Sunday, July 25, 2010

Being Inspired by Others

Enjoy this brief excerpt from one of the great baritones of the 20th Century, Robert McFerrin. While I'm sure many may not know the father, many know the son, Bobby McFerrin, Jr. You will see where the son got his talent. Robert McFerrin was the first African American male to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. I honor him.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Being Inspired by Others

Two great artists, Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis, performing Bach's Cantata 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen"

Monday, July 12, 2010

Being Capitalists

Here is an excellent-thought-provoking animated video on the "Crises of Capitalism."

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Being Inspired by Others

G.F. Handel: "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"

Friday, July 9, 2010

Being Capitalists

Zorro, a frequent commenter, has shared a great article by Andy Grove,"How to Make an American Job Before It's Too Late." It deals with our misplaced emphasis on technology startups and their ability to create jobs. Think about it. How many jobs have Facebook created? Twitter? MySpace? So, we have replaced industrial jobs for technology ones that don't create jobs. This scenario ensures that the rich will continue to get richer and the poor will continue to get poorer. It is no surprise that the income gap between the rich and poor is the highest in 80 years. Being from Detroit, I have seen jobs disappear for many years so that the profit of corporations could increase through outsourcing. If we don't course correct, Lenin's quote will become true: "The capitalist will sell us the rope that we will hang them with."

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Being Inspired by Others

May God Bless America! Happy 4th!

Being America

"Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes