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July 2013


'A Ballad of American Skeletons' performed by Allen Ginsberg and Paul McCartney for an evening of poetry and performance at The Royal Albert Hall in 1993.

Said the petro-chemicals skeleton, 'Roar bombers roar!'
Said the psychedelic skeleton, 'Smoke a dinosaur'
Said the Nancy skeleton, 'Just say no!'
Said the Rasta skeleton, 'Blow Nancy blow!'



Jamey Johnson performing 'Make the World Go Away' with Alison Krauss on the Late Show with David Letterman on October 12, 2012. This song is from Jamey Johnson album 'Living for a Song - A Tribute to Hank Cochran'. 



Grateful Dead performing 'China Cat Sunflower' on the grounds of the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Ore. on August 27, 1972. This never-before-seen concert footage from the film Sunshine Daydream will be broadcast to select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, August 1, 2013 as part of the Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies series.



I grew up just twenty miles from the the location where the first steel plow was invented by John Deere in 1837, the unincorporated village of Grand Detour, Illinois, near the Lee County city of Dixon.