March 13, 2011
So if one were pushed to come up with a slogan to encapsulate the raison d'etre of this blog it would have to be, "'cuz democracy is dead but the demos keeps on going!" Yet every once and awhile we here at demosdemos like taking a a slight diversion of sorts, call it the "dilettantes delight." Tonight I bring you two pieces worlds apart. "Lasse! comment oublieray" was written by Guillaume de Machaut,(1300-1377) the poet-musician most musicologists these days generally consider to be the culmination of the ars nova, (I recommend Richard Taruskin's 5 Volume set in these matters,) and "Nowheresville," a dandy of a song written by Nico Muhly, voice by Teitur. Love the recorder!
March 5, 2011
And its’ not hyperbole! Don't believe it? Listen to Larry Fink explain why.
Originally from Washingon’s Blog but link to this video.
Fink is one of the most powerful
And just as a side note, there was also some local news.
March 4, 2011
From Firedoglake comes these statistics. And from one of the commenters: "Wow, a group trying to move public opinion–and succeeding–rather than simply throwing their hands up and complaining about how they can’t get anything done because the current environment doesn’t support it. What a concept!" Frankly, I think the bigger problem is being left out in the cold by Democratic leaders who may voice "support" in front of the cameras but who do next to nothing to help move the needle because they already buy into the Austerity Now! mania spreading cross the land. Oh the humanity....