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  1. I guess I'm immune to the negative effect that those of us consider ourselves members of the resistance have. And time is already ticking and telling. You tell me the positives of 20 million people losing access to health care. The GOP had EIGHT YEARS to come up with an alternative. Now my friends are freaking that their kids (with serious health conditions) won't be covered and of course anyone with a pre-existing condition is screwed because Congress took that shit right out of there and oh yeah, you can now put limits on those expensive cancer treatments. It ain't good, is what I'm saying. It's life or death for some people.
  2. He's not blind. He's seeing things you want to ignore. Not saying it's easy or fun to look at them, but it's hard to be a saint in the city or happy when you see disaster looming. It may be counterproductive to keep looking. But it sure ain't fun. Time will tell.
  3. Gotta have some standards.
  4. You're not wrong.
  5. You might want to try them now that you're older. I'm so much mellower than I used to be, music wise.
  6. Take that up with Kay. I like jazz--within reason Some jazz I love. And it goes like this... I got to meet her when I was in high school and I told her I listened to this song every night. "Don't do that, honey. It'll give you nightmares." What a great lady. So humble. With one of the two greatest voices of my lifetime.
  7. Shoulda used the pink font. I was trying to express that's a lot of people who have legitimate reasons for concern.
  8. I am not a big fan of smooth jazz, but Ella is my homegirl and, before that, I was a huge Billie fan. Steely Dan is a unique hybrid. Also, so easy to listen to and with so many hooks that they got massively played on the radio. Everyone of a certain age owned Aja. Everyone had Gaucho. (Despite that, they're still great!) I remember driving with three friends to see Bruce on NYE, 1980. All we had was the radio and I swear we heard Hey Nineteen on every station. It became a joke, because we'd turn the channel and there it would be again. I always think of that night when I hear Hey Nineteen, which is also one of the few huge hits that I still love so much. My favorite line: "Hey 19, that's Retha Franklin/she don't remember the Queen of Soul/It's hard times befallen the Soul Survivors." 2 synchronicities--The Soul Survivors was the name of a Philly group (Expressway to Your Heart, one of the greatest singles ever) and Bruce covered Expressway to Your Heart in that same building (Nassau Colisseum) where I saw him on NYE, 1980. Sadly, Richie Ingui died a few days ago. He was a founding member of the Soul Survivors.
  9. Billy, I understand your need for positivity. But the truth is that people who are gay or Muslim or Hispanic or that real minority--WOMEN--all have very good reason to be afraid. People who will be impacted by the ACA include a lot of people on this site. I just read about a 23 year old girl who died this month. She got cancer four different times in her young life. Pretty young (White) woman. She would have died much earlier without the ACA, which is being repealed as I WRITE THIS. I may or may not be impacted. But I really believe no one wins unless we all win when it comes to basic equality and care. Whether it's me or not. So being positive is incredibly illogical for many of us.
  10. I started with some singles I liked (NOT Reeling in the Years), and then in college a friend played me Aja. I really loved that. Then in grad school, my boyfriend was a huge SD fan and loaned me his collection, telling me I didn't know what I was missing. I started listening and I really fell in love with the Katy Lied album. Some albums seem more consistent than others, but I eventually fell in love with some songs from all of them. I kinda deserted SD after Gaucho. I never gave boyfriend back his albums. Trust me, he was a real shit and deserved it. Besides, he had two of all of them. Pretty sure Dr. Wu is a dealer. I can guess why you dislike them--a little too close to cool jazz. But the lyrics are wildly weird and wonderful and there's a soulfulness I love, esp. Donald Fagen's voice. Love IGY, too. (Hoping to school you. But it may be a bridge too far for you. And that's okay.)
  12. For those worried about ACA coverage for themselves and their families.After hearing about the midnight repeal of the pre-exisiting conditions clause, I called Senator Warren's office. The woman I spoke to said they are being flooded with calls, as are the offices of Speakers Ryan and McConnell.Senator Warren's staff member told me what would help the most would be to call the five Republican senators who have broken away from the GOP to demand a slow down of the repeal. Tell them how much you appreciate their efforts to stop the train wreck and share your story. They are: Senator Bob Corker - (202) 224-3344 Senator Lisa Murkowski - (202) 224-6665 Senator Rob Portman - (202) 224-3353 Senator Susan Collins - (202) 224-2523 Senator Bill Cassidy - (202) 224-5824
  13. I liked most of the singles, but no one can say they weren't overplayed. Katy Lied is one of my all-time favorite albums. And this is my favorite song from it: P.S. Don't like the Dead or Pink Floyd or any progressive rock stuff...I'm shallow. If it doesn't have a beat and hooks, I don't want to hear it.
  14. This is just awesome. Love Warren Zevon.