Doc discusses topics ranging from Muhammad Ali, Jack London, the psychology of the “zone” with a pinch of politics and popular culture.
Diminutive Italian marathoner who uses strychnine as a performance enhancing drug is denied gold medal in 1908 Olympic marathon in London but becomes an international celebrity and immortalized in song after his surreal stagger to the finish line.
As a freshman at UC San Diego I attended the Muhammad Ali-Kenny Norton heavyweight fight on Mach 30, 1973 at the San Diego Sports Arena. A small incident that happened directly in front of me after Ali’s jaw was broken and he’d suffered his worst defeat to date, revealed the heart and mind of a true champion.
Moonlight Tour of the Wolf House Ruins
He was the most popular American author of his day – adventurer, romantic, realist, revolutionary, sportsman, socialist, dreamer…combative, contrary, contradictory, charismatic, and courageous – Jack London’s legacy lives here amidst the mystical magic of Valley of the Moon and the silent stones of the burned out Wolf House that was to stand for a thousand years.
Walk down the old ranch road under a full moon to the house that Jack built and learn of the extraordinary life that Jack London and his “mate-woman”, Charmian lived. Relive the magical tale of the Wolf House fire. Savor the moonlit atmosphere sipping wine produced from the grapes harvested on Jack’s estate and enjoy spending a transformative evening of storytelling, music, and the stuff of dreams.
A large offensive lineman football player with the footwork and soul of a matador tells his amazing life story to his professor during office hours.
When: Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Stokes, Hamer, Kaufman & Kirk, LLP, 381 Bayside Road, Arcata (near Union and 7th Streets – 7thStreet becomes Bayside Road heading toward Sunny Brae).
This is a wonderful venue for art — plenty of parking, surrounded by the forest.
What: Landscape Watercolors by Paul Rickard, Oils on Canvas by Yvonne Kern, and Glass Art by Susan Bloch.
Live Music – Doc Stull (guitar and ukulele) and Mary Harper (flute) take the open road through the American Songbook (with a touch of Brazil).
Plus refreshments, wine and fun!!
Contact: Chris Hamer for information (707) 822-1771
Doc Stull (guitar, ukulele and vocals) and Mary Harper (flute) take the open road through the American Songbook from Melancholy Baby to California Dreaming including folk, jazz, blues and country, a little rock and roll and a touch of Brazil. Song List includes:
On Broadway (1964)
Wayfaring Stranger (18th Century)
Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
Route 66 (1946)
Poor Side of Town (1966)
What a Wonderful World (1960)
California Dreaming (1965)
Secret Agent Man (1966)
Kansas City (1953)
Stray Cat Strut (1981)
I’ve Got News For You (1957)
Lucky Man (1973)
Devil Woman (1962)
Up on the Roof (1962)
After You’ve Gone (1918)
Shine on Harvest Moon (1906)
All of Me (1931)
St. James Infirmary (18th Century)
Take a Letter Maria (1969)
Melancholy Baby (1912)
Poor Little Fool (1958)
Under the Boardwalk (1964)
Silvery Moon (1909)
Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1931)
Blue Moon (1934)
Let Me Call You Sweetheart (1910)
Don’t Worry About Me (1961)
Dream a Little Dream (1931)
Ain’t Missbehavin’ (1929)
A Day in the Life of a Fool (1959)
La Vie en Rose (1946)
Corcavado (Quiet Nights) (1962)
Girl from Ipanema (1962)
The Look of Love (1967)
City of New Orleans (1971)
Coming Into Los Angeles (1969)
Baker Street (1978)
Mack the Knife (1928)
Fly Me to the Moon (1954)
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
from Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself in his book of poetry, Leaves of Grass, 1855
Doc and Mary Harper talk about one of America’s most impassioned and sensual poets – an American original.
The father and son team of Ed and Steve Sabol use the artistic masters to market to the masses in the 1960’s and pro football becomes the dominant television sport in America.