Wednesday, August 24, 2005

What the world needs now/is another folk singer

I was reminded of this Cracker song when deciding to create a blog. Yeah, the world needs another blogger like a hole in the head. Despite this, I've decided to go forward, and, so, a new blog is born!

Now, I'm reminded of a line from a Paul Simon song: "The planet groans every time it registers another birth ..."


ConcernedObserver said...

Just any blogger, maybe Cali - but you are hardly just any blogger.

Any advice BTW in how to repel vermin? Cheney is due here in a couple of weeks on a reconnaissance mission to check out our Alberta Tar Sands. The fact Alberta is second only to Saudi Arabia in oil production suggests we should perhaps be considering when the invasion might occur.

Being a great believer that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure my instincts all tell me we should immediately start building bomb shelters !

I love Americans but we have enough vermin of our own .. we don't need that rabid war mongering skunk here, not even in the interest of being a good neighbour.

cali said...

Cheney is the lowest of the low as far as I'm concerned. Is there time to organize a direct action?

Cheney should be greeted with jeers and hisses wherever he travels.

War profiteers go home! Just say "no" to American imperalism!

ConcernedObserver said...

Cheney will not be welcomed by the average citizen Cali, but the oil barons will be fawning all over him.

Alberta is Conservative country as well as oil country. Cheney doesn't have the parts to visit Ontario ! Even Bush found out he wasn't welcome here and Canadians usually have a reputation for hospitality. The only welcome Bush got from the public was a whole lot of one finger salutes and suggestions he go back home.

First time in my lifetime that an American President wasn't made welcome here. And they have all visited. Bush is the first who didn't make Canada his first visit after being sworn in as President.

graham4a said...

There can never be enough folk singers.

The people are rising up again like Paul Simon said in Sounds of Silence, which can be interpreted so many different ways for many different causes
"silence like a cancer grows"

"And in the naked light I saw, 10,000 people maybe more...people talking without speaking, people listening without hearing, ...."

to other singers like Scott McKenzie "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair"

to Barry McGuire
"dontcha know,we're on the eve of destruction"

to John Lennon
"All we are saying, is give Peace a chance"

to Harry Chapin
"remember when the music, came from wooden boxes..."

to the immortal words of the Civil Rights movement and all those who lost their lives fighting for it and all the other causes worth fighting and caring about

"We shall overcome someday"

Good luck with your blog cali, there can never be too many folk singers, too many songs and there sure aren't enough good people who actually care or have compassion anymore. The world can use each and every one of them.

cali said...

graham4a -

How great to "see" you here! I hope you'll come back often. Thanks for the supportive words about us 'folk singers.' Loved your Paul Simon quote: "silence like a cancer grows." Brilliant. - Cali