Wednesday, January 24, 2018

What Do Con Artists and Religious Leaders Have in Common? With Maria Kon...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

This week in Covfefe Resistance: 1/13/18

This is just some note from this week. Although a week in a year of "The Donald" has seemed much longer. When does it ever end?  This is just some notes from this week( nevermind the rest of the year). I suppose I need some outlet for this craziness.

-Fire and Fury: My better half asked the silly question if I had purchased this book. Of course I did. How could I pass up something the Covfefe-in-Chief tried to prevent from publishing? I'll admit it has more to do that he tried to prevent it's publishing than the actual content of the book. How often does a sitting President try to squash a book because it hurts his feelings?  Just let the thought of that sink in for a moment. Not many I know of at least. I am reading of course and I'll have more on that later.

-Oprah 2020: There was much ado about Oprah's passionate speech at the recent Golden Globe Awards. I like and respect Oprah as many people do. Do we really need another celebrity President though? I feel this way also about those dreaming of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson too. If it was down to Oprah verses Donald it would be her by a long shot. I worry though that we discount those that are already in the public service. Do we devalue those who have devoted time and energy in that field just to give it to someone merely because they're a celebrity?

-Shithole Countries: Of course the most recent "Donald" event is the comment by the President that instead of allowing those from "Shithole countries" like Haiti and other African countries instead of  not more from Norway(whose leader recently visited). I hope I don't have to explain the racism element in this type of thinking.

I'm sure I'm leaving a lot out but I'd just share on this weeks highlights in current events. Until next week, Good day.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Runnin' Down A Dream

My memory of Tom Petty goes back to my first memories of rock radio. His brand of rock seemed to be pure and simple. It wasn't punk, pop or metal. It did have elements of pop, folk and rock though. He adapted through the years but never seemed to change. He stayed current with the times and never really seemed dated throughout the 70's and 90's.

In retrospect he seemed a product of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and The Beatles.If he seemed to "sell out" it's hard to tell when. His music seemed at once the same but yet never dated. He'd mingle with the classic rock icons like George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison but yet seem hip and stand alone on his own accord. 

The sixties had Dylan. The seventies had Springsteen. The eighties had Tom Petty. Tom had an ear for southern rock but yet had the sound of a mainstream rock performer. He was an American pop artist that stayed cool throughout his career. He was successful without appearing to have "sold out". 

Presently I can see how artists like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen had influenced him. His songs seemed to have a personal yet universal touch. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Oliver Sacks on Autism (1996)