Saturday, May 24, 2003

Right now, various parts of western and central Africa are facing crises that are not only among the worst in human history, but also are going on with a tragic lack of coverage and outcry (at least in the sources I read). So it is (weirdly) nice to see the BBC devoting bandwidth to one of the crises. Sad, however, that their writers either didn't notice (bad enough) or got a kick out of (even worse) this really strange headline: Pygmies plead not to be eaten.

I hear a live version of "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" by the Allman Brothers (at 13 minutes, just long enough to give you a sense of how much cooler and better they were than pretty much any other group of people who have ever considered themselves a rock band).


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