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 www.kcet.org
* 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.
* TUNE-IN at: www.facebook.com/reneesafier
* 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:
MATTHEW JAMES SASSER plays on Facebook at: https://m.facebook.com/matthew.j.sasser
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.
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.
in this new decade...
"Hee Haw" voice: "THAT's all!"
(good for avoiding the "regular" flu & colds, too)
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
~ gas pump handles -- whatever was deposited on them is now on your steering wheel, and marinading on your hands as you snack while driving.
~ 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.
Read AND SHARE The Guide's complete feature story on the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the edition at: https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2020/02/leap-day-weekend-leaping-into.html