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21st Century Beatles. I’m a Fan! [part 2]

Part 2 — Reissues: The film coincided with the latest re-release in deluxe form of Let It Be, a child of the same sessions. One can’t deny that the nostalgia machine revved up yet again, a desperate monster feeding off Baby Boomers like me who fork over gobs of money. Desperate because they want our …

21st Century Beatles. I’m a Fan! [part 3]

Part 3 — Revolver: There’s everything that came before Rubber Soul, albums with one dazzling hit song after another, from Please Please Me to When I Get Home, I Feel Fine, Eight Days a Week and Ticket to Ride, to name a few of my faves. But I’m not sure how their first three years …

21st Century Beatles: I’m a Fan! [part 4]

Part 4 — But What Does It All Mean?: The main point: The Beatles are still with us, the arc of their career and legacy is an ongoing process that WILL reach an end at some point. But whether it’s making America twist and shout to an Isley Brothers tune or laying it all out …

Not funny.

Not funny. Yet in the late 1970s, a trickster comedian, Richard Pryor (the Trickster Force was strong with him) made us laugh while describing this very crime against humanity, against unarmed Black Americans. Pryor’s seemingly amoral humor made an impact on the American psyche, such that forty years later, our perspective and our behavior, our …

The Clown

No matter the Election Day results, the broader cultural malaise, a divided America, will persist. Elections have consequences. But resolving the culture wars is what will bring about a rebirth of American ideals and unity. Let’s play the long game, if just for a moment. One way to grasp our cultural zeitgeist is to look …

ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME – – – APRIL 18, 2020

    As was said during the day’s One World: Together at Home program, the world must act as one now. May the abdication of national leadership in the United States mark the ascendancy of a truly great international power that compels intelligent governance, something we’ve never had worldwide. The One World: Together at Home …

August, September, BASEBALL!, November, December. Part 1

The Dry Statistics The Yankees eliminated the A’s, only to be vanquished by the Boston Red Sox, who beat the reigning champion Houston Astros. The Astros got there by beating the Cleveland Indians. The Rockies knocked the Cubs out, then lost to the Brewers, who lost to the Dodgers. The Dodgers had eliminated the Atlanta …

Do You Want to Fight About It? No, Actually, I Don’t [Part 1]

Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love The bloviated pickup truck torments and bears down on the meek and gutless Prius.  Professional football, a game of collisions, military-like might, and aggressive hysteria reigns supreme as America’s #1 pastime.  As a nation, we struggle to understand and address conflict in the Middle East and throughout the world, yet we …

Do You Want to Fight About It? No, Actually, I Don’t [Part 2]

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? So from this hard realization, what does hope look like?  Two modern truths visit me daily.  The first is the idea (and the book title by Chris Hedges) that War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. People seek that experience that helps them feel a part …