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Current location: Indianapolis, IN
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Ladies and gentlemen, the immortal Hazel Dickens.

Got a great edition of "Harlan County USA".



A photo by photojournalist Earl Dotter, from the wonderful little booklet that came with the DVD. I think it says it all. And why do I get the funny feeling that this woman may be younger than she looks?

This DVD is little on the pricy side, but worth it.

A Cultural Manifesto

From a wonderful alternative newsweekly here in Indy: This vivid description of a difficult childhood ought to be read by everyone, especially those of us who were luckier than the author was.

http://www.nuvo.net/ACulturalManifesto/archives/2014/07/23/a-cultural-maifesto-meditation-on-art-and-violence

"Pigs get fat; hogs get slaughtered."

-- columnist Oliver Thomas quoting his former law partner. The column in question:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/07/22/income-inequality-rich-wealthy-poor-capitalism-column/13016197/

Cab Galloway -- Reefer Man





And by the way, "Minnie the Moocher" is actually about cocaine use.

Happy Friday, Lounge.

"Why are they going after Dillinger?"

"He didn't do anything my own bank hasn't already done to me or somebody I know." -- the gist of many LTTE in newspapers in cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis back in the '30's.

From "Crimewave: 18 Months of Mayhem" on H2, about the bank robbers of the '30's. Has a familiar ring to it.

George Clooney is cute in every movie.


Does this '70's sitcom theme song have a familiar ring to it?

Listening to the lyrics, it seem to me we're dealing with the same issues now as we were 40 years ago.

This Gordon Lightfoot song is so good it deserves its own OP:

It never caught on beyond his fan base, but it's my all-time favorite of his:

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