Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – CAMARÓN DE LA ISLA


DECEMBER 5 —CAMARÓN DE LA ISLA
Spanish nuevo flamenco cantaor, countercultural rebel.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPV4yJE6AcM

DECEMBER 5, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Ancient Rome: FESTIVAL OF FAUNUS. Feasting and merrymaking.
Belgium: ST. NICHOLAS’ EVE. Black Peter, Nick’s Moorish servant,
drops down the chimney with gifts for children.

ALSO ON DECEMBER 5 IN HISTORY…
1786 — Shay’s Rebellion breaks out in Massachusetts.
1791 — Musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies, Vienna, Austria.
1885 — American sex/pol radical Louise Bryant born, Reno, Nevada.
1897 — Jewish mystic philosopher Gershom Scholem born, Berlin, Germany.
1901 — Animator, imagineer, amusement park builder Walt Disney born.
1901 — Theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg born, Würzburg, Bavaria.
1933 — 21st Amendment adopted, ending prohibition in U.S.
1955 — Nuevo flamencosinger Camarón de la Isla born, San Fernando, Spain.

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 JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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