Issue 760

06th December, 2012 - 19th December, 2012

Post Election Thoughts Experience teaches that the first problem in any job is starting - with delays involving often unsound excuses as has been the case with Congress. Outside of Washington, if any middle-class worker had such an anemic record, it would be a one-way ticket to the unemployment line.

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This holiday season sees a new addition to the Bay City festival schedule, as Bustle By The Bay will descend on Wenonah Park from December 6th through the 9th.   Modeled on the “old world” holiday markets of Europe and the East Coast, the festival will include many fun features for all members of the family.

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Similar to the romantic mythology of the Wild West consisting of wide landscapes where the dear & buffalo play under skies that aren't cloudy all day, the once open ranges of the local & regionallive performance circuit have witnessed a growth of fences that tend to coral contemporary realms of musical talent into competing territorial boundaries that often bounce between extremes of Hip Hop, Metal, and Country, with a handful of venues featuring artists embracing  multiple genres and creative talents that truly give voice to the complexity of musical texture that defines both the talent & sound of the Great Lakes Bay.

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The gift giving holiday season is upon us, and Constant Reader has a list of possible presents for the readers on your shopping list. Almost all of these books are available from Barnes and Noble or from Amazon.

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Of all the brilliant, talented female musicians of the 90s - Fiona Apple would not have been the one I'd picked to artistically reign supreme in 2012. But Idler is a masterful LP and Fiona effortlessly takes the crown.

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I first met Zig Zeitler around 1999 when he popped up @ White's Bar and started jamming with Marty Viers. I had never heard anything like Zig before or after. He possessed an otherworldly voice that made me sit up and take notice.

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Generation Opportunity, the nation's largest social media and grassroots organization reaching out to young Americans ages 18-29, is releasing data and analysis on young voters and the 2012 election.

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(Editor's Note:  For those that do not remember him, Terry Searfoss was a one-of-a-kind force that romped the Terra Firma of Old Town Saginaw, racing sailboats in the summertime with the best of them.

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The Four Seasons were an unstoppable hit-making machine juggernaut blending teen pop anthems with adult themed MOR orchestral rock. In the early sixties they ascended to the top of the charts with their simple pop arrangements, romantic adult lyricism and glorious four part harmonies led by the soaring falsetto of Frankie Valli.

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Hyperbole? Hair On Fire? Sky Is Falling? Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Although its only one month since the Presidential election, Republicans in both the Michigan House & Senate have taken it upon themselves in this current lame-duck session to completely dismantle public education as we know it with a package of bills that would - among other things -  transfer ownership of public schools over to private Charter Schools lined up to make huge profits on the deal, despite the fact those very schools were built with public tax dollars.

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