GOAT, Southern Rock Artist; Gregg Allman, a show in Alameda…

Who am I to make a judgement like this, so make it IMHO. But before ABB, I don’t believe the musical category existed. I was fortunate to be able to make 2 recordings with Gregg Allman and the Alameda All Stars. On the road as Gregg Allman & Friends.

Due to this relationship with the Group, Gregg was a Guest at the smallest venue one would imagine. Rooster’s, now hosted one of the GOAT’s. Yes, while Rock Gods have played the Venue many times… This, was A “Musical GOAT”, in a Dive Bar…94501.

It is hard to imagine how the many people that occupied that very tiny corner of Alameda that Sunday Evening felt. When I think about that moment, the music… From the corner of Clement, & Grand Streets… This is my favorite song from the set…Melissa. While I am sorry the Audio was not better… The moment is more special as the Years progress…

With Gregg’s passing, Butch Trucks passing earlier this Year. I find the Symmetricity: Duane passes ’71, Gregg ’17. 7117, ABB, It’s fitting metaphor. They join Duane & Berry Oakley in The other side’s, now newly reformed Allman Brothers Band. The music now, as with all, …Timeless, Now belongs to the Ages…

-Think Oakland

If the 10% Possibility happens. Both Libby Schaaf & Noel Gallo will not be Mayor of Oakland in 2019.

The 10% possibility the Oakland Raiders win Super Bowl LII.

Doesn’t matter how much money she will have accumulated to support her campaign.
The Anger of the Raider Nation will Boil over, as the remaining Home Dates dwindle under 5  Election Day Tuesday 6, November 2018.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/03/25/raiders-rent-skyrockets-under-new-lease-in-oakland/

It makes no sense, Las Vegas Raiders… But when you think about it.

       It’s better for the Franchise, It is not good for the NFL as a Whole.

I was an Oakland Raider PSL Owner, and now a “Lame Duck” Season Ticket Holder. 2 things that were once marketed as a something of Value…

      Lesson Learned…

Be thankful for the 23 Years, again look disdainfully as to City Leaders… as to why a Deal could not be broken. Ask Why at the very least, If the City was truly pushing the A’s to Howard Terminal. Why the City & County could not rationalize that saving it’s constituents the Yearly Bonds payments… Sell the lands to the NFL & Raiders, Retire the Burden on the Taxpayers.

      The only saving possibility…

The A’s purchase the Coliseum Land, Pay the bonds off… Dissolve the JPA.

Allow the A’s to build a Ballpark Village with Market Rate Homes… Without strings from the City.

       Otherwise.

Having the A’s move to Howard Terminal will just duplicate, as in “COPY” San Francisco. With no for see able future for the “Shovel Ready” Land at the Coliseum. No Tenant. Thus the Coliseum Plan of 1995 has Failed… #1 Retaining the Pro Sports Tenants.

     Personally, I cannot say how I will feel about the Raiders until I deal with the Hole on my soul after the Team plays it’s Last Season at O.Co…

Except, I like thousands of other Oakland Native Raider Fans will no longer spend Thousands Yearly on the NFL…

-ThinkOakland

 

 

The NFL Smokescreen… Reality. LA Rams, LA Raiders, & LV Chargers. Why this makes Sense.

116_19_11_mgl_viewl-jpg-blk.jpgLos Angeles has welcomed back the Rams, and what they received was, the Rams. They still want an Elite NFL Football Team. For 20 Years in Oakland we have been Developing that.
What Los Angeles doesn’t want is the Chargers. Mark Davis has a Sweet Deal in LV. The
money guy in Vegas, Sheldon Alderson wants a portion of Team… Or he will walk.
Oakland “Raiders” Fans will not travel to LV. But have already traveled to see team in LA.
Kronke  gets his Partner… and BLOCKBUSTER tenant. He is a Developer First. Profit stream SECURED.
Charger fans loathe traveling to LA, but I believe could do the SD thing, some by way of Palm Springs. The Spanos Family owns enough of Chargers where they could sell/trade enough of Ownership to Alderson to satisfy his Ownership needs. In Turn Mark Davis gets the best Lease agreement in a Palace. He Does not have to market to an area starved for this Football Team. Everybody making Money is Happy…

I Love Ronnie, Rodney, & Marcus’ vision in Oakland with Fortress… But you know what… It is still there. They will just be developing a Baseball Stadium for the Oakland A’s… The Administration in Oakland, gets their Green Dream. Almost Everybody Wins in the end.

Oakland “Raiders” Fans Lose the Raiders… Again. I am not as heartbroken this Time. This Time I spent it as a 20+ Year Season Ticket Holder. I have seen more Games, than they played before the Team  moved the First Time. If they have to move, LA will not Distract the Team as Vegas has too much great “sin” going on 24/7/365.29.

The 2017 AFC Wild, Wild West… Den, KC, LA(R), LV(C)

Reason for DNC Email breach… Podesta did not get International Memo… Not Russia

On 15, Aug 2013 Google filed a Court Filing that could be interpreted or opining… An email to any of Google’s 425 million Gmail users have no “reasonable expectation” that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.
The response was to the security of the email sent to and used in, with, or thru Google email accounts.
CONCLUSION ; An 8 Yr old could have raided John Podesta’s GMail Account. The rhetoric that the Russians are involved… Well, The Supreme Court allowed the right to Advertise
& engage in our elections by allowing Super PACs. I consider this an International Super Pac, and SCOTUS opened this door. ALL OF THIS I feel, made it so that Russia did not need to do this. It is very basic, not so sophisticated Hacking.

A Business Person as a CEO of a Nation…

What a Concept… A qualified Businessman as CEO of the Country. Historic Gains November 21, 2016. Financial Futures looking bright. The Trump Bull Market , sees financial success for Business’. All for economic indicators moving in an economy based on performance. It will be nice to emerge from Quantitative Easing. There has to be profit from buying Government bonds.. How about Banks paying interest to savings accounts for a change. The Banks haven’t lost Profits. Be nice to see Wells Fargo in receivership. Carved up among quality banking institutions…

Now we need more business oriented Politicians, than the needy ones we seem to keep. On this, I think the City of Oakland has a pretty good CEO in Mayor Schaaf, ‘cept she loves the A’s more than my Raiders. Her Legacy should be mandated whether we get real value from $600M in Prop DD funds.