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The Sham Counterculture

It has been a while since I posted. Major life changes, a short illness and a sad loss. Starting again from square one. That sort of thing. Onward and upward. Resilience is a learned skill. With the Beatles’ Sargeant Pepper … Continue reading

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Is Anybody Still Interested in Art?

Serious question: does anybody care if art disappears entirely from daily life? We all seem to assume that there will always be art and music available, on demand, in abundance, for free, but who is going to make that art … Continue reading

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Creative Maintenance

Kurt Vonnegut noted, “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” The consequence, of course, is that everything we build, that has any longevity, eventually crumbles and decays. No matter … Continue reading

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Authentic Integrity

When an artist misrepresents their art, passing off the work of others as their own, or pretending to play live, when there is, in fact, a pre-recorded backing tape running, we have a tendency to feel indignant and duped.  An … Continue reading

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The Downsides of Being Yourself

It’s supposed to be a good thing.  It’s the goal.  You’re supposed to find yourself and then be as authentic to that self-discovered conception as you can possibly be.  It’s supposed to be the optimum outcome and your best and … Continue reading

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To What End?

Guess what?  You can cheat, deceive, confuse, manipulate, conquer and control most of the people, most of the time.  There is abundant, credible, readily verifiable, hard, unarguable evidence that this has been done, many times.  It’s well within the realms … Continue reading

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The Idealist – A Social Pariah

One of the surest ways, in this world, to lose friends and fail to influence anybody, is to be an idealist.  Idealists are treated like lepers once were.  They’re socially excluded.  Nobody wants to engage in debate with them.  Their … Continue reading

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