It's called perseverance, and it's the story of 2020 for all of us, from the inescapably serious to the merely annoying, every day in every way.
Here at The Guide, we are contending with the unworkable format changes and lack of publishing tools imposed on the platform by Google. (Needlessly, ridiculously, destructively imposed by Google.) Until we have time to move The Guide to a new site (after 13 years here), we continue to post a few things, and not as often. We pledge to bring you good stuff wherever we are, or to just go away if we can't.
There is no table of contents for whatever we can include in this edition.
We'll stuff it as full as we can before it refuses to allow us to add more. (Without the platform's former suite of tools and with the large capacity for each edition now gone, we will do what is possible here.)
Let's get started!
Today is Saturday, October 10th.
We have two items from Garrison Keillor
(Both those items are copyright Garrison Keillor, from today's edition of his "Writer's Almanac.")
Re-Broadcast TODAY (Sat, 10/10):
FAR-West Virtual Membership Meeting & Livestream Concert
Baritone Justin Birchell Sings Live
Tonight at 8 pm PDT
Up next in the Pasadena venue's "Emerging Artist Series" is baritone Justin Birchell. Justin will be joined by pianist and emerging artist mentor Brent McMunn for a program of contemporary stunners.
This concert will be LIVESTREAMED tonight (Oct 10) at 8PM on Boston Court’s new UScreen.tv platform. The Emerging Artist Series is free, but registration is required.
Can't watch tonight? This concert will be available for one week following the live premiere.
Some News from The Alternate Root
Concert In Your Living Room -
Tonight (Saturday) 8 pm PDT🎵
The Guide endorsed Jody a few years back. We're still enthusiastic.
The word from "No Depression"
Signs & Symbols: of and for now
Every day, more happens that is wholly unpredictable, and even more unwelcome. Fact is, the unbelievable has become a numbing normal. News reporting has taken the place of bestsellers on the fiction rack, because nobody can make stuff up that holds a candle to what is being orchestrated by the egomaniacal poster child for abnormal psychology and his lapdog minions.
Most everyone in the country -- and the city, and every other country -- is way beyond wanting the insanity to just stop, and its purveyor to just go away.
We're never sure what day it is -- Orange Imbecile day, Orange Abomination day, or Orange Consciousness day. Or if circumstances will deal us the need to invent another.
The vice presidential candidates' debate could have -- and dammit, should have -- put an end to a good part of this. It didn't, and that was inexcusable. Here's the story our editor filed within hours after that debate:
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in this new world of the improbable unknown...