DYLANFEST, " play their "regular" cyber Wednesday concert.
*  They begin with this quote:
“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.”
― Maria von Trapp
*  In that spirit, tune-in tonight at the new time.
*  While you're listening and watching, read: They speak about "Dylanfest 30-The Virtual Edition" --
     "Well, in the midst of a turbulent and upsetting week, 'Dylanfest 30-The Virtual Edition' went ahead and was streamed live. Thank you to everyone who watched the shows. There are some amazing performances, videos showing the history of Dylanfest, and Live Performances, so if you missed any of the shows, we hope you'll take the time to watch. We all know the healing power of music.
     "Below you will find the links to watch all of the shows. Watch all three shows at anytime.
     "Thanks to all those that made this happen...To all the musicians who performed, especially the members of Hard Rain, to Jeanette Dubois for editing and Marty Rifkin for mixing the Hard Rain Videos, to Sandi Behar and Maureen Bray for putting the virtual program together, to Russ Weiner for running the technical aspect of the livestream, to Mika Larson for doing the camera work, to Bill Colantuoni for the Dylanfest 30 graphics, and to Patrick Summar for all his support....We thank you."
    They add, "Thanks to all of you for watching and donating. We will be giving a portion of the proceeds to The Midnight Mission and Feeding America."
*  As Bob Dylan said, "Always do for others, and let others do for you". Peace.
■  Day One:
■  Day Two:
■  Day Three:
* Have a look at the Virtual Program for Dylanfest -- set list for each night, artist info, pictures, and lots of great stuff, all at:
*  The duo says, "Thanks to Sandi Behar and Maureen Bray for putting this together."
*  The three Dylanfest shows are free to watch in the online archive. The option to contribute is there for those in a position to do so. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Los Angeles Midnight Mission and Feeding America. Contribute at any of these:
•  PayPal, at:
•  Venmo, at:
*  Andy & Renee say, "We are sustained by the generosity and support of the fans who love the music, and who donate as they are able."

Wed, Jun 3:
Time tba
MATTHEW JAMES SASSER plays on Facebook at:


Coming up this week (a few that are right in front of us as we go to press)...

Fri, Jun 12:
5 pm Pacific --
Monthly "WOODSHED SESSIONS ONLINE" with THE SUSIE GLAZE NEW FOLK ENSEMBLE & performing guests, continuing their series, online.
*  Today's musical guest is JOHN ZIPPERER
*  Click for guests & schedule and tune-in:

Sun, Jun 7:
12:30 pm-1:30 pm Pacific --
Russ & Julie’s House Concerts presents a Virtual House Concert with The Black Feathers in R&J's "Quarantine Happy Hour" series. More soon.


We said "quick edition." We meant it.




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.
Direct from 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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