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What if they threw a tea party and nobody came?

The best thing to do this election year, is cancel your cable, disconnect, and try to stay as far away from media as you can.  Right now I am getting no newspapers – no Detroit Free Press, no Detroit News, no Wall Street Journal, no New York Times; no magazines – no Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report –  or other useless drivel.  I only watch the Daily Show on the internet, and I am finding life and politics to be a lot easier to take.  I got a car last year.  The car came with a free year of XM satellite radio, which proved to be useless, and even maddening at times.  I have not had cable tv for years.  Cable and XM seem to share a common malady – hundreds of channels and nothing worth seeing or hearing.  Now I have no TV.  I have not missed it.  And radio  has turned into Tea Party Disneyland.  You got Rush Limbaugh, giving voice to the desires of the bigoted and unintelligent, which is good I guess, because even the bigoted and unintelligent need a champion.  Lord knows the billionaire class needs them to keep working class people complaining and venting about other working class people.  In Detroit we have Mitch Albom, who is Rush Limbaugh, but eloquent and with a college degree, and who scabs when unions strike and writes crappy, sappy books.  There are other local blowhards on AM 1270 here, but I did not stick around long enough to find out the call letters nor the blowhards names (apologies to said blowhards for not having the courtesy to note their names).

So I am unplugging.  And you know what?  Birds still sing.  Grass still grows.  The sun still shines, although not often enough in Michigan.  Life is good.

 

Clinton Township, Michigan – 03/26/10

Who
Forgotten Show
When
Friday, March 26, 2010
7:30pm - $20 - $10 for students, seniors, military, macomb college staff, unemployed residents - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, Michigan, USA 48038-1139
Other Info
A jazz/blues opera about events during the depression when workers were trying to organize and the questionable death of union organizer/ Methodist minister Lewis Bradford. In the play Steve plays Joe Cantor, an unemployed auto worker; Joe Bussell, who was killed in the Ford Hunger March; a member of the worker's chorus; and a member of Father Coughlin's "Hour of Power" choir. The play is directed by Elyse Bryant, has great songs and score by Steve Jones, great grand-nephew by marriage of Rev. Bradford, musical director is Bill Meyer. I could go on and on about how exited I am to be part of this cast and how much I love this show, but I don't want to bore you anymore than I already have.

The Forgotten play is this Friday March 26, 7:30pm at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. If you plan to get tickets or for more information go to http://www.macombcenter.com/ and you should find it there. More info can also be found at the show website www.forgottenshow.net . There is also a dress rehearsal on Wednesday, March 24 that is free and open to the public. It should start at the same time, 7:30pm. There is a pdf with a flyer for the show at http://stevedeasy.com/?p=435

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Clinton Township, Michigan – 03/24/10

Who
Forgotten Show - Dress Rehearsal
When
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, Michigan, USA 48038-1139
Other Info
A jazz/blues opera about events during the depression when workers were trying to organize and the questionable death of union organizer/ Methodist minister Lewis Bradford. In the play Steve plays Joe Cantor, an unemployed auto worker; Joe Bussell, who was killed in the Ford Hunger March; a member of the worker's chorus; and a member of Father Coughlin's "Hour of Power" choir. The play is directed by Elyse Bryant, has great songs and score by Steve Jones, great grand-nephew by marriage of Rev. Bradford, musical director is Bill Meyer. I could go on and on about how exited I am to be part of this cast and how much I love this show, but I don't want to bore you anymore than I already have.

The Forgotten play Dress Rehearsal is Wednesday March 24, 7:30pm at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts and is free and open. For more information go to http://www.macombcenter.com/ . More info can also be found at the show website www.forgottenshow.net . There is a pdf with a flyer for the show at http://stevedeasy.com/?p=435

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