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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Era of the Great Fly, 2000-2008

Amie suggested I write something about the inaugural. Which I am watching among tears – for relief for the end of the era of the Great Fly, and actually naïve delight in Obama, or rather, the crowd gathered hopefully to listen to him.

"For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you [for] a sin."

Here’s the playlist for Social Democracy:

Higher Ground


The Message

You gotta Serve somebody

Evolution Revolution Love

Walls come tumbling down

Rebel Girl

Bongo Bongo

Sinnerman where you gonna run


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LI, that is quite the music list. The last two, in particular the Nina Simone song/video are just so amazing, thanks!
I've had this deep desire to have been in NYC on this day, but even watching the inauguration from across the ocean I did get a catch in my throat. It wasn't the pomp and ceremony or even the speeches, it was the faces I saw and something flickering and shining on them. Naive it might well be. But isn't the naivete preferable to cynicism? The former might get bruised and battered but there is something perhaps open and exposed to it, whereas the latter is all too all knowing and not even willing to risk being exposed.
I remember talking to a friend on election night this past November after she had gone to vote in Brooklyn with her two year old daughter in tow. As they were standing in line, she tried to explain to her daughter what was happening. The girl listened, looked around and yelled: people, go decide!
People have the power to redeem the work of fools as a singer sings. What exactly is the other option?

Well, this is not much of a response. All the less so, since it doesn't even try and respond to your posts above and below this one, though they have me walking around in my room trying to. Just a wave of the hand from afar, across the ocean?