Black History

Today media’s bombardment of well paid pop acoustical-movie celebrities has all but obliterated consciousness of the great musical innovators: Oscar Peterson Art Tatum Earl Hines Charlie Parker Miles Davis John Coltrane Mcoy Tyner Elvin Jones Louis Armstrong Dizzie Gilesppie Duke Ellington Nancy Wilson Sarah Vaughn Nina Simone Ella Fitzgerald Billy Holliday Dakota Staton Joe Williams … More Black History

A Brave New Car Market

On my street, near the Durham, Ontario region where USA’s GM makes GM cars like my Buick and the Cadillac across the road, all the other cars on my block are Asian Hondas, Toyotas, Mazdas, Nissans and Hyundais. And where ever I drive I rarely see a GM vehicle, just Toyotas and those speedy Hondas … More A Brave New Car Market

Today February 8, 2019 there is still  no journalist interest evident in my online searches for expert comments about the Bruce MacArthur sentencing after day 1 of 3 days of hearings. Since day 1, Monday, February 4, 2019 I’ve seen  only identical text copies reporting the sadistic aftermath of MacArthur’s murder of eight human beings, … More

The muse has departed.

Popular music has been changing significantly over the years,………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….anger, disgust, fear, sadness, and conscientiousness have increased significantly, while joy, confidence, and openness expressed in pop song lyrics have declined.

Civilization

Yesterday, January 25, my computer monitor greeted me with a Bing broadcast image that for the first time since I began receiving Bing images last August 2018 on my new computer was free of those exotic nature panorama sometimes displaying wild animals.

News?

Tony Burman: Donald Trump is the Manchurian president Tony Burman – Foreign Affairs Columnist 16 hrs ago ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. © BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI U.S. President Donald Trump has consistently waved off evidence that he or his campaign has had contacts with Russians. But the Robert Mueller probe is showing those denials to be flimsy, writes Tony Burman. … More News?