Oh! kangaroos, sequins, chocolate sodas!
You really are beautiful! Pearls,
harmonicas, jujubes, aspirins! all
the stuff they've always talked about
still makes a poem a surprise!
These things are with us every day
even on beachheads and biers. They
do have meaning. They're strong as rocks.
Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) was associated with the New York School, a group of poets, artists, dancers and musicians that created art during the 1950s and '60s
"Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer "
"Dearly Beloved we are gathered here today to get through this thing we call ‘Life.'” Prince 1958 – 2016.
Tributes in purple to superstar Prince BBC. Even the FT has this as its top story.
The Most Influential People such as IMRICH in the World Time List – 2016
A metaphor creates a "little event in the mind of the reader." They make the familiar strange and the strange familiar Imrich Yet Impoor
If the KGB did not give you a code name IMRICH, the link below includes five money habits you, or your kids, can form in your twenties that will guarantee you’ll be rich by 40 by David Koch
Facebook considers letting users add a tip jar to make money from post
Introducing ‘The President Erdogan Offensive Poetry Competition’ – £1000 prize to be won Spectator. NC readers have provide many clever original poems in the comments section. Time to put those talents to profitable use!
From Verizon to McDonald’s, the Worker Strikes Back American Prospect
Google Books can go back to scanning. As an author, I am happy. As a reader and researcher, I am happy too
- New York Times – A Prolific, Meticulous Master of Pop Music – The multifaceted songwriter and performer’s decades of music transcended and remade funk, rock and R&B with hits like “Purple Rain” and “1999.”
- Rollingstone – Prince Dead at 57 Iconic singer and musician leaves behind prolific, groundbreaking catalog
- The Atlantic – Prince the Immortal – The rock star, dead at 57, lived such a blazingly distinctive life as preparation for the day that has now arrived.
- TIME – Prince: Music Icon – “Prince, one of the best-selling recording artists in music history, has died at the age of 57, according to his publicist. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians born in the 20th century, his career spanned four decades.”
Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” 2004 [solo begins at 3.24]
Prince's breathtaking guitar solo at the end of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is the single greatest musical moment at any Rock Hall induction ceremony in its history
*10 hit songs you didn’t know Prince wrote
Chaser: Raunchy Prince was actually a conservative Christian who reportedly opposed gay marriage.“Raised a Seventh Day Adventist, Prince later became a Jehovah’s Witness, and the story of his conversion became public in a rather remarkable way. The Guardian wrote in 2004: ‘A newspaper in his hometown reported how a married couple had answered their door to find Prince proffering a copy of the Watchtower. Though they were orthodox Jews, and it was Yom Kippur, they were also Prince fans. They welcomed him into the house.’”
It is also an example of great achievements in light of an epilepsy:
As a teenager, following a severe head injury—the result of her efforts to protect another slave—Tubman developed a lifelong, chronic condition, with debilitating symptoms that have been described as being similar to those of narcolepsy and temporal lobe epilepsy.
TaxGrrrl, On 4/20, It’s High Time To Think About Taxes, Revenues & Marijuana. It’s always 4:20 somewhere
Kay Bell, Considering marijuana and taxes on 4/20
William Perez, Tax Advice for Cannabis Entrepreneurs
CRS report – The U.S. Intelligence Community: Selected Cross – Cutting Issues, Anne Daugherty Miles, Analyst in Intelligence and National Security Policy. April 12, 2016.
“This report focuses on cross-cutting management issues that affect the Intelligence Community’s (IC’s) ability to counter “pervasive and emerging threats” to the United States and balance resources both appropriately and wisely.