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September 2011


Further is the 1939 International Harvester school bus purchased by Ken Kesey in 1964. Stripped down and remodeled inside and out, he and his Merry Pranksters used it for psychedelic 'trips' across the country. The adventures of the Merry Pranksters on Further were immortalized in Tom Wolfe's book 'The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test'. I took this photo at Seattle's Hempfest on August 20, 2011.

Further Acid Test


I love the big country sound of The Mavericks. For my money, you can't go wrong with a horn section. Here's the now-defunct band performing the song 'Because Of You', live in Austin. 


Raul Malo's vocal style is reminiscent of Roy Orbison's. I saw Roy in the St. Louis Airport, once, in 1986. Dressed all in black, of course, he had a tall beautiful blonde, young enough to be his granddaughter, on each arm.


Bonnie Becomes A Character In Local Artist Billy King's New Mural In The Pike Place Market. Seattle, WA. September 16, 2011.

The artwork, as rich and colorful as Pike Place Market itself, is located at the top of Shaw's Pike Street Hill Climb. It is scheduled to be unveiled at 6:00pm on September 18, 2011.

Bonnie Billy King Character. September 16, 2011


Written by John Whitfield 'Whit' Vaughn in 1922 as a tribute to his own mother, the gospel song 'If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again' has been covered by everyone from Mahalia Jackson to Ben Harper. Here's Loretta Lynn and friends performing the traditional classic, country style.