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Lonesome Friends of Science

The Tree of Forgiveness - 2018

L' Autore dichiara palesemente , con il suo abituale tono bonario ed ironico, di non identificarsi piu' con un mondo condizionato da un certo tipo di Scienziati. Preannunciano la fine del mondo, hanno umiliato Plutone degradandolo da Pianeta a Star di Hollywood, nei loro laboratori fanno esperimenti sulle capre di montagna . Dovrebbero invece lasciare l'universo integro. Lui da tempo vive rifugiandosi negli affetti dei suoi famigliari e del suo cane. Note personali .
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inviata da L. E. 25/5/2020 - 08:51
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That’s How Every Empire Falls

The song is That’s How Every Empire Falls. It was written by a hitherto unknown Knoxville singer-songwriter, R.B. Morris (website), and appears on his Spies, Lies and Burning Eyes. John Prine recorded a masterful, haunting (as only John can do) cover in 2008 on his Fair and Square EP.

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Tikun Olam תיקון עולם

The lyrics are a haunting allegory in which the frailties of the human heart are woven into the decline of an empire. It seems, at least for me, that the best songs are the ones that somehow connect the heart with the deeper truths of human society. First, listen to the song and as you hear the last words (the last 8 lines), read these words and think of the 9/11 attacks, all those miserable years under George Bush, and all the lost opportunities we’ve had as a great nation humbled by our own hubris.

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Tikun Olam תיקון עולם

Promoting Israeli democracy, exposing secrets of the national security state
‘That’s How Every Empire Falls’

August 17, 2011 by Richard Silverstein
Caught a train from Alexandria
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inviata da L. E. 20/5/2020 - 10:50




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