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Dear Ms. Rinehart

(Gina Rinehart is the wealthiest woman in the world. Her recent comments that "the poor are lazy" in 'Australian Resources and Investment Magazine' evoked criticism all over the world. During this Labor Day weekend I took the…

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Mr. Mainstream vs. Mr. Conscious

I haven’t posted in my blog for a while.  On one hand, I’ve been thinking I should keep it about music; I’ve been meaning to write a review of the Ghost to Falco cd I’ve been listening to (‘Exotic Believers’…

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A Former Scout

There’s much talk today about The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to maintain their ban on gays.  Although their decision saddens me and I know they are making a grave mistake, they are a private organization and I believe that…

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God Bless America

 

I used to think Independence Day was bullshit.  I used to think the United States was bullshit.

A bunch of rich, white guys came to this land from Europe, used biological warfare to weaken the native children of this continent…

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Album Review: 'RGB' by Virgins

I first met Virgins when they were called Group Mentality and they were traveling Florida on tour by bicycle.  Not only was I touched by their humility and grace but I was captivated by the energy of their live performance…

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Album Review: 'Lived In' by Richard Cortez

Get ready to fall in love!  Richard Cortez’s latest album, Lived In, is a beautifully recorded presentation of his live performance.  Featuring the favorites, “Be Alright” and “Craving Something Beautiful,” what really makes this album a keeper is the…

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ANTI-PIRACY OR ANTI-FREEDOM? - SOPA/PIPA

ANTI-PIRACY OR ANTI-FREEDOM?  I normally stay out of politics.  Too much of it is based on a 'divide and conquer' strategy on the part of special interests, which has effectively hamstrung the voice of the common person.  I cannot remain…

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Album Review: 'Deep Elevation' by Felicia Rose

“Deeper and deeper,” and “higher and higher” is just where Felicia Rose takes us on her newest album, ‘Deep Elevation.’  In a departure from the multi-layered harmonies and and lush arrangements of 2009’s ‘Indigo,’ ‘Deep Elevation’ stands out for its…

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Deep Elevation

It was an honor and a pleasure to introduce Felicia Rose and her band at the beautiful Mos' Art Theatre last night!  You can watch video from the performance on her website, courtesy of LDLTV.  Overall it was an amazing…