4/8/12

Comment on a three year old post about Arcade Fire


It's 2012 so I am a bit late 
I was looking for comment on Arcade Fire 
Then I got taken up with the comments on the piece noted above 
I remember one occasion when I got dissed 
by a well known artist 
when I was introducing him  
in the Berkshires 
one summer in the early 1970s 
Reading the back and forth comments above 
I wondered what it would be like 
if  one met Bob Dylan on a bad day 
or any other artist when the spectrum of her personality 
was on the nasty angels' side 
I guess it hits a button for me 
because I certainly do not form an opinion 
based on such stuff 
In return I reserve my right 
to like or dislike a person's work 
based entirely on what it means and does to me
Arcade Fire does excellent things to me
particularly Suburbs
I think most criticism is meta-crap
Call me impossible but it makes appreciation a lot easier

Check out the post noted above 
and  its comments for context




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Getting Back with Huffington Post



The link will take you to my archive at Huffington Post. Life goes on.


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Universal Prayer - Blog Art Version






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A Universal Easter Prayer


Many will recognize the following as a version of the
Lord's Prayer
I contend that Jesus meant this to be a universal prayer
The only prayer needed for it contains everything
including the essential - reciprocal forgiveness
A prayer to be said daily by all people on earth
Because Jesus did not come to segregate people
but to gather them 
in a common affirmation of values
This prayer or something with the same essence
transcends religion
seeks no allegiance
It merely works better than anything else to
relate a person to the ground of all being

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Abba whose home in heaven is
Hallowed and holy is your name
Let your realm come your will be done
Till earth and heaven are the same

Give us this day our daily bread
Forgive the wrongs that we have done
As we forgive those who do wrong
Lead us not into temptation

Deliver us from evil Lord
And safely guide us to your shore
Yours is the power to heal and mend
Yours is the glory evermore


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John Murray brought universalism to America

uuworld.org : john murray's conversion to universalism: "Universalism—the belief that a loving God would not sentence anyone to eternity in hell—has likely been around since the early days of Christianity and the Gnostics. Modern Universalism, however, traces its origins to the 1759 publication in London of Union: Or a Treatise of the Consanguinity and Affinity between Christ and His Church by James Relly."

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Murray left Methodism when he read Relly.

And the path he took heavily influenced me as a seminary student. The bulk of Christianity holds to an impossible understanding that has nothing to do what is easily demonstrable - that Abba is in all and offers the same choice to all. And that such salvation as we know is here. No one knows what comes beyond. That should be a saving understanding, not an invitation to threats of damnation. Religion is happily finished, now in its death throes. An Abba infused spirituality is the happy lot of those who live by the Lord's Prayer and the values noted above and below.



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Can President Obama Pull The Rabbit From The Hat

Can President Obama pull the rabbit from the hat
I can hear you asking Hey dude tell me what is that 
The one that is the honest truth of what we have to do
For our oil-soaked economy to create something new


Polls and the Canny American People

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Public Opinion Polling: "   Another sophisticated bad poll is run by former President Clinton's ex-advisor Dick Morris at Vote.com (URL: www.vote.com).   Like PulsePoll, Vote.com is professionally presented in hopes of producing enough audience to interest advertisers in subsidizing the site.  The issues are current and interesting.  The site promises all participants that their opinions and votes truly count, since those in power will hear about the poll results.  That might satisfy the millions whom legitimate polls show are alienated from their own government.  But just like PulsePoll and its brethren, this site is irretrievably biased by its failure to do random sampling.  It does just the opposite, by inviting the opinionated to separate themselves from the silent and make their voices heard by those in power."

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Mr. Ed does something similar on MSNBC.


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