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Full moon over Red Mountain

Thursday, February 22, 2018

running rap.

So maybe chocolate anuses aren't your bag. sheesh... Was surprised at some of the private comments I have received, not like I dip my toe in the muck that often but I guess you folks are a fairly prudish bunch. Want more birds, you will get more birds.

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Quincy Jones sort of stepped in it too recently, at least for me. Not the gay Brando stuff, which I could care less about, his saying that the Beatles were lousy musicians, specifically Paul and Ringo. Talk to bass players. Paul is one of the most revolutionary bass players the world has ever known with his lead style, not to mention a brilliant composer. I don't have to make apologies for the fab four, arguably the most powerful musical comet to hit the planet in the last couple hundred years, lets put their work up next to ...say Quincy Jones. Beatles library, Jones library. Liverpudlians adding hundreds of iconic songs to the musical lexicon. Quincy uh... Can you name one Quincy Jones song? What did he ever compose that was noteworthy besides the theme from Sanford and Son?

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I have seen some amazing concerts in my life, Mick's birthday in 1972 at the Garden, Tull Thick as a brick, Grateful Dead at the Swing. But there are many performers I was not lucky enough to see, people like Hendrix, Marley, Janis and Otis. As much as I would loved to have seen any of them, what I wouldn't give to have seen Laura Nyro or Eva Cassidy while they were still alive.

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Have been a legal firearm owner for over 40 years. See no need for assault weapons like the AR -15. Ban them. If I can't protect myself with my handguns and shotgun then it is on me. Constitution wouldn't allow you to have a tank or an F-16, shouldn't have a machine gun either.

The mass arming of teachers is idiotic as well. The problem? The person initiating the violent action always has such an advantage. You know how many gun shops get robbed? A lot. And they are typically armed to the gills. The truth is that the person on defense rarely has time to react.

And the problem with mental health screening is that it is hard to make a determination about a person and take away their rights until they commit a horrible act. Very difficult problem.

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Trump is threatening to pull ICE out of California. Good, sooner the better. Our economy needs immigrant labor, they tend to be better behaved than the natives. I live with them every day. Sooner we leave the USA, the happier I will be. Tired of paying for you parasitic red state losers. Take the gestapo with you and don't ever come back. We don't need you, you need us.

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One of my photographs is honorable mention at the Anza Borrego Photo Contest. Owl and hummingbird. They invited me to attend a critique. No thanks. I am a horrible sore loser.

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services pulled the phrase "America's promise as a nation of immigrants" out of its mission statement today. We are officially no longer a nation of immigrants. You happy? Your guy.

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Scott Pruitt is talking to god again. Some great comments at The Hill.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sticking up for The Beatles. I always know when it's Ringo on the skins. Which reminds me...time to revisit "All Things Must Pass".

Anonymous said...

This format "Running rap" suits me perfectly. Small, well crafted bites. "Blue Heron Tapas" if you will. Now where is that waiter with our drinks?

Anonymous said...

Name a Quincy Jones song? Easy. "Rack 'em up" from The Pawnbroker soundtrack. re: geezer rock, listening to the same thing over and over never expands you horizons.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsAph3l8vs4


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Blue Heron said...

"never expands you horizons." Geezer, huh? Next time you comment please provide an ebonics to english dictionary. You're right. Quincy is one hip 85 year old. How could I ever dis the guy who wrote the theme to Ironsides? Rack em up, right there with Hey Jude and Get Back. Beautiful.