Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A CD Recommendations And Some Other Random Thoughts

The Random Thoughts first. Please do check the side-bar for the quote of the day. Some are quite meaningful. Some---hey, you never know. Al Bundy can be deep in his own way. Einstein is brilliant and yet the quotes of Carlin have meaning as well. As does Lenny Bruce. Of course, Shakespeare covered all the bases---and those he missed I am sure Groucho Marx took care of.
Think about it.

Now to the meaningful material---as related to this "blog". We will speak of "blogging" vis a vis journalism later.

Appleseed Recordings has released an album that is truly a marvel. Peggy Seeger celebrated her 70th birthday in 2005 and a wonderful event was held at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London ("Bravo to the Queen"--Black Adder via Hugh Laurie---now think House --amazing). I digress---and have called my doctor for help about digression.

This album is a wonderful and joyous celebration of her life, her music, and her family . Attending and performing were--Pete, Mike, and Peggy Seeger. Also, Martin Carthy, Billy Bragg, Norma Watetrson, and her children (adults now).

The title--appropriately---Three Score and Ten.

Rather than my adding more to this commentary let me direct you to the Appleseed website. You can read all about the CD and Peggy Seeger there. It was an honor and a privilege to have her as a guest with Ron Olesko on Traditions a while back.

This is a 2 CD set and one that I am sure you would love to hear over and over again---chat, music, and having great company in your home. Better company than some of the slugs on TV.

Now for the comments about "blogs" vs "journalism".

Progress is a wonderful thing. Freedom of speech. Great. Is it something that the founding fathers never envisioned? Internet, TV, and loudmouthed orators?
Tom, George--and Button (you must know Quinnet) did not figure on this I am certain.

"Honest" is the word (as Stephen Colbert says--for "The Word") here. Think about this. The constitution gave us the First Amendment. A wonderful thing. Newspapers gave us people who reported responsibly---we hope. TV gave us reporters who reported responsibly---and sensationally--read--murder and mayhem. The Internet now gives us "Blogs".

Opinions are one thing. News is another. Just some food for thought. Think, as well, about the nonsense in some of the tabloids as opposed to the other papers.

If you ever want a history of what the NY Post was about prior to the Murdoch incarnation I will fill you in. Trust me ---equal to the NY Times. Now--equal to The Star. Go to your local supermarket to see what I mean.

This blog has now become something that I bemoaned earlier. Yet, I hope, a point was made. Trust real journalists and not the pontificating, pompous and personality needing ones that seem to inhabit the Internet to obfuscate what real news is about.

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