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  •  Got up to 65 ystdy, still grey and damp. (9+ / 0-)

    And it rained all night. They're telling us we'll be freezing by Thursday, oh joy.

    I'M GOING TO DEPORT YOU FROM THIS COUNTY I WANT TO SECEDE FROM!
    What this actually means is: ETHNIC CLEANSING.
    These "secessionists" want to take their land with them as they leave the Union. Sorry pal, it no worky dat way.
    What they really want is to expel everyone that doesn't agree with them, is different color from them, et cetera. And if these  "others" don't leave quickly enough, well, Bosnia. Or maybe Rwanda. Of course, it's never laid out this openly, all coded in dogwhistle, but that's the only explanation for the reactionaries' rhetoric.
    That's the first time I've seen that Nilsson clip, it's awesome! But I know him from his collaboration with John Lennon: The Point.
    http://www.youtube.com/...
    This part isn't a song, but it's part of my internal mythology, the Stone Man:
    http://www.youtube.com/...
    "You been goofing with the bees?"
    "Someone hoodoed the hoodo man"
    Since our family didn't believe in Tv and out in the 18th century where my corner of CT resides, magazines like TigerBeat, et cetera were few and far between, I got my music from the radio and other people's records. So I had no idea what any of these people looked like, all I knew was the music itself. My musical roots go back to Chicago and Delta blues, Motown and the British Invasion. New York radio was extremely cosmopolitan, covering the entire range of popular music for all audiences (as opposed to the narrowcasting of today).
    When I went up to school in Boston and met black people of my age, they were stunned that I was a fan of what was then called "Soul" music and I was kinda surprised to find out that many of the artists that I loved were black. It's one of the reasons that I don't get too deeply into the personalities of the artists, who they are can get in the way of what they do. If it's good work, if the song lifts me, I couldn't care less who performs it other than to point me to other things that artist has done, that might also be good work.
    I know that's apostasy in a celebrity obsessed culture and it's a handicap in working in Hollywood, but just because you're famous, doesn't make you a god(ess).
    Yesterday here at the F-Bomb, there was a discussion of Taylor Someoneorother, why she was on screen @GG. I don't know what else she's done, but she sells lipstick in web commercials for one of the warpaint companies. Famous for being famous.
    Oh, and since I didn't know the difference between Creed and Nickleback, I asked the people I jam with the poll question from a few days ago: Which is worse? and got a unanimous answer: Nickleback. The music is about even but the Christian messaging that pervades Nickleback's music is a dealbreaker for the GenX and GenY folks around me.
    Just so you know.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 08:23:26 AM PST

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