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02
Sep
14

Night owl chat – Words, with Richard Burton

More of the first art, with the immortal voice of Richard Burton.

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Robert Graves – “Welsh Incident”

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Ernest Dowson – Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae

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30
Aug
14

Night owl chat – Dire Straits

Full disclosure: My brother loved Dire Straits, and tried to get me into them. I never could, until recently. Maybe it’s being middle aged, but their melancholia now appeals to me.

For your night owl pleasure, a bit of Dire Straits.

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Brothers in Arms

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24
Aug
14

Night owl chat – Lila Downs

From Wikipedia:

Ana Lila Downs Sánchez, best known as Lila Downs (born September 9, 1968) is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter andactress. She performs her own compositions as well as tapping into Mexican traditional and popular music. She also incorporates indigenous Mexican influences and has recorded songs in many indigenous languages such as Mixtec, Zapotec, Mayan, Nahuatl andP’urhepecha (Tarascan). Born and raised in Oaxaca, she primarily studied at the Institute of Arts by Oaxaca and briefly attendedUniversity of Minnesota, before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She soon began performing in the traditional music scene of Oaxaca City.

Influenced by Chavela Vargas, Mercedes Sosa, Lucha Villa, and Amparo Ochoa, Lila Downs is recognized for her flamboyant, diverse and outré contributions to the music industry through her traditional and authentic fashion, the majority of which are based around Mexico’s indigenous peoples’ styles, cultures and heritages, which show through her performances and music videos. Her achievements include one Grammy Awards and two Latin Grammy Awards.

Besides her musical career, she involves herself with humanitarian causes and political activism, especially dealing with issues of Latin America’s indigenous.

She’s beautiful, she’s talented, and she rocks. For your end-of-weekend festivities, a bit of Señora Downs.

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Zapata se queda

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Naila

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24
Aug
14

Chat Away

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Chat on, TODers!

22
Aug
14

Night Owl Chat – Nina Simone

Don’t really need to say much. Enjoy.

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Sinnerman

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Mississippi Goddamn

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20
Aug
14

We Are The Media

I haven’t written much about Ferguson since my last post, mostly because I can’t believe that in 2014 we’re reliving the 1960s.

But, this is something I haven’t done in the string of nights of unrest. I haven’t once turned on our vaunted mainstream media. No CNN, no MSNBC, heavens no Fox News. I’ve relied solely on Twitter to get information.

“But LL,” someone will say, “Twitter? People writing from their parents’ basements?”

Here’s a bit of what Twitter has produced.

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18
Aug
14

Night owl chat – Paul Robeson

True story: Every once in a while, I’ll break out into “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”. And invariably, it’s Paul Robeson who tries to come out. He doesn’t, but once you hear him singing that song, no other voice can fill it  in your head.

For our night owl chat, some of the inestimable Paul Robeson.

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Ol’ Man River

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

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16
Aug
14

As the curfew approaches…

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