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Tear gas, cops-gone-wild, broken windows, beaten protesters, all condensed down into headlines like "Protesters Confront Cops." By now most of you have probably read some version of Oakland's May Day;
by jpmassar
Comment Count 37 comments on Fri May 04, 2012 at 08:21 AM PDT with 59 Recommends
Today OWS demonstrators are staging a 24 hour protest outside the Mayors Townhouse. I hope that there will be no more violence directed towards the 99% demonstrators. The demonstration began at ...
by Tool
Comment Count 27 comments on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 04:02 PM PST with 42 Recommends
And I recommend it to anyone who wants to have a petition in their hands. Some of you may have heard of the effort Wisconsin is putting together to recall our Governor, Scott Walker. People got a ...
by vacilando
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 06:24 AM PST with 32 Recommends
We're going to report on this story before anyone else does, because, well, it's very, very silly, but if cast in the wrong light, it has the potential to do some serious harm to our movement. ...
by OllieGarkey
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 04:51 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
The day is finally here. I've been doing this series for some time now, and I've featured some of the most influential drummers of the 20th century. This is the day that I know the drummers have ...
by greggp
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 10:26 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
I can't believe that I almost missed this day, because it's ELVIN'S birthday. Elvin Jones would have been 82 today. I mention that I can't believe it, because Elvin is probably my first real brush ...
by greggp
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Sep 09, 2009 at 11:57 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Today we celebrate one of the most influential rock drummers who never wanted to be a rock drummer and doesn't think he is rock drummer, Ginger Baker, who turns 70 today.
by greggp
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 10:57 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
I’ve been waiting for this day for some time, because today we get to celebrate the birthday of a big drumming influence for a lot of drummers who grew up in the 1960s, Joe Morello, born on ...
by greggp
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 12:04 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Today's entry in the series on influential drummers is a rather tragic one, and it definitely features a drummer that many of you will not know by name. But I assure you that you have heard Jim ...
by greggp
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Jul 14, 2009 at 10:46 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
This is the latest in the series on influential drummers, and today's entry may seem a little odd. But, Bob Crane was a drummer, and I think he had an influence on a lot of impressionable Baby ...
by greggp
Comment Count 54 comments on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 09:57 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Yesterday I said that there’d be another entry, and it would be BIG. Don't anyone say "Ringo who?" Ringo Starr is 69 today. I will state for the record right now, that I am one of those ...
by greggp
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Jul 07, 2009 at 09:27 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Today in the famous and influential drummers’ birthdays series we salute Louis (Louie) Bellson, born on this day in 1924. In my experience, when it comes to famous jazz drummers, most non-...
by greggp
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Jul 06, 2009 at 10:28 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
This really sucks, that is, having to break my rule about drummer birthdays rather than deaths, but I had to do it this time. Jim Chapin was on my list, and I was going to do a diary about him on ...
by greggp
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Jul 05, 2009 at 12:26 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
This is the latest in my series on some of the influential drummers in modern western music. Today it's Ian Paice, the original drummer for Deep Purple. Now I'm sure some of you would say "who"? ...
by greggp
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jun 29, 2009 at 10:23 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
I know I said I wasn't going to do this as part of my drummer series, but there is some controversy as to the exact date of Chick Webb's birth. Also, it was some time in February, and I just don't ...
by greggp
Comment Count 40 comments on Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 07:01 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
This is the second in my series of diaries about some of the influential drummers of the modern jazz and rock 'n' roll era, which will appear on the anniversary of their births. You may have seen ...
by greggp
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Jun 02, 2009 at 06:55 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
John Bonham, drummer for Led Zeppelin, would have been 61 today. Unfortunately he had an untimely death on September 25, 1980. It is said that his death precipitated the end of the band. I tend ...
by greggp
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun May 31, 2009 at 12:40 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
I am frankly surprised that no one else has diaried this today. I think that after today, I need a little diversion, sad as it may be. On September 25, 1980, John Henry Bonham, drummer for the ...
by greggp
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Sep 25, 2008 at 07:48 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
So if you're planning to come to NC this weekend, and specifically the Charlotte area, why not check out a wonderful event just fifteen short miles from downtown, in beautiful Weddington? drumSTRONG,
by Helen in NC
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu May 01, 2008 at 08:03 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The slogan Remember 9/11 is thinly veiled code for Will for Revenge . Remember 911 is not to be read literally. The bearers of this slogan dont know much about what happened. ...
by mrcoder
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 06:47 AM PST with 1 Recommend