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.
#2 When Playboy magazine asked Richard Thompson & other musicians to list the ten greatest songs of the last 1,000 years, He said, “You are supposed to start in 1983 and I started in 1080, with St. Godric (with ‘Worldes Blis Ne Last’) and that (list) became the basis of the ‘1000 Years of Popular Music’ shows.” Playboy declined to print his choices. However, his list inspired a 2003 live album titled 1000 Years of Popular Music. His favorites extended through the centuries, from Henry Purcell and Gilbert & Sullivan to Prince and Britney Spears.