Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Billie Holiday


July 17– Billie Holiday
“Lady Day.” Great American jazz singer, performer.

*Epping Forest, England: Fairlop Fair.
*Feast of the Clockless Nowever.

1794 — Biggest rebel victory in Whiskey Rebellion.
1887 — Dorothea Dix, reformer, suffragette, dies, Trenton, New Jersey.
1959 — Jazz singer Billie Holiday dies, New York City.
1967 — John Coltrane, jazz great, dies, New York City.
1975 — U.S. and U.S.S.R. couple in space orbit (Apollo/Soyuz).
2007 —Channel Tunnel Rail Link officially completed between England & 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 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 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 produced 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 with Stephanie Smith.

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