Love & Hate

I hate political comparisons to Hitler. It seems like they are made much too often by people on all sides of the political spectrum.  There’s even a “law” about it, with an accompanying Wiki page.

I try very hard not to make such comparisons but what else can you say about Trump?  He wants to keep all Muslims out of the country?  Substitute the word “Jews” for “Muslims” and there you have it.  Apparently Trump is not familiar with that whole freedom of religion concept.  Hey, when even Darth Vad, I mean Dick Cheney, speaks out against you and says your idea, “goes against everything we stand for”, you might be a nazi.

Dick Cheney Slams Donald Trump’s Proposed Ban on Muslim Admissions

It’s at times like these that I fall back on the things that make me happy, like my wife and kids.  For the purposes of this blog though, here’s something else, musically speaking, that makes me happy.

On this sad day in music history, let’s remember something great about John Lennon and The Beatles.  Are you familiar with the story behind “All You Need is Love” and the worldwide premier?  On June 25th, 1967, the world’s first live, international, satellite TV broadcast took place, thanks to The Beatles.  It was not all about the Beatles but they closed the broadcast with their premier of this great song.

The video is not available in the U.S. unfortunately.  Here is the best I can do for now.

If there was ever a  cooler thing to happen in pop and rock music on TV, I’d sure like to see it.  The idea that music was so important and culturally relevant makes me happy.  It’s hard to imagine one band ever having this kind of impact anymore, isn’t it?  Hell, you never even hear a popular band release protest music anymore.

Anyway, let me bottom line this post for you.  Trump is dangerous and even if we do need more than love, the Beatles make me happy.


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