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Mar
06

Martin Nesbitt, Taken Home

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“He was a champion for the common man, his friends said, and always had what was best for the people of Western North Carolina in his heart.” – AC-T

Rest in peace, Martin Nesbitt. Your labors were great, and your legacy will endure.

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Jan
28

Pete Seeger, R.I.P.

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Pete singing one by his sister, Peggy. He was 94, the New York Times reports. We will miss him.

For Mr. Seeger, folk music and a sense of community were inseparable, and where he saw a community, he saw the possibility of political action.

Pete Seeger

Oct
27

R.I.P., Lou Reed

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Dec
19

Candlelight Vigil Tonight

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Tonight at 7pm Asheville will come together to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims and families of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Please join us at the Asheville Jewish Community Center.

From the Facebook Event Page:

As the darkest night of the year approaches, we will gather as a community – to mourn, to pray, to sing, to offer our support, and to further our resolve to send our light into the world that needs it now more than ever.

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Dec
13

Random Thursday Variousness

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Ladies and Gentlemen, we’ve arrived in the vast cornfields of Canada…*

 

Another day, another death. Today’s featured death is Muhammad Ziad Awad Salaymah a 17 year old Palestinian teenager shot dead in West Bank. He pulled a toy pistol from his belt at a Israeli checkpoint, and was gunned down by IDF soldiers.  Protests ensued. The use of leathal force against non-violent protesters is left to the discretion of Soldiers in the field. The US give an average of $3 billion a year in military aid to Israel (that’s billion with a “B”).

Israeli soldiers use rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas bombs and stun grenades against non-violent protesters in the the West Bank – in addition to spraying them with water mixed with chemicals. These tactics have led to the injuries of hundreds and even several deaths among protesters.

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Dec
12

Random Wednesday Variousness

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It’s 12.12.12. Do with that what you will. In the past 24 hours there have been approximately 153,400 deaths world-wide ( with approximately 356,201 births, do with that what you will), one of those deaths belonged to Ravi Shankar, again, do with that what you will. Also, several people were shot and killed at a mall in Portland, by a man wearing a white mask and brandishing a semi-automatic rifle. He killed himself. Also, North Korea shot something off, and had a parade. They are fond of parades.

 

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Sep
05

Happy Birthday Freddy!

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Aug
16

35 Years Ago Today…

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Elvis left the building.

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(Thanks to J. Bugg for bringing the above video to my attention.)

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May
29

R.I.P. Doc Watson

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Thanks, Doc Watson.

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May
17

The Queen of Disco is Gone

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Sadly, Donna Summer passed away today at age 63. She will be remembered by many of us fondly forever — or at least those of us old enough to remember polyester shirts and platform shoes, like Tom Sullivan.

Now, here’s Miss Donna Summer with one of the greatest songs of all time, Hot Stuff from 1979:

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