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.
--if you go up one to the home page or root URL on the 'Sunday Morning' link,
...there's a cornucopia of odd-angled vids and essays. John Belushi in an SNL skit, gotta see. Beatles doing ''roll over'' --and Chuck Berry too, who i think wrote it. Daniel Barenboim's getting famouser-by-the-minute chorale (last half of the 4th or last movement) at the 2012 'Proms' BBC production at the Royal Albert Hall (with the lyrics in English subtitle). Joanie Mitchell (any kin to blogger Greg Mitchell i wonder?) singing a love song to LvB, something with 'the moon and the stars' in the title. Steven Colbert doing something not watched yet but am gonna.
Mitchell probably should include the four minutes (from 2:00 to 6:12) of BBC reporter Katie Derham interviewing the very humble and self-effacing Barenboim about what the 9th means in the sense of story or symbolism. Certainly a familiar question to him, but nevertheless he is speaking conversationally and winging it --yet every utterance lights up a great world of revelation and deeper mystery about how music touches the human soul. Shucks i went and made it sound all stiff and formal --naw, that's why it's so good --it's so everyday. And oddly feels like she is talking to, well, Ludwig von Beethoven himself.
--oops --meant to say, that potpourri at the 'journey' URL, also has local favorite (BD and several others with connections to him) and celestial superstar Leonard Bernstein telling a story --answering a question --about which single piece in all musicdom he'd choose to take with him to heaven if he could take but one. And then there's a vid of LB playing that very piece.