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.
It is the conflict of our age, yet no one dares talk about it. The true story of the Islamic Supremacist war on free speech as told by those on the front lines fighting for our First Amendment rights,
Pamela Geller tells her own story of how she became one of the world's foremost activists for the freedom of speech,
individual rights, and equality of rights for all. "It's my story, it's what happens when someone fights for freedom in America today,"
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..