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Who are we in this year of stronger-than-whatever-redux-make-us-together-greater-they-all-want-to-get-into-that-big-beautiful-house-how-did-we-get-here sloganeering.  This election season women and men citizenry have been degraded when often it's blessedly only the candidates degrading themselves.  It's time to bathe in the fresh water of the Merced River and breathe cool clean mountain air and discover ourselves again in a national park -- one of our nation's great treasures -- so come with us today to Yosemite National Park to find Our Better Selves.....  SEDGE welcomes:  

JESSE COLIN YOUNG, songwriter and lead singer of the popular group The Youngbloods in the 1960s. Everbody Get Together, Try to Love One Another Right Now... A spirit from another time.  He'll sing Love is but a song to sing, Fear's the way we die, you can make the mountains ring --- as we look at Half Dome in the Sierra.

CHRIS SMITHER, folk/blues singer and guitarist whose music draws deeply from blues, folk, modern poets and philosophers.

ROSS HANNA, the late grandson of John Muir who helped sustain the legacy of his grandfather (October 1922 - June 2014).

PHIL FRANK, the late great cartoonist who created Farley (March 1943 – September 2007).

GERRY BLOCH, oldest person to climb El Capitan, at age 81, and his guide MIKE CORBETT.

YVONNE GRANGER, Park Service Ranger.

TOM BOPP, Yosemite music historian and performer. 

MIKE GREENSILL, who hiked in a piano!

 

Today, SEDGE THOMSON, presents our One Has To Have a Sense of Humor show.  

 

SEDGE and the audience laugh with the stories of British comic EDDIE IZZARD

 

and American, sometimes ex-pat, DAVID SEDARIS.  

 

-- ROFL!

 

ROY ZIMMERMAN sings "TMI" and a bit of KLAUS FLOURIDE - JUMBO SHRIMP beach band closes the show. 

 

It's Sedge's flaneur files.  

 

Insights abound. 

 

Laughs, too. 


This week, SEDGE THOMSON present the COOL TOOLS, COOL TUNES show.

The wired and rewired tech thinker KEVIN KELLY explains why humans will forever be tech newbies.  He reveals his coolest tool which help with sandwiches, he says.

Author ANNE LAMOTT marvels how her Some Assembly Required made it past her son Sam' vetting.  It's a sequel to life, to Operating Instructions.  She also explans how clothes shrink in closets -- it has to do with lack of air circulation.

RUBBER SOULDIERS play extended verisions of Beatles songs - as Lennon-McCartney produced Iron Butterfly-length cuts for FM Album Oriented radio from another era instead of their 2:42 pop songs.  The groove is suppled by the ROWAN BROTHERS and DAVID GANS. Dance along.

MIKE GREENSILL is tripped up by technology yet improvs a solution with his own human wit.

Delightful show.  

 

 

 

West Coast Live broadcasts Saturdays from 10am to noon Pacific Time, unless otherwise stated. Guests attending the show are asked to arrive 30 minutes early, at 9:30am.