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November Anthems

When I think of anthems, many categories come to mind — epic songs over 6 minutes long (sadly, unheard of today); a song that is readily identified with a singer and/or band; a song that reminds you of a lost love; a song that you envision as your wedding song; a dance remix that could…

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In 2015, Political Incorrectness Equals the End of “White Sheets”

This morning, listening to Morning Joe on MSNBC, I couldn’t help but feel sad…and angry. Sad, because during the 5 minutes I was able to listen before my satellite connection was [thankfully] lost underground, I heard how Donald Trump has “tapped into the notion/feeling of many American’s that the United States doesn’t win anymore. That…

October’s Got You Covered

What makes a great cover song? Some think it’s when a singer or band sings a song you would never expect them to like when Johnny Cash covered Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus. Others think its when an artist takes a song and just owns it — which is pretty much what Kelly Clarkson does on…

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Full Text of Pope Francis’ Address to Congress

Full text of Pop Francis’ historic address before a joint session of the United States Congress. Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. I would like…