--He practiced 10 hours a day--still one of the best that can ever be--

aaannd a lil supergroup

The Last Rites of the Bokononist Faith
(excerpt)
God made mud.
God got lonesome.
So God said to some of the mud, "Sit up!"
"See all I've made," said God, "the hills, the sea, the sky, the stars."

And I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around.
Lucky me, lucky mud.

I, mud, sat up and saw what...
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anjave:
Talent at such a young age, brilliant!
oldernow:
@anjave yep - she's the real deal - practicing for 10 years; her Beethoven's Sonata Thrash is something else!
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I just posted this in the politics section... as I look into the future (which happens to be my profession) I'm not seeing much light... not hereabouts anyway... there is light - Canada, the Pope, some Scandinavian countries, Holland's use of microfarming, Iceland's environmentalism, and so forth - really there is a lot of good and even just ordinary places and people, and my...
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orock:
I'm not generally a big 'conspiracy' guy but I do believe that the retardation of education has been intentional.  usamericans are not in general aware of the fact that government health care is globally a centrist position, and that employer-based insurance is kind of a laughably bad idea.  true enough, the biggest question is: what to do?  I used to think I'd help tech our way out, but now it seems smartening up popular culture is the most immediate concern.
orock:
(ps. my perspective is handed down from my mother, who was a grad student at Berkeley in the 60s)
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a modern Appalachian hobo, 'in for the winter'... this woman has seen some hard, hard times... but she's found a life and hopefully it won't kill her

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--the two women are Lucius-- check 'em out... their version of Uncle John's Band is legit

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ferkixlll:
Such is Life.
lidryem:
hahahaha
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Yesterday I had the occasion to share this with a young friend. For those of you who remember Michael Jackson's "Thriller" you may recognize these moves. Bob Fosse did this in 1974; Thriller etc. happened in 1982...

ferkixlll:
Did he get credit in the Thriller credits?
oldernow:
@ferkixlll I wouldn't know, never been able to watch it for that long...
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ferkixlll:
Well at least I'm well marinated for a good vindaloo.
lidryem:
S2
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now chil'ren, THIS is how to play the blues:

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oldernow:
https://i.chzbgr.com/full/6414013696/h8C82EC3B/
oldernow:
@panther289 testify - even hearing a very young Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady absolutely *kill* Hesitation Blues does not show that music has improved these many decades... but then before the blues there was.... military band music and banjos ...