Law, England, and Justice — Sir William Blackstone (1723.07.1

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SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE ON CROSSCURRENTS, 7/10:  The famous English jurist Sir William Blackstone born on this date in 1723 is remembered for his “Commentaries on the Laws of England”, an attempt to provide a culturally wide-ranging review of English law.  No need to pass the bar, or be in a bar, as you are invited and simply need to tune in the Blackstone birthday on Crosscurrents, 7/10 at 8 am.

Studio Music, Guitar, Wrecking Crew —Tommy Tedesco (1930.07.03)

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TOMMY TEDESCO ON CROSSCURRENTS, 7/3:  A member of the famed studio musicians known as “The Wrecking Crew”, Tommy Tedesco was born on this date in 1930.  You are invited to celebrate Tommy Tedesco’s talent, kindness, imagination, and humor on Crosscurrents, 7/3 at 8 am.

“The Wrecking Crew” (2015) film audio clips used by permission of Denny Tedesco whose dedication in producing the documentary is so much appreciated.  Further information about the film and how to purchase a copy may be found at the website:  www.wreckingcrewfilm.com  

Playlist may include:  Beach Boys;  Glen Campbell;  Crystals;  Jan and Dean;  Gary Lewis and the Playboys;  Mamas and Papas;  Marketts;  Monkees;  Ricky Nelson;  Tommy Roe;  Ronettes;  Routers;  Sandpipers;  Simon and Garfunkel;  Nancy Sinatra;  Sonny and Cher;  T-Bones;  Tijuana Brass;  and of course the solo guitar of Tommy Tedesco.

Canada Day (2017.07.01)

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Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on July 1st 2017,  On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by affixing their “John Hancock” (or should be say: “Red Green / Gordy Howe / Dudley Do-right”) to the Constitution Act – formerly known as the British North America Act.  Join Gavin and Wyatt in saluting the flag of our neighbors … eh?

Emirates Team New Zealand victorious in America’s Cup (2017.06.26)

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The America’s Cup has been claimed by  Emirates Team New Zealand.  The Kiwi team dominated the final stage of the 35th America’s Cup, winning eight races to ORACLE TEAM USA’s one race win, giving the New Zealanders a final winning scoreline of 7-1.  Peter Burling was skilled and bold in his role as skipper of the boat.  The on-shore team succeeded with creative innovation and superior engineering.

American Blues and British Rock —Big Bill Broonzy (1893.06.26)

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BIG BILL BROONZY ON CROSSCURRENTS, 6/26:    The versatile American blues singer and prolific songwriter, a mentor to many British rock icons, Big Bill Broonzy was born on this date in 1893.  The legend of Bill Broonzy from slick urban boogie to acoustic folk blues are yours to enjoy on Crosscurrents, 6/26 at 8 am.

         Playlist may include:  Eric Clapton;  Keith Richards;  Pete Townshend;  Ray Davies;  John Mayall;  Peter Green;  Savoy Brown;  and of course… the man himself Bill Broonzy.

History of Rock n Roll — Greil Marcus (1945.06.19)

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Writer, music analyst and cultural commentator distinguished for academic essays that set rock and roll in a societal context, Greil Marcus was born on this date in 1945.  His book “The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs,” provides the soundtrack for the Greil Marcus birthday to which you are invited on Crosscurrents, 6/19 at 8 am.

 

 

America’s Cup Yacht Race (2017.06.17)

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          Please join us for a boating celebration special on KRNN radio for Walking The Blues Away, Sat.17.June at 5pm (Alaska Time)

            The 2017 America’s Cup is the 35th edition of the America’s Cup yacht race. The finals will begin Saturday, 17th of June 2017.  The Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand, (winner of the 2017 Louis Vuitton Cup) will race against the Defender, Oracle Team USA (winner of the 2013 America’s Cup).   The contests will be piloted using hydro-foiling  AC50 America’s Cup Class yachts.  The past and stature linked to the America’s Cup entices the world’s best sailors and yacht engineers along with affluent financiers and promoters. It is a trial of nautical ability and boat and sail enterprise, but also of organization and financing skills.