St. Louis was settled by Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau and named after French king Saint Louis, this city of 318,000 is known for its baseball and the iconic Gateway Arch. It is also a place of childhood memories for me. When by parents drove to East St. Louis, Illinois (across the bridge from St. [...]
National Championships generally bring together the country’s top players and thus a diverse collection of personalities. The 2013 U.S. Chess Championship had a nice mixture of veterans and youth to make the tournament interesting from beginning to end. The Chess Drum conducted the following interviews during the Championship. GM Fidel Corrales Jiminez – This Cuban [...]
On the rest day of the 2013 U.S. Chess Championship, players, U.S. Championship commentators and staff from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis (CCSCSL) visited the Innovative Concept Academy (1927 Cass Avenue) to attend an exhibition hosted by Adisa Banjoko’s Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) called “Living the Game: The Powerful Fusion [...]
On my recent trip, I was surprised when a friend asked me if I had heard of Webster University and their chess coach, a woman from “somewhere in Eastern Europe.” In fact, I had just read the Chess Life article about the Pan-Am Intercollegiate tournament only a couple days earlier. The CL article was my [...]
Yesterday involved a 1.5 hour checkout with a flight instructor at Toronto Airways. It had been 8 months (damn, time flies) since I was last up in the air. Toronto Airways has changed their checkout policy for the better. Checkouts now involve 0.5 hours of ground briefing plus 1 hour in the air. Show More Summary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Meko Gaborski 888-588-4418 firstname.lastname@example.org Rapper T-KASH Runs Marathon at Oakland Running Festival for the Cause of Non-violence & Education; T-KASH Drops Song I Run The Bay feat. Adisa Banjoko to Promote Mind & Body Balance March 6th 2013, Oakland, CA- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that it [...]
Live at the Lone Star Cafe, New York; February 8, 1986 (late show). Very good to excellent soundboard.
Editor’s Note On December 11, 2012, I published an article on this website highlighting portions of a letter written by Steve Alder of Idaho for [...]
The Northwest’s declining salmon runs have spurred marathon legal battles and inspired billions in spending to save the iconic species. But Idaho’s coho salmon were never listed as endangered before they went extinct in 1987. Very few people noticed when the fish were gone. Show More Summary
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 6th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Benefit 2012 Live at the Beacon Theatre New York, NY; November 8, 2012. Mono soundboard.
1. I'm reaching my prime! (61 is not just a prime number, either--it's a prime twin with 59 (two prime numbers separated by just one number. And it may be the largest prime that divides the product of the next two primes plus 1. If there is a larger such prime, it would have to be greater than 179,424,673.)2. Show More Summary
Live at the Pine Knob Amphitheater June 25, 2000. Excellent soundboard.
Various Olympic Studios Sessions 1966-1970
John Lennon Oddities - Outtakes and demos.
If you thought that the Pebble Partnership was in anyway concerned about the interests of the sport fishing economy in Bristol Bay, Pebble Partnership CEO John Shively would like to set you straight. ISER Researcher Criticizes Pebble...Show More Summary
A few weeks ago I was working out in the garden and noticed a small bird flutter into the garden. It was a Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii). This bird didn’t look like the Bewick’s Wrens I was used to seeing. It was more mottled looking than others I had seen. It wasn’t very active and [...]
While Derek And The Dominos’ Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album was released in 1970, it was only in 1990 that other Layla session tracks were officially released on the 20th Anniversary Edition. Even then, not all the session tracks were released.
Live at the Rainbow, London, England, May 20, 1974.