Esquizito's Blog Posts Tagged 'poverty' (3)

August 2, 2011

“Eat the rich!”

 

Welcome back Dear Reader; and Happy August to you. While I have long maintained that happiness (as in: “the pursuit of...”) is highly overrated, I do sincerely hope that you are now and have been playing it cool... all the way; and I submit this small buffet of thought.

 

A quarter of a century ago, the phrase, “eat the rich” first entered my consciousness by way of a song which was written and recorded by one of America's truest originals.…

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Added by Esquizito on August 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

September 11, 2010 – Almost A Decade.

I talk too much.



[Listen to an air-check from a radio show broadcast live in New Orleans, 10:00 p.m.-Midnight, Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Try clicking here... It's also at the top of the Playlist on my Main Page.]



I admit it; and of course many have said that generally, in quality and quantity, we talk… Continue

Added by Esquizito on September 11, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

August 29, 2010 – 5 Years Old!

What can I say?



Well... first, I am grateful to be here in New Orleans. There are those – at least one learned man I know – who predicted that we wouldn't make it this far. He was wrong; ah yes... he was wrong.



What's next? Dear Reader, let's dance...!



[Danny spins & speaks! From, Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (1954.) I myself have been to Beale Street; Memphis was the first… Continue

Added by Esquizito on August 29, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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