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Springer HD Chopper. Photography by Ralph Davis, 1969
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Radio SDR ~ Software-Defined Radio
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Steven Leech
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They Have Returned

Defining they and them

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Valley Fire ~ September 12, 2015 ~ End of Flying Snail Ranch
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Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Reflections on the Spirit and Legacy of the Sixties by Fritjof Capra
Where Have All the Flowers Gone

Stuff ~@~

Word Worlds ~ Where simplifying complexity becomes art
Word Worlds

becomes art

Once upon a time
Z.. Unfinished Story

A picture
story for now

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C. Spangler and Wavy Gravy, October 12, 1976
Nobody for President

NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on VOTER BALLOTS

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Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you ~ FlyingSnail graphic by C. Spangler ~ Open Flying Snail Views in new tab or window

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ~ George Orwell

Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt both at home and abroad. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Corruption is Legal in America via Doku Mentor

Disclaimer #6

6. If we want world peace, we must let go of our attachments and truly live like nomads. That's where I no mad at you, you no mad at me. That way, there'll surely be nomadness on the planet. And peace begins with each of us. A little peace here, a little peace there, pretty soon all the peaces will fit together to make one big peace everywhere.

Nothing else matters, Metallica arr. Karianne Brouwer violin, Maaike Schoenmaker cello

Notes from ~@~

Carlin Step, DJ Steve Porter & Eli Wilkie from Roland Kardeby

The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) from R Smittenaar

Beautiful Child

One Day, Matisyahu from 100%

Unsung Hero from Rattakarn Srithavatchai "Garn"

Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren't really important unless they're heard...It's hard for me to stay silent when I keep hearing that peace is only attainable through war. And there's nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action. So I dedicated this Emmy to all the people who feel compelled to speak out and not afraid to speak to power and won't shut up and refuse to be silenced. Tom Smothers

June 11, 2018
...a day your pocketbook will remember
The Day POLITICIANS Took Net Neutrality Away
& why NONE of the ABOVE should be a valid choice on Voter Ballots!

Esurance ~ Election Insurance via Rene Delgado

Amestizo [Randy CrazyHorse] ~ Shaman

Chaco Culture National Historical Park via Wikipedia

The Siege of Chaco Canyon ~ Stop Fracking New Mexico ~ Fracking Versus Ancient Astronomy ~ Fracking and drilling challenged by Begaye, Nez ~ Frack Off Greater Chaco ~ Don't Frack Chaco Canyon


Animation for the Appliance Challenged Gallery ~ Blender Stills

Abstract of Ton Roosendaal by Curtis Spangler
Ton Roosendaal, 1999 and remaining images by C. Spangler

FRACTAL POOLCpU - Xlender's friend

XLENDER, Defender of Blender
Xlender, Defender of Blender

Carolyn Garcia ~ Mountain Girl

On the Bus, Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia from vimeo

Dahbud Mensch ~ Stuck in the middle with WHO ?

Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you ~ 7 Graphic by C. Spangler ~ Click to Open Flying Snail Views link
Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you!

Who are Ministers of Satan?


ROBERT MUELLER: Churchgoer ~ War hero
Public servant ~ Loyal family man and devoted father to a disabled child.

Just a reminder :) via


: Never attends church ~ Draft Dodger

Slept with a porn star right after his wife gave birth to their youngest child.

Who are Ministers of Satan?

Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you!
Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you ~ 7 Graphic by C. Spangler ~ Click to Open Flying Snail Views link

The GOD of Christians, Muslims, and Jews said,

Thou Shalt Not Kill

Thou Shalt Not Steal

Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbors Wife

Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor

amongst other things, and Jesus extended this concept when he said:

Christians are to no longer execute sinners, so they should not wage carnal war, but spiritual warfare
(John 18:36; 2 Corinthians 10:1-6; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 1:18-20; 6:11-14; 2 Timothy 2:3-5; 4:6-8)

Christians must be peacemakers forgiving those who do them harm treating their enemies with love and not seeking revenge
(Matthew 5:9, Romans 14:19), (Ephesians 4:29-32; Colossians 3:12-14; Matthew 6:9-15; Mark 11:25-26), (Luke 6:27-36) (Romans 12:17-21; 1 Peter 3:8-12)

Hatred, which is the same as murder, is unforgiving, vengeful and hostile towards one's enemies
(1 John 3:15)

but... Y'all seem hell-bent on creating a
עֵגֶּל הַזָהָב

spacerMAQA ~ Make America Question Authority
MAQA ~ Make America Question Authority

Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello ~ The ghost of Tom Joad via Guitar Music
Nobody for President ~~ Tom Morello ~~

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather, Lena Horne via Movie Memories

Stormy Weather via Jeff Reiter

Stormy Weather, Charles Mingus with Eric Dolphy via rascaldani

Mike Wilhelm ~ Charlatans, Flamin' Groovies, Loose Gravel, and more

Mike Wilhelm Interview ~ December 2001 via Jesse Block

The San Francisco Rock Band
That Was Too Wild For the Sixties

by Ben Marks ~ July 19th, 2017 ~ Article Source

George Hunter of the Charlatans never shot Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, not even once. But in the spring of 1966, on the grounds of Rancho Olompali just north of San Francisco, Garcia had reason to believe Hunter was gunning for him, causing the great guitarist to royally freak out. The misunderstanding unfolded when Hunter decided to drop some LSD and bring a loaded .30-30 Winchester rifle to a party at the Dead’s new Marin County hangout. Hunter never intended to strike fear into the heart of his genial host, but when he did, he was so high that he began to panic—perhaps he had accidentally shot someone, if not Garcia, after all. It took a long bummer of a night, and three of Hunter’s closest friends, to shake that demon thought from his troubled mind. [Click to Continue Reading] ~ Great MP3 Podcasts via Mike Wilhelm:

Hear The People ~ Sympathy for the Devil ~ When You Got A Good Friend

Notes from ~@~

In Memory of Our Dear Friend
Who passed peacefully
sitting on her porch, June 4, 2018

Jeanni ~ photograph by C. Spangler
We Love You !!!

Hearing in the Bardo via Isaac McCardle

Jeanni Rasmussen and Elana Dawson September 28, 1984
Jeanni Rasmussen and Elana Dawson, Marin County, 28 September 1984 ~ Photo: Chris W Nelson

Playin’ in the band (Live 1974) Grateful Dead via Alex Nesic

Jeanni and Eileen, Grateful Dead Europe Tour, Amsterdam, Holland, 24 October 1990 ~ Photo: Chris Nelson
Jeanni and Eileen, Grateful Dead Europe Tour, Amsterdam, 24 October 1990 ~ Photo: Chris W Nelson

En el camino via Enrique CA

Jeanni Rasmussen & Renee Lawler, Palapa south of Yelapa, Pisota, Dulce's Quincenera 2002
Jeanni Rasmussen & Renee Lawler, Palapa south of Yelapa, Pisota, Dulce's Quincenera 2002

Into the Mystic, Van Morrison via Scott Wright

Jeanni reading in Michael's Backyard during the September 2015 Northern California Valley Fire
Jeanni reading in Michael's Backyard, Napa, CA during Sept. 2015 Valley Fire ~ Photo: Ann Hackett

Paul Krassner ~ The Realist, Investigative Satirist

‘REVOLUTION The Legacy of the Sixties’ A Feature Film Documentary via HELIXUS PRODUCTIONS

Podcast ~ MP3 music, etc.

United State Cafe ~ MP3 Audio:


June 18, 2016 Dreamhour
Live Broadcast

Entrepreneur ~ Rubbermaid ~ 02:02

We’re Snapping ~ Ralph Eno ~ 01:23

Native American Ceremonial Song ~ Laura Allan ~ 06:38

Remnants of Paradise ~ The Remnants ~ 03:18

Why Not Try Love Again ~ Jumping’ Jupiter ~ 08:07

Hear the People ~ Loose Gravel with Mike Wilhelm ~ 02:40

Soul Is Satisfied ~ Bobby Kent and the Christian Cadillac ~ 04:32

Friends In Another Lifetime ~ Robin Kilgore ~ 05:41

Waltzing on the Stars ~ Happy Valley String Band ~ 05:53

Playing for Nobody ~ Gabriel Gladstar ~ 04:16

Big Boss Man ~ Mike Wilhelm, and his Bottle Rock Blues
& Rhythm Band featuring Neon Napalm ~ 05:49

Nobody for President ~ Country Joe McDonald ~ 02:07

flying snail studios podcasts

Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime, we begin at 6am (EDT) with an hour of oldies back to back to back. After Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace at 7am (EDT), we'll spend the remainder of Boptime, beginning at 8am (EDT), back on this day in 1949. During the late 1940s the post war Broadway musical was reaching an apex. We’ll have a sampling of music from hit Broadway musicals from this day in 1949 from Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, Cole Porter, and Rodgers & Hammerstein. We’ll round out the 8am hour with some “cool school” and “hot bop” selections from Miles Davis, and Fats Navarro. At 9am (EDT) we’ll have more from this day in 1949, including the #1 tunes, what was playing at the movies, and what was on that infant medium called television. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern time, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To:
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WVUD 91.3




July 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm ~ FREE


July 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
$25 general public, $20 senior citizens and Museum Members, $15

Special Dreamstreets #58
on Wilmington music in the 20th century
Dreamstreets Archive

Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ~ History of Rock n' Roll in Delaware by Steven Leech

Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
2018 Induction Ceremony
Sunday, July 15, 2018 ~ 2:00 - 6:00 PM EDT


The Delaware Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Teddy and the Continentals, a doo-wop group from the early 1960s, headed by Teddy Henry and backed up by Donald Jackson, Lawrence Davis, Gerald Hamilton and Eugene Calloway. With Jerome Jefferson as their instrumentalist and arranger, they had a national hit with “Ev’rybody Pony” in 1961, and later opened for Bill Haley and the Comets and St. Elizabeth High School when Haley tried to revive his career in the early 1960s.

The Five Diamonds, another ‘60s doo-wop group, included Leonard Griffin, William Loper, Jimmy Smith, Coleman Griffin and Chick Lloyd. Managed by Wilmington DJ Mitch Thomas, the group recorded four songs on the Treat label in New York City and once performed at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Andy and the Gigolos, led by Andy Ercole, recorded a song for a new dance called “The Bug” on Vinnie Rago’s Universal label. Ercole also produced records on his Dandy label, including a tune called “Bop Diddle Widdle.”

Vic and the Versatiles was led by Vic Holveck, who had been with Andy and the Gigolos. Formed in the mid-’50s and rising to prominence a decade later, the group didn’t do any commercial recordings, concentrating on playing at clubs, weddings and other social events. Its strength was more pop than rock, Leech says, playing tunes like Tom Jones’ “Delilah.” Until a few months ago, Holveck had been giving music lessons at the Accent Music store on Kirkwood Highway near Newark.

The Hurricanes, another ’50s band, was led by Richie Immediato and featured Joe Allegro Sr., who played with and backed up best-selling rock and pop groups like Danny and the Juniors, the Platters and the Shirelles. Allegro still plays regularly at restaurants and clubs in New Castle County and New Jersey.

Lue Cazz, better known today as Lou Casapulla of Casapulla’s Sub Shops fame, recorded several songs in the ’60s, including a dance tune called “The Walk” on the VeeJay label and “Change Your Ways,” on the California-based ArtTone label.

The Continettes, whose name was part of Rago’s effort to brand them with the Continentals, was a girl group made up of Valerie Robinson, Ventie Jean Williams, Shirley Lewis Larke, Debbi Badson, Jackie Hazzard and keyboardist Linda Powell. Robinson, Leech says, made it big in another area, going to medical school and becoming a surgeon in the Chicago area.

Al Santoro and the Highlighters started as the Starlighters in 1951 and continued playing for some 50 years. Johnny Kay, Bill Haley’s former guitarist, was a mainstay with the group, and Tim Cleary was the band’s bassist from 1979 to 1999. For many years the group got top billing at St. Anthony’s Italian Festival, and Cleary says Santoro would frequently book the band for four gigs in a weekend, moving from club to club, with weddings and festivals in between. The group featured a big band sound, but Kay’s presence helped the Highlighters do covers of rock tunes from Haley’s era, Cleary says.

Lisa Jack built a strong reputation as a blues singer in the ’70s, leading a group called Lisa Jack and the Boys in the Back.

The Watson Brothers Band, led by Gary and Wayne Watson, were a dominant force in Delaware’s club scene in the 1970s and ‘80s. Wayne Watson got his start with the Enfields, a popular band in the late ’60s.

The Sin City Band started in 1974 when Scott Birney and a few friends from Delaware moved to New Hampshire and started playing gigs at Moose lodges and VFW halls. They returned home a year later and soon were traveling to clubs in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., in a 1966 GM school bus, Birney says. Members come and go, but the band is still active, playing a mix of blues and country at weddings, parties and, on Monday nights, at Argilla Brewing Co. near Newark.

Larry Tucker, a veteran Delaware musician, still heads his own band, playing a mix of blues, reggae and dance music.

Bill Stevenson, longtime owner of the Stone Balloon, Newark’s legendary rock palace of the 1970s, is being honored as a supporter of Delaware’s rock scene. Sharing supporter billing with Stevenson is Don Bunnell, owner of the old Buggy Tavern on Marsh Road in Brandywine Hundred, another popular venue for rock performances. A third supporter being inducted is Charlie Gibb, known for his photographs of Delaware’s leading rock musicians.

Heyókȟa ~ Sacred Clowns

Sacred Clowns: The Heyókȟa symbolize and portray many aspects of the sacred, the Wakȟáŋ. Their satire presents important questions by fooling around. They ask difficult questions, and say things others are too afraid to say. By reading between the lines, the audience is able to think about things not usually thought about, or to look at things in a different way.

Principally, the Heyókȟa functions both as a mirror and a teacher, using extreme behaviors to mirror others, thereby forcing them to examine their own doubts, fears, hatreds, and weaknesses. Heyókȟas also have the power to heal emotional pain; such power comes from the experience of shame--they sing of shameful events in their lives, beg for food, and live as clowns. They provoke laughter in distressing situations of despair and provoke fear and chaos when people feel complacent and overly secure, to keep them from taking themselves too seriously or believing they are more powerful than they are.

In addition, sacred clowns serve an important role in shaping tribal codes. Heyókȟa's don't seem to care about taboos, rules, regulations, social norms, or boundaries. Paradoxically, however, it is by violating these norms and taboos that they help to define the accepted boundaries, rules, and societal guidelines for ethical and moral behavior. This is because they are the only ones who can ask "Why?" about sensitive topics and employ satire to question the specialists and carriers of sacred knowledge or those in positions of power and authority. In doing so, they demonstrate concretely the theories of balance and imbalance. Their role is to penetrate deception, turn over rocks, and create a deeper awareness. From Word Worlds, Where simplifying complexity becomes art.

Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

Cree Prophecy

Only after the last tree has been cut down,

Only after the last river has been poisoned,

Only after the last fish has been caught,

Only then will you find money cannot be eaten.

Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots

Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President San Francisco Rally, October 12, 1976 - Photograph: James Stark
Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President Rally, 197610.12 ~ Photo: James Stark

[Not Work Safe] American Dream, George Carlin via Ishtar [Not Work Safe]
Alternative via Ignas Laugalis and Alternative via Felly

Nobody should have that much power
Nobody for President 2020 = NONE OF THE ABOVE on Voter Ballots

Oh, I hope that I see you again I never even caught your name As you looked through my window pane ~ So I'm writing this message today I'm thinking that you'll have a way Of hearing the notes in my tune ~ Where are you going? Where have you been? I can imagine other worlds you have seen ~ Beautiful faces and music so serene ~ So I do hope I see you again My universal citizen You went as quickly as you came ~ You know the power Your love is right You have good reason To stay out of sight ~~ But break our illusions and help us Be the light Message by Mike Pinder

Why I Think This World Should End, Brandon Sloan

Without love in the dream, it will never come true. ~ Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. ~ John Lennon

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