FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

It seems fitting in honor of Martin Luther King Day to re-post Emma Lazarus’ The New Colossus, the poem that graces The Statue of Liberty. When this country’s president is dismantling its democracy and leaving its reputation in tatters, it’s well to remember that  stronger and finer minds, spirits, and ideas have prevailed in the … Continue reading

U2’s SONGS OF EXPERIENCE — A REVIEW

My take on U2’s extraordinary new release SONGS OF EXPERIENCE. U2’s SONGS OF EXPERIENCE – A REVIEW U2’S SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, arduous in the making—three years, nine producers, fifteen engineers—is outstanding both musically and lyrically, a classic in sound and vision, but for the occasional overreach for updated uber ‘relevance’. To me the ‘production’ focus … Continue reading

THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017 PASADENA, CALIFORNIA (MAY 20, 2017)

It’s tempting to credit The Joshua Tree 2017 tour with bringing The Joshua Tree album full circle. The first Pasadena Rose Bowl concert May 20th was one of U2’s best ever, a direct conduit to my first live U2 experience, The Joshua Tree, Tempe, Arizona, April 2, 1987. The same hopefulness, warmth, and communal celebration. … Continue reading

IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

In celebration of MLK Day, here are some stirring and pertinent MLK quotes: “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness.” “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” “True peace is not merely the absence … Continue reading

We the People; President Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address

As an ardent and unapologetic Obama supporter, I found his 2nd inaugural celebration inclusive and inspiring, the recognition of a genuinely good person whose interest is in securing economic and social justice for we the people, so that we might, as a nation, live up to and perpetuate our founding fathers’ ideals. The president’s deeply … Continue reading

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