Daily Archives: 03/07/2021

Entertainment: Getting Started in music – By: Dave Martins

It occurred to me recently, after a long, rambling conversation with a young musician hopeful, that unless one has gone down that road, you have no idea of how very difficult, I would even say daunting, that path is. There is no formula anywhere, no how-to-book on the process, partly because every musical journey is distinct and unique with the traumas and pitfalls that obtain only from that person’s set of circumstances or abilities. 

The path that Sparrow took in his emergence, for instance, when I hear him talk about them, are completely different from my own; my going to him or to Dennis DeSouza in Trinidad, who I got to know in the years after Tradewinds became popular, for advice on how to proceed with this problem or that, would have been no use because their obstacles or advantages were nothing whatsoever like my own.               Continue reading

OPINION: Truisms regarding POLITICIANS – various commentators

Truisms regarding POLITICIANS – Appropriate for most of the last 200 years! … DOES YOUR VOTE MATTER?

We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
~Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher
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