Nicolaus Copernicus (1473.02.19)

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COPERNICUS ON CROSSCURRENTS, 2/19:  A mathematician and astronomer who formulated a planetary model in which the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of our solar system, Nicolaus Copernicus was born on this date in 1473.  Copernicus may be looking to the sky though we hope you will be listening to the radio for the Copernicus birthday on Crosscurrents, 2/19 at 8 am.

Year of the Dog (2018.02.17)

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YEAR OF THE DOG ON WTBA, 2/17:  The Chinese zodiac calendar brought us to the “Year of the Dog” this weekend.  You are invited to join Gavin, Wyatt, and John for a blues show in honor thereof on Walking The Blues Away, KRNN radio, 2/17 at 5 pm. ( radio link:  http://www.krnn.org )

Gavin:  This weekend begins the Year of the Dog.

Wyatt:  Yes indeed.  Loyal and friendly… that’s us.

Gavin:  Does this dog-year deal mean we get more biscuits?

Wyatt:  I just hope there are no firecrackers!

National Umbrella Day (2018.02.10)

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NATIONAL UMBRELLA DAY ON WTBA KRNN RADIO, 02/10:  This national is a time to celebrate an umbrella as the rain falls (or the sun shines) rather than be blue about the rain.  There is no doubt that the blues tunes will be coming down on Walking The Blues Away on KRNN Juneau 2/10 at 5:00 pm.

RADIO LINK:  http://www.krnn.org

“Scath Fearthainne” (it’s Gaelic), means, appropriately enough, rain shadow. If there has ever been a more perfect name for umbrella, we don’t know what it is. make sure one of them is strictly for use in the sun!

Olympic Games 2018 Opening (2018.02.09)

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Gavin:  The opening ceremony has officially started the games.
Wyatt:  Is it like a obedience trial?
Gavin:  Even better … they award gold, silver, and bronze.  Not just ribbons.
Wyatt:  Can you see from where you are?
Gavin:  It is sort of like herding with the sheep way off in the distance.
Wyatt:  Next time we need to get more expensive seats to get closer.
Gavin:  The cheap seats was all we could afford … just bark louder.

Hal Blaine (1929.02.05)

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HAL BLAINE ON CROSSCURRENTS, 2/5:  The busiest session drummer in the 1960’s and 70’s who played on 40 #1 singles, 150 top ten songs, and Grammy Award best record for six years in a row, Hal Blaine was born on this date in 1929.  Bring your sticks as you are invited to join the beat of Hal Blaine’s birthday on Crosscurrents, 2/5 at 8 am.  ( radio link:  http://www.krnn.org )

Hal Blaine played on the following #1 hit songs:
“Johnny Angel” – Shelley Fabares (03/03/62)
“He’s a Rebel” – The Crystals (10/06/62)
“Surf City” – Jan & Dean (06/22/63)
“I Get Around” – The Beach Boys (07/04/64)
“Everybody Loves Somebody” – Dean Martin (07/11/64)
“Ringo” – Lorne Greene (11/07/64)
“This Diamond Ring” – Gary Lewis & the Playboys (01/23/65)
“Help Me, Rhonda” – The Beach Boys (05/01/65)
“Mr Tambourine Man” – The Byrds (06/05/65)
“Eve of Destruction” – Barry McGuire (08/28/65)
“My Love” – Petula Clark (01/15/66)
“These Boots Are Made’ – Nancy Sinatra (02/05/66)
“Monday Monday” – The Mamas & the Papas (04/16/66)
“Strangers in the Night” – Frank Sinatra (07/02/66)
“Poor Side of Town” – Johnny Rivers (10/08/66)
“Good Vibrations” – The Beach Boys (10/29/66)

Thomas Paine (1737.01.29)

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THOMAS PAINE ON CROSSCURRENTS, 1/29:  An English American writer and political theorist whose works paved the way for the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine was born on this date in 1737.  Few people have spoken to all the ages, to all people and nations, and apparently to some dogs, and you can join the Paine birthday on Crosscurrents, 1/29 at 8 am. ( radio link:  http://www.krnn.org )

Thomas Paine as quoted:

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”
― Thomas PaineA Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. ”
― Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

“Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
― Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

“Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.”
― Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”
― Thomas Paine, An American Crisis

 “But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.”
― Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

Where knowledge is a duty, ignorance is a crime. ~~ Thomas Paine, Virginia Papers

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.  ~~~ Thomas Paine, Common Sense