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Booster shot

I received my booster shot today! 3 shots – collect ’em all!

I have Multiple Sclerosis,, so I am immunocompromised. I am so grateful that the people around me are vaccinated.

CNN’s John King told the world he has MS. Regarding vaccination, he said, “The data is overwhelming.”

GO GET VACCINATED.

 

Tramps Like Us

Because of my Ma, I’m now looking through old Bruce videos. Here’s one, circa 1984-85 when the E Street Band consisted of Nils, Roy, Danny, Patti, Gary, & Max. (There’s a guest spot from Little Steven, who’d left the band in ’84., as well as from Bruce’s 1st wife & his manager.)

Slow-Moving Coup

I’m trying to limit (or eliminate) my political posts. It’s generally not worth it. But this article motivated me to post.

Clapton & Morrison

It’s difficult to like/love musicians who harm themselves with drugs & alcohol. Of course, as far as classic rock (and other genres) go, this self-harm generally occurred in the past. But now Eric Clapton & Van Morrison are revealing themselves to be ignorant, walking commercials for the anti-vax movement, as well as Trumpism (even though they’re not American). I can’t listen to their music, which is sad because I love Cream. But recently I’ve been able to watch Mel Gibson movies. I suppose art transcends the artists being losers & racists. I don’t know. It’s confusing.

“What Women See When They Look at Gabby Petito” by Holly Thomas

“What Women See When They Look at Gabby Petito” by Holly Thomas

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

This is my 2nd favorite song of all time, specifically this version from Martin Scorsese’s film The Last Waltz: “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” I suppose it’s not a very politically correct song these days, especially if you think it’s a “message song,” but the Band were storytellers, and this is a great story, sung by the only Southerner in the group, rock’n’roll’s greatest drummer, the late Levon Helm. (The rest of the band were from Canada, including its songwriter, Robbie Robertson.)