I like when words are used delightfully & effectively. Like Mr. Provost does. Happy weekend y’all.
Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam is a singer-songwriter who converted to Islam in the late 70’s and dedicated himself to philanthropic & educational efforts throughout the Muslim world. He’s being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, so get at him for Catch Bull at Four & Tea for the Tilleman. Amazing, truly American sound.
I know I’m a little late to the game on this, didn’t want to take advantage of the death of a great man for an arbitrary traffic spike. Pete Seeger was a great man, and one you should take a minute to learn about if you have no idea who he was.
Marilyn Manson has broken new ground in so many ways, especially in offending those who had worldviews that needed shaking up. I give mad props to anyone who is able to include and offend, as he’s been able to do repeatedly. Check out the video below, where one of his fans performs one of his hits (This Is The New Sh*t) in sign language. Inclusiveness doesn’t stop if you can’t hear.
A wordy quote for your day, but one that’s definitely relevant even today. Strawberry Fields on his birthday was wonderful, and I hope you find your own eggman & walrus to hang out with one of these days. (via Old Timey Hedgehog)