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.
Snow and 22 degrees tonight in Nashville, as Al Gore returns home on his polluting jet. Photo - from the Blair piece explaining it all - from alarmingly warming Vermont, today. It looks like the guy has some firewood left, which, when burned, will add to the CO2 pollution and maybe help warm things up.
Hi ya'll. Happy Easter. I just flew the red eye from Seattle to the Cuse. What was I thinking? It is 27 degrees and snowing here right now. It looks like spring is on hold for at least another week. Oh well. Here is an Easter polar bear.
Here is is recently--way older--but still really good at getting the song across. Even better, in a way--the years have put real depth into that bittersweet sensibility that never really rides that well on callow youth.
ahhh geez--were you folks ever really hippies? I have a theory about the "baby boomer generation". It does not begin until 1948. The first year that some returning GI s were able to see their college degree actually in hand (senior year maybe). Anyway, those of us whose fathers did not use the GI bill were born upon their return home--not four years later. We are the generation that got rolled over by the boomers--never to occupy positions of power, never to be a part of an organized generation seeking change. Who did that organizing anyway--who taught them? Anyway, I never thought much of the Beattles. I know there are older hippies out there that defend brilliantly their claim to saving rock and roll, but I don't think they did anything of the sort. They just started something else. Something which led inevitably to Mick Jagger and Jerry what's his face. Not exactly music to my way of thinking.
I agree Buddy. Time has added a depth and feeling to that performance that makes it outstanding. I could listen to it again and again and I doubt I will ever tire of it. Thanks for that.
And here is a video of the Ian and Sylvia Reunion featuring Gordon Lightfoot. Ian and Sylvia were so good. I have seen them both in concert, but not together. And I think that like so many others, they were never better than when they were a team.