I had a blog here but I haven't posted anything for more than a year. I forgot my username and password, but finally I did remember them. But still, I am hoping they can find my old blog. I was waiting to hear back if they could find it or not, but now I am just going to start a new one. If they can find the old one they can add my old posts to the new blog. Anyway, nothing that I recall as especially earth shattering. I don't have anything much to say right now, just wanted to create a new blog. What I would like to do is add some links to it. My Space and Facebook are pretty uptight about putting in links. You put one in, and when you look back, it is stripped out--the missing link!
Here is my review on Amazon of Bob Dylan's book, Chronicles, Volume 1. I hear he has signed a deal for some more volumes of his autobiography, and some other books as well. Can't wait to read the next volume of the autobiography. It was interesting, but he skipped over the best parts, like when he was writing that incredible music. It was fun reading, but wait a minute, Bob, what about "Desolation Row," "Just Like Tom Thumb Blues," "It Takes a Lot to Laugh (It Takes a Train to Cry)," and "All Along the Watchtower? "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"? "Like a Rolling Stone"?
I saw an incredible black woman vocalist and bass player on Letterman last night. I googled her and found out her name is Esperanza Spalding. She plays stand up jazz bass and has a drummer, piano player, and an all female string section backing her. And she sings. Check her out on Spacebook. (which is short for MySpace and Facebook, as she is on both).
My final thought is about China. They are seen as a threat, taking our jobs, all our money as we import all the manufactured items from them, and they have a horrible record on human rights, environment, and consumer protection. They back horrible dictatorships like North Korea, and supress Tibet. Yet, I think they could surprise us and are headed in a new direction. I read a great book that is a bestseller in China, that was originally banned and sold only on the black market. It has now sold more than any other book in China, besides Mao's Red Book. It is called Wolf Totem, and here is my review.