15 June 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
All Good Things – Jackson Browne
Redefinition – Magdalen Hsu-Li
Free Little Bird – John McCutcheon
Dear Old Shiz – Wicked
Tennessee Jed – Levon Helm
Climbing Higher Mountains – Aretha Franklin
Changing Highways – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Simple Twist of Fate – Diana Krall
Free Ride – The Edgar Winter Group
Thieves in the Temple – Prince
Stand Tall – Rebecca Riots
Trouble – Indigo Girls
Cuando Voy Al Trabajo – Victor Jara
And Your Bird Can Sing – The Beatles
Keyah – Sharon Burch
Ghost Dance – Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble

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Nicholas Kristoff on the death penalty

Nicholas Kristoff has published an opinion piece in the New York Times on the death penalty: When We Kill.

He looks and reasons in favor of the death penalty and counters them, often relying on studies and specific cases. Read the whole article, but here is Kristoff’s summation:

There is no evidence that the death penalty deters. It costs hundreds of thousands of additional dollars per prisoner. It is steeped in caprice, arbitrariness and racial bias. It is fallible — and when it fails, it undermines the legitimacy of our judicial system.

Kristoff also notes that:

One peer-reviewed study suggested that at least 4.1 percent of those sentenced to death in the United States are innocent. With more than 2,700 Americans on death row, that would imply that more than 110 innocent people are awaiting execution.

Wouldn’t killing one innocent person be one too many?

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14 June 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Waiting for a Miracle – John McCutcheon
Stay on Me – Kotoja
She Moves On – Paul Simon
River of Time – Bill Miller
Pont De Vue – The Files
Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little – The Music Man
Hey Bebe – Rhiannon Giddens
Four Women – Nina Simone
Fishing in the Morning – Dar Williams
Fences and Walls – Eric Bogle
Do Your Time – Ludacris
Dirty Live & Times – Warren Zevon
Brandy – Looking Glass
Ashes in the Fall – Rage against the Machine
As – Stevie Wonder

 

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Why I like New York 42: Pride month

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Work remains to do,
work always remains,
but New York celebrates Pride well –
even the MTA.
14 June 2019

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13 June 2019

Treadmill. Core. Stretching. Gym at the Shire.
Death Valley Queen – Flogging Molly
Caledonia – Celtic Woman
Want Ad Blues – John Lee Hooker
The House That Jack Built – Aretha Franklin
Rock and Roll Woman – Buffalo Springfield
I’m on Your Side – Archie Roach
The Gringo’s Tale – Steve Earle
Only Wanna Be with You – Hootie & The Blowfish
Born this Way – Lady Gaga
Mozart: Serenade #13 in G, K 525, Eine Kleine Nachtmusick – Nova Filamornia Portuguesa
Shenandoah – The Chieftains & Van Morrison
Three Mules – Al Stewart
Description of a Fool – A Tribe Called Quest
Imagin – Jack Johnson
Ninety-Nine and a Half – Wilson Pickett

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12 June 2019

Walking. Stretching. Whitestone. Morningside Gardens.
The Greatest – Sia
Hands – Various Artists
Love Make the World Go Round – Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda
Pulse (The City Beautiful) – Zen Fuse Box
Pulse – Chakra Khan
Pulse – Melissa Etheridge
Not Myself – Sharon Van Etten
I Know a Place – MUNA
Misirlou – Kumbia Queers
Beautiful Strangers – Kevin Moby
Antonio – Bruno Turo
God Bless the Children – TT The Artist
La Yuta – Dani Umpi
Here in Spirit – Jim James
I Am Orlando – Alejandra Ribera

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11 June 2019

Treadmill. Core. Stretching. Gym at the Shire.
Hawai’i Aloha – Playing for Change Collaboration
Hawai’i Pono’i – Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus
He Mele Lāhui Hawaiʻi – Lito Arkangel & Rupert Tripp, Jr.
Hawai’i 78 – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi – Teresa Bright
IOa I Ka Poi – Frank Kawaikapuakalani Hewett
‘Ahulili – Cyril Pahinui
Ka’iulili – Justin
Hula O Makee – ALE
Holei – Dennis Pavao
Kaimana Hila – Makaha Sons
Kamalani O Keaukaha – Rocky Brown
Kahua O Mali’o – Kahua
Ka Hanu O Evalina – Makaha Sons of Ni’hau
Mele Au Ka Lona Lani – Del Beazley
Kaulana Na Pua – Hawaiin All-Star Band
Aloha ‘Oe – Ukelele Underground

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