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Dan Brill
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Held the record for being the world's youngest person for a brief period in 1970.
Held the record for being the world's youngest person for a brief period in 1970.

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Crowdsourcing: Give me songs you think my band should cover.

Context - classic rock 60s through 90s for the most part. 2 guitars, bass, drums, but we can cover most synth and sax parts with guitar arrangements, so stuff like the Cars is in our wheelhouse.
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This is by a friend of mine from high school. Probably the most straightforward explanation of white privilege I've ever read.

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I'm going to say this: I grew up in a hard working white family. My mother was single most of my life with no help from a man and when she finally did meet someone and get married, he got cancer and died. We [my mother, sister, & I] did everything on our own without ever a handout from anyone. My mother worked several jobs at a time as I grew up and I started at a very young age working and making my own way in the world. My life has always seemed like a struggle.....
That being said - struggling to make ends meet and make my way in this world has NOTHING to do with white privledge. White privilege is the fact that when I am walking alone on a street in a nice neighborhood, I probably won't get stopped and asked what I'm doing there.... or the lady walking in front of me probably won't clutch her purse just a little tighter. White privlege is walking into a store and not having the clerk look at me like I'm going to steal something or hold the place up. White privilege is getting pulled over for speeding and getting told to "slow it down" and a warning instead of getting shot. White privilege is not the same as growing up privileged.
Think about a scenario in your life, then replace yourself in that scenario with a person of color - especially a black man. Will the outcome still be exactly the same??? I suspect a good majority of the time, it will not.........That's white privilege
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I'm tired of hearing that people give no fucks. Life is about knowing which things to give a fuck about.
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Had a show so I crashed in town last night. The rest of the family went to the lake. Melissa wonders when I'll join them...
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Good show tonight. The fist set was... eventful. A bat was flying around the stage. Not a first for rock and roll of course, but a first for us. Eventually the owner was able to swat it with a broom and get it out the door.
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I'm in love with this.
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Fantastic night of music for night #2 of the first annual Common Roots Festival in St. Cloud. I really hoped, as one of the festival organizers, that we'd be able to get to hear a wide variety of original music. That part has been a huge success. Here's a guy who goes by the name Crankshaft ripping it up. Finger picking an electric guitar providing his own bass line, stomping on a bass-snare-hihat combo to be his own drummer, and playing harmonica. Oh, and singing. And this wasn't just a novelty parlor trick. It was amazing to hear this much music being made by one person.

Night #3 up next!
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It's the rare book that throws a new word at me in the first paragraph. I'm giddy.
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The boy is growing the weirdest looking neck beard you're likely to see on a 12 year old.
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Very proud of this guy. Won the award for outstanding senior musician tonight. He's decided not to do it professionally, which I totally understand, but I hope music remains his constant companion, frustration, and joy throughout life. I know it's made mine better.
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