Open Thread for August 1, 2016, Jerry Garcia's Birthday Party


Happy Lughnasadh
August 1 is the 213th day of the year. There are 152 days left.

Today's number is one

One is the first non zero natural number.
One is also the first odd number
One is the multiplicative identity. Any number times one is the original number
One is one squared. This is the only real number which is itself squared
One is its own cube and all higher powers, also unique
One is the square of its negative, unique among positive numbers
One is also, again uniquely, its own factorial
One is Hydrogen
One is a gender neutral indefinite pronoun
Group 1 of the periodic table is the alkali metals, but
Period 1 of the periodic table is hydrogen and helium.

One is

One BCE was the Year of the Consulship of Lentulus and Piso
Ovid wrote the Ars Amatoria.
The Chinese Emperor, Ai of Han, died; succeeded by his nine year old cousin, Ping of Han. One Wang Mang was appointed regent by the Grand Empress Dowager Wang, and Former regent Dong Xian committed suicide. And you thought you had it bad.
Augustus sent Gaius east to invade Parthia but Phraates V agreed to cede Armenia to Rome instead of fighting.
Ptolemy of Mauretania was born
Empress Fu and Empress Zhao Feiyan died
Jesus, the son of God, was or was not born in this year or the following one or any one of many other years.

One CE was the Year of the Consulship of Caesar and Paullus
Ovid wrote the poem Metamorphoses
Confucius was given his first royal title
Areius Paianeius became Archon of Athens
Gaius Caesar married Livilla
Quirinius became an advisor to Gaius in Armenia. Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, like his dad, also served in Armenia.
Publius Quinctilius Varus, who haunts these columns, and Claudia Pulchra had a son, Quinctilius Varus
Lucius Annaeus Gallio, an eventual proconsul was born
Arshak II of Iberia, Sapadbizes of Kush & Amanishakheto of Kush died
Jesus, son of God, was or was not born in this year or the preceding one any one of many other years.

Ahhhhhhhh, Armenia

On this day in:
0527 -- Justinian I became the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
1498 -- Columbus became the first European to visit what is now Venezuela, alas.
1714 -- George, Elector of Hanover, became King George I of Great Britain
1759 -- The Battle of Minden (7 Year's War (Europe) aka French & Indian War (US))
1774 -- Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen gas, confirming Scheele's prior discovery
1798 -- Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay)
1800 -- The Acts of Union 1800 merged Ireland into Great Britain
1834 -- Slavery was abolished in the British Empire, slaves were emancipated in 1834 & 1838
1927 -- The Nanchang Uprising in the War between the Kuomintang and Communist Party
1944 -- The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation broke out in Warsaw
1957 -- The US and Canada formed NORAD
1960 -- Dahomey declared its independence from France.
1966 -- Charles Whitman killed 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin
1980 -- Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was elected President of Iceland
1981 -- MTV aired its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.
2007 -- The I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapsed during the evening rush hour.
2010 -- Convention on Cluster Munitions went into force but US didn't sign on.
2014 -- European Convention against violence against women went into force

Born this day in:
1744 -- Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, soldier, biologist, and academic
1770 -- William Clark, soldier, explorer, Indian Agent, and politician
1779 -- Francis Scott Key, lawyer, author, and poet
1809 -- William B. Travis, soldier and lawyer
1815 -- Richard Henry Dana, Jr., merchant seaman, author, lawyer and politician
1819 -- Herman Melville, author
1924 - Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, king
1931 -- Ramblin' Jack Elliott, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1932 -- Meir Kahane, rabbi and activist, founded the Jewish Defense League
1933 -- Dom DeLuise, American actor, singer, director, and producer
1942 -- Jerry Garcia
1946 -- Boz Burrell, singer, songwriter and guitarist (King Crimson and Bad Company)
1946 -- Rick Coonce, American drummer (The Grass Roots)
1951 -- Tim Bachman, singer and guitarist (Bachman--Turner Overdrive and Brave Belt)
1951 -- Tommy Bolin, singer, songwriter and guitarist (Deep Purple, Zephyr, and James Gang)
1953 -- Robert Cray, singer and guitarist
1958 -- Rob Buck, guitarist and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)
1959 -- Joe Elliott, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Def Leppard, Atomic Mass, and Down 'n' Outz)
1964 -- Adam Duritz, singer, songwriter and producer (Counting Crows and The Himalayans)
1978 -- Dhani Harrison, Esinger, songwriter and guitarist (Thenewno2, Traveling Wilburys, and Fistful of Mercy)

Died this day in:
0030 BC -- Mark Antony, Roman general and politician
1464 -- Cosimo de' Medici, Italian rule
1866 -- John Ross, Cherokee tribal chief
1903 -- Calamity Jane, frontierswoman and scout No, not a girl scout.
1911 -- Edwin Austin Abbey, painter and illustrator
1963 -- Theodore Roethke, poet
1977 -- Francis Gary Powers, spy pilot
1981 -- Paddy Chayefsky, author, playwright, and screenwriter
2005 - Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, king
2006 -- Jason Rhoades, sculptor
2007 -- Tommy Makem, singer, songwriter and banjo player
2013 -- Mike Hinton, American guitarist (Rainforest Band)

Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
Feast of the Procession of the Venerable Wood of the Cross
Lughnasadh
Official Birthday and Coronation Day of the King of Tonga (Tonga)

So, for music we gots:
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Jerry Garcia
Boz Burrell
Rick Coonce
Tim Bachman
Tommy Bolin
Robert Cray
Rob Buck
Joe Elliott
Adam Duritz
Dhani Harrison
Tommy Makem
Mike Hinton

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Jerry Garcia

Boz Burrell

Jerry Garcia

Rick Coonce

Jerry Garcia

Tim Bachman

New Riders of The Purple Sage with Garcia on Pedal Steel

Tommy Bolin

Warren Zevon & Jerry Garcia

Robert Cray

Jerry Garcia

Rob Buck

Grateful Dead

Joe Elliott

Jerry Garcia Band

Adam Duritz

Grateful Dead

Dhani Harrison

Jerry Garcia

Tommy Makem

Old and in the Way

Mike Hinton (with Merle Saunders & the Rainforest Band)

Jerry Garcia & Merle Saunders

Jerry Garcia Band

Babatunde Olatunji, Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, Mickey Hart, et. al.

Garcia & Saunders, all blues, 6/4/74

But, always remember

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martianexpatriate's picture

I'm trying to get myself psyched up to get some things done. I've had these memories coming back at me for awhile. They make it very hard for me to concentrate. I'm going to try and get past them today.

I'm going to shoot my video for my project outside this morning, and we'll see how it looks. I may shoot it again later in the evening and see how each looks in the light.

Away we go.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

I am heading out for the lake and will be unavailable much of the day. 4 hours travel time, love the fuzz buster. They are legal in MI. It is just nice to watch back the people who are watching you. If anything, they help to keep speed down. Everyone of those loud beeps that comes in reminds you to check your speed and slow down - it could be a cop.

Have fun at the birthday party.

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

Lookout's picture

Thanks for the number one fun and the Jerry tunes, el.

The Green Party Convention Starts this Thursday in Houston. Here's the details if anyone has an interest.
http://www.gp.org/pnc-2016

It amazes me how well the Clinton machine deflected the proof of cheating to gain the nomination and the collusion of the media to....RUSSIA. Are we that dumb or is the complicit media that artful?

Y'all have a good day.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

enhydra lutris's picture

Thanks & have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

gulfgal98's picture

I decided to forgo my usual morning walk today which means I probably will not get my steps in for the day. Some days you just need to say to heck with it. Wink

Should be a nice day today. Cool and overcast this morning which will burn off shortly and then probably a rain shower this afternoon. That is the usual pattern here in the NC mts.

And happy birthday to Jerry Garcia. Smile

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Do I hear the sound of guillotines being constructed?

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." ~ President John F. Kennedy

enhydra lutris's picture

back and forth patterns while doing other stuff. Have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

That always adds a couple hundred steps to my routine.
Coffee and beer have this magical property--you have to void two or three mugs for every one you consume.

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There is no such thing as TMI. It can always be held in reserve for extortion.

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(30 minutes video)
I thought we were in the political wilderness already without Jill Stein... /s

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enhydra lutris's picture

video and hve a good day.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

mimi's picture

no time to lose to organize. Listen to above video. I can't find a reason not to support her.

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Citizen Of Earth's picture

Thanks for posting the JGB 'All Blues' video. I had never heard that one. And that is sayin sumthin for an old deadhead (since 1970).

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Donnie The #ShitHole Douchebag. Fake Friend to the Working Class. Real Asshole.

enhydra lutris's picture

did a fairly regular jam gig there with various and sundry semi-regular to totally drop-in types. It was all taped and started dribbling out a few years ago. Fantasy even did a 2 or 3 CD set of some of it.

Thanks for dropping in and have a good one.

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Bisbonian's picture

I could get by with that Jerry Garcia/David Grisman album. (I might hang onto the Pizza tapes...saying it was disk two).

by the way, e.l., I have been building skin-on-frame kayaks for the coming flood that Enki told me about. Finished my third a few days ago, and then designed this one for my partner. It is called "Sea Otter".

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

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enhydra lutris's picture

I could make that choice at all, too much great stuff is out there, including the Almost Acoustic set by the JGB.

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of Ontarian stone masons and carvers. Their stacked stones ( a play with gravity) will make your hearts soar! From rocks to clouds! I aspire, my back disagrees. There are some cheats, also cool, wood forms to stack around and then remove. When found, I will append their site.

.Stonepointstudio.com . Sebago, ME. Check out some of the $$$projects and get to work! Site in down for maintenance now, we know how that is. Peace through rocks!

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Hey! my dear friends or soon-to-be's, JtC could use the donations to keep this site functioning for those of us who can still see the life preserver or flotsam in the water.

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

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"Love One Another" ~ George Harrison

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Have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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shaharazade's picture

I'm trying unsuccessfully to lay off the political threads for a while. I can't hack the Bernie's shoe waving or any talk of the need for magical, charismatic 'leaders'. 'Don't follow leaders and watch the parking meters'

Yesterday we went to a non partisan demonstration. It was small but seemed to get support from the passing cars. It was about stopping our city from demolishing an historic neighborhood hub one that dates back to about 1900. Save Historic Belmont. Stop Demolishing Portland our signs read. Our corrupt Democratic city and state government is giving the developers, investors (mostly foreign) and realtors free rein to literally bulldoze whole neighborhoods including trees and build giant monstrosities that are toxic, expensive and shoddily built. This city is starting to look like the Soviet Union in the 80's. Projects for yuppie hipsters because density and no trees is environmental and progressive. yeah right.

One of the things about this demonstration I liked was that it was a coalition of several local groups that are fighting city hall about this issue along with other corporate corruption . We all exchanged information. One woman has somehow managed to arrange a meeting with our newly elected mayor. She was looking for people to come as a good showing will work better. So I'm going. I was impressed as it is possible for people to form coalition's on the left that are not under the duopoly but are working on issues the are about getting some resolution for the people who are forced to live with this anti-human planet killing world as we find it. We got a good reception from the cars who drove by. They honked waved and gave us thumbs up.

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enhydra lutris's picture

more of that. Thanks for dropping by.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

thanatokephaloides's picture

The first of August is full of all manner of things!

Thank you for all the tasty music this morning. Jerry Garcia as a beardless infant, wow!

One minor quibble and one additional item for your lists:

One is one squared. This is the only real number which is itself squared
One is its own cube and all higher powers, also unique.

Almost. Both of these are also true of the number zero.

The additional item for your lists:

1876 Colorado becomes the 38th State to join the Union when President Ulysses S. Grant signs its
Statehood Proclamation into law.

Thank you for all the work you put into this, EL!!

Smile

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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