Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Prom Dress

My Transistor Radio: It Works INCREDIBLY! :D

Remember Him?

To Whoever Will Read This in Their Lives (Who I Preferablly Don't Know in Person) or 950 AM (Denver)

I love this radio station very much. It plays 50's and 60's music. Oldies is my favorite music to listen to 24/7 and 365 days a year on my '65 Westinghouse transistor radio. They used to have reruns of Wolfman Jack's shows that I miss greatly and hope they will bring back. There is 95 min of commercial free music two times a day every week day, Beatles radio shows every Sunday from 9-ll PM, And All Elvis Hour on Sundays from 3-4 PM. Also, there is an All Request Hour from 12-1 PM every week day where you can request songs by calling 303-893-2950 or emailing the dj at

The One and Only Video of Anne Frank

Joan Baez Singing Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind"

Joan Baez

Last summer, I discovered Joan Baez. She was friends with Dr. King and she marched with him and she helped him protect the African American school children on their way to school in Grenada, Mississippi. When she was 17, she refused to leave her seat when there was an atomic bomb drill at her school. Joan knew that it was just government propoganda and the drills would never keep them safe. She inspires me because she believes in nonviolence and civil disobedience and she is the first singer that I can truly look up to because she refused drugs. :)

John Lennon: A Man Beyond Weirdness

Many people notice and even Beatles fans notice that John Lennon became seemingly "weird" in his later years. The fact is, he didn't care what people thought of him and didn't always think twice about things (a fellow fan once helped me understand), which turned out strange in the end. Beyond his "weirdness", he was a funny and witty man and he was also very thoughtful. These characteristics shine through in his books and quotes. In a poem from his book , In His Own Write, he says, "I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madalf Heatlump (who only had one). Anyway they didn't get me. I attended varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didn't pass--much to my Aunties supplies. As a member of the most publified Beatles (P, G, and R's) records might seem funnier to some of you than this book, but as far as I'm conceived this correction of short writty is the most wonderful of larf I've every ready."

"God help and breed you all."

He believed in God too which is a surprise to alot of people after the "rock is bigger than Jesus statement". In one of his quotes he explains how he doesn't just think of God as an old man in the sky, but lots of things. Lastly, I have created this post to give a better understanding of him to many people who don't understand.

I hope this helps,


The Jewish Song

My blog is mostly devoted to the 60's, but Anne Frank and the other Jews in hiding are very significant people to me. I wrote this poem for them after reading Anne's diary. It is called "The Jewish Song".

Every day we lived in fear.
Fear the Gestapo would find us here.
We dreamed some day the war would be over.
Our lives turned,
Our hearts burned.
Even if we made one sound,
we were camp bound.
Oh, how thankful we should be
That history does not always repeat itself

MLK's "I Have A Dream"

The "I Have A Dream" Speech Remembered

Take yourself back to August 28, of 1963. Over 200,000 people have marched with Dr. King in Washington. Everyone is hanging on to his every word. Even, at that very second, President Kennedy is watching too, with great wonder at this man. You can hear whisps of women's voices as they say "amen" and other things besides. Dr. King's voice is sonorous and booming and people clap and cheer. They believe in his words as they become more and more hopeful for the day of freedom...

Although this was a peaceful gathering, Washington was ready for the worst. At any time, if things became too radical, they could automatically shut off Dr. King's microphones. This speech is moving to me and it is one of the reasons why he has inspired me to become a civil rights activist. I, too, hang on to every word each time I listen. When he was writing this speech, people thought he was writing a poem because of the way he wrote it. One can only imagine what he went through to write this great work. When he was murdered and they looked at his heart, it looked like the heart of a 60 year old man because of all the tribulations and strife he went through to work for what he believed in. I hope this blog post will reach somebody out there and inspire them to become as moved by him as others are, with me included.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On This Day in 1964...

The Civil Rights Act was passed after an 83 day filibuster in the Senate.