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SUNRISE AT DEATH VALLEY-Photo by Tom Cochrun

Monday, June 19, 2017

IT'S ABOUT THE HEAD

life under the oaks
    Our annual Father's Day weekend sojourn to the Live Oak Music Festival is a photographer's paradise.
     The fundraiser for the California central coast NPR station KCBX is nestled between the San Raphael and Santa Ynez mountains north of Santa Barbara where it is beautiful under the ancient oaks. This year brought warm temperatures, so this shooter decided to document how people covered their head. Did you know there was such a variety of straw hat?









































a popular man

The eclectic music mix was superb...
   Langhorne Slim made friends when he moved from the cool  shade of the stage into there sun and asked people "to get involved!"

    Joe Craven and the Sometimers blew everyone away with a version of Blackbird.
  Jessica Fichot dazzled as she sang in French, English, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish. 
    Live Oak runs three days and is famous for a stunning array of music.




     Though only a day tripper, we are always dazzled by the Live Oak nation and life under the big oaks...


beating the nincompoop 
       If it is at all possible schedule yourself into Cuba before the latest disruption from the cheeto colored idiot takes affect. Frequent readers have read on the scene posts from the Cuba File. They can be found in the archive of the blog. 
       It is a shame the nincompoop is trying to undo a step in the right direction. The bloated cretin is taking action that violates the belief of the vast majority of Americans. Don't we wish he'd just disappear?

      See you down the trail.

20 comments:

  1. Oh, my. A hatman's paradise. And some pretty snappy do-rags. Looks like a fun event, as always.

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  2. We had a wonderful independent trip to Cuba in March and April of this year. 300,000 Americans visited Cuba in the first five months of this year, as many as in all of 2016. Something like a third of all available rooms for tourists are privately owned as are a large number of taxis and gift shops and most restaurants. The idea that the Cuban people are not benefitting from American tourism is utter nonsense. A local guide we met who is also a Cuban attorney told us that the best jobs in Cuba are tour guide and bartender. He is both. That should tell us something.

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    1. On one of our visits we ate at "The House of the Doctor" which was in fact a Doctor's house. He supplemented his state controlled wage by running a restaurant in his living room.
      The key words in your note are "utter nonsense" which is the catch phrase of this administration.

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  3. I would have loved to have gone to Live Oak but had family obligations locally. Cute hat pix. Reminds me of the one big music festival I DID go to, 49 years ago. See woodstock69anniversary.com. Clark Center will have its annual "hippie" gathering again this August, no doubt.

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    1. We were in Europe at the time of Woodstock, but we did attend the gigantic Concert in Hyde Park that summer that drew between 300-500 thousand. Saw George Harrison, Richie Havens, Donovan, Ringo, Blind Faith, et al.

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  4. Couple nice hats there, and a couple that made me think of the line from 'Jaws"......"That's some bad hat, Harry."
    Nice photo's, Tom.

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    1. Wish I would have thought of that line. Thanks. Cheers!

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  5. Evidently Trump doesn't think fifty years is enough for a failed policy. Actually, I don't think he cares about what happens in Cuba; all he cares about is destroying Obama's legacy and history will judge him harshly for this and so much more.

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    1. Stephen, what you say is spot on. By the way, you could have put the period after the fourth word! History will no doubt turn the name trump into something akin to garbage.

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  6. Would have made a great add for "Harry Levinson's."

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    1. They had some great hats, as you well know.

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  7. The straw hat thing made me laugh so hard.

    Years ago, I used to hang out with the local Green Party, and I once showed up at a GreenParty event where every attendee was middle-aged, bearded, with a straw hat.

    I looked aorund and said aloud,"I missed the memo!"

    No one laughed. No one got it.

    It's good to see straw hats (often accompanied by beards) are still around if you hang in the right circles.

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    1. They are especially helpful in the California sun. A couple of years ago I gave up a ball cap for a straw a couple for the "proper" occasion. Still on the tennis court nothing beats a "breathable" light cap.

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  8. In NoCal my grandsons wear wool beanies in the summer, its seldom hot in Santa Cruz on the sunniest of days.

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    1. Part of the California diversity. We get a kick out of seeing guys in board shorts wearing a hoodie or girls in cut offs, wearing uggs. Here on the Central Coast, the idea is to layer.

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  9. HATS OFF TO YOU; GREAT COMPILATION. STARTED LISTENING TO/WATCHING JOE CRAVEN IN THE 1980s IN PLACERVILLE. A JOY TO BEHOLD.

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    1. Thanks Steve. I was surprised at the vast differences. As for Craven, he is a great performer and a one of a kind as an emcee. He changes outfits between each act. His introductions are specifically written and almost poetic. A real joy indeed.

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  10. Tom, my favorite straw hat is a broad, loose-weaved, one that Norma wears in the garden. When she has the sun at her back, the light comes through and its brim is filled with stars. Great post, wonderful photos!

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    1. Perhaps you can capture an image of the brim of stars. I have often been fascinated by the dance of shadows and light on faces beneath loose weave brims like that.
      Thanks.

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