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John W. Whitehead – Playing The Government’s Game: When It Comes To Violence, We All Lose

“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”—John Lennon …

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Dharma Singh Khalsa – Why Life Goes Faster as You Grow Older

Do you have the sense that life is speeding up the older you get? If so, you’re not alone. Can there be a reason for this perception? I’ve discovered three scientific theories that shine a little light on this mysterious experience. The first is a phenomenon called “telescopy.” Telescopy [3] is simply the underestimation of time. It’s as though you’re looking through a …

Give teeth a chance: John Lennon.

The Vinyl Experience – 10.09.15

For Lennon’s Birthday anniversary:

Paul McCartney & Wings: Let Me Roll It

Deep Purple: Help

Siouxsee & The Banshees: Dear Prudence

Vanilla Fudge: Ticket To Ride

Peter Gabriel: Strawberry Fields Forever

Spooky Tooth: I Am The Walrus

David Bowie: Across The Universe

Mamas & Papas: I Call Your Name

Queen: Life Is Real

George Harrison: All Those Years Ago

Sean Lennon: It’s Alright/Jardins du Luxembourg

John and Julian Lennon: Ya Ya

John Lennon: Borrowed Time

Judy Collins: In My Life

Paul McCartney: Here Today

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The Vinyl Experience – 10.02.15

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Black Keys: Gotta Get Away
Eagles: Already Gone
Langhorne Slim & The Law: Spirit Moves
George Harrison: What Is Life
Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Accidents Will Happen
Blur: Ong Ong
Marvin Gaye: Ain’t That Peculiar
Spoon: Do You
Jags: Back Of My Hand
Ryan Adams: Dirty Rain
Led Zeppelin: In The Evening
The National: Mistaken For Strangers
]Tame Impala: Elephant
The White Stripes: Seven Nation Army
The Who: Won’t Get Fooled Again (single version)

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The Vinyl Experience – 07.31.15

VE 183 Mid Summer Pleasures Led Zeppelin: Dancing Days Style Council: Long Hot Summer The Who: Sea And Sand Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Even The Losers Sweet: California Nights Patti Smith: Redondo Beach Neil Young: Long May You Run Paul McCartney: Heart Of the Country REM: Gardening At Night The Guess Who: No Time B52s: Summer Of Love Dave …

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Vinyl Experience – Sgt Pepper Revisited – 06.19.15

You could forget your mom’s birthday, or even your spouse….but I’ll bet you remember what record was born on June 1, 1967. By months’ end, Jimi Hendrix and Wes Mongromery had already reacted and recorded their unique interpertations of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band” and “A Day In The Life.” In the 48 succeeding years, many inspired salutes have followed, and this week’s Vinyl Experience collects more than just the usual suspects.

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Jimi Hendrix: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

George Burns: With A Little Help From My Friends

Elton John: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Status Quo/Kaiser Chiefs: Getting Better

Hue & Cry: Fixing A Hole

Bryan Ferry: She’s Leaving Home

Frank Sidebottom/Eddie Izzard/Burnkit2600: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

Sonic Youth: Within You Without You

Keith Moon: When I’m 64

Michelle Shocked: Lovely Rita

The Triffids: Good Morning, Good Morning

Wes Montgomery: A Day In The Life

The Beatles: Sgt Pepper Reprise/A Day In the Life

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Yearning for the Past: Is Human Society Regressing?

“Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away Now it looks as though they’re here to stay Oh, I believe in yesterday”—The Beatles 1965 In the 1970s, I had a staunch conservative colleague, a political science professor, who was the only professor I ever met who openly used his classroom as a bully pulpit for his political views. Once, in …