Category Archives: Music

Creative Response Or Social Enormity: Michael Jackson, Iran & The Perils of Specialization

What do Michael Jackson and Iranian Theocracy have in common? Both degenerated into social enormities. When a creative person or institution by an act of memesis attempts to resolve a crisis, the once creative act eventually loses traction rendering both … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson: The Future Feminization Of Men

Its been almost one year since the tragic death of Michael Jackson, who died on June 25 2009.  A review of his life, his challenges, and his failure as an artist to come to grips, to gain traction on mortal … Continue reading

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Specialization & The Perils of Child Prodigies

Arnold Toynbee, Marshall McLuhan, Kevin Bassana and Peter Drucker  have written extensively on the origin of specialization as it applies to both education, music, labor, history and warfare.  But Ruth Slenczynska has addressed the lives of child prodigies in her … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga & Hezbollah

Bret Stephens sits on the editorial board of the Wall St. Journal, a prestigious rank reserved for acute political acumen.  In March he sat down with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mullen at Columbia University where … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

Every life begins with great promise.  How this promise grows depends on our willingness to accept the challenge of grace in all its tragedy, comedy and unique wonder. Every person knows what fearful destiny waits us; namely death.  Nevertheless, in … Continue reading

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