I thought Colorado Senate delegation had finally left the rubber nose and greasepaint era behind. Wrong again. Bennet and Udall are asking Obama to appoint Ken Salazar to the Supreme Court.
My Memorial Day "celebration" is to force myself to face my complicity in murdering innocents, torture, glorifying power, and honoring killers. I have utterly failed to do anything constructive to stop the crimes because I felt weak and was afraid.
One place to start.
Stephen Eddins at allmusic.com compares album cover art on pop and classical albums and finds the moment classical art dumped its dull, formal look and the guys who transformed classical covers.
For many years, it was easy to distinguish between classical and pop LPs with a quick glance at the cover -- the style of the cover design was a clear symbolic indicator of the genre of the music. In the early 1970s, though, an innovative artist at a minor record label started to undermine the distinction between classical and popular cover art, . . .
Even if you don't feel like reading the text, check out the pictures.
In the dark of the moon, in the flying snow, in the dead of winter,
war spreading, families dying, the world in danger,
I walk the rocky hillside, sowing clover.
-- Wendell Berry
Edging away from the edge of American space
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