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Festival Palomino

Charity Rose Thielen from The Head and the Heart. Photo by Allie Korbey'17.
Charity Rose Thielen from The Head and the Heart. Photo by Allie Korbey’17.

Trampled by Turtles’ first annual Festival Palomino in Canterbury Park exceeded my expectations. The biggest treat of the festival was none other than the self-proclaimed Screaming Eagle of Soul. Otherwise known as Charles Bradley (and his Extraordinaires), the soul-funk R&B singer gave the Midwestern audience a taste of James Brown-fused-Otis Redding. Although I wouldn’t say Mr. Bradley’s genre is largely present in my personal collection, after hearing him, I was embarrased I hadn’t heard his music before. His voice is something to marvel at; without taking his screams over the top, he had great control and range. Bradley had great stage presence; even if he bites some moves from James Brown, he managed to entertain the crowd with his moves whenever his mouth wasn’t on the mic. The pseudo-James Brown act shouldn’t come as a surprise: Bradley began his music career by impersonating the well known soul singer.

Charles Bradley & His Extrodinaires. Photo by Allie Korbey'17.
Charles Bradley & His Extrodinaires. Photo by Allie Korbey’17.

The Screaming Eagle of Soul and his Extraordinaires stole the festival. Maybe it was the hip thrusts, or maybe the energy Bradley and the talented group of musicians behind him brought. Whatever the reason, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires were the highlight of the day. Don’t let my affection for the Screaming Eagle of Soul take away from any of the other performances. Erik Koskinen’s ‘Pretty Girls’ provided the perfect balance-lyrics full of cars, girls and drinking without slipping into the modern country protocoled sound. Koskinen and his band were professionals: their set was clean and sharp. The Apache Relay brought some beard to the party, in the form of a kick-ass guitarist that could be mistaken for Action Bronson. This hip group of guys was having fun, which allowed the audience to loosen up to their interchangeable lyrics and analogous sound.

Erik Koskinen. Photo by Allie Korbey'17.
Erik Koskinen. Photo by Allie Korbey’17.

Spirit Family Reunion drew the short straw for the day, but only because of the weather. When the main stage drew its biggest crowd yet, in anticipation for The Head and the Heart’s performance, a stage manager announced that the whole festival was to move inside of the race track’s building while a thunderstorm passed overhead. The manager compared the happening to Woodstock, and people began to flood the inner workings of Canterbury Park’s monstrosity of a grandstand. The result was Spirit Family Reunion performing collectively with one mic, on an improvised stage, in a crowded room that was clearly not meant to hold thousands of people. The thunderstorm proved to be a huge inconvenience, but passed nearly as quickly as the manager had predicted.

The Apache Relay. Photo by Allie Korbey'17.
The Apache Relay. Photo by Allie Korbey’17.

The clouds parted and the sun shone down on the infield of the track, beckoning the festival-goers to return to bigger stages and better acoustics outside. Patrons were held to wait at the gates until security finally gave in. Everyone giddily and ecstatically ran towards the main stage. There wasn’t any pushing, nor was there competition to get up front; people were just running for the sake of it. Watching the sun come out and the audience reassemble was beautiful. Perhaps the stage manager wasn’t completely hysterical with his comparision to Woodstock.

Festival Palomino didn’t have anywhere near the star power of Woodstock, but The Head and the Heart was a huge attraction. It seemed as though most people in attendance were either there for them or Trampled by Turtles. When the Seattle natives took the stage, the crowd was ready for them. The indie-folk fans lost it when ‘Lost in my Mind’ came on. The Head and the Heart’s performance was everything fans were waiting for. The subtle keyboard sounds were heard just as legibly as the main singer’s “ooh oooooohs,” and acoustic guitar riffs were studio quality. For a band with many stringed solos and ballad-like lyrics, they more than held their own when squeezing whatever rock tones they had in their indie-folk repertoire. Charity, the violinist/vocalist, captured the eyes of everyone who wasn’t dialed in on the lead singer/guitarist, Jon Russell. They owned the stage and their audience, but not the festival.

Trampled by Turtles. Photo by Allie Korbey'17.
Trampled by Turtles. Photo by Allie Korbey’17.

No, that privilege quite literally belonged to the native Duluthians. Although I enjoyed Low’s ‘Just Make It Stop’ from a distance while chomping down on a Walk-a-Taco, I’m not referring to those native Duluthians. Trampled by Turtles were the last to go on, and they brought the ruckus. The festival had waited so long for this epic, fast-paced performance, and for good reason. I had never seen Trampled by Turtles live before Saturday, but what better place to experience them for the first time than at their first annual Festival Palomino? The first annual notion was stressed quite a bit and I hope this was the first of many Festival Palominos, because The Turtles are a blast to see live. The band’s twangy yet strong harmonies are hard to come by in today’s Mumford & Son-ization of indie-folk. They did a great job selecting the festival lineup, and closed out the day with one hell of a hip-swaying good time. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this festival increase in size and attract some bigger acts in the years to come. See you next year, hopefully, for the second annual Festival Palomino.

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    Elizabeth Warren’s declare that minimum wage supported her family in the 1960s

    “on the grounds that when I was a kid, A minimum wage job typically would support a family of three. It would pay home financing, Keep the utilities on and put food up for grabs. yesterday, A minimum wage job for many will not keep a mama and a baby out of poverty,

    Sen. (D muscle mass fast.), responses in Council Bluffs, Iowa, On jan. 4

    A reader wondered this statement by the likely 2020 presidential contender. “is that this true, He called. “Warren was given birth to in 1949, So let’s say she’s raving about 1960,

    She’s actually dealing with 1961. then her father, A Montgomery Ward salesperson, Had cardiac arrest, And so her mother started to earn money by answering phones in the catalogue department at Sears, Roebuck along with Co. “A job at Sears allowed my mother to eke out a living for a group of three, Wrote Warren in her memoir. She grew 12 in 1961.

    let’s see what the data shows.

    the main points President John F. Kennedy scored a big victory when he persuaded Congress to raise government employees minimum wage in 1961 from $1 to $1.15. Congress also extended the minimum wage for retail or service enterprises that maintain a number stores, Among other areas, Which tookthe first step at just $1.

    superior terms the higher wage applied to workers engaged in interstate commerce. That came to about 24 million workers, With another 3.6 million workers added at period of time wage. Both kinds started getting a wage of $1.25 in the 1965.

    So was Warren’s mother covered inside of the organization $1 wage or the $1.15 salary? That’s unknown, Though answering the phones for catalogue sales has been considered interstate commerce.

    It is important in determining whether Warren is right. using $1, Her mother may have earned an annual wage of $2,080. (We are assuming a daily job of 40 hours a week for 52 weeks.) That is well below the Census Bureau’s average poverty threshold for a three person family of $2,383 in 1961 and also the level the Warren campaign urged us to consider: Female head of house cleaning for a family of three. that is $2,164.

    But along at the $1.15 income, Her mother may well just cleared the average poverty threshold, getting $2,392, Or $9 earlier on it. annual official population poll Bureau)

    on the other hand, A federal report from 1961 shows most retail workers earned a great deal more the minimum wage.

    Warren’s broader point is largely correct if you use the official poverty rate. The minimum wage has not kept up with rising prices. active in the 1960s, a minimum of wage job may have kept a three person family out of poverty. at the present, Such a job would not keep a single mother with a child out of poverty.

    The annual cash from today’s minimum wage is $15,080. on the other hand, The poverty level for a two person family is $15,877 and a adult and one child is $16,895. demographics Bureau)

    nowadays in this dollars, $1.15 may well worth $9.73, in today’s federal minimum wage of $7.25. thus, If the wage had kept pace with rising prices, Annual earnings are going to be $20,238 when compared to poverty line for a family of three with one child under 18 of $19,730.

    There’s a separate debate about whether the state poverty measures adequately capture the range of services available to poor Americans, But let us keep this simple and focus on the official rate. Many experts say the official rate excludes social policies that the particular has developed and expanded to reduce poverty, And so the Supplemental Poverty Measure was made. (See document below.) “In 2012 on your, The together effect of all federal tax, Cash and in kind aid programs was to lift more or less 14.5 percent of people over 45 million people out of poverty, good 2014 report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

    Housing costs also have risen. The median price of a new house in 1965 was about $20,000, Which adjusted for rising cost of living is about $155,000. The median price of a new house in 2018 was about $325,000.

    The Warren promotional event said Warren’s parents signed a $13,900 mortgage in 1960 that stipulated monthly obligations of $87.57. That would have been 44 percent of the $1.15 an hour wage and more than 50 percent of a $1 wage. A general rule is that just 30 percent of income should go to housing so money would have been tight under either wage scale.

    post on: Another reader contacted us then fact check was published. He pointed to a 2012 Boston Globe account that recognized her father worked at half pay while her mother worked at Sears. This suggested a family survived on more than the minimum wage.

    The Warren campaign referred us to a more descriptive account in her memoir, “A combating Chance, It clarifies how, After the cardiac arrest, The family car was repossessed and her father could not get his old job selling carpet back. He got distinctive job in which he was paid on commission, Not a new normal paycheck. Her mother took the minimum wage Sears job when they were at risk to losing their house. “She got the job solving phones at Sears, Warren writes. “afterward, Daddy left his job as a jeweler at Montgomery Ward or maybe he was let go, I don’t really know. He got work as a maintenance man cleaning up around an apartment building,

    The timeline is not entirely clear though it seems that for some period of time, The family lived on a lot more a minimum wage paycheck. The Warren campaign said it did not know how long her father did not have a job.

    The Pinocchio Test As we kept in mind, ukraina girls Warren’s altogether point is correct: government employees minimum wage has not kept pace with inflation. about 1961, It could have kept a three person family out of poverty. in the present day, vehicle even keep a two person family out of poverty, At least as per the official poverty rate. Her case glosses over the truth that the official poverty rate may not be the best metric, however, there is little debate that the minimum wage has not kept pace with inflation.

    As for our visitor’s question, response depends on whether Warren’s mother in 1961 qualified for a minimum wage of $1 or $1.15. She was either near to the edge of the poverty line or just under it, according to the data you examine. Since we have no idea what she earned, in the following pararaphs leave this unrated. But readers can offer their own rating below.

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