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". . . and the worm shall eat them like wool"

Isaiah 51:8
Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Jun 27, 2021, 03:57 PM (3 replies)

NPR Music Listening Party: Joni Mitchell's 'Blue' At 50

NPR Music Listening Party: Joni Mitchell's 'Blue' At 50

Just before embarking on the pivotal intercontinental voyage that would inspire much of her peerless 1971 album, “Blue” — released 50 years ago this week — Joni Mitchell considered her grandmothers. One “was a frustrated poet and musician, she kicked the kitchen door off of the hinges on the farm,” Mitchell recalled in a 2003 documentary. The other “wept for the last time in her life at 14 behind some barn because she wanted a piano and said, ‘Dry your eyes, you silly girl, you’ll never have a piano.’”

“And I thought,” Mitchell continued, “maybe I am the one that got the gene that has to make it happen for these two women.” If she stayed put, she might end up kicking the door off the hinges, too. “It’s like, I’d better not,” she concluded.


Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Jun 22, 2021, 01:30 PM (2 replies)

Reminder about dwindling number of WWII vets and survivors who recall fascism

Sarah Rose, author of D-Day Girls, was on c-span's Washington Journal yesterday, the anniversary of D-Day. The whole appearance was very good IMO, but this clip at the conclusion is very on the mark I would say:

"I would encourage everybody as soon as it's safe to go visit Normandy and the beaches and the museums there because it really does make history come to life for us. And I think that's kind of the whole point of a book like this or of any documentary, any movie we watch. These are the sights and the sounds that will preserve this important moment in time, and ideally prevent another uprising of fascist, dictatorial, authoritarian movements. I think that the loss of living memory is part of why we are seeing so much upswell in authoritarian movements right now, that for at least while the survivors and the veterans were around it was not socially okay to think Hitler was alright. And we are losing more and more day by day, and I think that is at least part of it, why we are seeing this return."

One minute:


Complete appearance


By Sarah Rose:


Posted by Tactical Peek | Mon Jun 7, 2021, 03:40 PM (1 replies)

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day . . .

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day

I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay


There was a virus going 'round, Papa caught it and he died last Spring

And now Mama doesn't seem to wanna do much of anything

Producer: Arif Mardin
Drums: Bernard Purdie
Organ: Billy Preston
Guitar: Cornell Dupree
Masterer: Jean Ristori
Producer, Saxophone: King Curtis
Electric Piano: Truman Thomas
Composer: Bobbie Gentry
Contributor: Jerry Jemmott
Arranger: King Curtis
Contributor: Pancho Morales
Contributor: The Memphis Horns
Contributor: Tom Wilkes

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day

I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay

And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat

And Mama hollered out the back door "y'all remember to wipe your feet"

And then she said "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge"

"Today Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

And Papa said to Mama as he passed around the blackeyed peas

"Well, Billy Joe never had a lick of sense, pass the biscuits, please"

"There's five more acres in the lower forty I've got to plow"

And Mama said it was shame about Billy Joe, anyhow

Seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge

And now Billy Joe MacAllister's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

And Brother said he recollected when he and Tom and Billie Joe

Put a frog down my back at the Carroll County picture show

And wasn't I talkin' to him after church last Sunday night?

"I'll have another piece of apple pie, you know it don't seem right"

"I saw him at the sawmill yesterday on Choctaw Ridge"

"And now you tell me Billie Joe's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

And Mama said to me "Child, what's happened to your appetite?"

"I've been cookin' all morning and you haven't touched a single bite"

"That nice young preacher, Brother Taylor, dropped by today"

"Said he'd be pleased to have dinner on Sunday, oh, by the way"

"He said he saw a girl that looked a lot like you up on Choctaw Ridge"

"And she and Billy Joe was throwing somethin' off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

A year has come 'n' gone since we heard the news 'bout Billy Joe

And Brother married Becky Thompson, they bought a store in Tupelo

There was a virus going 'round, Papa caught it and he died last Spring

And now Mama doesn't seem to wanna do much of anything

And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge

And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge

Artist: Bobbie Gentry

Posted by Tactical Peek | Thu Jun 3, 2021, 02:48 PM (5 replies)
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