Tuesday in Santa Fe

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At 11:30 I brought my guitar to the San Miguel chapel, on the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and De Vargas Street, to determine whether the instrument would be loud enough without any amplification. A couple of fans happened to be at the oldest church’s store and came into the chapel to ask me about the guitar. I asked them to help us by standing in the back of the room and letting me know whether the guitar was loud enough and could be clearly heard… They, as well as a person from San Miguel and my manager, all said that the guitar sounded great, and that was the feeling I also had. I am really looking forward to the performance on Thursday evening. It should sound great and the room will be mostly lit by candles!

Both of these pieces on cellphone radiations are worth reading. Do your brain a favor…

Gupta: Cell phones, brain tumors and a wired earpiece – The Chart – CNN.com Blogs
The first person to encourage me to regularly wear an ear piece was Dr. Keith Black. He also is a neurosurgeon, and makes a living removing – you guessed it – brain tumors. Keith has long believed there is a link, and for some time, his was a lonely voice in this discussion. Nowadays, he has loud and prominent voices accompanying him. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute,  sent a memo warning staffers to limit their cell phone use. One of the possible consequences, he says, is  an increased risk of brain cancer. The city of San Francisco is trying to pass an ordinance requiring radiation warning labels on all cell phones.  The European Environmental Agency has said cell phones could be as big a public health risk as smoking, asbestos and leaded gasoline. Even the makers of cell phones suggest you don’t place a device against your head, but rather advocate holding it 5/8 to a full inch away.

WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk – CNN.com
The type of radiation coming out of a cell phone is called non-ionizing. It is not like an X-ray, but more like a very low-powered microwave oven.
“What microwave radiation does in most simplistic terms is similar to what happens to food in microwaves, essentially cooking the brain,” Black said. “So in addition to leading to a development of cancer and tumors, there could be a whole host of other effects like cognitive memory function, since the memory temporal lobes are where we hold our cell phones.”

2 Comments

  1. LindaW

    Ahh to be a fly on the wall of San Miguel as you tested your guitar, the sanctuary is perfect for an intimate evening with guitar & candlelight (not to mention a great cause). Wish I could be there, but the fates say I must work until 8 pm Thursday night, and the ticket was unattainable. Someday I’ll see a solo performance, perhaps in NYC? I am looking forward to the Denver shows, however…

    Thanks for the cell phone links. I had read the articles when I got to work today and tried to visualize holding my iPhone 5/8 inch from my head while trying not to touch the call disconnect portion of the antenna. Yet another validation in naming my phone “flawed technology”. It is always easier to use a headset!

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  2. Panj

    Thursday Night sounds Blessed…

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