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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Danehy

Re: “Danehy

Hold onto your hats, Folks. This is 2 weeks in a row I agree with Tom. I'm not sure about
Jimi being too wasted to play well. However, Tom was there, I wasn't so I'll have to take his word for it.
He's right about the Young Rascals, they were a great band. They were from my home town of Long Island. They were almost all Italian which always helps. Like ladderflapper also said,Dino Danelli was a fantastic drummer. He was what us drummers called clean. I was a half-assed drummer. Not too bad considering I was self taught. I probably would have been better had I spent more time practicing playing and less time trying to twirl my sticks like Dino.
I saw the Rascals in Aug. 1968 at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. They were outstanding. The opening act was a band called the Vagrants. They featured an up and coming guitarist Leslie West , who would go on to form Mountain.
Years ago I somehow mentioned Woodstock to Tom. Tom asked me if I was really there. I assured him I was. Woodstock was without a doubt the mother of all parties. I remember alot about it, but certainly not all of it. I guess that was due to copious amounts of fine drugs which I helped myself to on a regular basis. Me and my buddies got there 2 days early and stayed 2 days after it was over.
I can't say how stoned Jimi was that day. I have to assume he was pretty buzzed. All I know is that when he did the Star Spangled Banner and went right into Purple Haze....let's just say it's 50 years later and I never felt like that since. A few months later a poster came out showing the crowd from behind the stage saying " no one who there will ever be the same" Boy is that ever the truth.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/14/2019 at 3:15 PM

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good nostalgic article, I was at the Atlanta festival later that summer with some of the same performers. Fabulous 3 days. Lots of fun, Spirit ( fresh garbage, I gotta line on you, babe, the bald drummer? before it was cool to be so, was his name Randy California?) were always a great live band, The rascals was the first LP I bought, always thought Dino Danelli was a talented live drummer, who knew how to put on a show, twirling sticks, throwin the right hand stick high in the air when it would come down in perfect time for the crash cymbal beat at the end of a roll. Not a guy who likes cliche's but the 'you can't go home' one seems relevant.

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Posted by laddderflappy on 06/13/2019 at 11:29 AM

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So true marklee. Spirit played Tucson nightclubs in the 70s with their hit song "Fresh Garbage." They were a band way ahead of their time.

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Posted by Telecaster Tom on 06/13/2019 at 9:22 AM

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I was there that Friday night as well. My Grade 11 classes ended earlier that day. Joe Cocker was awesome. The Don Ellis Orchestra blew everyone away. Do you recall tina Turner climbing down a ladder into the pit in front of the stage?
The act that blew me away was Spirit, a Valley favorite. I had seen them a couple of times, but NEVER sounding that HUGE!
We joined the throngs walking out of what was clearly Jimi's worst night on stage. He was reeling from a major drug bust in Canada the night before and clearly wasn't in the mood to play.
This was the 2nd "Newport" at the Devonshire Downs. The first was June '67. I was 15 and walked out a different kid after seeing Country Joe and the Fish and the Jefferson Airplane.

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Posted by marklee on 06/13/2019 at 7:53 AM

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I agree with Tom 100%, is there not a new law that makes it an offense within Tucson city limits? About damn time

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Posted by Mark Robert Heywood on 06/07/2019 at 7:08 PM

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I hope you're sitting down because I'm about to agree with Tom 100% on this one. Because of something called diabetic peripheral neuropathy I had to sell my Harley over a year ago. I can still remember those 4 or 5 times when I came that close to getting crushed by some citizen in his cage. The kind of close call that makes you pull over and wait for the jack hammer in your chest to calm down. Also to cut your ride short so you can go home and change your undies I remember each time that happened , the asshole behind the wheel was texting. It's about time the dumb bastards up state are trying to do something about this.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/06/2019 at 3:15 PM

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We need laws for risky activities that endanger others. If you want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane or scale a mountain into the "Death Zone," that's your business. When you drive, you are operating a dangerous weapon, and your actions affect much more than just you.

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Posted by dsimpson on 06/06/2019 at 1:26 PM

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Ha! My name is David Gorgie and this is why america is going south! I have been working in the entertainment industry for over 18 years and now live in Tucson, AZ. I am the very best impersonator in the country and I do a great job impersonating who I would call the worst president in the world.

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Posted by Davidgorgievarietyentertainer on 06/06/2019 at 12:37 PM

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Dangerous behavior ( Is that a Freudian slip) should take a "selfie" at the edge of the Grand Canyon, beyond the restraining wall (like a wall law) while hanging on to another self absorbed selfish person just to prove why we don't need laws that attempt to limit dangerous behavior.

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Posted by ZKen on 06/06/2019 at 10:14 AM

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It doesn't matter as they will probably be killed by someone holding their dog while driving. Or reading a book. Or eating. Or feeding a baby.

Drive around Tucson and you will see it all! Come on people, wise up. Do we really need a law for every risky activity?

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Posted by Dangerous Behavior on 06/06/2019 at 5:54 AM

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I agree with Tommy. I get annoyed too, when I see someone too lazy to put a cart back in the cart thing. However, I doubt highly that Tommy tells the person that it's right there. Unless it's a 90 year old lady or a guy with his leg in a cast. Anyone else and Tommy would be picking his bottom up off the pavement.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/02/2019 at 2:05 PM

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How is your trolling creating any jobs Megan?

Well, besides possibly keeping the webmaster on the TW site occupied.

Okay, you're slightly helping with one job.

Give yourself a pat on the back and a cookie!

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/02/2019 at 7:16 AM

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Billions? Tommy's lucky he can deal with hundreds.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/30/2019 at 2:36 PM

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On a slightly lighter note, there is the "Sagan," a large number used to measure distances that means billions and billions and billions...

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Posted by dsimpson on 05/30/2019 at 2:30 PM

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Dumb ass in chief. I can't wait until Nov. 2020. I'm going to laugh myself silly.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/30/2019 at 11:41 AM

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Lighten up guys, the rest of us are just creating jobs.

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Posted by Megan A Gagain on 05/30/2019 at 10:06 AM

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Hahaha, I had to laugh about the shopping cart as it bugs the crap outta me, too! One day this lazya** couldn't walk it one parking spot over to the stall, so I stopped, looked at him, then looked at the cart then looked at the stall and said, "REALLY"?? These are the same people who leave their cart in the middle of the grocery aisle as they peruse the shelves totally oblivious no one can get by. Yeah, I also sometimes wonder about turning into the "get off my lawn old guy...or girl, in my case". I'm not too bad, yet, but I seem to be easing right into it. Enjoyed this little bit of venting with ya, Tom =)

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Posted by NWC on 05/30/2019 at 7:15 AM

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Two sources of science: 1. SN. (Science News) also by email highlights, $90/2 years, the most compact form of information on science on the planet. I will bring some old copies to the Weekly office to leave for you. They are timely but also timeless if you didn't read them the week they came out. 2. PBS. NOVA isn't what it was before David H. Koch got his hands on WGBH, but still.... If you donate to KUAT, you can get PASSPORT and access old PBS shows including NOVA, Nature, American Experience, American Masters, Masterpiece Theatre, Frontline, and others. Peruse old NOVA's on the web. BTW, KUAT is free over the air.

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Posted by Michael Carpenter on 05/27/2019 at 10:30 PM

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Danehy, After reading your column I couldn't agree more. I cannot understand why someone who is under a microscope just doesn't get it.

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Posted by rcyadah on 05/26/2019 at 10:17 AM

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@Rick Spanier; heliotaxis. So, where or where do you get your connection for high-speed internet? I cut my cable channel years ago, but I'm still tied to Comcast (aka Xfiniti) for my high-speed internet. It's hard to escape the corporate masters here in Tucson....

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Posted by JCC on 05/25/2019 at 12:19 PM

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