To the shame and amusement of my family and friends I never miss a Bravo show.
They laughed on the other sides of their faces when Julie wrote her book on celebrity and she had to come to me for a description of some of the seamier reality shows so she could include them.
Well I’m watching something now that has left me without breath. It’s Ken Burns’ epic on country music.
So much of it is important. A million thoughts are going through my head and in no particular order I’ll tell you some of them.
I have been following Rosanne Cash on Twitter. I’m even not talking about her music, I so love the things she cares about.
I’ve been a Johnny Cash fan for almost ever. I learned something so great about him in this series.
He was a man of conscience. He hated the way Native Americans and other downtrodden groups were treated and worked hard to fight this.
He would be so proud of his daughter.
He loved all kinds of music. He and Bob Dylan were friends. To say I love Dylan would be an understatement but when he was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame I thought it was ridiculous.
Seeing him included in this documentary makes so much more sense.
I’m at the period of 1968 to 1972 which is bringing to mind the Viet Nam war and the disparagement between my generation and the generation in power.
I couldn’t help but remember the feelings of togetherness at being surrounded by so many like minded people in Bryant Park.
Or the terror of standing with a huge line of policemen on horseback facing me in Central Park. It was right after Kent State and any security of knowing I was on “God’s side” was crushed by the memory of that.
It brings to mind Greta Thunberg’s activism and the others who are demanding control of our planet and our guns..
Once again the youth is here to bring sanity to what is insane. The millions of young people showing up to demonstrate that they will pick up the banners that we’ve dropped.
All I can say is thank you.