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Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy, published every other day.

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Things I Found

…while looking for other things

Genius. I particularly liked the ragtime break.

If you’re young enough to be excusably unfamiliar with the Smothers Brothers I highly recommend reading up on their astounding career. You can start here: ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ at 50: The Rise and Fall of a Groundbreaking Variety Show

This is a test

Of YouTube embedding: it was broken for Waltz Wednesday

Nope. YouTube still broken

Also, let’s see if certain people read this blog. They will know who they are.

Fifty Years

How can it have been fifty years?

American musician Richie Havens performs onstage at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, New York, August 15, 1969. (Photo by Ralph Ackerman/Getty Images)

For my readers of A Certain Age: if you weren’t there, maybe you tell people you were. You definitely nod along to this:

Well, let me tell you, my brethren: that performance of this song should never have happened. It’s a masterclass in missing the point. Here, listen to it as it was intended to be:

Joni Mitchell.

Damn.

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

I hope it’s the former. I fear it’s the latter.

You won’t believe what happens next!
(Click!)

It would be funny. Some diehard Pumpkin-lovers would be like that just to own the libs, I guess.

Now the title I placed on this entry was required because it’s been too long since I posted a Queen music video, and of course it has to be the grand-daddy of them all.

About This Music

This is so weird https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiemus_(song)

You’ve heard this song. You might think it was done by Enya.

It was concocted by Karl Jenkins, originally for Delta Airlines. But there’s more to the story, of course. Here’s an interesting read about the process of creating this music: An Aural History of Adiemus

This makes the case that whether consciously or subconsciously, the music was built to carry a subtle message of white supremacy. Now this is not saying it was done as a malicious, racist message. But it does speak to how insidious and hard to perceive a racist framing of things can be.

Hey at least they didn’t ruin a real classic, the way United did

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