From yesterday's S.F. EXAMINER:
Classic Rock Musician Lester Chambers Assaulted on Stage at Blues Festival
Dylan Chambers, son of music icon Lester Chambers [of the Chambers Brothers], has just posted (6 pm PST) on Facebook, Saturday, July 13, 2013:
“Dylan Here.... Lester was just assaulted on stage at The Russell City Hayward Blues Festival by a crazed woman after dad dedicated ‘People Get Ready’ to Trayvon Martin. He is on the way to the hospital now.”
UPDATE: A Florida jury has just pre-emptively convicted Chambers, 73, of assaulting the woman's fist with his face.
Okay, obviously I made up that last bit. But the rest of it is appallingly real. The good news is that Chambers is recovering.
Look, as I have said here on many previous occasions, I am well aware that the title of this blog is PowerPop, not Pissed Off Old Bolshie. So I'm not going to pontificate at any length about what I think about the events of last weekend in Florida. Or the SCOTUS decision on the Civil Rights Act. Or those insane gun laws in Florida and elsewhere.
Okay, actually, on the gun laws I'll let Steve Earle speak for me.
I will, however, recall the words of the great Charles Pierce, who has been saying the following since the day Trayvon Martin was murdered:
Nothing good will come of this whole affair. Nothing.
[h/t The Kenosha Kid]