People Everywhere Just Got To Be Free


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What’s that sound? It’s the train of freedom carrying the Young Rascals this Monday morning.

Felix Cavaliere and Dino Danelli on keyboard and drums; Barbara McNair, who had a variety show on television in the early 70’s, joins them on the vocals.

Ever-reliable Wikipedia says, “After this song came out, the Rascals would only perform at concerts that featured an African American act; if those conditions were not met, the Rascals canceled several shows in protest.”

Thanks to YouTuber GoldenGreatsOldies24

Mystic Descendant Arises Once Again


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Those who enjoyed the first issue of Ron Chavis’s mentalism publication, Mystic Descendant will be pleased to know that Issue #2 is now hot off the press. You can read a list of the contents here, but I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that Ron interviewed your humble correspondent concerning mentalism and performance, and the results are contained therein. But the real treats are contributions from Mereaux Dantes, Neal Scryer, Todd Landman, Anthony Heads, Connor Jacobs, and Ron himself. You can order here.

Well worth the new lower price of $19.95 per issue, it continues the entertainingly eclectic mix of mentalism-related articles, interviews, essays, effects, and presentations found in the first issue. Kudos to Ron for making it to the second issue, and here’s hoping there are many more.