Archive for the 'Performance' Category

I have questions about immigration and the current state of our policies as a nation. I don't profess to have a lot of answers, but I will admit that some of the possibilities seem both obvious and disturbing. For example, what have we become?

Different Drummer: Peter Falk

One question I don't ask directly: Am I becoming increasingly self-reverential? 
Allow me to answer with links.

188: Constitutional Crisis

152: Anticipating the Bang

42: "The Morning After" for classic Made-for-TV Movies

103: The Thriller Is Gone

187: Television Debut (1972-73)

105: Press Coverage

15: Declaring War on "Just Say No"

195: Telling Your Stories (Before It's Too Late)

59: Ten Areas of Agreement about Abortion - part 1

60: Ten Areas of Agreement about Abortion - part 2

Inappropriate Conversations on Facebook

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Far too often, discussions about politics and religion (or even popular culture) are being compromised if not thwarted by blind devotion to entrenched positions. We are becoming more segregated than at any point in my lifetime, not just along arbitrary divisions of race. It's two kinds of news, or even in the minds of some people two kinds of bakeries. Tragically, we are watching an "us versus them" siege play out before our eyes and ears. I've no doubt that I have been impacted, too. Potential listeners of Inappropriate Conversations have, for want of a better phrase, weeded themselves out on shaky religious grounds. And, perhaps, my personal policies like never "un-friending" anyone might make those suspicions seem legitimate. If we can't remain in dialogue, though, then how will we have any real conversations -- inappropriate or otherwise?

Different Drummer: Mel Blanc

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Who could resist the combination of April Fool's Day and Easter Sunday? Not me. "A Simple Yes Or No" was originally published in The Juke Joint Journal, 1986.

Different Drummer: Animal

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Your points and questions #6 covers a couple of years of feedback, with nods to Nancy, Nicole, Shane, Chris, and others.

 

Different Drummer: Maria McKee

We are all God's children.

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If we don't speak up now, raising our voices in dissent, then when will we? An argument could be made that the powers-that-be are striving to stifle the means by which those voices may be heard. 
Now is the time to speak in favor of Net Neutrality
Now is the time to note that we will never be able to return to this moment in history.
Now is the time to insist the our leaders put nation ahead of party, the intent of our so-called "founding fathers" above self-interest.
Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of their country.

Reds (1981)

Different Drummer: Diane Keaton

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Religion.

Different Drummer: Larry Kirwan

 

T Bone Burnett - "I Can Explain Everything"

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - "Tell It All, Brother"

Roger Waters - "What God Wants Part 1"

Jethro Tull - "My God"

Jethro Tull - "Hymn 43"

Jethry Tull - "Wind Up"

Laurie Anderson - "Beautiful Red Dress"

Joni Mitchell - "The Magdelene Laundries"

Tori Amos - "Leather" (live)

No Doubt - "Just A Girl"

Black 47 - "Black 47"

Black 47 - "James Connolly"

Flogging Molly - "What's Left of the Flag"

XTC - "Dear God"

XTC - "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead"

DC Talk - "Jesus Freak"

Ministry - "Psalm 69"

Tim Dorsey - "Tiger Shrimp Tango"

Nuclear Assault - "Preaching to the Deaf"

Nuclear Assault - "Hypocrisy"

Todd Snider - "Somebody's Coming"

Todd Snider - "Conservative, Christian, Right Wing Republican, Straight, White, American Males"

Todd Snider - "Alot More"

T Bone Burnett - "I Can Explain Everything (Reprise)"

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