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About hiddennplainsight

Avid Dog Lover, Musician [Piano, Euphonium, Alto Clarinet] Currently Reside In The United States With My Husband And Our 'Special Needs' English Springer Spaniel. Political Blogging Style Emphasizes Policy And Ideology, Rather Than Partisan Politics. My Avatar Is Our "Second Dog Of A Lifetime"--Murphee.

In Remembrance Of ‘Mr John’ — The Impossible Dream

In remembrance of Mr John, I dedicate this lovely rendition of “The Impossible Dream,” performed by baritone extraordinaire Brian Stokes Mitchell, accompanied by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Mr John, I can think of no other song that better embodies your … Continue reading

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The Fabulous And Inimitable Harlem Gospel Choir Performs ‘Oh, Happy Day!’

What can I say, but WOW! This excellent performance was part of a PBS Special several years ago, which featured the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Choir, and the Harlem Gospel Choir under the direction of Violinist and Dutch Maestro André … Continue reading

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Video: “Comic Relief” for Dog Lovers!

Yeah, I know. This is probably one of the “silliest” videos you’ll ever find on YouTube, or on anyone’s blog. That’s a given. But as a major dog lover, I must admit that this clip of “Mishka the Husky” always … Continue reading

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“Amigos Para Siempre”–A Musical Tribute To My Spouse

[André Rieu, Live In New York, “Amigos Para Siempre,” castadiva777, YouTube] “Amigos Para Siempre,” or “Friends For Life,” was the official theme song for the 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. The song, as performed by British Soprano Sarah … Continue reading

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Happy First Anniversary — A Celebration With David Bowie And Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

[David Gilmour and David Bowie — Comfortably Numb, StanMark, YouTube, 08:41 minutes] To mark my First Anniversary at WordPress, I would like to present a righteous rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.” This music video also features rock icon David … Continue reading

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Countdown: #100 From ‘The List’–Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham Featured In “Go Your Own Way”

[Video Credit: Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac – 1997, Chris Salmon, YouTube, 06:09] Starting from the bottom of Rolling Stone’s ‘The List’ of the Top 100 Guitarists Of All Time, here’s a tune featuring the sometimes underrated, but … Continue reading

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The Downward Spiral Of Social Security ‘Earnings Replacement Rates’ — Tweet With C-Span Video

Soc Security Benefit Replacement Rates — 32% By 2030, Clip #3 [01:17] @CSPANVL http://t.co/pUeTVDaHdX Watch–Soc Security Near-Retirees. — Hidden N Plain Sight (@RestOfTheStory3) May 14, 2013 Please take a moment to view this 1:17 minute video clip by clicking on … Continue reading

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In Remembrance Of Legendary Folk Singer Pete Seeger

Below is a link to a January 28, 2014 NPR program [podcast] honoring ‘musical icon and activist’ Pete Seeger. The 48-minute tribute includes a 2003 radio interview with Seeger. Guests John McCutcheon (folk singer) and Rob Rosenthal (sociology professor) join … Continue reading

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Tennessee Cuts Medicaid Benefit Funding For Some Long-Term Care Patients

[Wheelchair In Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Amy Simpson’s Flickr Photostream] I ran across the Kaiser Health News piece below while I was researching a comment the other day. The policy “reform” that this piece addresses hits home for us since we … Continue reading

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‘Smooth’ — Musical Blast From The Past

Performed by Santana and Rob Thomas. Carlos Santana Comes In At #15 On Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘List Of The 100 Greatest Guitarists’ by David Fricke. Enjoy. [Video Credit:  Santana Feat. Rob Thomas – Smooth, SantanaVEVO, YouTube, 04:17] The embed code … Continue reading

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