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Archive for June 26th, 2012

Where was I on June 26? A cryptic diary offers clues*

- June 26th, 2012

Saw Granmpa.
n June 26, 1966
Bought Hold On, I’m Coming
n June 26, 1967
Stovebolts Practice Soundtrack.
TV on Vancouver Rock.
Wrote ‘Gentle Colours’
n June 26, 1968
Got my Report Card.
The Prisoner: ‘The Schizoid Man’
Watched 20 min. of Johnny Carson
n June 26, 1969
Application to Trois Pistoles.
Jazz & Pop. Euchre at the Weiss’.
n June 26, 1970

That application to Western’s summer school at Trois-Pistoles was successful. Mercifully, the diary stops before the memorable times there . . . I will always be grateful for my gracious billet family there (they met my parents later in the summer & were v. sweet), my classmates & teachers . . . all were v. tolerant of the youthfulness of someone away from home for an extended period for the first time.

One mystery here is: who were the Stovebolts? It may be this 1968 group was the same outfit as the Theremin 34 or Thermodrive 34 with a new name. A soundtrack? What is that about? We had made a soundtrack earlier in the year, too. Anyone who was in the Stovebolts, pls. get in the touch. JBNBlog may have been the bass player & it would be nice to know something. Anything.

*An occasional series based on a v. cryptic diary kept as a pen&ink forerunner to JBNBlog during the late 1960s, when our family lived in London, Stratford (parts of summers of 1966 & 1967), Victoria, B.C. (July 4, 1968-July 4, 1969) and then London again until June, 1970 when I was in Grade 13.