recent disappointments

Overheard students discussing a speech about coalition building by Bernice Johnson Reagon (of Sweet Honey in the Rock). On the value of risking the involvement of people you do not necessarily identify with or even dislike. The survival advantage of that vs. collecting people similar only to yourself. After realizing the speech was from 1981, they agreed the material was too old to take seriously in 2018.

Sat on the subway and talked about 60s jazz with two musicians, who aren’t Jewish and one told a story about saxophonist Dave Liebman and how listening to him, it is like he’s trying to avenge the holocaust every time he plays.

Read that Elton John is on a farewell tour but it will take 3 years.


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