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March 5, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, Jim Washburn is a free-lance writer who regularly writes for The Times Orange County Edition.
"You know, this is sort of a New Age epicenter up here," says U. Utah Phillips of the Sierra-nestled Nevada City where he lives. "God, either that can break your heart or be the funniest thing you ever ran into. I always liked Robert Bly's poetry, but when I read the title to 'Iron John,' I originally thought it meant that in order to have a real man's movement, you need an iron john. "Me, I'm not in a drum circle yet--you know, where the men get in a circle, beat drums and howl.
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March 5, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, Jim Washburn is a free-lance writer who regularly writes for The Times Orange County Edition.
"You know, this is sort of a New Age epicenter up here," says U. Utah Phillips of the Sierra-nestled Nevada City where he lives. "God, either that can break your heart or be the funniest thing you ever ran into. I always liked Robert Bly's poetry, but when I read the title to 'Iron John,' I originally thought it meant that in order to have a real man's movement, you need an iron john. "Me, I'm not in a drum circle yet--you know, where the men get in a circle, beat drums and howl.
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January 7, 1999
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March 11, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Opening the first of two shows Monday at Shade Tree Stringed Instruments, U. Utah Phillips related that earlier in the day, when the store's owners were readying the sound system, he had remarked, "Hell, this is like my living room. I don't need a sound system in my living room." For the next 70 minutes, the unamplified 57-year-old singer/storyteller proceeded to treat the tiny 50-seat music shop as if it were his home.
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January 7, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM
The big-venue concert schedule for '93 won't begin to emerge for a while yet, but club and theater offerings include some interesting and varied possibilities, with best bets highlighted below in bold.
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May 31, 1998 | Steve Hochman
Gubernatorial candidates Jane Harman and Al Checchi aren't the only ones putting personal fortunes into a campaign these days. Business executive George Turek is bankrolling a candidate for election as well. But rather than political office, this is a campaign for a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for Chuck Berry's pianist, Johnnie Johnson.
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November 26, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, Jim Washburn is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition. T. Jefferson Parker's column resumes in this spot next week. and
Thus far, this column has afforded me a fine opportunity to grouse, dither and alienate advertisers, but I thought this might be a good day to instead address a few of the things I'm thankful for. Why, there's a holiday weekend full of them: Clint-a-thons, Bullwinkle-blasts, dinosaur-thons, a "Jonny Quest" marathon! Not to mention "Twilight Zone," "I Love Lucy" and "Mystery Science Theater 3,000" marathons.
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