good morning everyone. it’s week 2 with my new mom and dad. i’ve had so much fun. but let me first explain why i’m hiding under the chair. dad said big boys don’t wear sweaters…and that i’m not going to grow up to be a circus monkey. and he warned me not to get him torqued up on this gender thing. but i was cold, and mom saw me shivering, so she put on my sweater and i hid under the chair so people wouldn’t see me being a monkey. back to mom, she is so nice. and warm. dad told mom she was creating something called a dependency. i don’t know what that means, but i never want to leave mom’s lap. 2 nights ago, dad lifted me off her lap grumbling about me being a mama’s boy, i tried to wriggle out of his hands and i fell…
“Peace Train” – Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ timeless anthem of hope and unity – was originally released on the classic album Teaser and the Firecat in 1971 and was Stevens’ first US Top 10 hit, reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Legendary Singer-Songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and celebrated humanitarian Yusuf/Cat Stevens has teamed up with Playing For Change, the multimedia company responsible for the popular “Songs Around The World” video series garnering more than one billion total online views, to produce “Peace Train” around the world with more than 25 musicians from 12 countries.
Featured musicians include five-time GRAMMY Award-winning blues/americana artist Keb’ Mo’, GRAMMY nominated Senegalese artist Baaba Maal, and Silkroad’s Rhiannon Giddens, also a GRAMMY award winner.
The video was released today in honor of the International Day of Peace on September 21st and is available on Playing For Change’s YouTube Channel.
This Song Around The World version features more than 25 musicians from 12 countries and unites Yusuf/Cat Stevens, singing and playing a beautiful white piano in a tranquil open air setting in Istanbul, Turkey, with musicians such as five time Grammy Award winning blues/americana artist Keb’ Mo’; Grammy nominated Senegalese artist Baaba Maal; Silkroad’s Rhiannon Giddens—also a Grammy Award winner; Ghassan Birumi playing the oud in Ramallah, Palestine; musicians from the Silkroad Ensemble in Rhinebeck, New York; Pat Simmons (The Doobie Brothers) and James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass player with Bonnie Raitt) performing in Maui, Hawaii; and bringing together conflict regions with Tushar Lall playing the harmonium in Delhi, India, and Joshua Amjad playing the Kartaal in Karachi, Pakistan.
At least someone pays some price for something, right? — ‘NEW WORLD ORDER‘ … “The belief is that there’s a secret “globalist” effort to control the world under one government. For Kyrie to fully denounce antisemitism, he needs to denounce this antisemitic conspiracy theory.”
Brooklyn Nets basketball player Kyrie Irving made a lot of noise last season by refusing to be vaccinated against Covid and was eventually suspended. His issue with vaccines is that he’s a conspiracy theorist and believed a lot of the Qanon bullshit about them. Last season it was vaccines. This season, it’s antisemitism.
Kyrie tweeted a link to an antisemitic movie last week and refused to apologize or state he had no antisemitic views. The Nets suspended him indefinitely Thursday night and issued a statement saying, “Such failure to disavow antisemitism when given a clear opportunity to do so is deeply disturbing, is against the values of our organization, and constitutes conduct detrimental to the team.”
Then, Kyrie apologized. He said, “To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize.” In case you…
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Autumn is sneaky. Although I’m always on the lookout for it, always primed for it, it bursts into its ephemeral majesty so quickly that I’m always startled by it, too. A tree that I remember as green from yesterday’s walk is crimson today. A tree that I don’t remember at all has taken up residence on some tantalizing band of the color spectrum between orange and pink. My eyes widen and my heart swells — it’s like falling in love. It has that same seed of sadness, that same prickle of death. The magic can’t last.
I’ve lived in places where there’s little change in seasons, where the mercury moseys slightly upward or subtly downward but the landscape doesn’t refashion itself. There’s an argument for such modesty. It doesn’t demand as varied a wardrobe.
And to have the kind of autumn that I savor here in North Carolina means to…