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Dynamic Logs, Elder Evolution, and 'Sounds Familiar'

Megan Sukys/Dave Beck

Musicians need to be streetwise to survive in Seattle. Next time on The Beat, we travel back to the 1970's to discover what made the Dynamic Logs the "streetband of the galaxy". We also redefine retirement, simplify elder housing and hear a tune that Sounds Familiar.

05:00 - Dynamic Logs
Thirty years ago, there was a golden era for busking downtown. Orville Johnson was a founding member of the Dynamic Logs, the group once dubbed the "street band of the galaxy". Today Orville shares the secrets of street success in the late seventies.

25:00 - Elder Evolution
Today, two alternative takes on growing older. Megan Sukys speaks with Bill Morton, founder and president of Second Half Strategies, and Eve Stern, president of SNAP for Seniors.

34:00 - Sounds Familiar: 'Song Of The Islands'
Amanda Wilde, host of The Swing Years and Beyond, joins us with the little-known history of songs we didn't know we knew so well.