Music Night, March 18, 2011

The iconic music festival of the 60s was obviously Woodstock — iconic, but not the first and not the best. From a musical standpoint, the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival was a much more significant event (IMO, of course). It’s often characterized as the first big outdoor rock festival (which it wasn’t) and the lineup was truly amazing.

Assuming the damn videos work, there are more below the fold and, as always, this is the musical Open Thread. Have at it.

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The Watering Hole: March 18 – Science Fiction = Science Fact

Many should remember the fiction of Jules Verne. Much of what he wrote about is fact today, to cite but two – submarines and space flight. His methods seem today a bit primitive but cell phones in the 50’s weighed about as much as a toaster does today.

Now lets space forward to 1966 when Star Trek debuted. The Communicator represented the ultimate in an information device within the capacity of human imagination at that time.

Now we have both the iPhone and the Droid that each put that device to shame. Either can allow any individual to communicate with most anyone else in the World and to access the entire wealth of human knowledge.

This is our Open Thread. Please feel free to present your thoughts on any topic that comes to mind.
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