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Have recently started subscribing to Bill Moyers Podcast via iTunes. Perfect hour for my usual 3 1/2 mile walk.  Heard a very interesting conversation with James Galbraith (son of John Kenneth Galbraith) on our current economic crisis.

Galbraith argues that modern America has fallen prey to a wealthy, government-controlling “predatory class”:

Today, the signature of modern American capitalism is neither benign competition, nor class struggle, nor an inclusive middle-class utopia. Instead, predation has become the dominant feature — a system wherein the rich have come to feast on decaying systems built for the middle class. The predatory class is not the whole of the wealthy; it may be opposed by many others of similar wealth. But it is the defining feature, the leading force. And its agents are in full control of the government under which we live

Don’t stop there though as Moyers follows up with an interview with Mark Johnson and his ambitious Playing for Change:Peace through Music project. Some great music there. Moyers is easy to listen to – worth subscribing to.

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I had to throw in that catchy title to get your attention. 🙂 (Plus I had to practice my German a bit!). This is a very cool adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis done by Peter Kuper.

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Stumbled today upon Marc Gunn’s Celtic Podcast when browsing iTunes. Outstanding, if you like Celtic music. Did you catch Loreena McKennitt on Public Television the other day? She was performing Nights from the Alhambra, a TV concert filmed in Spain in September 2006. Great voice – my wife turned me on to her – take a look at her web site.

Twice-monthly Celtic and Irish music by the best independent Celtic music groups. Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, bagpipes, music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, Nova Scotia, Galacia, Australia and the United States. Hosted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards.

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Black Cat John Brown

Had to experiment with embedding a YouTube video in this blog, just because it’s possible. 🙂 Besides,it’s a cool tune and it mentions “Full Moon”, my AT trail name, so it can’t be all bad. 🙂


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