Today's Autonomedia Saint — DJANGO REINHARDT

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May 16– DJANGO REINHARDT
Belgian-born Gypsy jazz musician, bon vivant.
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MAY 16, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Rogation Day.
* St. Brendan’s Day: Commemorating his sixth-century voyage from Ireland to… The Garden of Eden? America?

ALSO ON MAY 16 IN HISTORY…
1918 — U.S. Congress passes Sedition Act against radicals.
1927 — U.S. Supreme Court rules booksellers must file income tax returns.
1933 — Swiss-German anarchist, gay writer John Henry Mackay dies.
1953 — Gypsy jazz musician Django Reinhardt dies, Fountainebleau, France.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was, amongst other things, a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print publications and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I wrote a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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