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The Who - My Generation

(New 04-04-11)

The Who - Who Are You

(New 02-28-11)

Chicago - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (1972)
This is another version of the Budokan concert in 1972.

(New 04-09-11)

Peter Frampton Do You Feel Like We Do Midnight Special 1975 FULL

(New 03-09-11)

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (HQ)
(New 03-26-12)

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - An Album Cover Tribute.wmv
The complete 45:00 minute version of the original 5 Part video's posted five years ago. An album cover tribute to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

(New 03-26-12)

Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven

(New 03-26-12)

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Free bird
(New 03-26-12)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man
(New 03-26-12)   

Duke Pearson - Cristo Redentor
Yes this is the original.
And had it not been for Duke Pearson, Donald Byrd would have not recorded his version.

(New 12-03-12)

"Cristo Redentor" - David "Fathead" Newman
In honor of the late David "Fathead" Newman, his sensuous version of Duke Pearson's "Cristo Redentor" from his 2002 'Davey Blue' CD. Recorded in New York City May 31, 2001. Newman (alto saxophone), Bryan Carrott (vibraphone), Cedar Walton (piano), David Williams (bass), Kenny Washington (drums).

Rest in peace, Brother Dave.

(New 12-03-12)

Alley Oop - The Hollywood Argyles

Alley Oop was a number one hit in 1960.

The Hollywood Argyles were an American musical ensemble, assembled for studio recordings by the producer and songwriter Kim Fowley and his friend and fellow musician Gary Paxton. They had a US number one hit record, "Alley Oop" (Lute Records 5905) in 1960.

The Hollywood Argyles were a quickie act thrown together by producers Kim Fowley and Gary Paxton, featuring Sandy Nelson. Fowley made his first recordings with drummer Sandy Nelson during the late '50s and had already produced a number of short-lived groups -- including the Paradons and the Innocents -- and found his first taste of success by producing a handful of successful efforts by Arizona schoolmates Gary ("Flip") Paxton and Clyde ("Skip") Battin, who performed under the name Skip and Flip, who scored two Top Twenty hits in 1959, "Cherry Pie," (number 11 Pop) and "It Was I" (number 11 Pop). Immediately after dissolving Skip & Flip, Paxton and Fowley created a novelty doo wop-inspired group -- a one-off collection of local musicians and vocalists -- and called them the Hollywood Argyles.

In 1960, this "group" actually topped the charts with the number one smash hit "Alley Oop," a flagrant Coasters ripoff that had been written and performed by future country artist Dallas Frazier a few years earlier in 1957. It was based on a popular newspaper comic strip character at the time. Fowley and drummer Sandy Nelson, drunk as skunks, bashed empty bottles and wastepaper baskets. As the group weren't merely anything more than a collection of Fowley's music-making associates, they didn't have a follow-up, and Fowley and Paxton moved on.

Kim Fowley, one of the most colorful characters in the annals of rock & roll. Kim, over the course of his decades-long career, a true jack-of-all-trades: singer, songwriter, producer, manager, disc jockey, and published poet. He was also the catalyst behind much of the music to emerge from the Los Angeles area during the 1960s and '70s, guiding his associates and protégés to fame and fortune while remaining himself a shadowy cult figure well outside the margins of the mainstream.

Gary S. Paxton, sometimes Pax (born May 18, 1939), is an American record producer, and a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning songwriter and recording artist.

Sandy Nelson (born Sander L Nelson, December 1, 1938, Santa Monica, California) is an American drummer. Nelson, one of the best-known rock drummers of the early 1960s, had several solo instrumental Top 40 hits and was a session drummer on many other well-known hits, and released over 30 albums.

The "Alley Oop" session was produced by Kim Fowley; Sandy Nelson was the percussionist. Sandy Nelson recalled that "all the participants were hopelessly drunk on cider by the time they recorded the song.

 (New 10-19-12)

Ray Stevens - Ahab the Arab

 (New 10-19-12)

Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs - Little Red Riding Hood (HQ)

 (New 10-19-12)

To Contact Web-Master

Your Web Master's Parents in late 1945 just before getting married

Your Web Master a few days after being born

Your Web Master about 1 year old in 1948

Your Web Master at 17 years old in 1965 with High School graduation photos

Your Web Master in 1981 at Delta Associates, Inc. a start-up company
(Updated 10-13-13)

Your Webmaster and Sons in 1986
(New 03-26-12)

Your Web-Master in 1998 in the R&D Area of his employer's former location in Mountain View, California

Your Web Master in 1998 at the USSVI Mare Island Base Christmas Lunch

Your Web-Master in 1999 at an Amateur Radio lunch meeting

Your Web-Master in 2000 in a Development Team Photo for the Stryker SERFAS RF Generator we developed for Stryker Endoscopy

Your Web-Master with coworkers in December of 2000

Your Web-Master in 2001 in a Development Team Photo for a Pain Management Unit RF Generator we developed for a Customer company

Your Web Master in 2001 in a company group photo

Your Webmaster in Aug 16 2004 at Stellartech Research Corporation
(New 03-26-12)

Your Web Master at the Woodrow Wilson High School 1964 to 1966 Mini-Reunion of 06 April 2002

Your Web Master's photo at a SubVets meeting in 2003

Your Web Master's Navy & Coast Guard Reserves Service Ranks and Years

SR to TM2(SS) USN Submarine Reserve 6-65 to 6-71 (Torpedoman’s Mate)

Viet Nam Era Veteran

Torpedoman's Mat

 Qualified in Submarines on USS Diodon (SS-349) under the Yellow Sea in August 1967

USS Diodon (SS-349) Home Port with Frame Pages - for Diodon Shipmates, Photos, History

1967 & 1968

PS3 to PSCS USCGR Retired 10-2-78 to 01-01-97 (Port Securityman)

PSCS James R. Santos, USCGR ret. cpo anchorcoastguard chief This CPO Ring Site is owned by
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Military & Patriotic Orgs I belong to

Submarines Your Web Master served on
(Updated 11-30-12)

Your Web Master's Life Member NAVetUSA Web Page

Your Web Master in his TM days

Your Web Master as TM2(SS) in 1969

Your Web Master circa 1986 to 1988 as Chief Port Securityman, USCGR

Your Web Master circa 1986 to 1988, as Chief Port Securityman, USCGR, with his sons

Your Web Master's USCGR Desktop Name Plate as PS Senior Chief


Jesus, Lover of my Soul!
Born Again Christian Videos & Songs

Come Now is the Time To Worship-Brian Doerkson and Wendy O'Connell

Jesus Christ is my Savior, Prophet, Priest & King!

Holy, Holy, Holy, Glory, Glory, Glory, Forever and Ever and Ever to Abba Father, Jesus & Holy Spirit, I Love, Adore and Worship YOU!  Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done, on Earth as it is in Heaven!
 Laus Deo Gloria! 
Laus Christo Gloria!
Laus Espritu Santo Goria!


BlogTalk Radio

Listen to internet radio with Precept Ministries on Blog Talk Radio
(New 01-03-11)


Born to Win
Making Life Work
(New 06-24-11)

Ronald L. Dart
(Link fixed o2-29-12)


Christian Radio America


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Our Mission:

To proclaim the truth of Jesus Christ through Christian music and other programming.
To draw people to the saving knowledge of and personal relationship with God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
To support and strengthen individuals and families by communicating principles of Biblically-based, Godly living.
To provide a wholesome, attractive radio format which will reach the greatest number of people.

Our Goals:

Adhere to the teaching of the Bible for faith and practice.
Air programs with a devotional, inspirational, informational and challenging presentation.
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Produce public affairs programming relative to issues of community-wide interest.
Sponsor Christian speakers, music concerts and other outreach programs.


CSN International - Where God's Word is Heard

CSN Friday Night Fusion

K201FW - KAWZ 88.1 FM Los Gatos, CA (Christian) Where God's Word is Heard
Los Gatos / San Jose
88.1 FM K201FW Translator

Where God's Word is Heard

on-line streamer

Christian Talk Radio 740am KBRITE | The All New KBRT Homepage

(New 06-22-11)

KCBC God and Country Radio

KEAR - Family Radio Network 610 AM San Francisco, CA - Listen Online

KFAX Christian Radio - Spirit of the Bay

The Truth Radio
(New 08-07-11)

Liberty Radio

(New 02-29-12)

Wall Builders Daily Radio
(New 10-11-11)

World Missionary Evangelism

Petra - Ancient Of Days

(New 03-13-11)

Come Lord Jesus

Petra - Rey De Reyes

(New 03-13-11)




Back Then

KFOX 98.5 FM
on-stream player

The Band 103.7 FM
on-stream player


Songs & Videos

In the year 2525 by Zager & Evans
(New 02-11-11)

[Original Video] Los Bravos Black Is Black 1967 - Canal Nostalgia
(New 02-11-11)

Best of Sets

(New 03-15-11, updated 02-17-12)

Arrowsmith   Arthur Brown   Bad Company   Beatles  

 Beck Bogert & Appice

Big Brother And The Holding Company

Booker T & The MG's  Brenda Lee     Buffalo Springfield  

Canned Heat   

Chad and Jeremy & Peter & Gordon  

Chambers Brothers   Chet Atkins  

Chicago Transit Authority & Chicago

Country Joe and the Fish     Cream   Crosby, Stills. Nash & Young

Curtis Mayfield   Daryl Hall and John Oates

Dave Clark Five   Deep Purple  Derek And The Dominos  

Dire Straits  Elton John  Everly Brothers

Fleetwood Mac   Frank Zappa  

 Freddie & The Dreamers   Foreigner   George Harrison  

George Thorogood   Gerry & The Pacemakers 

grand funk railroad    Heart    Huey Lewis and the News    

Iron Butterfly    Jackson Browne  

Jeff Beck   Jefferson Airplane    Jimi Hendrix  

John Mayall Bluesbreakers   Journey     Kansas    Led Zeppelin   

Little Eva  Lynyrd Skynyrd   Mary Hopkin  Mike Bloomfield  

Moody Blues   Otis Redding   Paul Butterfield Blues Band 

Paul Revere & The Raiders  Percy Faith

Peter and Gordon

Peter Frampton   Pink Floyd    

Procol Harum   Question Mark and The MYSTERIANS!

Randy Newman  Robin Trower   REO Speedwagon

Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs     Steely Dan    Steppenwolf  

Steve Miller Band   Stevie Wonder    Styx 

The 5th Dimension   The Allman Brothers  The Band  

The Beau Brummels  The Byrds  The Doors    The Kinks  

The Marvelettes
(New 05-28-12)

The Monkees

The Righteous Brothers    The Surfaris    The Temptations   The Who 

The Zombies  Them   Traffic   Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders


and more added over time




Your Web Master's Navy & Coast Guard Reserves Service Ranks and Years

1965 to 1971


USN Submarine Reserve 6/1965 to 6/1971

Torpedoman's Mat

Torpedoman's Mate

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Torpedoman's Mates in Action - Stories & Photos


USNR My Training & Advancement



Seaman Recruit



Seaman Apprentice




Actually TMSN(SG)


 TMSN(SS) in 1967

Torpedoman's Mate
Third Class


Torpedoman's Mate Second Class


Bluejacket's Manual
Sixteenth Edition


Basic Military Req'ts







Petty Officer 3 & 2



TM 3 & 2



 USN Service Stripe:  1 for each 4 years (6 years total)

1 x

1978 to 1997

U.S. Coast Guard Reserve


US Coast Guard Reserve 10/02/78 to 01/01/97


Port Securityman

Coast Guard Rating Video PS

My USCGR PSCS Uniform Coat
with Submarine Qualified Dolphins, service years Hash Marks, awared Ribbons, USCG Name Tag, Port Securityman
Senior Chief  (PSCS) Chevron


USCG Service Stripes:  1 for each 4 years (6 years USN Sub Reserve, plus 18 years, 3 months with USCGR = total 24 years, 3 mo)

2 x

6 x


U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard celebrates 215 years of service to U.S.

The History of the U.S. Coast Guard film

The USCG Chief's Call Web Site

Military & Patriotic Orgs I belong to

Submarines Your Web Master served on

Your Web Master's Parents in late 1945 just before getting married

Your Web Master's Life Member NAVetUSA Web Page

Your Web Master in his TM days

Your Web Master as TM2(SS) in 1969

Your Web Master circa 1986 to 1988 as Chief Port Securityman, USCGR

Your Web Master circa 1986 to 1988, as Chief Port Securityman, USCGR, with his sons

Your Web Master's USCGR Desktop Name Plate as PS Senior Chief



Woodrow Wilson High School
Class of June 1965

The Fleet Type Submarine (Navpers 16160 & Others)
Web-Master's Note:  Navpers 16160 is the very text I studied in USNR SP/SG School at Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard during 6 weeks in the Summer of 1965 

Here is my reserve training boat, USS Dentuta, SS-385. on which  I studied SS qualification training in her insides in USNR Submarine Reserve Unit 12-31 at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard from June 1965 until I went to SP/SG training school there.

USS Dentuda SS-385
Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, CA

(Dentuda pulling into Hunters Point, 1946 - Courtesy Larry Derouin)

Dentuda was decommissioned 11 December 1946 and stationed in the 12th Naval District (HUNTER's POINT NAVAL SHIPYARD) for use as a Naval Reserve Training Boat. Dentuda was stricken and sold for scrap February 12, 1969 to Zidell Explorations of Portland Or. for $55,459.00 .

Note: Assigned to JTF 1 as a test vessel for Operation "Crossroads," Dentuda returned to Pearl Harbor 14 February 1946, and on 22 May sailed for Bikini Atoll. She underwent both atomic weapons tests with her crew safely away from their submarine, and returned to Pearl Harbor 6 September. On 7 October she got underway for Mare Island Naval Shipyard, arriving 14 October. She was decommissioned 11 December 1946 and stationed in the 12th Naval District for the training of members of the Naval Reserve.


After graduating from USN Submarine Reserve SP/SG Submarine School at Hunter's Point, San Francisco Naval Shipyard in the Summer of 1965. I was assigned to attend the Basic Electricity/Electronics Prep (BEEP) School (1600 to 0100 hrs, Monday through Friday) for 6 weeks and Torpedoman Mate's "A" (TMA) School for 8 weeks in San Diego in 1966 as a SN(SG) - Seaman, Submarine School Graduate.  Had 5 weeks more of electronics (had to build a working Superheterodyne Radio Receiver) , and 3 weeks of weapons, torpedoes and mines.  I graduated First in the Class.

Before going to those schools, I got a copy of the manual, typed in the text with a typewriter and hand drew some of the drawings to highlight them for better study. Here are some of them below on the hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Submarine Torpedo Tubes Pneumatic and Hydraulic Operational Sequences

After BEEP School and TMA School completion, my designation was TMSN(SG), Torpedoman's Mate striker, Seaman, Submarine School Graduate. While serving on USS Diodon (SS-349), I qualified on submarines as TMSN(SS) and passed my 3rd class Service Wide Exam and became TM3(SS). While aboard Diodon, I later took the Service Wide Exam and passed the exam for TM2(SS), but picked up the advancement in rank after I was separated from active duty and returned to Submarine Reserve Division 12-31.

USS Diodon (SS-349) Submarine History Page for 1967 - I came aboard her and Qualified in Submarines during a WEST PAC deployment that year
USS Diodon (SS-349) Home Port with Frame Pages - for Diodon Shipmates, Photos, History

Here is your Web-Master Qualified in Submarines as a TMSN(SS) on USS Diodon (SS-349) in September 1967 in Hong Kong, BCC.  That is an Australian frigate's bow seen in the background.





USS Diodon (SS-349) Submarine History Page for 1968 - I served aboard her until October that year

USS Diodon (SS-349) Home Port with Frame Pages - for Diodon Shipmates, Photos, History

I returned home in October 1968 from the USS Diodon (SS-349) in San Diego and USNR Sub-Div 12-31 had closed and I was then attached to USNR Sub-Div 12-9 at the Alameda Navy and Reserve Training Center with the USS Parche (SS-384) there as the reserve station boat.

After World War II, the USS Parche served as a target ship for Operation Crossroads, the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll. She survived both the aerial bomb and the underwater bomb, and she underwent decontamination before heading to Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California. The submarine was decommissioned on December 10, 1946, and she was reclassified as an auxiliary submarine, AGSS-384, on December 1, 1962 to serve as a Naval Reserve Training Submarine. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on November 8, 1969 and sold for scrap on June 18, 1970. The USS Parche received five battle stars and two Presidential Unit Citations for her service in World War II



This photo was taken, as I recall, on board one of those covered Coaxain's Boats.

This was just after i had completed a week end working in the Torpedo Shop on the Sub Tender USS Sperry or USS Nereus.

Another Reservist from my Submarine Reserve Unit, TM2(SS) Ruiz. I believe, snapped this photo.  He was a photographer by trade, as I recall.

He took the photo as we were returning to shore from the tender, which was moored out in the water at Fort Roscrans, Ballast Point Submarine Base, San Diego, California.



the hell of vietnam
A Video
(New 03-12-11)

River Patrol - Part 1

(New 04-28-11)

River Patrol - Part 2

(New 04-28-11)

River Patrol - Part 3

(New 04-28-11)

Tet Offensive & Khe sahn vietnam war footage

(New 01-31-10)

Tet Offensive - Chapter 1

January 31, 2011, marks the 43rd anniversary of the Tet Offensive, a surprise attack by the North Vietnamese that took place on the first day of the Vietnamese new year -- a day that had been expected to be a quiet religious holiday. NavyTV is airing two episodes of the documentary series "Virginians At War," which feature vintage film footage taken during some of this historic event and first-person accounts from Virginia veterans of the Offensive. Above is Chapter 1, click here for Chapter 2.

(New 02-27-11)

Tet Offensive - Chapter 2

Reality and Perception / Why We Fought
Avg. Rating: 5.00

(New 02-27-11)

Floor Debate of H. Res. 1228 which honors the veterans of Helicopter Attack Light Squadron Three and their families

(New 07-11-10)

Good Read Especially Vietnam Vets & Era Vets!
I am forwarding this excellent essay on the Vietnam experience- authored by Sen. Jim Webb(D-Va.), His contrast of the Vietnam military with the WWII "greatest generation" military is  fascinating- especially the point that it was the 'greatest generation' who sent us to 'Nam.
I am personally one of those vets who believed the war was worth fighting and one which we could have won if permitted to do so.
Heroes of the Vietnam Generation
By James Webb

(New 01-01-11)