We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ibrahim Ferrer - Que Dios lo Bendiga: May God Bless Him
A terrific Cuban balladeer dies. He was in his seventies but looked ninety probably due to the Cuban sunshine and hard labor but he kept a song in his heart and thankfully Ry Cooder brought him to world attention before he was buried like so many others in the "land that time forgot."
"Known for his trademark cap and graying mustache, Ferrer was a wiry, animated figure who clearly enjoyed performing Cuba's traditional "son" music of the 1940s and 1950s for new generations of fans.
Among a group of older Cuban performers recruited by U.S. musician Ry Cooder, Ferrer performed on the "Buena Vista Social Club album" that won a Grammy in 1999 and was among those appearing in the film of the same name."Click here: Ibrahim Ferrer