Category Archives: Culture and Politics and Music

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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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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Welcome To ‘Deconstructing Political Spin’

[Photo Credit: “Open For Business, Photo Bucket] RESUMING POSTING ON JANUARY 17, 2014. MAIN TOPICS OF DISCUSSION: POLITICS, MUSIC, AND DOGS. PLEASE JOIN US!

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