Tag Archives: Music

A time to tear down

I can concede that 1776 may have been the time that tried men’s souls but it’s 2014 that be trying our bodies and minds as well. From the shame of poor teeth to the unraveling of a colonized mind to cotton field capitalism, we … Continue reading

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Days gone by

“Letting the days go by Let the water hold me down” -Talking Heads Life is sometimes stranger than science fiction. One day I am sitting at my desk getting ready to teach 18 first graders how to become college and … Continue reading

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Hiatus

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to let readers know that Deconstructing Myths will be on a (hopefully) brief hiatus. I have taken on a new teaching position which, along with family life, is currently taking … Continue reading

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Axes to grind

Turn down the lights, turn up the stereo and just for a moment let’s pretend there’s no such thing as disaster capitalism or neofascism. There is a time to face down tanks in the public square and a time to … Continue reading

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Revolutionary love

Times are hard and only getting harder. There’s so much trouble and heartache in the world, sometimes, we all need to just tune in to some good music and tune out the noise. It’s been a privilege working on this … Continue reading

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Long may we run

I had a song stuck in my brain recently and went looking for a take of Neil Young doing his stirring ballad, “Long May You Run”. At some point, I realized I was looking in the wrong place. Instead of … Continue reading

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Hallelujah

Man, I hope I’m this suave when I’m 80-years-old. Leonard Cohen’s brilliant paean, Hallelujah, makes reference to the biblical narrative of King David’s affair after he spotted Bathsheba, his neighbor Uriah’s wife, on the rooftop in her Sunday best. The king saw fit to … Continue reading

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No more

Eddie Vedder performed this powerful song “No More” at the Toronto International Film Festival following the inaugural screening of Body of War, in 2007. From the film’s synopsis: Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true … Continue reading

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The unbearable heaviness of being

I know it’s the holiday season but it’s always been hard for me to stay high when others are so low. Lack of affordable healthcare and housing, rampant under and unemployment and wars without end have left many of us … Continue reading

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Where life leads me

All of those who carry a burden for righting wrongs learn quickly there are times when even the most dedicated, compassionate person needs to recharge their batteries. Music has long been a source of respite and rejuvenation for me. In … Continue reading

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