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Happy Independence Day July 4 2013 with Blue Angels Show Original Music from Jon Hammond Band Journal

July 4, 2013

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Happy 4th Of July!

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America’s pride The Blue Angels here at SFO to perform fearlessly in honor of Fleet Week 2012 with support from United Airlines Team at United Family Day very special annual event, special thanks to all these fine folks it takes to make it happen. From the Firefighters, to the Mechanics, Air Controllers, Crew, Food Preparations even the Imperial Storm Troopers from Star Wars were on hand for this very special family day – with music here from The Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, recent performance in Frankfurt Germany at the famous Jazzkeller “Tribute to 9/11 – Get Back In The Groove” Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 organ, enjoy folks! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

America’s Pride, Jon Hammond Band


July 20th it’s going to be the big “Radio Day by The Bay” – could be the last one at Radio KRE folks! Jon Hammond *Member CHRS California Historical Radio Society
The Latest…

The KRE PURCHASE – The following prepared statement by the CHRS Board of Directors was presented during the CHRS General meeting, June 1st at KRE:

Jon Hammond’s organ onstage for Radio Day by The Bay

KRE Radio – 601 Ashby Avenue Berkeley CA

“We have been informed that KVTO has been sold. Early indications are that the successful bidder is not inclined to sell the building to CHRS at this time. The investor toured the building with a commercial real estate agent May 28th and has implied that they intend to assess the best use of the property and the building in the coming months. This is an unexpected turn of events. CHRS is setting up a meeting with the new owner to discuss our future at 601 Ashby. We will keep you informed.”

To our valued Members, friends and supporters of The California Historical Radio Society, The Bay Area Radio Museum, The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame and The Society Of Wireless Pioneers:

A wise man named Paul Bourbin, who saved CHRS from extinction many years ago, has told us for a long time, “you have to own it.” He is referring to the building and land that houses a museum. How correct Paul is and what a lesson we are now learning. Well we tried, and at this moment in time the chances of us owning this property are slim. This may change. For the last year we have been operating and making decisions based on the best information we have been given. The circumstances that would have allowed us to buy KRE at this time were completely out of CHRS’ control.

Are we disappointed, of course. Are we giving up on securing a permanent home for CHRS, of course NOT. It has been a privilege and a rare opportunity that not many groups have had to be headquartered in a historic building, rent free for almost 10 years. Until we have a meeting with the new owner, we do not know how much longer we will be at 601 Ashby. While we may be there for a long time, we just don’t know for sure right now. What we do know, is how important it is to protect and preserve our museum collection. These artifacts are the heart of what CHRS is about. We do know how important it is to have a secure and safe place for the Maxwell Library, the CHRS and SOWP Archives. A place where discarded radios are made to come alive again. A place to gather and exchange ideas and information. A place for W6CF to operate. A place to teach and learn about radio’s history and its’ importance in the Bay Area. And a place to celebrate the luminaries who make up the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame…

Italian Love Story! (it’s a good thing he took his helmet off)
Jon Hammond

Chiesa Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
Nel 1615 si decise di demolire la piccola chiesa di S. Salvatore e le case circostanti, che occupavano il lato occidentale della piazza maggiore, per costruire una chiesa più ampia. Su disegno dell’architetto Antonio Passari di Pergola ebbero inizio i lavori. Nel 1654 la nuova chiesa fu benedetta e vi fu celebrata la prima messa. Per carenza di fondi il previsto rivestimento in pietra fu attuato solo in parte..

Flying over the Italian Alps on an Air Dolomiti prop plane – dramatic!

No possibility for emergency landing down there folks! Jon Hammond

No this was not an airplane, somebody created a café from an Airstream trailer with airplane theme for München Airport (Flughafen) – you can even see the ‘pilot’ on the ‘flight deck’, cool!

Jon Hammond — at Smokey Joe’s MUC Airport / Flughafen

Good to see my friend Matt DeMatt a few days ago at his Birthday in New York City…looking good Matt! Jon Hammond

– *photo shot by Joe Berger — with Matt DeMatt at G2 Lounge – 39 9th Ave. ny ny

Check this cat out – Fantum B is a bad dude! Jon Hammond

— at San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Now we got some tourist traffic on the famous Golden Gate Bridge at dusk, have a Happy 4th O’ July everybody!

Jon Hammond — at Golden Gate Bridge San Franciso Ca

Driving in to Sausalito CA with a nice blanket of famous Fog – stop at the Golden Gate Market for some supplies!

Jon Hammond — at The Golden Gate Market

Jon Hammond in the Suicide Lane Golden Gate Bridge with the hammer down! – god bless the fog! That’s why we have the very best Sour Dough Bread in the world – because the fog makes the dough sour!

Sourdough Wiki
“As it ferments, sometimes for several days, the volume of the starter is increased by periodic additions of flour and water, called “refreshments”.[16] As long as this starter culture is fed flour and water regularly it will rem…See More — at Golden Gate Bridge San Franciso Ca

Looks like John Leguizamo on the wall in Hamburg!
Jon Hammond
Freak (film) Wiki

Freak is a 1998 film directed by Spike Lee. The film is a live performance of John Leguizamo’s one man show on Broadway of the same name. Leguizamo’s show was semi-autobiographical as he would talk about many aspects of his life. In the routine, he also talks about family members such as his parents, grandparents, uncle, and his younger brother.[1] The film premiered on HBO.
The show was a commercial and critical success and garnered Leguizamo and members of the production crew several awards and nominations.[2] The making of this film prompted Lee to cast Leguizamo in the lead role of his next film the following year, Summer of Sam. Leguizamo followed this performance up with the Broadway show Sexaholix: A Love Story in 2001.
Directed by Spike Lee
Produced by Denis Biggs
Written by David Bar Katz
John Leguizamo
Starring John Leguizamo
Distributed by Home Box Office
Release date(s) October 10, 1998
Running time 60 min.
Language English — with John Leguizamo at Hamburg St. Pauli

This is a real Mini Cooper! on the Schulterblatt – Jon Hammond
Mini Wiki

The Mini is a small economy car made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960s.[5][6][7] Its space-saving front-wheel drive layout – allowing 80 per cent of the area of the car’s floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage – influenced a generation of car makers.[8] The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent of its German contemporary the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T.[9][10]
This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis.[11][12] It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England, the Victoria Park / Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) factory in Sydney, Australia, and later also in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy (Innocenti), Malta, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia. The Mini Mark I had three major UK updates – the Mark II, the Clubman and the Mark III. Within these was a series of variations, including an estate car, a pick-up truck, a van and the Mini Moke – a jeep-like buggy. The Mini Cooper and Cooper “S” were sportier versions that were successful as rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through to 1967, although in 1966 the Mini was disqualified after the finish, along with six other British entrants, which included the first four cars to finish, under a questionable ruling that the cars had used an illegal combination of headlamps and spotlights.[13]
On introduction in August 1959 the Mini was marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor.[14] The Austin Seven was renamed to Austin Mini in January 1962 [14] and Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969.[15][16] In 1980 it once again became the Austin Mini and in 1988 the Rover Mini.
Designated by Leonard Lord as project ADO15 (Amalgamated Drawing Office project number 15) and the product of the Morris design team, the Mini came about because of a fuel shortage caused by the 1956 Suez Crisis.[18] Petrol was once again rationed in the UK, sales of large cars slumped, and the market for German bubble cars boomed. Lord, the somewhat autocratic head of BMC, reportedly detested these cars so much that he vowed to rid the streets of them and design a ‘proper miniature car’.[19] He laid down some basic design requirements: the car should be contained within a box that measured 10×4×4 feet (3.0×1.2×1.2 m); and the passenger accommodation should occupy 6 feet (1.8 m) of the 10-foot (3.0 m) length; and the engine, for reasons of cost, should be an existing unit. Issigonis, who had been working for Alvis, had been recruited back to BMC in 1955 and, with his skills in designing small cars, was a natural for the task. The team that designed the Mini was remarkably small: as well as Issigonis, there was Jack Daniels (who had worked with him on the Morris Minor), Chris Kingham (who had been with him at Alvis), two engineering students and four draughtsmen. Together, by October 1957, they had designed and built the original prototype, which was affectionately named “The Orange Box” because of its colour.[5]
The ADO15 used a conventional BMC A-Series four-cylinder, water-cooled engine,[20] but departed from tradition by mounting it transversely, with the engine-oil-lubricated, four-speed transmission in the sump, and by employing front-wheel drive. Almost all small front-wheel-drive cars developed since have used a similar configuration, except with the transmission usually separately enclosed rather than using the engine oil. The radiator was mounted at the left side of the car so that the engine-mounted fan could be retained, but with reversed pitch so that it blew air into the natural low pressure area under the front wing. This location saved vehicle length, but had the disadvantage of feeding the radiator with air that had been heated by passing over the engine. It also exposed the entire ignition system to the direct ingress of rainwater through the grille.
The suspension system, designed by Issigonis’s friend Dr. Alex Moulton at Moulton Developments Limited, used compact rubber cones instead of conventional springs. This space-saving design also featured rising progressive-rate springing of the cones, and provided some natural damping, in addition to the normal dampers. Built into the subframes, the rubber cone system gave a raw and bumpy ride accentuated by the woven-webbing seats, but the rigidity of the rubber cones, together with the wheels’ positioning at the corners of the car, gave the Mini go kart-like handling..

Ducati built for one! Anybody who wants to go for a ride must really want to!

Jon Hammond — at St. Pauli

Slow down 35 MPH for Dead Man’s Curve!

Jon Hammond — at San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

These are THE best potato chips I ever had…made fresh!
Special machine, incredibly good!!

Jon Hammond *on the Zeil in Frankfurt — at Zeil – Frankfurt am Main

She got some of the famous fresh potato chips, delicious!

Jon Hammond — at Zeil – Frankfurt am Main

Jon Hammond with main man Dilip…not Philipp…Dilip!

*and famous Frog Umbrella!

Pizza Party! in Japan

Jon Hammond — in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Sunset over Melbourne Australia, looking good!

Jon Hammond — in Melbourne, Victoria

Jon Hammond with my friend Mirko Mikovič! Looking good Mirko!

Nice camera! Jon Hammond

Fun at the IKEA Store! Jon Hammond

Maybe the trunk? Nope…more fun at IKEA! Jon Hammond

L to R: Jon Hammond, Michael Falkenstein, Tony Lakatos Frankfurt Germany — P.Mauriat Booth Session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat Artists at Musikmesse – special thank / dankeschön Michael Falkenstein for these photos – JH — with Michael Falkenstein and Tony Lakatos at musikmesse

L to R: Arno Haas, Jon Hammond, Tony Lakatos, Reiner Witzel
Frankfurt Germany — P.Mauriat Booth Session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat Artists at Musikmesse – special thank / dankeschön Michael Falkenstein for these photos – JH

— with Arno Haas, Tony Lakatos and Reiner Witzel at musikmesse

L to R: Arno Haas, Jon Hammond, Tony Lakatos, Reiner Witzel, Walter Calafiore
Frankfurt Germany — P.Mauriat Booth Session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat Artists at Musikmesse – special thank / dankeschön Michael Falkenstein for these photos – JH — with Arno Haas, Tony Lakatos, Reiner Witzel and Walter Calafiore at musikmesse

L to R: Mike Smith, Jon Hammond, André de Laat, Reiner Witzel, Klaus Wangorsch, Genzo Okabe
Frankfurt Germany — P.Mauriat Booth Session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat Artists at Musikmesse – special thank / dankeschön Michael Falkenstein for these photos – JH — with Mike Smith, André de Laat, Reiner Witzel, Klaus Wangorsch and Genzo Okabe at musikmesse

Frankfurt Germany — P.Mauriat Booth Session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat Artists at Musikmesse – special thank / dankeschön Michael Falkenstein for these photos – JH — with Peggy Behling, André de Laat, Reiner Witzel and Klaus Wangorsch at musikmesse

Happy Independence Day, July 4 2013, Blue Angels, Original Soul Music, Jon Hammond, Sk1, Jazz, Blues, ASCAP, Local 802, Musicians Union, P.Mauriat Saxophones, Lee Oskar, Tony Lakatos, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, NAMM