War protests; McCarthy volunteer. [add story about Ted Kennedy]
Marching Band: Lead Bass Drum
And here I was, leading the band on those Fall mornings, just as I heard it, downwind from a mile away every season as I was born into and raised in the same house.
Orchestral Percussion—Thank you director Duane Carroll, who loved tympani and turned them over to me. As a recent graduate of SF State, he gently challenged us with a broad new repertoire.
I may actually post some of our concert which spanned four sides of 33 vinyl.
Qualified by my ham work, reminded recently by a friend that I got the teletype working when on one else could, I was an Electronics TA-one of the whiz kids. Mid year my counselor called me in and told me that Mr. Newell had now decided I was “unteachable,” and needed to find a replacement class. The truth was, Air Force retired Newell didn’t want an agitating anti-war hippie in his classroom. My ceremoniously and mockingly interrupting class to get his prized signature, and subsequent celebratory remarks earned me another in a series of prized threatened suspensions for subversive activity.