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Cider Salon #3 – Sources, Methods, and Musings (October 18th, 2018)

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Maybe you'd like to watch a documentary about the Wrecking Crew ...

Maybe you’d like to watch a documentary about the Wrecking Crew …

You don’t know what will happen at a Cider Salon. Put interesting, engaged people together with other interesting, engaged people – there’s no way to know what will happen.

How was the third Salon? Very high percentage of musicians, including a jazz saxophonist was taught anthropology for years.

We talked Little House on the Planet, we talked the Wrecking Crew, we talked local politics. We talked leadership of the Peekskill Arts Alliance. We talked about communication across political divides and a new LHOP storyline.


The Wrecking Crew is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Denny Tedesco.

“Music lovers will be astonished at the influence The Wrecking Crew wielded over rock and pop music in the 1960s and early 1970s. These unsung instrumentalists were the de-facto backing band on hit records by The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Elvis, The Monkees and many more. These dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “West Coast Sound” a dominant cultural force around the world.”

MagPictures.com/thewreckingcrew

Maybe you'd like to read "A Colony in a Nation"

Maybe you’d like to read “A Colony in a Nation”

Over the weekend I read a book we talked about at the Salon by “a journalist who talked to people in Ferguson other people wouldn’t have talked to.” A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes

“America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure–wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation–reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first “law and order” president. With the clarity and originality that distinguished his prescient bestseller, Twilight of the Elites, Chris Hayes upends our national conversation on policing and democracy in a book of wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis.”

Indiebound.org/book/9780393254228

Maybe you'd like to read In Search of the Primitive ...

Maybe you’d like to read In Search of the Primitive …

In Search of the Primitive by Stanley Diamond

“Anthropology is a kind of debate between human possibilities-a dialectical movement between the anthropologist as a modern man and the primitive peoples he studies. In Search of the Primitive is a tough-minded book containing chapters ranging from encounters in the field to essays on the nature of law, schizophrenia and civilization, and the evolution of the work of Claude Levi-Strauss.”

Indiebound.org/book/9780878555826

Maybe you'd like to read Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture ...

Maybe you’d like to read Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture …

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture by Marvin Harris

“One of America’s leading anthropolgists offers solutions to the perplexing question of why people behave the way they do.
Why do Hindus worship cows? Why do Jews and Moslems refuse to eat pork? Why did so many people in post-medieval Europe believe in witches?”

Indiebound.org/book/9780679724681

Maybe you’d like to read Culture against Man … (notice how there’s USA in colored letters, right in the name of the book!)

Maybe you’d like to read Culture against Man … (notice how there’s USA in colored letters, right in the name of the book!)

Culture Against Man by Jules Henry

“Culture Against Man is a 1963 book-length ethnography by anthropologist Jules Henry of his native United States culture. The book is presented in three parts: American life and its institutions, discussion on child-rearing, and discussion on nursing homes.”

Goodreads.com/book/show/2071611.Culture_Against_Man

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