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Saturday, June 27, 2009
No more Michael Jackson. The Elvis of pop is gone and there will never be a better performer.
As sad as it is to admit, it kind of feels like he died years ago. So goes the pressures of stardom I guess and the insanity that comes about when people think they're bigger than life, or more than human. It didn't take long until I heard "Beat it" though just the other day in a restaurant and I thought about all the times I used to dance to that as a little kid. That's always how things like this get ya.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Gringo Star is an amazing band who has toured and written and experienced all there is too. They are the only band I am still amazed that has not exploded and made it big and gotten a major deal. These dudes have played for a long time together. When I was in High School they went under the name "A Fir Ju Well. I like all there albums and songs. They all switch up instruments and play like mad men. It's good times with the gringo star. They just wrapped up another tour over seas in Europe and England. Watch out for Gringo Star, as they are coming in full storm. Listen to there music at: Gringo Star!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Most people know about The Cambodian Killing fields, the 1975 genocide in which at least 200,000 people were executed the the Khmer Rouge and up to 2.2 million were killed as a result of starvation. People know about this because between 1975 and 1979 the New York Times wrote 1,175 column inches about the incident and this makes since because it was a horrible atrocity. However very few people have heard of the small island of East Timor where in 1975 Indonesia invaded the island where in a campaign of extreme violence and brutality where in approximately 200,000 East Timorese were slaughtered and up to 2.0 million died from hunger in result to the destruction of the countrys inforstructure. This event however only recived 70 column inches between the years of 1975 and 1979. So whats the diffrence between these atrocitys? The Khmer Rouge were comunists and the Indonesian government was run by a pro western despot whos army was suplied by gun shipments from the United States. Gun shipments that werent stoped after the invasion started but stept up and even though The UN Security Council had a unanimous vote for Indonesia to stop its invasion and to withdraw immediately from East Timor’s borders, it was blocked by the United States from imposing any economic sanctions or other means of enforcing this mandate.
So dose that make you think about the world that's shown to you. Democracy requires a free press, its all we have.