Monthly Archives: October 2013

Harper’s Announcement Will Be Arriving Any Second About Homophobia

I was thinking about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s quick announcement when Reteah Parsons committed suicide after being raped and then cyber bullied, said Harper then

“…our hearts here go out to the family. I think everybody who has heard this story, seen this story, were shocked, were saddened. I can just tell you, you know Laureen and I, as a parent of a teenaged daughter, you’re just sickened seeing a story like this,”.

Wondering when he might respond to the attempted murder of 27 yr. old Scott Jones leaving him paralyzed for the rest of his life by an accused man from Trenton. Surely Harper is just as concerned because, using previous logic, he may be the parent of a gay teenager which would make him sick about senseless violence and homophobia.

 

Baltimore

Nina Simone wrote amazing songs and propelled forward great songs by others. An honour for Randy Newman that she would record his music. It’s also one of the most likeable things about Jim Guthrie – he knows everything she did. You can quiz him.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH9ZzrkLTDQ

 

by Randy Newman

Beat-up little seagull
On a marble stair
Trying to find the ocean
Looking everywhere

Hard times in the city
In a hard town by the sea
Ain’t nowhere to run to
There ain’t nothing here for free

Hooker on the corner
Waiting for a train
Drunk lying on the sidewalk
Sleeping in the rain

And the people hide their faces
And they hide their eyes
‘Cause the city’s dying
And they don’t know why

Oh, Baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live
Oh, Baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live, just to live

Get my sister Sandy
And my little brother Ray
Buy a big old wagon
Gonna haul us all away

Living in the country
Where the mountain’s high
Never coming back here
‘Til the day I die

Oh, Baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live
Oh, Baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live, just to live