Re: Clip: Klezmatics cover Woodie Guthrie
- Carl posted:
For those in Los Angeles who might be interested in this concert,
there's also one being held tonight (Monday) at Disney Hall.
- Because this message may go on a bit, I'll try to get the most relevant
stuff out first.
I am behind in my reading, but I want to commend Barry Mazor on his
fine article/interview with Jason Ringenberg in No Depression. Having
caught the Scorchers in 1984 and Ringenberg solo last year, I am a big
fan and appreciate his efforts more; good work Barry.
Also, I've been very absent for the last month and a half to two
months; being a Democratic committeeman with state assembly and senate,
Congressional and obviously presidential races, I was spending most of
my non-working time on electoral events. While were were vastly
successful overall, losing the presidential race didn't make me too
But a couple of days after the election, the county executive here, a
Republican who is a former Democrat, introduced his 2005 budget
proposal. With Medicaid costs possibly higher in New York State than
anywhere else, he devised two budgets, a red and a green budget, but
proposed the red budget, known as the scorched earth or death budget,
with $130-150 million in cuts, including more than 3,000 workers, which
included me, an Erie County Legislature Democratic Majority Office
Well, through negotiations, threats and unbelievably bad feeling and
political machinations, a budget that was neither the red nor the
green, but much closer to the green, was approved at 11:48 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 12 minutes before the red budget would have taken
effect by default. This new budget includes an additional one percent
sales tax, bringing the sales tax up to 9.25 percent in Erie County.
I am leaving out my opinions on the budget and other political actions
(if anyone is interested, they can e-mail me), but fortunately, "only"
480 jobs are being cut (the original green budget included about 200
job cuts), and I have a job next year.
Anyway, after the hours I and others put in the last month or so, I am
finally regaining some of my energy and reduced sanity. Of course, I am
also trying to help my mother with the holiday blues, her first without
my late father.
http://Buffaloroots.com, which had its next update stalled because of
all of this
- Well thanks, Kevin, for bringing this up here and other places. It was a pleasure
to do--and to spend the time with Jason to make it happen.
(If you get the chance, I hope you'll consider grabbing a look, too, at the really
large piece I have in the Nov-December ND that's still out now,--if not for long.
It's about the secret histoiry of "Southern pop" and the role of 1920s crooner
Gene Austin in shaping country music from outside of it-for nearly 5 years. An
expandd take on this wil eventually be part of the book I'm working on, probably
for publication in 2006.)
--- In email@example.com, Kevin J. Hosey <kjhosey@a...> wrote:
> I am behind in my reading, but I want to commend Barry Mazor on his
> fine article/interview with Jason Ringenberg in No Depression.