When not focusing on the Beatles, I'm often focusing on baseball. I have a substantial collection of MLB hats, but it's missing both Florida teams (the Miami Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays). I've been keeping an eye out for both teams' hats since my arrival in Florida last Monday. I figured Florida team apparel would be pretty easy to find in Florida, but I guess Jacksonville as a city (even a Floridian metropolis) just isn't a fan of either team because I couldn't find a single hat for either team.
But, having driven from Jacksonville on the Atlantic side to Tampa Bay on the Gulf side, I was sure to find a Rays hat. And indeed, I picked this guy up yesterday morning:
This addition bring my MLB hat collection to 17 of the 30 teams. (I'm still missing the Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Miami Marlins, and the New York Yankees - but who wants a Yankees hat?)
Back to Beatles, I visit the SouthShore Library in Ruskin, FL today (at 28 degrees North longitude, the most Southernly location to host one of my programs to date), and tomorrow I return to Tampa for a visit to the Platt Regional Library:
Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Ave, Tampa, FL
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.