There a number of camera angles portraying this in a seemingly large concert setting.
He has a capo for C# minor.
The music doesn’t modulate or develop.
All except the drummer are rather cursory.
Should I expect more? Perhaps not.
It looks good enough.
it is the state of corporate ‘artistry’.
HUGE disconnect betw bourgeois environmentalist elite & poor who have bad education & no chance of improvement.
Sometimes I appreciate what is said, and sometimes I am completely aggravated by it.
The Bourgeoisie, are in Marxist theory, the Capital Class. They are the owners and the oppressors of the working class.
There are no Bourgeoisie environmentalists. The phrase is an oxymoron.
The poor do not necessarily have a bad education. I have had a reasonably good education, but that did not provide all of the requisites let alone the impetus for my determination to be an artist.
Being an artist invited me to be poor, which I accepted.
I live in a community with many who are also relatively poor. I make friends with all I can, because I enjoy the humanity.
And I learn some things from all.
And children in the neighborhood, Who are mirrors of their parents. I learn and try to inform.
Let us hope.
I am in Detroit land. I could envisage a political jurisdiction from the Ohio River to the Hudson Bay, surrounding the Great Lakes. East to the Alleghenies including Pittsburgh, west to the Mississippi including Minneapolis, maybe not Saint Louis but Ferguson needs Detroit.
It would be a strange brew, though far less strange than we have now.
Let Quebec and the East do their thing.
I am dreaming. Soon,
After all, we stole these lands.
Catalunya has a great claim to independence.
Alas for Spain it is their richest provence.
Catalán is a completely distinct language from Castilian. As distinct as Portuguese.
Much earlier in my life after a year in South America I was quite conversant, if not thoroughly fluent in what we and they call Spanish, which is Castilian, but inflected from Andalús.
My encounters in the Amazon with Portuguese and later Catalán left me speechless.
Let us in the Diaspora hope, as we cannot vote.
Not overwhelmed by any musicianship here, but was encouraged by wiki’s description of MK’s father’s description as a Marxist Agnostic. Plus his bearing from Glasgow.
Scotland (my grandmother’s stead) may ye cast off those rusted bastards to the south. Forget the Pound, forget the EU. Oh gawd, forget Nato.
Scots Wha Hae, Robert Burns.
In Edinburgh there was a lass I could have loved.
I love her still.
We turnt oot the licht
Two august friends of mine, both professors at the U of M(ichigan) thought I would like to join them in viewing the film ‘The King’s Speech’. I did not join them, I saw it separately. I knew they wouldn’t get the irony. Here was the King of Great Britain proclaiming in view of the soon [...]
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First of all, fuck the high brow. I am an artist, I am poor, I am old.
I go to the farmer’s markets for my food. I live simply but I have my art and it is refined.
I live in my neighborhood. I see the children, I may fix their bicycles.
Am I different from those like me in Iraq or Syria, or many other places on this planet.
I think not, except I do not have the American Military sending Drones, or Fighter Jets, or Bombers to destroy me or my neighborhood, yet. I do have their incessant surveillance
The (generally forgotten) PWA and the larger WPA were social answers to the employment distress of the Great Depression. They were abandoned in 1943 with the labor shortage of WWII. Rather than being held in suspension.
Long term employment with war as a means could only be held in perpetual war.
Perpetual war is what we have had since then.
But employment through the military is restrictive.
Capitalism is the arch villain.
It will be the end of the life on this planet, and of us.
I curse those that call for war.
Alice X commented on the diary post Why Are The Tricks Used To Sell War in 2003 Working in 2014? Have We Learned Nothing? by spocko.
…plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose… In the run up to WWII the Germans noted that they had lost the propaganda war in WWI. The term used in the US had been ‘propaganda’. After Goebbels et al (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels) got a hold of it, the term in vogue in the US became Public Relations.
I am an advocate for full socialized medicine, not just single payer.
Thank you, I am fully aware of HR 676, the long languishing act.
I meant to reinforce the simple statement of ‘Medicare for All’ with my present experience.
I became dual eligible for Medicare/Medicaid in June. After more than thirty years with no health insurance at all.
In the run up to the ACA I screeched and clawed for HR 676.
What we got was snake oil.
Medicare for all sounds good until you have Medicare.
The program is incomplete.
The part A (hospitalization) deductible for this year is $1216. After that it pays 80%.
The part B (doctors and outpatients) deductible is $147. After that it pays 80%. There is a monthly premium.
There is ‘Medigap’ private insurance to cover the deductibles and co-pays, if you can afford it.
There a many people with Medicare who have medical bankruptcies.
Families under $30,000 are more likely to have been part of the Medicaid expansion, which is simple to understand and popular.
Wait till they experience the reporting requirements of Medicaid. It is a nightmare in Michigan.
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Neo-Nazi volunteers from the East.
Azov fighters are Ukraine’s greatest weapon and may be its greatest threat
The battalion’s far-right volunteers’ desire to ‘bring the fight to Kiev’ is a danger to post-conflict stability
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Alice X commented on the blog post Banks Threaten To Leave Scotland If People Vote For Independence
Let the banks leave but put the Banksters in jail.
That will take care of them.
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