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Wednesday, August 15. 2007
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 17:17 | Comments (22) | Trackbacks (0)
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Here's the Everlys doin' it, with that butter-smooth harmony.
Love the Everlys. Just thought the Bob version was interesting - and not too bad.
betcha you like Kingston Trio too --there's no daylight between Everly & Kingston fans. I think it's the tight harmonies.
holy expletive, bird dog! well done. it had the words to sing along and everything.
seriously, that post made my day. maybe even my week. will have to wait and see what charlie brings to the table tomorrow with the dylan lyrics.
But did he ever return ,no her never returned and his fate is still unlearned..you many ride forever....well not according to this.
The Coming Urban Terror
Systems disruption, networked gangs, and bioweapons
For the first time in history, announced researchers this May, a majority of the world’s population is living in urban environments. Cities—efficient hubs connecting international flows of people, energy, communications, and capital—are thriving in our global economy as never before. However, the same factors that make cities hubs of globalization also make them vulnerable to small-group terror and violence.
Over the last few years, small groups’ ability to conduct terrorism has shown radical improvements in productivity—their capacity to inflict economic, physical, and moral damage. These groups, motivated by everything from gang membership to religious extremism, have taken advantage of easy access to our global superinfrastructure, revenues from growing illicit commercial flows, and ubiquitously available new technologies to cross the threshold necessary to become terrible threats. September 11, 2001, marked their arrival at that threshold.
Unfortunately, the improvements in lethality that we have already seen are just the beginning. The arc of productivity growth that lets small groups terrorize at ever-higher levels of death and disruption stretches as far as the eye can see. Eventually, one man may even be able to wield the destructive power that only nation-states possess today. It is a perverse twist of history that this new threat arrives at the same moment that wars between states are receding into the past. Thanks to global interdependence, state-against-state warfare is far less likely than it used to be, and viable only against disconnected or powerless states. But the underlying processes of globalization have made us exceedingly vulnerable to nonstate enemies. The mechanisms of power and control that states once exerted will continue to weaken as global interconnectivity increases. Small groups of terrorists can already attack deep within any state, riding on the highways of interconnectivity, unconcerned about our porous borders and our nation-state militaries. These terrorists’ likeliest point of origin, and their likeliest destination, is the city.
the article: http://www.city-journal.org/html/17_3_urban_terrorism.html
Nothing like the Everlys, Kingston Trio, Brothers Four and the Greenwood County Singers (my favorite, still looking for an album to go w/ my empty jacket cover). Here are the Bros in an over-sentimentalized re-do of their sweet Seven Daffodils:
One of the above groups did a moving Easter Rebellion song- anyone know which? The winner gets a get out of jail card free:
My favorite Mule Train-Frankir Lane
In Chinese..you 'll love it..guarnatee or you can listen to it twice!
Puhleeze, Dylan doin dream? Quit it. Look, "I" can sing better than Bob Dylan. You're embarressing yourself. He wrote some songs that people listened to because it was the "SIXTIES," ALRIGHT!?!
Jeez. He Was a JERK! OKAY? Quit it!
He was a lousey singer. quit. Somebody might see us.
Frankie Lane--that's who it was--i wuz just a little guy but ma n pa said I played "Wild Goose" 'til I wore it out. I still remember it to this day. "my heart knows what the wild goose knows, and my heart goes where the wild goose goes, mother goose brother goose, which is best, a wanderin' fool with his mind at rest, let it fly, let it fly. let it fly away" (there's more)
O/T for those interested in witnessing a magnum coup de gras roll back to the thread where I engage Tom from Stamford in a colloquy reguarding the Civil War....
It is one helluva finish. His last statement and my answer.
Screwed and tattooed the man, ah, if I was in prison or something..ok bad analogy. But do take a look. If you have a heart you will feel pity for the man.
Ah read it all. Twas the whole durn war, fit out all o'er agin.
The thread title is "Adopted Son"
Keep the children away from the monitor. The thrashing is terrible yet satisfying.
well, you had him on the technicalities, but he scored well with the "Beauregard".
At the end of the war R.E. Lee was asked who his best general was. He replied, "A man I never met, Nathan Bedford Forrest" ...Beauregard was an honor, but Bedford Forrest would have been gretaer one.
I highly recommend "That Devil Forrest" by John Allan Wyeth.
As a side note it's also interesting to know that after the war whenever Lee was asked to participate in a parade involving military men he ALWAYS made a point of marching out of step.
But Tom from Stamford not acknowledging Forrest McDonald as a scholar, well my answer was enough to lay that question to rest. His books are great and very readble.
Forrest McDonald's appointment as the 1987 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, the highest scholarly recognition offered annually by the U.S. government through its National Endowment for the Humanities
Let this wash over you brothers and sisters.
and, the wayward wind is a restless wind that yearns to wonder. . . . and wayward sound of the outward bound made him(her) a slave to his(hers) wonderin ways. . . .
HI Habu--smoke is nasty-- tomorrow night is gonna be another nail biter. But, so far so good. Take a loot at this:
Sorry, having a difficult time posting this:
click on the jpeg
For those of you who wonder why WA is soooo crazy:
Unfortunately, I believe this bill did not pass. Of course not-would not want all those untrained, unskilled "caring" people to become unemployed now would we?