A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. ~MLK
Today is NOT Martin Luther King, Jr.’s day of birth, but it is the third Monday of January when we observe MLK Day as a day of service. Today also shares the date with that on Michelle Obama’s birth certificate. It is with the FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States) in mind that I lead with the above MLK quote. Ms. Obama continues to be a molder of style, consciousness and consensus for the American people. Happy Birthday! May Peace, Happiness, and Many Blessing…be the mark of the year to come…for you and for us all.
The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility. ~MLK
The fourth Tuesday of the month the WDBX Board holds its public meetings. As DJs, volunteer, and members, we are open to attend, to listen, and to voice our opinions within the constraints of Robert’s Rules of Order. Those of us who have become a regular fixture at these monthly meetings are affectionately known as “The Peanut Gallery.” We, The Peanut Gallery and others, will be meeting at LongBranch next Tuesday, January 25th at 5p to review the agenda of the meeting and discuss our concerns and news before walking over to Township Hall for the 6p official Board meeting. Hope to see you there. All points of view and musical tastes welcome. FACTIOD: WDBX has a Wikipedia listing…that is pathetically sparse. I know we’ve got some serious fans out there. Let’s update this puppy!
I’m not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good. ~MLK
This Saturday marks the annual Neighborhood Alliance. At last look most if not all of the mayoral and city council candidates have RSVP’d in the affirmative. They are not there to give speeches and make promises, but to hear the schedule of speakers and to hear the concerns of the electorate. There will be a chance before (9:30-10) as well as after (Noon-?) the formal presentations to get informed and chat folks up over refreshments including some legendary vegetarian chili. Much thanks to the Methodist Church for the generosity of venue.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~MLK
Weekly Wednesday meetings resume for CAPSOIL. The Community Action Players of Southern Illinois (CAPSOIL) welcome individuals who are interested in creative community dialog to come and explore the philosophy and teachings of Paolo Freire and Augusto Boal within an interactive theatre experience. Actors or, as Boal would say, Spect-Actors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Meetings are currently scheduled for Wednesdays from 5-7p at the Big Muddy IMC. Although meetings are weekly, weekly attendance is neither mandatory nor expected.
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. ~MLK
North Dakota Lyle Lovett & Ricky Lee Jones
Calling You Holly Cole
Let the Tears Roll Down Marcia Ball
Times Are A’Changing Bob Dylan
I’m Coming Down with the Blues Marcia Ball
I Can’t Stop Crying Janiva Magness
Blues Won’t Let Me Be Steve Guyger
Undercurrent John Trudell
Angel from Montgomery Susan Tedeschi
Angel of the Morning Evie Sands
Oh My Gin Wigmore
Good Excuse The John Butler Trio
Poor, Poor Excuse Shemekia Copeland
I Wonder Why Debbie Davies & Albert Collins
So Much Grace Allison Sattinger
Amazing Grace Ike & Tina Turner
Everybody Loves You Hazmat Modine
Screams from da Old Plantation King Kapisi
Citizens of the Empire Philip D’Agostino
There’s Gotta Be a Change Jonny Lang
Little Boy Blue Holly Cole