Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Deep Listening Music - NGOOTB

May 15th, 1970
Ray Davies
Ryuichi Sakamoto
with Touliver
USA Out Of Vietnam
The Wildhearts
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Black Angels
Alex Chilton
Steve Vai
Mick Harvey
Lynn Coleman
and Bob Moore's Temptations
Protesters - Democratic Convention, Chicago, IL
Technical Composers Space Crew ~ Aloof


"Never get out of the boat.
Absolutely goddamn right.
Unless you're going all the way"

*54 years ago on May 15, 1970, less than two weeks after the fall of Saigon to North Vietnamese forces and less than a month after the Khmer Rouge captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, Cambodian Communist troops forcibly seized an American merchant ship, the SS Mayaguez, in the Gulf of Thailand. In so doing, the Khmer Rouge began what some argue was the “last battle” of the Vietnam War. In an attempt to recover the ship and rescue its 39 civilian crew members, President Gerald Ford ordered a force of 175 Marines to make an amphibious assault on the island of Koh Tang, where U.S. intelligence believed the crew was being held. The entire crew was eventually rescued, but the effort led to the deaths of 41 American servicemen. All those killed in the operation to rescue the crew of the Mayaguez, including the 23 Air Force Airmen killed in the training accident on May 13, are memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., on Panel 1W, Lines 124–132.
(Courtesy of The 50th Anniversary Of The Vietnam War)

I ask that you suppose that this DLM session was the
 "RFW Good Morning Vietnam" broadcast
that was listened to by the soldiers preparing for the not-so surprise attack. 

May your god bless Our Troops and The United States Of America.


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