News & Events

Mon, July 3, 12:00 p.m.
TEMPO Traveler Group  If you've got the time and want to talk travel, join the TEMPO Traveler Group on the first Monday of each month at Sofra Bistro in Middleton.

Sat, July 8, 9:00 a.m.
TEMPO Breakfast Club:  Middleton Hills Branch  Show up at Prairie Cafe in Middleton Hills and join us for breakfast, coffee, and conversation, for as long as you wish to stay.  We each pay for ourselves.  Feel free to bring a friend, any friend!

July 18, 2017 7:15 p.m.
Book Bags will be meeting at the home of Genie Campbell.  The book to read is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  Please RSVP to Genie.

Thurs, July 20, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Anne Whalen.  The book to read is The Great Divide: Unequal Societies & What We Can Do About Them by Joseph Stiglitz.   The discussion leader will be Dana Erlandsen. Please RSVP to Anne.

Wed, July 26, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Chocolate Tasting at Ambrosius Enjoy deliciously exotic hand crafted chocolates with your TEMPO friends at TEMPO member Gail’s NEW SPACE.  We’ll travel around the equator, exploring the deep, complex flavors of six different origin chocolates, and taste how Gail brings out those flavors in her truffles.  Wine is included.  Registration is limited to 24 participants so sign up today!  

Free for TEMPO members.  If space permits, guest registration will be available after July 15.  The cost for guests will be $15.  Please register by July 21.

If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Goode at 608-438-8906


TEMPO Madison

JULY EVENT - We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

Join us on Tuesday, July 11




Please join us, Tuesday, July 11 to hear Doug Bradley present We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 for networking; lunch will be served at 11:55 a.m. Your entree selections are Grilled Tuna Loin or Fried Green Tomato.  Both are served with chili braised black beans, avocado, sautéed greens, chimichurri sauce, and pepita crumble.  Please register by Thursday, July 6.  July 2017 Luncheon Registration

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: For a Kentucky rifleman who spent his tour trudging through Vietnam’s Central Highlands, it was Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’.”  For a “tunnel rat” who blew smoke into the Viet Cong’s underground tunnels, it was Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.”  For a black Marine distraught over the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., it was Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools.”  And for countless other Vietnam Vets, it was “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” or the song that gives this book its title.

In We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner place popular music at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam.  They explore how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the World back home and of coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. They also demonstrate that music was important for every group of Vietnam veterans—black and white, Latino and Native American; men and women; officers and “grunts”—whose personal reflections drive the book’s narrative.  Most of the voices are those of ordinary soldiers, Marines, and nurses, among others. Together their testimony taps into memories—individual and cultural—that capture a central if often overlooked component of the American war in Vietnam.

Winner of two 2016 Choice awards from the American Library Association, We Gotta Get Out of This Place was named “the best music book of 2015” by Rolling Stone magazine.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Madison-based Vietnam veteran Doug Bradley is a distinguished lecturer and academic staff emeritus, UW-Madison, who has written and taught extensively about his Vietnam, and post-Vietnam, experiences. He was drafted into the U. S. Army in March 1970 and served as an information specialist (journalist) at the Army Hometown News Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and U. S. Army Headquarters in Long Binh, South Vietnam in 1970-71. Following discharge and graduate school, Doug relocated to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1974 where he helped establish Vets House, a storefront, community-based service center for Vietnam era veterans

Since 2008, he and UW-Madison professor Craig Werner have co-taught a class at UW-Madison on the music of the Vietnam War. Doug is a member of the Deadly Writers Patrol writing group, the author of DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle, and co-author with Craig Werner of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War which was named “Best Music Book of 2015” by Rolling Stone magazine.


 Coming in August

Please join us, Tuesday, August 8 to hear Glorily Lopez present What will happen to DACA & other immigration-related issues; how they are affecting Madison and Dane County?

Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 for networking; lunch will be served at 11:55 a.m.



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