Bonnie Raitt: Vote No On Amendment One In Florida

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Mark Skogman     Senior Reporter     Spectrum 360 Media

’16 Nov. 06 Sun.  E. S. T.  00:52

At 8:00PM on the nite of Wensday, the 5th of November 2016, just four days ago, the wonderful musician Bonnie Raitt played her latest concert at the beautiful Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL.  Members of the Spectrum 360 Media staff were there!  The concert was excellent, as usual.  However, the event started with what is now standard security procedure at Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Capitol Theater.  That is, airport style security where you have to take everything out of your pockets, put it on a tray and then get wanded by security just to get entry to the building.  So tedious.  After that, there was a stern warning from the female security guard who was wanding attendees that there was to be no still or video photography at all during the concert and if you were caught violating the rule, you would be forced to leave the concert immediately.  How is that for an audience friendly venue?  Wonderful!  Not!  A Tweet friendly environment it isn’t.

The interesting thing was that close to the end of the concert, Bonnie Raitt herself said from the stage that the audience had been “very good” about not doing still or video photography and that it was now “ok with me” if the audience did do still and video photography.  Immediately, hundreds of people took out their devices and started to photograph and record and you could see many, many glowing screens all over the hall!  Wow!  What an about face from the greeting at the entrance to the hall.

Bonnie Raitt is of course known for her political activism and has a many decades long history of supporting Progressive causes, especially as it relates to the environment and environmental issues.  She has done a long list of benefit concerts to raise money for organizations and individuals active on these and other issues.  These facts are some of the things that endears Bonnie to her fans.  Check out her website http://www.bonnieraitt.com for more information.

One of the things that she has been doing at her concerts is supporting the Guacamole Fund (www.guacfund.org) with proceeds from a select number of seats going to provide money to the Fund.  Also, some organizations are allowed to table at her concerts, supporting progressive causes and actions.

She usually does make political comments from the stage and observations about the state of the country and other topics.  So it came as no surprise, when she made some comments about the organizations that were present for tabling at her concert.  She announced from the stage that the Southern Alliance For Clean Energy ( http://www.cleanenergy.org ) and Food And Water Watch ( http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org ) were present at the concert and she recognized both organizations.

This was followed by big applause for the organizations and then she said this: “I’ve been checking out what’s going on here in Florida and I’m really, really glad to see that solar energy and wind are making head way.  In case your confused about One…..  I understand One is on the ballot.  Vote no on Amendment One.  [Huge applause]  In the state of California where I live, we’ve got all we need in a safe and healthy way and lots of jobs.”

Amendment One, currently on the General Election ballot in the state of Florida, is the deceptively worded amendment that appears to support solar power but does not and is supported by the electric power utilities in Florida.

You have got to love the one and only….. Bonnie Raitt!

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Radio Program “Spectrum 360”: 16.42- ’16 Oct. 17 Mon.

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On Spectrum 360 in this edition for Mon. 17 Oct. ‘16:

The focus of this program is politics and the environment.

Join Spectrum 360 host Mark Skogman and Spectrum 360 co- host T. K. Weeks for another interesting discussion on S. 360.  We will interview live in the studio Stuart Flores and Tasha Hadley, two pro- clean water environmental activists who traveled to the Sacred Stone encampment in North Dakota and demonstrated in and were arrested at the No Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrations.  Wow!  Next we bring you the Jim Hightower Commentary on the famous Fighting Bob Festival.  And then we play the new song ‘Take Me Down” by Gene Clark from the new film “Deepwater Horizon”.  What else can we fit in???  Who knows!

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This week we will discuss the Future Events Calendar (interesting), the News Summary (wow- what a week!), Hurricane Matthew and the effects of the storm, the Major Party Presidential candidate debate last nite and the disgusting Trump audio last Friday, a film review of the great film “Who Bombed Judi Bari” and the Jim Hightower Commentary on “Our Revolution” and once again we will try to play an excerpt of Saturday Nite Live, namely the skit about the first Presidential Candidate debate.

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the Future Events Calendar, the News Summary, the Jim Hightower Commentary and coverage of the Green Party candidates in this election cycle.
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Beatles Record Producer George Martin Dies At Age 90

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Beatles Record Producer George Martin Dies At Age 90

Mark Skogman     Senior Reporter     Spectrum 360 Media

’16 Mar. 09 Wen. E. S. T. 06:10

It was just announced a few minutes ago on MSNBC’s First Look early morning news program that Sir George Martin has died at age 90. George Martin was the record producer that first produced and recorded a then almost unknown English band from Liverpool, England first called the Silver Beatles and then simply the Beatles. Yes, that Beatles.

Martin was a pioneer in record producing, recording engineering and production of modern popular music and also comedy recordings on the Parlaphone label in England, working with his assistant Geoff Emerick.  Sir George was the producer for the Beatles from June, 1962 until 1970, all the way until the final “Let It Be” album that was produced by the legendary record producer Phil “Wall Of Sound” Spector. He was sometimes known as “the fifth Beatle” and produced 13 albums and 22 singles for the Beatles.

He lived through the era in the 1960’s that saw an veritable explosion of interest in modern rock popular music exemplified by the Beatles and the so called “British Invasion” and development of modern multi- track studio recording techniques and equipment. People sometimes forget that early Beatles albums were recorded on just 4 tracks, which was a lot at the time. He was the producer for such famous and historic albums as “Rubber Soul”, “Revolver” and “Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. What a life. I revered him for his place in history and for his place in an industry that I have spent a lot of time in during my life. George Martin, go with God. There is a good article in the New York Times about George Martin today.

New York Times article about Sir George Martin