A Family Conversation: Bicentennial Blues

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“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.


Updated: 7/3/2021

Contains adult language


In this post, the cousins are talking about:

  • Ron’s milestone birthday–chile, he fine as frog’s hair!
  • How Ron shut LadyG’s mouth
  • An “irksome” new friend who introduces Ron to some new thangs
  • The fact that slow talking Southerners are not dummies.
  • Whether or not Gil Scott-Heron was the first rapper
  • Ron presents Scott-Heron’s “The Bicentennial Blues” which points to the paradox of Independence Day.
  • The importance of research
  • Defining terms
  • Work songs as the musical ancestors to the blues and appreciating the fact that they gave birth to R&B/Soul music and damn near everything else thereafter!
  • America’s legacy of hypocrisy
  • Babies on buses; a horrible incident in South Carolina (March 2, 1970)where a group of 150-200 white men rocked and turned over school buses during integration.

Links:

THE BLUESOLOGIST: THE BICENTENNIAL BLUES By: Ron Brown

Evil that once drove angry whites to overturn school buses is stirred again


Join us next Friday, July 8th for a continuation of the conversation.

A Family Conversation: The Bass and The Tweeter

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.

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In today’s conversation, we use my post “Pandemic: The Winds of Change” as a conversation starter on :

-The fact that nobody knew more…. back in February

-The “bass” and the “tweeter”

-Cult of personality 

-Not the norm

-Cheat if you can’t win 

-Stupid ass look

-Done with Covid

-Breaking all manner of ethics

-From 44 to 46

-The pandemic is just the canvas

-Foreboding for the clairsentient

-2020 the year of clarity

-Day by day til better days

-Missing checks and balances, was it intentional?

-All hell breaking loose

-Find a fool leave a fool

-A level of abnormal-ness

A Family Conversation: There is a Point to This Thing

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.

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This week, we continue our commentary on current events during this pandemic season.

Fortunately for you, we took the long way around and started talking about “The Twilight Zone” and other such stuff.

Yep! We got sidetracked, per usual.

But, believe it or not, there really is a point to this conversation.

As with parts 1 and 2, we used my post “Pandemic: The Winds of Change” as a conversation starter.

Tune in next Wednesday for the final post in the AFC “Pandemic” series.

A Family Conversation: The Cousins Discuss the Pandemic Part 2: Don’t Panic…The Stock Market

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.

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In today’s conversation, we use my post “Pandemic: The Winds of Change” as a conversation starter on who’s making money during this time (and prior) as well as who is NOT…and hasn’t been for a LONG time.

Listen in as we discuss:

  • The importance of NOT “panicking”….. the stock market
  • How a pandemic is fruitful for a select few
  • Crazy logic when it comes to holding Trump accountable
  • The fact that most of us are “fans” on the sidelines
  • Reaganomics and how it stunted our growth
  • Benefits for American workers vs. workers in other countries
    • In the audio, I meant to say that you must be laid off and actively seeking a job… not fired
  • Our refusal to be guinea pigs for a fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine
  • The Scientific Method/Listening to Scientists
  • Normal + Coronavirus = ?

Tune back in next Wednesday for Part 3

References from the audio

In this video, an American expat shares her experiences moving from the U.S. to Europe (including key differences): Life in Sweden/ Germany

In this link, pay attention to Table 15 (Wealth Inequity -Concentration of wealth in the U. S. between 1983-2007). Important statistics from Stanford Center of Poverty and Inequality

This article explores financial actions of U.S. Senators after January briefings on Coronavirus