Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – MIGUEL COVARRUBIAS

Mexican painter, author, bon vivant, adventurer.

ST. CECILIA’S DAY: as patroness of musicians her day is observed with a
variety of music festivals. START YOUR OWN COUNTRY DAY.
Climax, Georgia: SWINETIME. “This homecoming for past residents pro-
motes swine and raises funds for the Climax Community Club.”

1718 — Pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach) killed with 25 bullets.
1819 — British novelist George Eliot born, Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire.
1904 — Mexican painter, author Miguel Covarrubias born, Mexico City, Mexico.
1916 — Socialist novelist Jack London dies by his own hand, Glen Ellen, California.
1930 — Nation of Islam founded by Prophet Elijah Mohammed.
1963 — British Christian mystic, novelist C. S. Lewis dies, Oxford, England.
1963 — British novelist, psychedelic pioneer Aldous Huxley dies, Hollywood.
1963 — U.S. Prez John Kennedy assassinated in right-wing coup, Dallas, Texas.

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 an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated 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, Grand Royal 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 somehow 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. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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