Haifa Fire 2

Just checked the weather and it might rain Monday and Tuesday. So first of all, fat chance. But second of all, as much as I’d like to think that’ll go a long way in putting this fire out…I just don’t think it will. At this point, though, can’t hurt. More than 50 hours now, and it keeps spreading, and new fires keep popping up. I still can’t see smoke from my neighborhood, can only smell it occasionally, so it’s STILL unreal.

The city, though, is dead. Ben Gurion, which is normally crowded and hectic and overwhelming on a Friday night, was as relaxed as a back porch in the boondocks of Mississippi last night.

I’m keeping track of the breaking news headlines on ynet, the only up-to-date English-language coverage of what’s going on. That, and word on the street. The sheer amount of negligence involved that let it get this big is mind-boggling…

And here’s a little something to occupy your time:

And bring back memories.

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2 thoughts on “Haifa Fire 2

  1. It’s neat to watch Bob Weir listening to Jerry Garcia’s lead like Bob was playing it, wondering where he should go next, then, when Jerry hit a nice bit, Bob leaned back like, “That’s what I was looking for.”
    I watched Dan Hicks in Portland ten years ago and said to my band-leader friend, “He’s humming every note of the lead being played by the acoustic lead guitar guy next to him.”
    Carlos Santana said he was the “howl” of his band, but I think Greg, the keyboard, was leader of that band.
    John Lennon says in an early interview, “Now we have to go break in Scotland.”
    Someone has to go first.
    Bob’s strategy probably was to maneuver Jerry up on the stage and open his box so he’d unleash one of his leads. And I got the feeling, right at the end, that Jerry looked over at Bob, seeking his approval.
    That’s nice.

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