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By Bruce McCall

ISBN-10: 0061959103

ISBN-13: 9780061959103

Examining might be lifeless, yet books are alive and well

What strong are books, you will be thinking about, if we're not likely to learn them? What are we even doing during this bookstall? to not fear! It seems that there are thousands of activities with those chunky stacks of certain tree pulp. enjoyable, fascinating, adventurous, artistic issues. in reality, this general oblong item by surprise bargains sufficient stunning new interactive chances to, definite, fill a publication. This booklet. From re-creating international wonders to settling marital disputes, unique dinner site visitors to channeling your internal undercover agent, listed below are fifty splendidly zany activities with your whole favourite books.

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The promised attendance was reduced, but those who left by the front door were replaced by the tail end of the line of people who were fed up a back freight elevator. When the dawn arrived Allen Ginsberg, who was there exploring America on a Guggenheim Poetry Fellowship, chanted a mantra—a prayer for the new day to come. 35 It was Ralph Gleason, the jazz critic for the Chronicle, who suggested to Bill Graham that he check out a second-floor facility at Geary and Fillmore Streets called the Fillmore Auditorium.

Mime Troupers without costumes substituted signs to identify their open theater roles. 57 The Fillmore The rock music explosion in America was sparked by San Francisco musicians, and the Fillmore Auditorium was the showcase from which the entire rock music scene began. Bill Graham provided San Francisco with six years of weekend concerts. Two hundred and ninetyseven dates. It was a continuous music festival, featuring the best rock and blues performers in the business. There were African dancers; a play, "The Beard," by Michael McClure; a wedding; even Lenny Bruce worked a gig at the Fillmore.

The Oracle was a judo on the newspaper format. It became a vehicle for information and the growing interests that were evolving in the Haight. We tried to include as much as we could. We didn't want to get involved in the day-to-day events, as Max Scheer, publisher of the Berkeley Barb, does. Mostly we were interested in subjective reportage generating poetic, philosophic ideas in a newspaper format. " No one made any money from the Oracle. Sometimes in an emergency one of the staff could get rent money, but nothing else.

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