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California Dreaming Book Now Out

I’ve had confirmation of dispatch for every backer who’s sent me their address (one has still yet to do so), except those who ordered signed hardbacks (those have to make their way to me first, and then I have to … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Update

Proper post in an hour or two, but just to let non-backers know, California Dreaming is now done. The ebooks have been sent to my backers on both Kickstarter and Patreon, and I’m waiting on the proof copy to come … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Now Out For Backers!

I just sent a link to the mobi and epub versions of California Dreaming for all the Kickstarter backers and all backers of my Patreon at the $5 or more level. If you back either of those and haven’t received … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: Woodstock

Crosby, Stills, and Nash had not originally intended to form a band at all. Crosby and Stills had both been at loose ends after leaving their respective bands, and were looking for something else to do, and had been jamming … Continue reading

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On Toxic Masculinity and California Dreaming

A while back, I put up a post, which has now become an essay in the California Dreaming book, about how the white musicians in the book had built their careers because of an infrastructure that was there because of … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: Sharleena

The Mothers of Invention had disbanded. Well…sort of. Frank Zappa had brought the band to an end, tired of losing money paying the salaries of a large band. The final straw came at a show in 1969 when the Mothers … Continue reading

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The Book-Only Material In California Dreaming

The observant among you will have noticed that the California Dreaming series of essays is nearing its conclusion: the book’s subtitle is “The LA Pop Music Scene Of The 60s”, and the most recent essay dealt with a track released … Continue reading

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