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Friday, February 20, 2015

Coming up... April 1 performance at Boston Conservatory!

http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/faculty-performance-jim-dalton-and-maggi-smith-daltonhttp://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/faculty-performance-jim-dalton-and-maggi-smith-dalton

Faculty Performance: Jim Dalton and Maggi Smith-Dalton

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
Studio 401
Take a sometimes haunting, sometimes amusing, musical journey through America's past with A Celebration of American Music 6, featuring a performance on voice, guitar, mandolin and banjo. Enjoy the Daltons' trademark varied palette of styles as they carve a broad path through the American past, from 18th-century ballads to 20th-century blues. This year’s concert features special segments celebrating the birthdays of Ralph Towner and Dan Emmett, honoring the cause of Women’s Suffrage, the end of the War of 1812 and the Civil War, and musical highlights from 1965! 


A manual for the future?

I am re-reading "How to Be a Victorian." It seems to be a manual for the future.

Read the section on workplace (non) regulation, sans unions, for instance. and..."Before antibiotics, and with the new crowding and population explosion brought on by the Industrial Revolution, cholera, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, tuberculosis and typhoid were looming threats. And with no regulation of the advertising industry, manufacturers could claim pretty much anything. Which is how the ingredients in Tuberculozyne, which purported to cure tuberculosis, could be potassium bromide, glycerin, almond flavoring, water and caramel coloring...."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/books/review/how-to-be-a-victorian-by-ruth-goodman.html?_r=0