It was on this day in 1949 that George Orwell’s seminal work, Nineteen Eighty-Four, was first published. Generations of readers have looked upon 1984 as a dystopian cautionary tale. However, with the elevation of Emperor Trump it feels more like a How To manual. One doesn’t have to press too many buttons on the Googalizer Machine to find pundits comparing the current regime in the Oval Office with the events in the book. Here’s just a small sample: Orwell’s “1984” and Trump’s America Revisiting Orwell’s ‘1984’ in Trump’s America How ‘1984’ can decode Trump’s first 100 days Welcome to dystopia – George Orwell ...
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    Actual cover by the actual Cal Schenkel SHELL SHOCKED; My Life With The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc. . . . by Howard Kaylan with Jeff Tamarkin A few years back my buddy Alan scored some tickets to Hippiefest, the Rock and Roll nostalgia show then schlepping across ‘Merka during the Summer of Love, aka 2009. As is our wont when attending concerts, we went early for the people watching. It could have been was the name “Hippiefest.” Or else it could have been the fact that Hippiefest included, along with The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron of ...
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