Musica Sacra reprises Giovanni Rovetta’s Messa à 4 voci, a work it first performed in a modern premiere in 2005. Rovetta was a leading composer in Venice in the mid-17th century, serving in the ducal chapel of St. Mark’s in Venice. The ensemble also will perform the Missa Dolorosa of Antonio Caldar
"Only If for a Night"
It does not come from St. Joseph, Missouri.
It is not made in a brewery located where there used to be a stockyard.
It is not drunk by workers at a stockyard.
Instead, it is from San Jose, California.
Well, "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston", and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" were all written on the beach in Malibu. And both "Dixie" and "Swanee River" were written in Philadelphia…
Where did Walter Scott write, anyway?
And Paul Krugman sends:
Gene Callahan: La Bocca della Verità: The Slavers: When Brad DeLong posted a video of The Band playing "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" on his blog, one commentator wrote that he hated seeing rockers defend "the slavers."
It was a stupid remark in that the song is about loss, not slavery, but it also struck me how trite his opinion was. Wow, you're against slavery, are you? That's a courageous moral stance you've adopted there!
But what would his stance have been had he been an upper-class white man in the American South in 1850? Given that you can read off every opinion this guy has from that one comment -- Abortion? A woman's right to choose! Someone is opposed to same-sex marriage? Homophobic! And so on. -- you can bet his views would have been absolutely conventional for the time, i.e., he would have been firmly for it.
I would use the "strike" tag on your entire post if I were you.
Whenever you find yourself getting angry at people for opinions they do not hold and deeds they did not do--well, then there is something badly wrong, isn't there?
The crux of the Confederate experience is, as Ulysses S. Grant wrote, that they "fought so long and valiantly... suffered so much for a cause... [that was] one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse..." Any description of the Confederate experience that does not cover all five of those pieces is, I think, a lie...