It is a rare thing indeed when one of someone in the entertainment or music business whose work I love is of politically sound mind. Beloved icons of my youth such as Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen were, in fact blithering idiots, making it difficult to listen to their music.
Tonight’s Friday night music open thread is great American masterpiece, ‘Can the circle be unbroken’ by The Carter Family.I don’t play enough of this great American art form – particularly the early stuff like Hank Williams.
On this the eve of Yom Kippur I give you Leonard Cohen’s “Who By Fire,” a song taken/inspired by Kol Nidre, the prayer recited in the synagogue at the beginning of the evening service on the Day of Atonement; the name is taken from the opening words.
Today Islamic supremacists are demanding more accommodation of Islamic principles
and practices than ever, and daily growing more aggressive in eroding our freedoms – with politically
correct public officials only too happy..