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Musings from the Bunker 4/3/21

Happy Weekend!

It’s Saturday, so time for Music and Poetry:


I’m really into Lake Street Dive, particularly their cover versions of standards. Here is their cover of “I Want You Back,” performed on a sidewalk in Boston:

Here they are with “Rich Girl”:

Finally, the Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” sung from a rooftop (reminiscent of the Beatles’ final live performance, from the rooftop roof top of Apple Corps in London): Can you name the keyboardist who joined them for this session (he was a regular collaborator)?


The holiday of Passover just ended. It celebrates Moses leading his people from slavery to freedom. As I consider the idea of freedom and think about our times, I feel there is a noticeable lack of free thinking and critical thinking. This Saturday, rather than poetry, words about inner strength, free thinking, and having reasoned opinions:

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”

Galileo Galilei

“A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.”

Banksy, Wall and Piece

“To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”

Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage

“The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking...”

Leo Tolstoy

“People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion.”

Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Have a great weekend,


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