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A matter of trust

Oh, come on. You listened to him, everybody did! Billy Joel:

Down so low

Tracy Nelson with her song that Linda Ronstadt made famous:

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Love gets in the way

Dayna Kurtz:

Lessons from fashion’s culture

I often argue with people about the stifling effect of lifelong copyright, but I could never come up with a good example of why. Now I have one.

Copyright law’s grip on film, music and software barely touches the fashion industry … and fashion benefits in both innovation and sales, says Johanna Blakley. At TEDxUSC 2010, she talks about what all creative industries can learn from fashion’s free culture

Since I fell for you

Bonnie Raitt’s cover of the Lenny Welch song:

Crazy love

Rita Coolidge covers Van. From her self-titled debut:

Moral hazard

I forgot to write about this yesterday – there was so much shit hitting the fan at once. But yes, it brings new gloss to the concept of a two-tiered justice system, doesn’t it? Particularly since those losing their homes through banking fraud and deception were told to suck up and deal, lest you not learn your lesson.

And the constitutional law professor doesn’t know or care what that does to our republic.

Nothing but a miracle

Daryl Hall and Diane Birch:


Organic onions and peppers in an omelet with mild cheddar from a local farm, all from Greensgrow. Yum.

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