I've been sputtering and spewing in my mind over so many issues, as I think about the State of the Union and what is being wrought upon our country.
I'm upset that media falls more and more under the control of increasingly fewer large corporations.
I'm really distressed that one really major corporate owner has a grip on communications distribution all over this world now, with his final take over of a prominent publication here in the U.S.A.
I'm really angry at the high-handedness of the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) who blatantly disregards congressional and citizen wishes.
I don't want to get into providing links and quotes to these issues above. I would have to read even more about those topics in order to do so. That would only serve to provoke additional distress.
I'll just assume anyone reading this will know of what I speak, and if some don't, feel free to ask questions that can be answered later.
Instead, I find the music and lyrics of "Salala" I first heard earlier tonight at Tamarika's "Mining Nuggets"" playing over and over in my my mind, warming my soul.
Also, I'm remembering reading an uncomplicated activity I came across on another blog some time ago. For some strange reason the post attracted me -- must have been the simplicity. Sorry I can't recall on what blog I read it, but I do recall the blogger stating they credited the idea to Winston at "Nobody Asked," but that he had credited some other blogger, and who knows where else the credit lay.
It's pretty simple, just select a book, then complete the following. Here are the results from the current book at my fingertips:
Title and Author:
Musicophilia - Tales of Music and the Brain
by Oliver Sacks
Is the book dedicated to anyone? If so, whom?
For Orrin Devinsky, Ralph Siegel, and Connie Tomaino
What is the first sentence?
"What an odd thing it is to see an entire species -- billions of people -- playing with, listening to, meaningless tonal patterns, occupied and preoccupied for much of their time by what they call 'music.' "
Turn to page 47. Please share the first sentence of the first full paragraph.
"It is this fidelity--this almost defenseless engraving of music on the brain--which plays a crucial part to predisposing us to certain excesses, or pathologies, of musical imagery and memory, excesses that may even occur in relatively unmusical people."