Give it time and let it grow. That’s how you get a jazz potato.
Trailer for Max De Radiguès’ book on his time in White River Junction.
My first correspondence course is ending - next course begins March 1st. Going on west coast tour in February.
Check it out y’all, a great way to get knowledge in your brain and money in Frank’s hands.
From the wikipedia entry:
Ordinary Americans enjoyed too much power, claimed too great a voice in the public sphere, to defer to intellectual superiors. This culture promoted a relatively pronounced equality, Tocqueville argued, but the same mores and opinions that ensured such equality also promoted, as he put it, a middling mediocrity. Those who possessed true virtue and talent would be left with limited choices. Those with the most education and intelligence would either, Tocqueville prognosticated, join limited intellectual circles to explore the weighty and complex problems facing society which have today become the academic or contemplative realms, or use their superior talents to take advantage of America’s growing obsession with money-making and amass vast fortunes in the private sector. Tocqueville wrote that he did not know of any country where there was “less independence of mind, and true freedom of discussion, than in America.” He blamed the omnipotence of majority rule as a chief factor in stifling thinking: “The majority has enclosed thought within a formidable fence. A writer is free inside that area, but woe to the man who goes beyond it, not that he stands in fear of an inquisition, but he must face all kinds of unpleasantness in every day persecution. A career in politics is closed to him for he has offended the only power that holds the keys.
Doesn’t seem like things changed too much since 1835.
The landmark painted/scratched film by Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart, with music from Oscar Peterson Trio. Produced for The National Film Board of Canada. Video copyright 1949 FBO/ONF, presented by The Flickering Window via fair-use policy. Specially optimized for YouTube with no skipped frames.