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Dr. Demento Speaks in Portland, OR
Once again I'll be giving some talks this month at my alma mater, Reed College in Portland, OR.
Thursday, January 19 - Here, There and Everywhere: Where the Beatles' music came from. We'll listen to the skiffle, R&B and pop sounds the Beatles grew up with, and learn how they influenced and inspired the Fab Four to create their own wondrous music.
Friday, January 20 - A Century of Protest Songs: What Occupy USA needs is a hit song. We'll hear a few new songs from the movement, along with memorable songs from protest movements through the years. Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Lead Belly, Tom Waits, Gil Scott-Heron, many others.
Saturday, January 21 - Dr. Demento's Greatest Hits: Weird Al, Frank Zappa, Tom Lehrer, "Fish Heads" and more, in audio and video. Dr. Demento, radio's king of funny songs, tells the stories behind the songs, and how his radio career began right there at Reed.
All events will be at 8 PM, at Vollum Lecture Hall on the Reed campus on S.E. Woodstock Blvd. The events are open to the public and admission is free. Park in the east lot off Woodstock Blvd.
From: Dr. Demento
Dr. Al - I will be appearing at a fan convention (con) in Huntsville, AL this summer. More details soon. Nothing scheduled on the East Coast as of now. If you know of anyone with the wherewithal to put on and promote a Dr. Demento appearance, please let us know! There's a pkace to do that on our home page.
From: Dr. Al
Doc - The road schedule has several appearances listed for Oregon. What are the prospects for something that's a little closer to the other coast?