Wednesday, April 15, 2009

United States of AIG

Timothy Franz Geithner (born August 18, 1961), is the 75th and current United States Secretary of the Treasury, serving under President Barack Obama. He was previously the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Hello Central

Sam "Lightnin’" Hopkins (March 15, 1912 — January 30, 1982) was a country blues guitarist, from Houston, Texas. His distinctive fingerstyle playing often included playing, in effect, bass, rhythm, lead, percussion, and vocals, all at the same time.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Great Seattle Fire 1889

June 6th 1889: A guy was boiling glue over sawdust drenched in kerosene in a wood building in a city made of wood with log fire hydrants and a fire chief who was in San Francisco at a Fire Fighting Convention.

Fire, Fire, I Heard The Cry

"Fire, fire," I heard the cry, from every breeze that passes by;
All the world was one sad cry of pity.
Strong men in anguish prayed, calling loud to heaven for aid,
While the fire in ruin was layin' ol' Seattle was a beautiful city.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Secret Society Of The Antlers

According to the book Drawing Shadows To Stone: The Photography of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, 1897-1902 (purchased at the Enumclaw Indian Bookstore), "A cedar bark neck ring was a mark of membership in one of the Kwakwaka'waka secret societies."