GO WITH LOVE.
It's a Dionne Warwick album C.I. tried to give my daughter. No. We're not going to take all of C.I.'s albums. That's what I told my daughter so she told C.I. "No, thank you." Then glared at me.
So C.I. found her a copy of it. Now she has it for her own vinyl collection. She loved the cover. It's the covers that turned her intoa Dionne fan to begin with. GO WITH LOVE has a very colorful layout -- a square photo of Dionne smiling surrounded by more squares or frames - orange, puruple, yellow, red, green, blue.
It's a collection and the full title is GO WITH LOVE: DIONNE SINGS THE SONGS OF BURT BACHARACH AND HAL DAVID. It's a two record collection that came out in 1970. That's the year that she left her long running label SCEPTER RECORDS. 1970's VERY DIONNE was her last studio album for SCEPTER. They released many collections over the years but GO WITH LOVE is part of their first attempt, the label's first attempt, to begin repackaging her work because she's leaving the label.
Part of their first attempt? Along with this two-record disc set, 1970 also saw SPECTER release THE GREATEST HITS OF DIONNE WARWICK VOLUME 1 and THE GREATEST HITS OF DIONNE WARWICK VOLUME 2. They'd already done, in 167 and 1969, DIONNE WARWICK'S GOLDEN HITS VOLUME 1 and DIONNE WARWICK'S GOLDEN HITS VOLUME 2.
The tracks on GO WITH LOVE are: "What The World Needs Now Is Love," "Walk On By," The Beginning Of Loneliness," "Long Day, Short Night," "They Long To Be Close To You," "Another Night," "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," "How Can I Hurt You," "Are You There With Another Girl?," "Let Me Be Lonely," "Window Wishing," "Here Where There Is Love," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "Go With Love," "Looking With My Eyes," "If I Ever Make You Cry," "Walkin' Backwards Down The Road," "How Many Days Of Sadness," "Windows Of The World," "As Long As There's An Apple Tree," "In Between The Heartaches," "Walk Little Dolly" and "Is There Another Way To Love You."
So that's 23 tracks. The point was to cash in. They wanted to cash in on the reputation Dionne had built and on the money that her new label was going to be laying out to promote their new artist. When Diana Ross left MOTOWN for RCA, MOTOWN did the same thing -- releasing all the collections to cash in on what they already had with Diana (songs that cost nothing because they were already recorded and were just being re-released) and to cash in on the money RCA was spending promoting her. So Diana released diana in 1980 and she had the hits "I'm Coming Out" and "Upside Down" on the album. That's her last MOTOWN (until she comes back at the end of the 80s) album and she then releases WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE on RCA in 1981 (SILK ELECTRIC in 1982, ROSS in 1983, SWEPT AWAY in 1984 . . .) and MOTOWN releases the following collections: TO LOVE AGAIN (1981), ALL THE GREATEST HITS (a double-disc set, 1981), COLLECTION (1981), DIANA'S DUETS (1982), ANTHOLOGY (a double-disc set, 1983) and ALL THE GREAT LOVE SONGS (1984). Diana's releasing four albums on RCA, four albums of new material, and MOTOWN's flooding the market and try to cash in during this four year period by releasing six collections -- and two of the six are double-disc albums.
The title track of Dionne's collection, "Go With Love," originally appeared on 1967's HERE WHERE THERE IS LOVE.
"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
Too many movies -- and TV shows (think NAOMI) -- are just spitting out characters and confusing audiences.
The reason films used "types" -- Thelma Ritter and others for character roles -- was to help the audience follow. It's also why famous and semi-famous people are often cast in roles. Outside of Margaret Cho, most of the cast is unfamiliar to movie goers. Joel' screenplay starts with too many characters and they really needed to cast recognizable faces or at least distinct ones. CLUELESS, another update of Jane Austen, worked because it established characters and used 'types' -- the skateboarder, the preppie, etc.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi's visit to Erbil looks like a courageous step in the current delicate circumstances that Iraq, one of the most important countries in the region, is going through.
This step proves that Kadhimi, although he leads an outgoing government, wants to be the prime minister of all of Iraq and of all Iraqis.
Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr today announced the freezing of all his armed factions across Iraq, except the northern province of Saladin.
Saleh Mohamed Al-Iraqi, a leader of the Sadr's movement, said the influential cleric also "banned the use of weapons in all provinces except Saladin and Samarra city."
It was not yet clear why Saladin province was not included in the ban.
Iraqi also called on the commander-in-chief of the armed forces Kadhimi to control the “disrespectful” militias of Qais al-Khazali, secretary-general of AAH, as they “know nothing but terror and money and power.”
Land of short attention spans
Nothing is savored
Long enough to really understand
In every culture in decline
The watchful ones among the slaves
Know all that is genuine will be
Scorned and conned and cast away
Dog eat dog
People looking seeing nothing
Dog eat dog
People listening hearing nothing
Dog eat dog
People lusting loving nothing
Dog eat dog
People stroking touching nothing
Dog eat dog
Dog eat dog
On the one hand, Assange’s wife Stella Moris outlined the dire precedent that the US is seeking to establish by prosecuting a journalist for publishing true information. She spoke eloquently in defence of the democratic rights of Assange and the population at large, as well as on the importance of upholding international legal norms.
On the other hand, John Bolton, a lifelong Republican politician and state apparatchik, ranted and raved as he asserted the “right” of the American government to ruin the life of anyone who gets in the way of its “national interests.”
The program was broadcast on British television’s TalkTV station, and has already been watched hundreds of thousands of times on social media.
The response demonstrates the true public opinion of Assange, which is generally buried by the official media. Moris has received widespread praise for her thoughtful and principled comments, including her statements on Bolton’s own relationship to war crimes. Bolton’s remarks have been condemned as dangerous and frightening.
Morgan began by noting that Assange has been locked up in Britain’s Belmarsh Prison, a “very high security” and “grim” facility, for almost four years, following seven years of arbitrary detention at Ecuador’s British embassy. Where did Moris think the case would go, and what did she hope to achieve, he asked.
Moris, who is herself a widely-respected human rights lawyer, explained: “Julian faces a potential sentence in the United States of 175 years for doing journalistic work. For receiving information from a source and publishing it, and it was in the public interest. It was about US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he revealed tens of thousands of civilian deaths that had not been acknowledged before.”
Morgan said that he would play “devil’s advocate,” repeating the oft-repeated claim that while the Guardian and the New York Times had redacted the material from whistleblower Chelsea Manning, WikiLeaks had dumped it online, placing individuals at risk.
Asked if she accepted this argument, Moris replied forcefully: “I don’t accept it, because it’s not true. WikiLeaks did actually redact all of those documents that Manning gave to WikiLeaks, and in fact it was in cooperation with those newspapers.”
WikiLeaks, Moris noted, had withheld 15,000 documents from the US army’s Afghan war logs, and had been criticised by some for extensive redactions of the Iraq war logs. The publication of 250,000 leaked diplomatic cables, in full, had not been the doing of WikiLeaks. Instead it was the outcome of Guardian journalists recklessly publishing the password to the tranche in a book.
The week-long meetings in Washington by the fascist delegations, who were warmly greeted by Republican and Democratic politicians alike, have gone virtually unreported in the press.
In their posts first exposing the visit, journalist Moss Robeson revealed that one of the Azov soldiers that visited the Capitol was Giorgi Kuparashvili. Robeson wrote that Kupraashvili is a “a co-founder of the Azov Regiment and the leader of its Yevhen Konovalets Military School, named for the founder of the fascistic Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists.”
The Azov Battalion was founded in 2014 by white supremacist Andriy Biletsky. The organization is teeming with fascists and racists who idolize Stepan Bandera, a fascist who as a member of the OUN-B collaborated with the Waffen SS during World War II in carrying out the Holocaust in Ukraine.
The embrace of neo-Nazis in the Capitol by both big-business parties obliterates any pretense that the US government is fighting for “democracy” or “human rights” in Ukraine, or anywhere else.
In publicly available Telegram posts, the Association of Families of Azovstal Defenders, an organization comprised of family members of Azov soldiers, boasted that Kateryna Prokopenko, Yuliya Fedosyuk and Alla Somilenko joined Azov soldiers, Kupraashvili, Vladyslav Zhaivoronka and Artur Lypka in holding face-to-face meetings with Democratic and Republican legislators alike.