One of my favorite YouTube genres are isolated tracks. It’s just amazing to me hearing a song you have heard hundreds of times before broken down into their individual molecules. This one is especially amazing because firstly, it’s the Bee Gees who just had an amazing sense of harmony. But even better to me, is hearing the small pieces that every instrument added. Individually they barely make sense (the acoustic guitar track for example, a driving rhythm but very few will recognize Stayin Alive just from that), but, together, pure magic.
Banning books is the definition of ignorance and just what the nazi cats in Maus would do so I guess it’s par for the course for these conservatives.
The good news is, nothing makes a book more desirable to read than a school board banning it. (And if you have never read Maus before, I highly recommend it.)
A Tennessee school board has banned a Pulitzer prize-winning novel from its classrooms over eight curse words and an illustration of a naked cartoon mouse.
The graphic novel, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by New Yorker Art Spiegelman, uses hand-drawn illustrations of mice and cats to depict how the author’s parents survived Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
The graphic memoir elevated a pulp mass medium to high art when it nabbed a slew of literary awards in 1992 but appears not to have impressed educators in McMinn county.
Ten board members unanimously agreed in favor of removing the novel from the eighth-grade curriculum, citing its use of the phrase “God Damn” and drawings of “naked pictures” of women, according to minutes taken from a board of education meeting earlier this month.