40 years ago today. Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Alembic Club » Miscellaneous » Archive through May 29, 2010 » 40 years ago today. « Previous Next »

Author Message
Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 600
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 6:39 pm:   Edit Post

Four dead in Ohio.
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 604
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 6:53 pm:   Edit Post

Here's a little story about what Alembic's prime customers were doing at that time:

Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 890
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 8:56 pm:   Edit Post

Edwin , That is an interesting story , Thanks .
Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 820
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 9:41 pm:   Edit Post

As a native Ohioan, I ask that we close this thread. Not that I disagree with discussing what the Dead was doing during this trying period in our nation's history, but more because I think it could potentially lead to some negative posts given the content of the link (Weather Underground references).

BTW, I was 8 years old when all of this occurred. I wouldn't have my first Alembic until 33 years later!
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4400
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post

My brother was a student at SUNY Binghamton/Harpur College in '72. He, my ex-sister-in-law, and a good friend were all present for the legendary Harpur Spring '70 show. After hearing many stories of this amazing concert, I first heard it myself on a bootleg vinyl album called "Cowboy's Dead". I was really stoked when the show came out on CD. As for Kent State, I was a 9th grade student in junior high school. We got many in our school to sit on the field outside the school and refuse to go to class. Finally, classes were canceled and we had an assembly with an open mike. Students and teachers, both for and against the war in Vietnam, took turns at the microphone.

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 821
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post

Great stuff, Bill.

I still think we should shut this down to forestall any unagreeable posts.

Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1601
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 4:55 am:   Edit Post

This period of time generates strong feelings among many of us, myself included, and was quite divisive. Rather than resurrect that divisiveness here I feel it is time to end the conversation.
Thanks for your understanding in this matter.

Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 790
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 6:33 am:   Edit Post

A note for the mods, this thread is still active.
Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 92
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 6:50 am:   Edit Post

Just one question for thought; by closing down the thread, do we lose the meaning of the history of the event? Holocost (fogive the bad spelling) deniers try to use the same techniques. Let's forget is happended therfore it didn't happen. Sometimes history is very painful, especially when we don't learn from our mistakes (more often the case when not). Would we prevent our children from suffering the pain of growing up merely because it hurts? As long as the civility rules are applied, we should rekindle the memory of the students who were killed, not forget them. Victims need not be swept under the rug, and the new youth need to see where many of us come from. Is it uncomfortable and painful? Yes, but then again we must set the example and grow up. This includes being able to hear a variety of view, without losing our civility. The deceased deserve the memorial of a national day of mourning. Just my two cents, now time to massage my Alembics (and Ritter, and Ricks and ......)
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1602
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 7:07 am:   Edit Post

I didn't lock the thread immediately as my post was intended to let all of you self moderate.

This area can get out of hand very quickly and is very political and divisive. Alan is not the only one with concerns of where this thread could go. I grew up and started high school in this era. My father was in the military through this whole time. I have very strong feelings about this era because of events that happened. Personally I've moved passed them and do not really see a point in continuing a subject that will do more to divide folks than bind them.

Username: electronicstud

Post Number: 21
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 3:05 pm:   Edit Post

History is facinating, this world of ours is ever evolving. It took 200 years for the U.S. to go from nothing to everything. We should be proud. More importantly; we must be aware of the struggles we as a country have endured...How about them Kansas City Chiefs!? 16-0 next season!

Topics | Last Day | Last Week | Tree View | Search | Help/Instructions | Program Credits Administration