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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Day The Music Died

February 3rd, 1959 - "The Day The Music Died" - sent Lorelai musing about musicians who died in airplane (or helicopter) crashes on their way to gigs. The list is somewhat staggering ... Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ricky Nelson, Otis Redding, Aaliyah, Jim Croche, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Patsy Cline, John Denver, Glenn Miller ... all represented in one way or another this morning on our "Morning Dew for the Morning Jew" Show. 

Does airborne transportation have a particularly inherit vortex-like quality for the young and talented? Is there a reason their spirits left their bodies when they were flying, Icarus-like, so close to the Sun? We can't answer these questions, only pause to remember and enjoy the fruits of their lives - the music they left behind. The creative urge is how we mere humans are the most G*d-like, and how we grasp for immortality while still strutting & fretting our hour upon the stage of life. 

Legendary concert promoter and impresario Bill Graham also lost his life while airborne - in a helicopter crash we're not entirely sure wasn't engineered by Dark Powers who wanted to stop him from testifying before Congress on the subject of Corporate concert ticket monopolies - and in tribute to him we're playing a lot of music later tonight from The Byrds and The Grateful Dead. 

Today's Torah Schedule:
1pm and 5:45pm - Rabbi Betzalel Phillip Edwards' Series on the Piasetzner Rebbe continues
3pm - Rabbi Chaim Richman's Series on The Moshiach and The Holy Temple (Part 3) continues
6pm - Rabbi Chaim Richman's Parsha Shavua - Yitro

Today's Music Schedule:
8:30am - 1pm "Morning Dew for the Morning Jew" Show - will be playing Fleetwood Mac "Rumors" Album in its entirety during the 12:00 Noon - 1pm hour
1pm - 6pm "Israeli Soul" - it's a musical combina! We start with "Bo'i Kallah" - Sephardi Tunes and Kurdi music (thanks Aaron Haroon Hai for the compilation) then Aharit HaYamim, Ehud Banai, Semantra and The Moshav Band.
6pm - Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs and Englishmen"
8pm - The Byrds Live at The Fillmore 1969, followed by Sweetheart of The Rodeo
10pm - The Grateful Dead Golden Hall Community Concourse, San Diego (1970), followed by the PERRO Sessions (Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra) and The Dead 1968 Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco.