A big year that ties up this post all by itself . . .
And I like Strauss and Mozart and all that, but the priceless gift that African Americans gave the world when they were still in slavery was a gift so great that it is now almost the only reason many foreigners still like us at least a little bit. That specific remedy for the worldwide epidemic of depression is a gift called the blues. All pop music today-jazz, swing, be-bop, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Stones, rock and roll, hip hop and on and on- is derived from the blues. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
It’s nice to be nice. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
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