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Sunday, June 27, 2010

That Deaf, Dumb & Blind Kid ...

We've been on the air since Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5770 (the end of November 2009) and by now you should start to get how we think. So it shouldn't surprise you that today, being both the anniversary of Helen Keller's birth and The Who's original bassist John "The Ox" Entwhistle's death, we're playing TOMMY - The Who's first (and some say best) rock opera.

Yes that deaf, dumb and blind kid DOES play a mean pinball - but he couldn't have become that good without Helen Keller having gone before him. What American schoolkid grew up without learning about Helen Keller's struggle to escape the darkness of her bind and deaf world and burst upon the world with her brilliant mind?

Who among us now, even in these days, doesn't struggle to escape our own blindness and emerge from our own darkness? We have eyes but we do not see, we have ears but we do not hear - how many of us are deaf dumb and blind to the suffering around us, even with "working" eyes, ears and tongues? May He Who created our organs of sight and sound grant us illumination on every level - Selah, Amen!

Today's Schedule:
  • 10:15am - Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
  • 12:15pm - Jimmy Cliff In Concert (2002)
  • 1pm - The Incredible String Band - 5000 Spirits or The Layers (1967)
  • 2pm - TOMMY - The Who
  • 3:15pm - Joe Ely "Love and Danger"
  • 4pm - Bread & Roses
  • 5pm - Hot Tuna - Live Electric, Live Acoustic
  • 6:45pm - Rebroadcast of Rav Ozer Bergman's Thursday Night Rebbe Nachman Shiur (from June 24th)
  • 7:40pm - "The Beat" with Ben Bresky - Interview with Israeli band Terra Rosa, who draw their inspiration from "Crazy Land" of Jerusalem
  • 8pm - Chick Corea & Bela Fleck "The Enchantment"
  • 9pm - Courtyard Hounds (Dixie Chicks side project featuring Martie Mcguire & Emily Robinson)
  • 10pm - Grateful Dead from Autzen Stadium, Eugene Oregon (6-23-90)