Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bill Graham presents...

...A Night @ The Fillmore East



This is great footage, and it is all out there. Enjoy.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Neil Young busking in Glasgow, 1976

Here is a piece of rare footage: Neil Young busking in Glasgow:



Enjoy.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

CBS Documentary - The Homosexuals (1967)

"The Homosexuals" is a 1967 episode of the documentary television series CBS Reports. The hour-long broadcast featured a discussion of a number of topics related to homosexuality and homosexuals. Mike Wallace anchored the episode, which aired on March 7, 1967. Although this was the first network documentary dealing with the topic of homosexuality, it was not the first televised in the United States. That was The Rejected, produced and aired in 1961 on KQED, a public television station out of San Francisco.

Three years in the making, "The Homosexuals" went through two producers and multiple revisions. The episode included interviews with several gay men, psychiatrists, legal experts and cultural critics, interspersed with footage of a gay bar and a police sex sting. "The Homosexuals" garnered mixed critical response. The network received praise from some quarters and criticism from others for even airing the program.

Dallas County Hospital - Office Memorandum, 1963

On November 27th of 1963, Charles Jack Price, then-Administrator of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, sent the following memo to all staff and made clear his appreciation for their professional conduct over the past week; a period during which, as the world's population looked on in horror, the hospital had seen the deaths of two people on its premises: John F. Kennedy, and his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.


Transcript

DALLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
Office Memorandum
November 27, 1963

To: All Employees

At 12:38 p.m., Friday, November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy and Texas' Governor John Connally were brought to the Emergency Room of Parkland Memorial Hospital after being struck down by the bullets of an assassin.

At 1:07 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 1963, Lee. H. Oswald, accused assassin of the late president, died in an operating room of Parkland Memorial Hospital after being shot by a bystander in the basement of Dallas' City Hall. In the intervening 48 hours and 31 minutes Parkland Memorial Hospital had:

1. Become the temporary seat of the government of the United States.

2. Become the temporary seat of the government of the State of Texas.

3. Become the site of the death of the 35th President.

4. Become the site of the ascendency of the 36th President.

5. Become site of the death of President Kennedy's accused assassin.

6. Twice become the center of the attention of the world.

7. Continued to function at close to normal pace as a large charity hospital.

What is it that enables an institution to take in stride such a series of history jolting events? Spirit? Dedication? Preparedness? Certainly, all of these are important, but the underlying factor is people. People whose education and training is sound. People whose judgement is calm and perceptive. People whose actions are deliberate and definitive. Our pride is not that we were swept up by the whirlwind of tragic history, but that when we were, we were not found wanting.

(Signed)

C. J. Price
Administrator

Letters of note


Highlining in France

If you are looking for some excitement I suggest you try highlining in France.

Monday, August 8, 2011

7 August 2011: Arno 13 years old

Another year has gone by. Arno has grown a bit older, but he is still going strong. We take it one step at a time. May the coming months bring him lots of joy. And good health.