How Were They Ever Popular?

Watched a PBS program – fifty years with Peter, Paul, & Mary.   They defintely would not have been successful in today’s music scene.

Their lyrics were intelligible.

Their lyrics had meaning.

They sang in tune.

They harmonized.

Their songs were purposeful.

They were modestly dressed. Noone pulled on his dick during a performance.

Noone’s underwear was visible.

They were not foul mouthed.

They advocated for what would better humanity.

None of their lyrics were degrading of females or gays.

None of their lyrics were racist.

They were anti-war.

How were they able to be so popular for fifty years?

What has changed?

When was the last time you heard a love song from this era in pop music?  By love I mean actual love not sex, or sexting, or hooking up, of FWB.

Now you see me; now you don’t

The primaary justification for the XL Pipeline is jobs.  There are jobs to build the pipeline, then what?

What do the Canadians get?

What does the U.S. get?

Yes, the sand oil is coming out of the earth no matter what.  Fine, let that be Canada’s problem.  It is their gain; let them have the risk along with the profits.

Currently they get the profits and we get the risks.

What happens when the sands oil is no longer profitable?  Will they still spend the money to properly maintain it?

Who pays if there is an accident?

So soon we forget the Gulf spill.  Gulf shrimp now come with their own cooking oil.

So soon we forget the Exxon Valdez.  Is that cleaned up yet?

Will there be federal regulation?  Will the money to support regulation be forthcoming in the future?  Not according to what we have seen under Republican administrations in the last six years.