Just when you think things can’t get any stranger, Robin Swann writes for Rolling Stone…

“You can take all the tea in China Put in a big brown bag for me. Sail round the seven oceans, Drop it smack dab into the deep blue sea.” Van Morrison, Tupelo Honey Splat !!!! Following the announcement on Monday 21 September of new NI wide restrictions on both indoor and outdoor social gatherings, I was talking with a friend. A friend who was somewhere between despondent, cynical & despairing. Superficial positivity, however well-intentioned, really is not my thing. …

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Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom! – Little Richard 1932 – 2020…

He saw.  He conquered.  We came. Ever heard of the MultiVerse theory?  Oversimplified, the Multiverse is the sum of all potential parallel universes.   It is a hypothetical construct, elegant in its mathematics.  Some scientists think it is theoretically plausible. Others dismiss it for lack of any hard evidence.  Obviously they never listened to Little Richard (aka Wayne Penniman). The first time I saw Richard was on live American TV was the Tennessee Ernie Ford show in 1961.  As I recall …

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Fatal Distraction: Coronavirus and Low Pay in Trumps America…

Like most other countries, experts in the USA are recommending that people avoid large crowds, stockpile shelf-stable foods in case they end up quarantined, and stay home from work and contact a doctor if they are ill. Sounds sensible. But there is a big problem A lot of low-income people can’t afford to follow it. Many low-income families, who are more likely to live in smaller quarters and share bathrooms and kitchens with multiple people, simply can’t self-quarantine as effectively …

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John Prine, US folk and country songwriter, dies aged 73 due to Covid-19 complications…

I have no idea if the name John Prine resonates with many out there is Slugger Land. But it did with the Boss Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine. John and I were "New Dylans" together in the early 70s and he was never anything but the lovliest guy in the world. A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We send our love and prayers to his family. — …

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