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Let’s just do a summary of the recent wars in the world

August 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Let’s just do a summary of the recent wars in the world: Syria’s civil war, Egypt’s civil war, America’s war on Terror continues through the NSA surveillance program and special ops missions/drone attacks…Ah, just like John Lennon imagined it.

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The Beatles Unplugged – John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison perform an acoustic White Album of sorts, with other songs you may enjoy

February 2, 2013 Leave a comment

It’s so good that I had to share it. : )

Track listing thanks to The Wall Breakers…

http://thewallbreakers.com/culture/1398-the-beatles-unplugged-album

0:00 Intro
0:15 Cry Baby Cry
2:42 Child of Nature (an early version of Lennon’s later solo work, Jealous Guy)
5:25 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
8:15 I’m So Tired
11:24 Yer Blues
15:00 Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
18:00 What’s the New Mary Jane
20:39 Revolution
24:49 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
27:29 Circle
29:47 Sour Milk Sea
33:22 Not Guilty
36:36 Piggies
38:42 Julia
42:47 Blackbird
45:02 Rocky Raccoon
47:49 Back in the U.S.S.R
50:50 Honey Pie
52:54 Mother Nature’s Son
55:09 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
58:08 Junk
1:00:46 Dear Prudence
1:05:27 Sexy Sadie
1:07:52 Spiritual Regeneration
1:10:22 Spiritual Christmas”

Everything Under the Sun by Justin Bass

October 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Congratulations to Adele for winning 6 Grammy Awards for her album, 21

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

* Rick Rubin is a Man-Muse with a 6th sense for the je ne sais quoi.

“I also want to say a big thank you to Rick Rubin, who taught me about quality control. He really taught me about what I wanted to be and made me realize stuff that I didn’t ever think I would.” – Adele, last night at the Grammy Awards.

source: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=1&p=11832&title=grammys_2012_a_few_thoughts&more=1&c=1

And thank you to Paul McCartney for orchestrating a fantastic finale fugue with guitar solos by 6 different players (including Bruce Springsteen, Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl, Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray), doubling the original trio of guitarists who played on the Abbey Road Suite. To John Lennon and George Harrison…the music lives on! Thank you to all of the musicians who are here now and to those who are no longer with us. Thank you for your contributions on Earth.

“Music and water will be the last thing[s] to leave this planet.”–Quincy Jones

Read more:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/124f89c2-3cd3-11e1-8d38-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1mFJKPkeq 

Remember the 5th of November…but protest peacefully

October 24, 2011 Leave a comment

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/CBO-study-shows-growing-cnnm-3586638735.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=2&asset&ccodeSee
 
“For the top 1% of the population, average inflation-adjusted household income grew by 275%” from 1979 to 2007, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

To repeat: Two Hundred Seventy Five Percent.

* “Middle-class incomes grew by less than 40%” during the same time period, as reported by CNNMoney.

Hello Oligarchy! And that is why a Supreme Court packed with Republican-appointed judges deciding to allow anonymous and unlimited corporate donations for political elections (Citizens United case) is a bad thing. ‘Cause the corporations via the Superwealthy have a lot of sway: commercials, commercials, commercials. Citizens United means more of all that aggravating attack-Ad crap while you’re trying to mellow out in front of the TV next September/October/November.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opinion/sunday/friedman-did-you-hear-the-one-about-the-bankers.html

EXCERPT:

“A lethal article involving Citigroup that deserved more attention because it helps to explain why many average Americans have expressed support for the Occupy Wall Street movement. The news was that Citigroup had to pay a $285 million fine to settle a case in which, with one hand, Citibank sold a package of toxic mortgage-backed securities to unsuspecting customers — securities that it knew were likely to go bust — and, with the other hand, shorted the same securities — that is, bet millions of dollars that they would go bust. It doesn’t get any more immoral than this.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opinion/sunday/wall-street-protesters-hit-the-bulls-eye.html

EXCERPT:

“By 2006, bankers and insurers were making 70 percent more, on average, than workers in the rest of the private sector. Then they set off one of the worst financial crises in living memory, and taxpayers bailed them out.

The protesters’ grievances may be aimed at Wall Street as a metaphor for broader economic forces. But there is nothing metaphorical about who is taking home the wealth. The protesters might even aim a bit higher: the real income growth is happening in the top 0.1 percent. There are lots of bankers there, too.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/24/us-protests-idUSTRE79N61O20111024

EXCERPTS:

“Wall Street protest plans global rally ahead of G20…

Occupy Wall Street is urging protesters to close their bank accounts and transfer their money to credit unions, a move that is due to culminate with a bank transfer day on November 5.”

* November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day.

John Lennon sung about Guy Fawkes Day…

John Lennon also peacefully sung other songs of protest…

Read more:

http://www.britannia.com/history/g-fawkes.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2010/1105/Guy-Fawkes-Day-2010-Why-Americans-want-to-remember-remember-the-fifth-of-November

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/17/occupy-movement-global-protest

 http://blog.cytalk.com/2011/10/whos-behind-guy-fawkes-mask/

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1856603,00.html#ixzz1bjX1rBQw

Yes, There Are Some Things Our Government Could Do To Help Housing, But It Won’t, Says Galbraith

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/yes-things-government-could-help-housing-won-t-144757898.html

Bakken Oil Booby Trap for the people of North Dakota…

http://beta.finance.yahoo.com/news/americas-boomtown-locals-big-oil-092700779.html

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http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/784/

“We are the hollow men. We are the stuffed men…this is the way the world ends, this is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.” – T.S. Eliot

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For lagniappe:

Sending good vibes to the people of Egypt

February 6, 2011 Leave a comment

May the end of all of the protests and confrontations be a lasting democracy, prolonged peace and shared prosperity for the people of Egypt.

* WARNING: the following youtube video contains graphic violence. The footage is difficult to watch, but important to see.



John Lennon was also the victim of gun violence

January 23, 2011 Leave a comment