Jon Miles

I wrote this over 25 years ago.  Just got it back from a producer in Nashville who records demos.

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Phil Madeira

I’ve been a fan of his for close to thirty years.  From his latest project.

Anders Osborne

“Windows.”  Great song about choices we make and lost opportunities.

The Democrats in general, and Christine Blasey Ford in particular, made a choice.  They could have either tried Brett Kavanaugh in a court of law or in the court of public opinion.  They chose poorly by choosing the latter.  A betting man would have put his money on the court of opinion, too, because that’s how lefties operate.  They choose emotion over facts just about every time.

Placing blame on Ford, where the bulk of it lies, she made the choice to submit her allegations into the realm of politics rather than to the police in the jurisdiction where her allegations took place.  By that act, it was clear that her objectives were political in nature.  If exposing this was part of her healing, she would have approached either Kavanaugh himself or the police.  If it was an attempt at profiting from it by suing Kavanaugh for money, she would have sought recourse through a civil suit.  She stepped from the shadows; she wasn’t discovered and exposed.

The left had a short window of opportunity to handle the nomination process of Kavanaugh.  They got their fingers smashed when it slammed shut.  Ford assumed that she was entitled to a 36-year window of opportunity.  She wasn’t.

Elton John and Ray Cooper

I remember when Elton John was allowed to play in the U.S.S.R.  It was a huge deal.  I also remember when, a few years later, Horowitz returned to Moscow to play a concert.  Big stuff.  People today (I won’t limit it just to the young) forget how brutal and ugly Communism was in the U.S.S.R. and how brutal and ugly it is by nature.

I’ve always loved how Elton and Ray Cooper played together.  Cooper is a maniac on stage and endlessly entertaining to watch.  I found this short clip captivating in part because of the comments at the beginning.  Despite the attempts by the Soviet government to shut out freedom and the West, it found its way into the culture.  Freedom finds its way, just as life finds its way.

There are plenty of dark corners in this world today, but people will always yearn to be free, and liberty will prevail.  Freedom to worship, dance, paint, play music, tell jokes, insult the neighbors…whatever it is people want to do.  That will win.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

I recently had my two front teeth extracted, and am in the process of getting implants.  Even though it’s early, apparently this applies to me this year.  I always thought this song was reserved for seven-year-olds.

Problem Solving

Most of our nation’s problems would be solved by reducing the size of government.  The left thinks that increasing the size of government is the answer to our nation’s problems.  Common sense and a basic understanding of human nature should lead a reasonable person to the conclusion that the left is wrong.

One for you, nineteen for me.  Should five per cent appear too small, be thankful I don’t take it all.