Never Too Busy to Pass Special
Interest Legislation 9.28.08
As lawmakers struggled Friday to clean up the mess on Wall Street, sponsors of the Orphan Works Act passed more special interest legislation. Their bill would force copyright holders to subsidize giant copyright databases run by giant internet firms.
In this week's newsletter:
- Boas, Broads and Burgundy ... there's a new game in town!
- Always A Part Of Me - Come and support us and the Players!
- Join me on 2 charity walks in October!
- 2 new series: Sarasota's Police Department and Sister Cities Association
- Creative Loafing's Best of the Suncoast 2008 - cast your vote!
- Look forward to Thick As Thieves in November!
- My current appearance schedule;
And of course ... The best guests on…Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on September 30, 2008 at 12:28am —
It's not generally known, but at the time of his death, the great actor Claude Rains was in negotiations to star in a film about the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. He was to play a Spanish agent assigned to Havana, but the project was scrapped when the writers could not come up with a plausible way to avoid linking the character to the sinking of our battleship, which would have made the movie too controversial.
Someone recently left me a comment saying something along the lines of, " what a joy you must have working with such great people."
On the one hand, theatre and dance are collaborative art forms; if someone's not willing to collaborate with other artists, s/he should be a sculptor or a painter. My best lighting is almost always done in situations in which I'm working with great collaborators, and many of those performers, directors, and… Continue
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To Walt Whitman, America by Kenneth M. Price. The University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
I come back to Walt Whitman,
What in the hell happened to him,
Wasn’t he a white man?
--June Jordan (1)
Here is something rare these days, like spats or an Edsel: a review of a book about a poet in a popular press publication. No worries though, this is not primarily about poetry but rather the arts, culture and social change in… Continue
Added by Rick Hughes on September 22, 2008 at 3:56pm —
I feel sorry for the next president, who will undoubtedly be blamed for the economy's continuing to plummet, much like Hoover was blamed for the disastrous economic policies of Harding and Coolidge (that "whoosh" you just heard was the reference's going over the heads of those whose idea of "history" is, "who won last week's American Idol).
This is why a knowledge of history is important; if the Republicans hadn't been so eager to dismantle the regulatory safeguards that were… Continue
A nightengale Sang in Barkley Square
A tisket a tasket Ella Fitzgerald
All that jazz Ella Fitzgerald
At Last Ella Fitzgerald
Autumn Leaves Eva Cassidy
Beseme mucho Diana Krall
Boots Nancy Sinatra
Boy From Ipamema
Breaking up is hard to do Reeny Olstead
Can't take that away from me Billy Holliday
Come away with me Nora Jones
Crazy Patsy Cline
Cry me a river Ella Fitzgerald
Don’t know why Nora… Continue