At times words cannot Describe, and even Video misses the Mark. This is what I try to bring to those that buy, Standing in a Bay Area Park is watching a Total Solar Eclipse… It is not.
They are rare, Yes Rarity, Your neighborhood, (Within 250 miles) August 2045… Probably too old. So I settled for regional(Within 1000 miles). 21, August 2017.
This particular Day in John Day started with Clear Blue Skies, Something one cannot even Achieve, yet appreciate at all in My Hometown. In the Bay Area, the media was selling the local partial eclipse… As the equivalent to Totality. It is not.
During Totality, This Day at Clyde Holliday State Park, Think a Dark Royal Blue Sky… Also the Twinkling of the Star in the Picture… Made me rethink the Mercury description. It is in fact the Star Regulus. Magnificent, or as a Noted Yankee Fan, comedian would say, Marvelous, simply Mahervolumeless. One can lose thoughts of everything… Even Today’s constant media.
Next Regional 8, April 2024 – Think Oakland
When the Raiders leave for Vegas, I will be a NFL Fan Only… Maybe. A “Free Agent” at the least… Mark… The price of Vegas is that You WILL HAVE cut, Fans like me, Heretofore “US” out. “Oakland Raiders” Together was home to me, My solace.
My Future is now neither… I cannot no longer tolerate an anti-business, pro Grant, Financially mismanaged, overtaxed Community Economic Devaluement Programs. This is the Leadership that has cost me the Team… And MD. It’s true, I followed Your Father… Into the Dirt. But I will NOT follow you into the Desert. Look at the Mayweather- McGregor Fight Crowd… You are not going to have a Home Field like this is, in Oakland. You think you won LA, well hooty ho… It is good for Raiders that the Blackout rules were lifted so Vegas people can see Games Live. Your market is LV. LA will embrace the teams the 2 LA Teams, eventually… If they Win. I mean it’s LA…
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…
The SSUC, They did not clean the Front of their Building for this. They took the Friday off for “Cesar Chavez Day”. This allows the International Field enjoy the everyday Trash in front of the Spanish Speaking Unity Council. The Community Economic Devaulation Corp of East Oakland… I stopped shooting this at this point. I was NOT going to sit in UC trash to get shots.
CED(Community Economic Devaluement) + UC = SSUC.
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.
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…
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.
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…