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From the home studio in Deerfield... SONGS I LIKE(it helps to play these tracks through some speakers with bass capability)
FORLORN (Wayne Shorter)
WAYNE'S WORLD (Myers / Carvey)
HOW DARE I BE SO REPUBLICAN (Gabriel / Genesis)
NEW VALUES (Iggy Pop)
DREAM CLOCK (Joe Zawinul / Jaco Pastorius)
FASCINATION (Bill Frisell / Michael Shrieve)
LEATHERWOOD (Randle Chowning)
BEFORE WE WERE BORN (Bill Frisell)
DON'T BRING ME DOWN (Jeff Lynne)
VENTURA HIGHWAY (Dewey Bunnell)
ON THE RUN (Waters/Wright/Mason/Gilmour)
SAFE HARBOUR (Bob Welch)
VILLANOVA JUNCTION (Jimi Hendrix)DISALLOWED WHEEDLE-DEE-DEE
Text of my invited speech at the 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the Tri-State Tornado, Murphysboro, IL, March 18, 2000
Text of my invited speech at the 85th Anniversary Commemoration of the Tri-State Tornado, Carterville, IL, March 18, 2010
PowerPoint presentation delivered at the 85th Anniversary Commemoration of the Tri-State Tornado, Carterville, IL, March 18, 2010 (requires MS PowerPoint)
A recently unearthed web review of The Tri-State TornadoMy first academic article, "Tornadoes in Wisconsin: Two Case Histories," is now online. Features interviews I conducted with survivors of the Barneveld tornado of June 8, 1984.
My Fifteen Minutes of Fame: You can see me on The History Channel ("pay-per-view"), or on The Weather Channel for free!
Self-Serving Capitalism in Action: Buy The Tri-State Tornado and Soul of the Sky
A mesmerizing photo set from the November 2001 major aurora event, courtesy Spaceweather.com. See the pictures here.
OinkerNet in Olympia, Washington captured a classic film of its guinea pigs experiencing the Seattle earthquake! Check out the film here.
Below is the cover of Soul of the Sky: Exploring the Human Side of Weather (Mt. Washington Observatory Press, 1999). It's a slightly different kind of weather book in which quite a few authors, myself included, explore the ways in which weather has shaped their lives. In "Return to Irving," I describe a visit to a Kansas ghost town that was decimated by two tornadoes on May 30, 1879. I won't review the book myself, but an interesting commentary can be found here.
Graefental.dot.com with Peter Felknor
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