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It through the grapevine.
It seems like an exercise in nostalgia. The Globe has an "A" quality comics section that includes Zippy; Doonesbury; Non-Sequitir. Then thee are the coupon sections where I'm able to make up the $4 of the cover price. I could get most of it on-line without any environmental impact but it there is something visceral about holding the paper in my hands. Dissecting it, discarding those sections (auto, real-estate, Parade Margazin) tht won't be perused.
Tomorrow I'll get the final recap on a story for the Superbowl that hasn't really changes for two weeks. In this day and age where getting news in the most timely fashion, sometimes there is the odd story where a greater or lesser amount of perspective can be summed up or totaled in a "current" fashion.
I am holding in my hand the blow-up of the "Bizarro" (12/16/12) comic in which there is an old-time propaganda scene of Mao holding up his little red book which is now emblazoned with the letters "LMAO". I'm left wondering if it isn't worth buying the paper on the odd Sunday.
Yeahh, I guess I will...
rock on, young Kumar...
I can't post a link to the rest of this story as the site just streams a multitude of stories that that are impossible to find again. Here are a few of the beginning paragraphs. I posted it because it contrasts with how spoiled we are in this country. Rock, and the freedom to play/perform it, just seems to be a right like breathing air. Imagine if your band had to rehearse in an old outhouse...
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In the far north-east of India, cut off from the rest of the country except via a narrow land bridge, perhaps the only way to make yourself heard is loud, really loud, rock music.
For White Fire's drummer Elangbam Kumar, that explains why their cover version of the Guns'N'Roses song "Welcome To The Jungle" has become an anthem for the band and a big hit with their fans in the remote state of Manipur.
The state, which is 1,000 miles (1,700 kilometres) from the capital New Delhi, borders on Myanmar and has struggled for decades with separatist violence, a society divided among competing tribes and grinding poverty.
It is also an unlikely hub for rock and heavy metal music, boasting a burgeoning festival scene and local stars who have defied social and cultural boundaries to pursue their music.
"All my pain and angst found an outlet in this genre of music. It is the attitude and the lyrics which are the biggest draw for us," 32-year-old Kumar, his tattooed biceps bulging out of a tight T-shirt.
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Anybody want to go to a festie or two in Manipur? Guaranteed to be more memorable than your last Bonaroo experience!
what a curse.
is one of the most expensive forms of capital available. Why some people covet it so is beyond my ability to understand.
(yeesh, this is turning into a sidetrack...)
I haven't thought of this in years, but when I first interviewed Hunter in '84, one of the things he talked about was how much he valued the fact that he was invisible enough that he could still go out and take walks around town and go out in public, and Jerry had long since not been able to do that, because even if people refrained from pouncing on him, he got, as Hunter put it, Noticed Hard.
That HAS to take a toll. And that's just one thing.
that were possible!
Yeah. Funny, I just remembered an interview with Jerry where he answered a rather philosophical question with "I don't think there is a good excuse for not being happy". Simple, but kinda pithy also. I'm sure he didn't mean "perfectly happy", though...