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Aug. 31, 2012, at 12:09pm
This quote was brought to my attention by my friend Jennifer, for whom I have enormous respect. We don’t agree much on politics,
but we do concur on the more important things. (Yes, there are more important things!).
I clicked on “like,” but something about the quote bothered me. It was hard to put my finger on.
It reminded me of St. Francis’ saying, “Preach always! When necessary, use words.”
Oh, wait. Turns out he never seems to have said that. But we all see the point: practice what you preach. If you don’t, then
So, sure, we can all agree: practice what …continue reading
Jul. 4, 2012, at 7:05pm
Concepts like “Golden Oldies,” “Classic Rock,” even “Early Rock’n’Roll” certainly are nebulous and imprecise nowadays. If you look up such titles on radio and TV stations, you often find song collections from the 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s—for cryin’ out loud! But I, who came of age in the days of real classic rock (Elvis and the Beatles), and who lost all track of pop music after 1972 (when I graduated from college) know that genuine “early rock,” real “golden oldies,” means the late 50’s and early 60’s. I reject any other definition as an abuse of the English language.
Now, having settled the historical question (admittedly by subjective “Fiat”), let us go on to see what we can learn from …continue reading