Top 40 Unique Country Songs

Long before Kenny Rogers died last night, I’ve been pondering the status of country music — how it’s hard to find a truly unique new song in this era of homogenized, corporately centralized radio airplay. By that, I mean a song that someone old enough to have heard the country music of the ’70s and […]

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Chinese Coronavirus, You, and Me

We’re all in this together and we’ll muddle through. Things may not look like we want them to look for a while, but this will pass. The virus will mutate, the vaccine will come out, a medicine may work, whatever happens this will change. This isn’t forever even if it feels like it. We’ve made it through 9/11–we made it through 2007. Be at peace that this is happening. Be practical but caring. Believe in the future…

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Celebrating Hollywood’s (Too-Slow) Downfall

I certainly hope the “age of celebrity” is dead, as this short essay claims. I’m under no illusion that idol worship is, however. Hollywood celebrity culture will continue to genuflect to its own altar and regard itself vastly out of proportion to its true importance, as will a “progressively” smaller yet shrill array of sycophants. […]

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