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Monday, July 7, 2008

Rock and Roll circa 1970

Here I am learning to play the guitar.




It was years later before someone showed me the "correct" way to hold it.


This photo was taken in our basement music room. The psychedelic day glow mural in the rear is of my own invention. Jeffrey, on the right, played the electric bass.



Here I am attempting to use the electric guitar as a Vietnam era assault weapon (a Jimi Hendrix influence?)

....while our drummer Chip shows off his safari hat.







Although not an official band member, Laura is seen here at the first Peace Rally ever in DF. We bailed out of school early that day, and some of the teachers joined us for our protest march through town.

Laura, Floyd (our keyboardist), Christine and others later gained notoriety for their splendid rendition of "Spiro Agnew, We Love You We Do" sung to the infamous Pachebel canon Dona Nobis Pacem.

Between sets Floyd takes a break.





Christine played banjo, acoustic guitar, and composed a number of folk-oriented hits, including a catchy song about "Garbage" that we all fondly remember for its' wit and humor.


I painted the star on this guitar, which proudly displays the colors of the flag: Red, White, and Blue.

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