I know this has been out for a while – but – well it is a long story. Suffice to say, been spinning it for a couple of days now. Awesome. No review here – there’s plenty around. But I do have an observation. Roger’s lyrics – and specifically his ‘lyrical lists’.
The second post today from a friend … this one from Michael Suderman.
At what point did we become such cowards? Over 200 years ago this country was founded by people who, without fear, stood up to an adversary immensely more powerful than themselves and declared that no longer would they be governed by tyranny, ruled by force or controlled by fear. They understood that ALL MEN, regardless nationality or religious belief, deserved the right of freedom from persecution. Since that time this country has heralded that as the cornerstone of our ideology. We have fought innumerable wars in that cause, extended our hand in friendship to the world promoting that. Promised our aid to any and all that asked fighting for that.
It arrived via my friend David Fenton, who has known Stathis for more years than he is prepared to share. It is a rough google translate – so apologies for some of the patchy phrasing. If I find a better translation, I will replace it.
An interview by Stathis Gourgouris, Professor of Classical, English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University by Peter Short. Continue reading →
OK. We all know it is for sale. (The image above comes from a Recode article last September where all potential suitors were listed and prioritised from most to least likely.) We all now know that nobody wanted to buy it. So far.
Hilary Lost. We delivered on the request made in the video. Everyone got it wrong. I am not going to bother to comment on broad issues here – enough places are doing that already. Not my job. I want to write this sort posterity as an observation.
I truly hope that I am wrong about what I write below. But everything and anything we have all seen to date is that it won’t be. Here is hoping. I am now paused. I am now just watching. (With possible occasional updates to this single post, as things change.)
Sitting at the bar, I found myself talking to a couple of old white guys (so of course – we had a lot in common). One of them was in ‘Corporate Communications’, the other was a writer – both were ex journalists. They both seem to have got out of journalism before the ‘rot’ set in.
They seemed angry about the state of journalism … “Nobody investigates things any more.” … “Journalists have just become mouth pieces of what people in power want to say.” … “They just regurgitate press releases.” … and many other comments that seemed to indicate that they thought the world had gone to ‘hell in a hand basket’ – and was being manipulated. Continue reading →